The Columbus Catfish took an early lead, then immediately lost it to the Charleston Riverdogs. When it was over, the Catfish were on the short end of a 10-3 score.
In the first inning, the Catfish came out swinging, scoring three runs on four hits, including two doubles, a walk, and a sacrifice fly. 3B Russ Mitchell hit his leage-leading 28th double in the inning.
The heroics were all for naught, as Charleston scored six times in the bottom of the first on two singles, a double, two hit batsmen, and a home run. Four more runs in the bottom of the fourth capped the scoring, and Catfish all-star pitcher Cory Wade was charged with his third loss in seven decisions.
The four-game series continues Tuesday night in Charleston with game two.