The Columbus Catfish won their 4th in a row, their 6th out of 7, and their 11th out of 14. They beat the Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees), 8-5 last night.
The Catfish jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd. With 2 outs, CF Desmond Jennings homered to left, also scoring SS Jairo De La Rosa.
Charleston tied it up in the 3rd on 2 singles, a walk, a wild pitch, a passed ball, and a sacrifice fly.
The Catfish retook the lead on a 3-run homer by RF Quinn Stewart in the bottom of the 3rd. Another run in the 4th came when 3B Cesar Suarez doubled, scoring DH John Matulia.
Charleston put 2 runs up in the 5th, closing to 6-4. But the Catfish put up another run in the 6th. Matt Spring reached on an infield single, scoring Jennings, who had reached when hit by a pitch, moved to second on a walk, and stole third.
Another run in the 7th made it 7-5. The Catfish added a run in the 8th. LF Ryan Royster singled in Jennings, who had walked and moved to second on another walk.
Jeremy Hellickson pitched 4 innings, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, in a no-decision. Ryan Owen pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, striking out 3, and was credited with the win. Neal Frontz pitched the final 3 innings, allowing a run on 1 hit, striking out 3, and picked up his 3rd save.
Sunday afternoon, the Catfish have a chance for their first sweep of the year, when they take on Charleston in the final game of the 3-game series.