Saturday, June 3, 2006

Catfish Bounce Back

After dropping two in a row to the Charleston Riverdogs ... the Columbus Catfish bounced back to beat Charleston 10-4 tonight. The win keeps the Catfish in fourth place and brings them to within 1½ games of second place ... and nine games out of first. The win also earns the Catfish a split with the Riverdogs and a split on the road trip.

Down 4-2 after three innings, the Catfish punched across four runs in the fourth on two singles, a double, a walk, two hit batsmen, and a passed ball. Two runs in both the fifth and seventh inning capped the scoring for the Catfish.

The 13-hit attack was led by Shane Justis, who was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, 2 RBI, and 4 runs scored, and by Jason Mooneyham, who was 3-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI.

Marlon Arias got the win, despite allowing five hits and four runs in six innings pitched, picking up his team- and league-leading sixth win of the season.

The Catfish are off Sunday, returning home to open a seven-game home stand, beginning with the first of four against Savannah Monday night.

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