Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Errors Cost Catfish

Go Catfish!After jumping to an early lead, the Columbus Catfish committed 4 errors to allow the Rome Braves to battle back and tie the game, before losing to Rome in the 11th inning, 9-5.

In the 1st inning, CF Bridger Hunt scored on 2B Travis Denker's sacrifice fly.

In the 3rd, LF Adam Godwin scored after reaching on a single, stealing second, and moving to third on Bridger Hunt's bunt single. When SS Ivan De Jesus singled to left, Godwin scored. Hunt scored on Travis Denker's ground out, making it 3-0 Columbus.

Rome tied the game in the 3rd, scoring 2 earned runs and an unearned run on a double, 2 singles, and an error.

In the 5th inning, DH Lucas May's bases-loaded single, the 3rd Catfish hit of the inning, drove in Bridger Hunt, who had reached on an error. 3B Eduardo Perez drove in Ivan De Jesus on a ground out to third, giving the Catfish a 5-3 lead.

Two Catfish errors in the 6th allowed Rome to close the gap to 5-4.

In the 9th, scheduled closer Matthew Gomez de Segura allowed a lead-off pinch-hit home run to Rome's HR record-holder Eric Campbell, blowing his 3rd save of the season and allowing Rome to force extra innings.

In the 11th, the roof fell in. Francisco Felix allowed 4 runs before recording an out, on a passed ball and a bases loaded double. A 5th Rome run was disallowed when RF Jamie Romak was called out for leaving third base early on a sacrifice fly.

The Catfish put runners on second and third in the bottom of the 11th, but were unable to push any runs across.

The loss is the first to Rome in 6 games, and only the 2nd in 11 contests between the two teams. The series continues Wednesday night.

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