Monday, July 9, 2007

Catfish Avoid Sweep

Needing a win to avoid being swept by the worst team in the division, the Columbus Catfish came through, beating the Rome Braves 3-1 tonight in Rome.

The Catfish scored a run in the 2nd inning, when CF Desmond Jennings singled to center, scoring C Craig Albernaz, who had reached on a 1-out single.

In the 4th, Seth Dhaenens scored on a ground out by SS Brett Grandstrand, to put the Catfish up 2-0.

The Catfish added an unearned run in the 8th, when LF Quinn Stewart scored on a botched pickoff attempt. Stewart had reached on a single, and moved to third on another single by 2B Joey Callender.

Rome put across a run in the bottom of the 9th, but the Catfish held on to win and avoid a sweep in the three-game series.

Cesar Suarez had 3 hits on the night. Stewart and Albernaz each had a pair of hits.

Heath Rollins scattered 5 hits in 6 innings work, striking out 3 to pick up his 9th win. Matt Falk pitched 2-1/2, allowing a run on 2 hits. He stuck out a pair. Ryan Owen finished the game and picked up his 7th save.

After a night off, the Catfish head to Charleston for a trio of games, before returning home Saturday night.

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