Sunday, June 26, 2005

Catfish 7, Rome 1

CatfishThe Catfish won the final game of the series with the Rome Braves today, 7-1. They jumped to an early lead and never looked back. The win gives the Catfish the 3-game series, 2 games to 1.

Both our players played today and both had multiple hit games. Dan Batz had two hits with an RBI and two runs scored. Lucas May was also had 2 hits today.

The South Atlantic League has a 3-day break for the All-Star game. The Catfish return to action at home Thursday as they host the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins).

From the Catfish:

Catfish 7-1 Win Over Rome Gives them Second Road Series Win of 2005
Fish Head into the All-Star Break 31-44 Overall, 3-3 in the Second Half

ROME, GA—The Columbus Catfish scored two runs in the top of the first inning and two more in the top of the second inning as they defeated the Rome Braves 7-1 today at State Mutual Stadium in Rome, GA, winning the three-game series two games to one.  The Catfish outscored the Braves 17-5 in the three games of the series.  CF Jamie Hoffmann drove home three runs today and had three hits, giving him 91 hits in 74 games going into the All-Star Break.  SS Dominique Laurin also had three hits for the Catfish.  LHP Scott Elbert allowed just one run over six innings to pick up the victory for the Fish.  Columbus heads into the All-Star break 31-44 overall and 3-3 in the second half and wins their first series with Rome, as the Braves fall to 40-34, 1-5 in the 2nd half.  The road series win is just the second for the Fish in 10 series this season.

The Catfish scored in the first inning before an out was recorded.  Hoffmann singled to lead off the game and scored on an RF Ryan Russ RBI double.  Leading 2-0 in the second, Hoffmann hit his seventh triple of the season to drive home 1B Dan Batz and Laurin and give the Fish a 4-0 advantage.  In the sixth, Batz's RBI double, Laurin's RBI single, and Hoffmann's sac fly combined to give the Fish a 7-0 lead.  Elbert gave up just one run in the sixth inning, striking out five Braves batters in the win, his third of the season.

RHP Blake Johnson and 2B Travis Denker head to Augusta for the 2005 South Atlantic League All-Star Game.  Denker will be the starter at 2B for the Southern Division and Johnson will be a member of the Southern Division bullpen.  The SAL All-Star game starts at 7:35 in Augusta on Tuesday.  The Catfish return to action on Thursday, June 30th at Golden Park at 7:00 PM against the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Florida Marlins).


  1. I love it that you such close tabs on your team, The Catfish. I've ben trying to figure out a way for us to "duke it out" with a sort of fantasy baseball team thing between my Whitecaps and your Catfish. I think I may have found a very fair and reasonable solution...Stay tuned!

  2. Comparing the stats of the Whitecaps with the stats of the Catfish, it might be a close series. But I think the Catfish can take 'em. As long as it's not a one-run game!


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