Wednesday, May 16, 2007

No Sweep For Catfish

Everything was in line for a Columbus Catfish sweep of the Rome Braves Tuesday night. They'd beaten Rome in 10 of 11 games this season, and they had the lead after 8 innings, and the team save leader coming in to pitch the 9th inning.

The only thing missing was the cooperation of the team from Rome.

Three straight singles tied the game, and a 1-out single gave Rome the lead ... and the 4-3 win over the Catfish.
Columbus starter Jeremy Hellickson allowed one hit over five innings, striking out a season-high 10. Neal Frontz (1-4) took the loss after allowing two runs on four hits but striking out the side in one inning.

Nevin Ashley hit an RBI triple in the sixth and Ryan Royster belted a solo shot, his sixth, in the eighth for the Catfish (26-13).

The loss snapped the Catfish 6-game winning streak, and leaves them 2-1/2 games behind division-leading Asheville.

The Catfish are on the road in Savannah for 4 games, before returning home for an 8-game home stand starting Monday.

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