That didn't last long.
After finally notching their first win of the season Sunday afternoon, the Columbus Catfish lost for the 4th time in 5 games, dropping an 8-6 decision to the Rome Braves on the road tonight.
It started out right, with the Catfish getting on the board first. With 2 out in the 2nd, C Mike McCormick walked and stole second. RF Maiko Loyola doubled him home, then scored on a single by 1B Henry Wrigley, to put the Catfish up 2-0.
In the 3rd, with 2 out, DH Reid Fronk doubled, then scored when 3B Gregory Sexton reached on an error, making it 3-0.
Rome closed the gap to 3-1 in the bottom of the inning, then took the lead in the 4th on a single, a homer, a walk, and a pair of doubles.
Down 5-3, the Catfish tied it up in the 5th. Wrigley led off with a double to left, then scored when SS Omar Luna tripled. Following a pitching change, Luna came home on a sacrifice fly by CF Emeel Salem, knotting the game at 5.
Rome retook the lead in their half of the 5th on a 2-run homer by Rome RF Jason Heyward.
In the 7th, the Catfish narrowed the lead. 2B Cody Cipriano walked to start the inning. With one out, Sexton walked. Following a change on the mound, LF Shawn Williams singled to left, scoring Cipriano.
It's as close as the Catfish would get. Rome added one more in the 8th, putting the score 8-6.
At the plate, Wrigley was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Fronk was 2-for-5 with a double and a triple. He scored once.
Overall, the Catfish had 9 hits, including 4 doubles and 2 triples. Additionally, 7 batters walked, and another 2 reached on errors. However, 3 runners were picked off first, and the Catfish left 9 runners on base, 6 in scoring position.
Defensively, the Catfish didn't commit an error, and they caught one Rome runner trying to steal.
P Jeremy Hall went 4 innings, allowing 5 runs, all earned, on 6 hits (including a 2-run homer) and a walk. He struck out 3.
Reliever Justin Garcia pitched 2 innings, allowing a pair of runs on a pair of hits, including a 2-run homer, and struck out 1. He was charged with the loss.
Brian Flores pitched an inning and 2/3, allowing 1 run and 1 hit, striking out 2. Christopher Fessler faced 1 batter, getting the Catfish out of a bases loaded jam in the 8th.
Same two teams Tuesday night in Rome, as the Catfish look to even up the series.