1B Henry Wrigley drove in 3 runs and P Brian Flores picked up his first win of the year as the Columbus Catfish edged the Greenville Drive (Red Sox) 4-3 Monday night.
Wrigley got his 1st RBI of the night in the 2nd inning when he tripled with 2 out, driving in 3B Greg Sexton, who had doubled.
Greenville tied it in the 4th, but the Catfish took the lead for good in the 6th.
With 1 out, DH Maiko Loyola bunted his way on base, them moved third on a ground out by 2B Cody Cipriano. Following a pitching change, Sexton reached on an error, scoring Loyola, and putting the Catfish up 2-1.
In the 8th, the Catfish added to their lead when Wrigley doubled, scoring Sexton, who had walked, and C Mike McCormick, who had singled.
Greenville scored a run in the 8th, and another in the 9th, to make it 4-3, but reliever Austin Hinkle came in with 1 out and the tying run in scoring position. Hinkle picked of the runner, then struck out the Greenville batter to end the game.
Wrigley's 3 RBIs came on 2 hits, a double and a triple. Loyola went 3 for 5.
Flores had his longest outing of the year, pitching 5 innings. The converted reliever allowed 1 run on 4 hits, striking out a pair. Jesse Darcy pitched 3-1/3 innings, allowing a pair of runs on 5 hits, striking out 5. Hinkle's 2/3 inning work earned him his 1st save.
The win is only the 2nd in the last 8 games for the Catfish, who now have a chance to earn a split in the series with Greenville. The 4th and final game of the series is Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in Greenville. The Catfish head to Augusta Wednesday for 4 games, before opening an 8-game home stand Monday night.