Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Catfish Win Third Straight

Go Catfish!The Columbus Catfish used a five-run sixth inning to battle back from a four-run deficit, then turned it over to their bullpen to notch their third win in a row.

Though only managing three hits in the inning, one was a two-run homer by RF Sergio Pedroza (his league-leading 18th), and the other two were RBI singles by 2B Shane Justis and 1B David Sutherland. SS Ivan DeJesus added a sacrifice fly to account for all five runs in that inning to give the Catfish a 9-8 lead over the Charleston Riverdogs (Yankees) that held up.

A three-run fourth had brought the Catfish to within a run, 5-4. Down 5-1, Catfish DH Travis Denker led off with a solo shot. LF Lucas May scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch, sneaking in under the tag of Charleston pitcher Cory Stuart. Shane Justis knocked in the third run of the inning on a ground ball out to close the gap.

Following the sixth inning heroics, Kale Garrison and Matthew Gomez de Segura mopped up, not allowing a Charleston hit in the last two innings to give Arismendy Castillo his 6th win. Gomez de Segura got the save, his third.

The win keeps the Catfish in fourth place, 3 games behind division-leading Augusta. The series continues Thursday night. The promotion tomorrow night is College Night (students $1 off admission) and Thursday Thursday ($1 beer and soft drinks). Should be an intersting night.

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