Saturday, April 26, 2008

Catfish take out Charleston again

Photo: Melissa Haneline / The Post and Courier
Columbus Catfish Glenn Gibson (49) pitches against the RiverDogs.
The Columbus Catfish beat the Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees) 7-4 Saturday, winning their second game in a row.

With the bases loaded and no one out, 3B Greg Sexton drove in CF Emeel Salem on a ground out to short. With 1 out, Charleston P Noel Castillo walked three straight, scoring RF Maiko Loyola and 2B Cody Cipriano, giving the Catfish a 3-0 lead.

Charleston tied the game with a 2-run homer in the 2nd and a sacrifice fly in the 3rd.

In the 4th, the Catfish put another run on the board when SS Omar Luna, who doubled and moved to third on a balk, scored on an error.

In the 7th, LF Reid Fronk drove in Cipriano, then scored himself on a single by C Mike McCormick, putting the Catfish up 6-3.

With 2 outs in the 8th, Salem singled, stole second -- his league-leading 21st stolen base of the year -- and scored on a single by Loyola.

Charleston added a run in the 7th, making it 7-4, the final score.

Glenn Gibson went 5 innings, allowing 3 runs, walking a pair, and striking 1 out. It was his first win of the year. Chris Fessler went 2 innings, allowing just 1 hit, and recording 1 K. Justin Garcia pitched the final 2 innings, allowing a run on 1 hit.

Loyola and McCormick had 2 hits for the Catfish. Every other Catfish either reached base or had an RBI.

The win is the 2nd in a row for the Catfish over Charleston, and Charleston's 2nd home loss of the season. Tomorrow's series finale gives the Catfish a chance to take the series against the division leader.

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