The Columbus Catfish opened the second half with a doubleheader split with Savannah tonight. In the first game, the Sand Gnats jumped out to a big lead early, beating the Catfish 10-4. In the second game, the Catfish turned the tables, jumping to an early lead, and taking a 7-2 decision.
In the opener, delayed a day because of lightning and a power failure on Thursday, Savannah scored six runs in the third inning to take an 8-1 lead, spoiling a 3-for-3 game by LF Lucas May (who had a double and an RBI) and 1B Jason Mooneyham's first home run of the season.
In the nightcap, RF Sergio Pedroza hit his league-leading 16th homer of the season, LF Lucas May hit an RBI triple (his 7th, second-most in the league), and DH Bridger Hunt hit his first home run of the season, an inside-the-park job, as the Catfish built a 7-1 lead.
P Marlon Arias picked up his 7th win, third-most in the league, while stiking out 7 over 5 innings.
Saturday night, the Catfish series with Savannah continues. The team plans fireworks after the game. We're planning to take the grandchildren. They should enjoy that.