Sunday, May 14, 2006

Catfish Drop Finale To Savannah

From the Columbus Catfish:

Columbus Shut Out by Savannah 5-0
'Fish hitters limited to four hits

Columbus, GA ... The Catfish (18-18) offense was unable to get started Sunday in losing 5-0 to the Savannah Sand Gnats (14-22) at Golden Park. In seven innings Columbus starter LHP Marlon Arias (3-3) gave up three runs, two of which were earned, and suffered the loss. He allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out nine. RHP Craig Stammen (1-6) was on top of his game to get the win for Savannah. He shut down Catfish hitters for the first seven innings, allowing three hits and three walks. RHP Jamie Lehman went the last two innings for his first save.

Savannah scored the first run in the third inning with a solo blast from 1B Carlos Torres, his second homer in as many games. They added two more in the fifth on a single by SS Michael Martinez to make it 4-0. RHP Jordan Pratt pitched the final two innings for Columbus. He allowed two runs, both unearned, in the ninth inning. CF Michael Daniel raced home on a wild pitch and Martinez contributed another RBI single.

Lead-off hitter SS Ivan DeJesus went 2-for-3 for Columbus. He is batting .357 (15/42) in his last ten games.

Monday the Catfish welcome the Rome Braves for the first meeting of a four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm. LHP Brent Leach (2-1, 2.75) will match up against Birmingham, AL native RHP Chris Vines (3-1, 4.07). For tickets or more information call (706) 571-8866 or visit

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