Friday, May 9, 2008

Catfish lose again to Augusta

They had the lead, but couldn't hold it.

After coming from behind to take the lead in the 5th, a 3-run 7th did in the Columbus Catfish last night, as they lost their 2nd straight game to the Augusta GreenJackets (Giants) 6-4 Thursday night.

Augusta took a 1-0 lead in the 1st, and the Catfish tied it up in the 2nd. 1B Henry Wrigley singled home 3B Greg Sexton, who had reached on an error to start the inning.

Augusta retook the lead with single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings. The Catfish closed the gap in the 4th. Sexton tripled, then scored on a single by RF Reid Fronk, making it 3-2.

In the 5th, the Catfish took the lead. Wrigley singled, DH Cody Cipriano walked, then 2B Omar Luna singled to load the bases. CF Maiko Loyola singled home Wrigley, then SS Shawn O'Malley drove in Cipriano, giving the Catfish the lead.

3 Augusta runs in the 7th, though, did the Catfish in.

Josh Johnson went 5 innings for the Catfish, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits, recording 4 strikeouts along the way. Chris Fessler took the loss, going an inning and 2/3, allowing 3 runs and getting 1 K. It's his 1st loss, as well as his 1st blown save, of the year. Austin Hinkle pitched the rest of the game, allowing 2 hits and recording 2 strikeouts.

Wrigley went 3-for-4, his 3rd multi-hit game of this road trip. He had an RBI ad scored a run. Luna, Fronk, and Loyola each had 2 hits for the Catfish. O'Malley's hit means he's had a hit in all 5 games he's played since being called up.

The series continues Friday night, with the Catfish needing to win then and the following night in order to earn a split.

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