Thursday, August 25, 2005

Catfish 5, Savannah 0 (Suspended)

CatfishPower Failure Causes Suspension of Catfish-Savannah Game 1
Catfish Lead 5-0 in the Top of the 3rd Inning; Game Will Resume at 1:05 PM Tomorrow and Continue with Game 2 Immediately Afterwards

SAVANNAH, GA— - A right-field light tower power outage at Savannah's Grayson Stadium caused the suspension of tonight's Columbus Catfish-Savannah Sand Gnats' Series Opener. With the Fish leading 5-0 in the top of the third inning, one of the light banks in right-field failed to turn on, leading to the suspension of tonight's game. The game will continue in the top of the third inning tomorrow starting at 1:05 PM in Savannah. The second game of the series, originally scheduled for 7:05 PM, will now begin immediately following the completion of the first game.

The Catfish took a 5-0 lead in the first inning against LHP Ricardo Morales. RF Sergio Pedroza drove in a run with a double to make it 1-0, and CF Ryan Carter drove home a pair with a double to left center to give the Fish a 3-0 lead. With two outs, a 1B Dan Batz double and a C Gabriel Gutierrez triple scored the fourth run, with 2B Justin Crist capping the inning with an RBI single. RHP Chris Malone tossed two solid innings for the Catfish, walking one and striking out two.

The game resumes at 1:05 PM tomorrow with DH Chris Westervelt leading off the third inning for Columbus and the Fish on top 5-0. Check for precise radio/internet broadcasting scheduling details for tomorrow afternoon's games.

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