Because of last night's rainout, the Columbus Catfish played two 7-inning games with the Rome Braves tonight. The first game had Rome winning 8-3, but the second game was all Columbus, as the Catfish won 12-1.
Rome jumped out to a 5-0 lead in game one with 2 runs, 1 unearned, in the 3rd, on a error, a double and a triple, then 3 in the 4th 2 walks, an error, a double, and a single.
Columbus narrowed it to 5-2 in the bottom of the 4th, when 1B David Sutherland scored on CF Bridger Hunt's ground ball to third, and LF Adam Godwin's run on SS Ivan De Jesus' single to left field.
Rome added a run in the 5th and 2 more in the 7th. The Catfish added a run on 3 singles and a walk, but Rome managed to get the 3rd out at home on an game-ending double play.
De Jesus was 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Catfish hitters. Overall, the Catfish had 7 hits and 6 walks, but stranded 9 batters.
The second game was all Catfish. 2 runs in the 1st, 4 in the 3rd gave the Catfish a 6-0 lead.
3B Eduardo Perez hit a 2-out double to score SS Ivan De Jesus and 2B Travis Denker in the 1st inning.
In the 3rd, CF Adam Godwin tripled, scoring LF Lucas May and Eduardo Perez. Godwin then scored on C Conor McGeehan's single to right. McGeehan then scored on De Jesus' single.
After allowing a solo home run by Rome's Jamie Romak to lead off the 4th, the Catfish answered with one of their own in the bottom of the inning, when Godwin singled to center field, scoring Perez.
In the 5th, Travis Denker tripled, scoring Ivan De Jesus, who had a 2-out single. Lucas May then reached on an error, scoring Denker. May came home on Eduardo Perez' 4th home run of the season.
The Catfish closed out the scoring in the 6th when Bridger Hunt doubled, scoring Conor McGeehan, who had reached on a double.
Hunt, De Jesus, Perez, Godwin, and McGeehan all had 2 hits each for the Catfish.
P Mario Alvarez went 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits, striking out 6, en route to his 7th win of the year.
The doubleheader split leaves the Catfish at 33-33 in the second half, guaranteeing them at least a .500 record for the entire season. They close the seaon with 4 games in Charleston, SC against the Riverdogs.