Friday, April 28, 2006

Catfish Fall Below .500

Go Catfish!The Columbus Catfish dropped their fifth game in a row tonight, falling 6-5 to the Asheville Tourists in 13 innings.

Asheville jumped to an early 2-0 lead, but the Catfish battled back with a run in the bottom of the first and another run in the fourth to tie the game. All appeared lost when Asheville pushed across three in the ninth to take a 5-3 lead, but a Lucas May home run, an Andrew Locke single, an Eduardo Perez double, a walk, and a wild pitch allowed the Catfish to tie the game and send it to extra innings.

As a crowd of 1,735 thinned, the game went into the 13th before Asheville managed to string together a couple of singles to take the lead, then shut down the Catfish in the bottom of the inning, stranding two runners.

Tonight was Boy Scout night, although mostly Cub Scouts were in attendance. They planned to camp out on the field overnight. Usually, that's done on the last game of a homestand, but this year, they're doing it on the first game of the homestand.

The Scouts should have fun. Some of the adults watching the Scouts seemed to be enjoying themselves. You'd have thought it was dollar-beer night.

The loss drops the Catfish to 10-11 for the season and in sixth place, after being in second place for two weeks.

They take on the Tourists tomorrow night at 7:00, in game two of the short, 4-game homestand.

If the Cub Scouts leave the field in good condition. And if the drunk women with them sleep it off instead of partying all night.

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