The Lexington County Blowfish and the summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League unveiled the logo for the circuit’s 2018 All-Star Show, to be held July 8-9 at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.
“Inside this symbol we looked to identify a way to showcase our star in Lexington County, Lake Murray-the Jewel of South Carolina,” said Blowfish co-owner Bill Shanahan. “What began as a source of energy for the area in 1930 has become a major recreation area, and an abundant resource for drinking water, fisheries and wildlife habitats. The hydroelectric lake intake towers create enormous power to help us in our everyday lives. The relaxation from skimming her surface in a boat or merely driving over the dam is restorative. Lake Murray exemplifies much of what we find beautiful in baseball. A brute strength with a simple grace to be enjoyed and respected.”
The Coastal Plain League partnered with Skye Design Studios for the fifth consecutive year to develop its 2018 All-Star Game logo. SDS is a brand identity and design firm based in the greater New York City area with a satellite location in Winston-Salem, N.C.
“It is a great honor to award our All-Star Show to the Lexington County Blowfish for 2018,” said Coastal Plain League COO/Commissioner Justin Sellers. “This event has grown in popularity each year; attracting fans locally, regionally, and nationally to our host community. Owners Bill and Vicki Shanahan, Vice-President Brian Larkin, and the Blowfish staff have done a wonderful job in operating the club and being a huge part of the community. I know they are excited to showcase Lexington County next summer. I am confident that they will create a memorable event for our players, coaches, umpires, and fans.”
The All-Star festivities will begin on Sunday, July 8, when the Blowfish host the All-Star Fan Fest. This will include the fan favorite Home Run Derby, which gives CPL All-Stars a chance to battle it out to see who has the most power with the bat. The complete list of 2018 All-Star Show events will be announced as it draws closer. The midsummer classic will feature all stars from all sixteen CPL teams.