Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Catfish Fall Again, Still In Second Place

The Columbus Catfish dropped another game to the Rome Braves Tuesday night, 6-5.

The loss, coupled with the 5th-inning suspension of the Augusta-Asheville game, leaves the Catfish in second place in the division, 4 ½ games behind the Braves and ½ game ahead of Asheville.

The Catfish fell behind 4-0 by the end of the 4th inning, but battled back for three runs in the fifth on a Lucas May 3-run homer. That's Luke's 5th round-tripper of the season, a team high and third in the league. Rome upped the lead to 6-3 by the end of the 7th, but a run in each of the last two innings brought the Catfish back to within a run before Rome pitching struck out the last two Catfish batters with the tying run on base.

Tomorrow, the Catfish face Rome in the 3rd game of the series at 1:00 PM.

In other news, Catfish outfielder Sergio Pedroza was named South Atlantic League offensive player of the week:

South Atlantic League
Sergio Pedroza, Columbus
.381 (8-21), 3 R, 4 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5 BB, 6 SO, 0 SB, .857 SLG

Sergio Pedroza drove in nine runs to help Columbus rebound from a three-game losing streak with three straight wins. The 22-year-old outfielder/designated hitter doubled in two runs before launching a game-deciding grand slam home run, as the Catfish outslugged Asheville, 14-10, on April 23.

Sergio made a splash during his brief stint with the Catfish in the 2005 season, and looks to be making some noise in this young season.

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