Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Catfish Beat Charleston

Starting pitcher David Horlacher pitched 5-2/3 inning of no-hit ball, was lifted after allowing a single, then watched the Columbus Catfish bullpen hold on to a 1-0 lead to gain his first victory of the season.

The Catfish took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning on DH David Sutherland's lead-off home run. It was enough, with the Catfish pitching staff holding Charleston to 2 hits.

After coming into the game in the sixth inning, reliever Jonathan Meloan walked the first batter he faced, but set down the next seven batters he faced. Ramon Troncoso pitched the ninth inning, allowing a lead-off single but getting the bases cleared on a double play, then retired the final Charleston player to pick up his 5th save of the year.

The Catfish wrap up the series in Charleston Thursday night as they seek to gain a split in the series. They then head to Savannah for five games. One of the games in Savannah is a make-up of the rained-out game last weekend in Columbus. That extra game will be part of a Saturday double-header against the Sand Gnats. The rained-out game was a Latino Night promotion that will be made up on July 30.


  1. Hey Basil,
    Any news on Sergio Pedroza getting bumped to Vero? The guy is leading the league in homers and rbi's and was the all american from Cal State Fullerton...Not making all star game seemed odd...what is the good word?

  2. Sounds like a logjam...I coached Serg in high school, so I was just curious as to what the situation was...With all those outfielders, you wonder if a few will be put in trade packages. Might be a quicker way to move up the ladder.


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