The Columbus Catfish road trip ended on a sour note, although a .500 road trip is never a complete loss. After winning the early game today, the Catfish committed 5 errors in the nightcap, losing 13-5 to the Asheville Tourists (Rockies).
The game got off to a great start, with CF Desmond Jennings leading off with a triple. However, Jennings couldn't score. Following a groundout by LF John Matulia, Jennings was thrown out by Asheville pitcher Andrew Graham. The inning wasn't a total loss, by any means, when DH Nevin Ashley singled, driving in 3B Cesar Suarez, who had advanced to second on the putout of Jennings. RF Quinn Stewart then hit a 2-run shot over the right field wall, to put the Catfish up 3-0.
Asheville tied the game, though, in the bottom of the 1st, on two errors, two singles, a double, a stolen base, and a sacrifice fly. The Tourists went ahead in the 2nd on a homer, double, sacrifice bunt, and an error, to make it 5-3. Another Asheville run in the 3rd, made it 6-3.
The Catfish closed the gap to 6-4 in the 5th, when Matulia doubled, then scored on a Suarez single to center field.
Two double, two singles, a hit batsman, and an error made it 10-4 after 5. An error, a single, and a 3-run homer made it 13-4 after 6.
The Catfish picked up another run in the 7th when Suarez doubled, driving in Matulia, who reached on a fielder's choice. But that's all the Catfish could muster.
Woods Fines was tagged with the loss, allowing 6 runs, 3 earned, and striking out 3.
The loss evens the Catfish record at 6-6.
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