For the first time this season, the Columbus Catfish have lost three games in a row. They dropped a back-and-forth game to the Greenville Drive, 5-4 last night.
Greenville put up a run in the 1st inning, and the Catfish tied it in the 2nd.
C Nevin Ashley walked, and moved to second on a ground out by LF Ryan Royster. With 2 outs, Ashley moved to third on a passed ball, then scored on a single by 1B Seth Dhaenens.
Greenville scored a pair in the 3rd, taking a 3-1 lead, but the Catfish tied it in the 5th.
RF Quinn Stewart walked to lead off the 5th, then moved to second on a ground out by Dhaenens, and to third on a wild pitch. 2B Joey Callender singled, scoring Stewart. SS Brett Grandstrand doubled, putting runners on second and third.CF Desmond Jennings sacrificed Callender home, tying the score.
In the 6th, the Catfish finally took the lead, when 3B Cesar Suarez led off with a home run to left.
Greenville scored on a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 6th, taking a 5-4 lead.
The Catfish put a runner in scoring position in the 7th, but couldn't push him across. And they went down in order in the 8th and 9th innings, taking their 3rd loss in a row.
Jeremy Hellickson pitched 6 innings, allowing all 5 runs on 9 hits, striking out 9 batters as he took his 2nd loss off the year. Neal Frontz pitched 2 innings, allowing one hit and striking out 3.
The first half of the season ends this afternoon as the series with Greenville concludes. The Catfish need a win to keep from being swept for the first time this season.