WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Columbia Blowfish ended a down season on a high note.
The Blowfish did just enough to scrape out a 5-3 victory in a game that began in the second inning as a makeup of a rainout from July 13.
The Blowfish end their season with a second half record of 10-17 and an overall record of 19-36. They were 9-7 to finish the year after a 11-game losing streak.
The win allows Columbia to finish the season in fourth place in the Coastal Plain League’s South Division.
Tied at 2 in the fifth, the Blowfish took the lead for good with two runs on sacrifice flies by Trent Still (Anderson) and Jim Rider.
Wilmington narrowed the deficit in the eighth on Adam Gray’s RBI double, but the Blowfish added an insurance run in the ninth.
Erik Sommerville of Francis Marion (4-2) picked up the win with three strong innings of relief. Gabe Grammar of Presbyterian picked up his second save with a perfect ninth inning.