Sunday, May 4, 2008

Catfish lose in 9th

The Columbus Catfish dropped their 5th game in 6 tries, losing in the 9th to the Greenville Drive (Red Sox), 3-2 Saturday night.

Greenville jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 4th, but the Catfish fought back to tie it.

With 2 outs in the 7th, C Stephen Vogt doubled, then scored when 1B Henry Wrigley singled. In the 9th, LF Reid Fronk doubled to right, move to third on a fly ball out, then score when Wrigley had his 2nd RBI single, and the game was tied at 2.

But in the 9th, Greenville won it, giving the Catfish another loss.

Starter Josh Johnson went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out 5, but walking 5. Justin Garcia went 3 innings, didn't allow a hit, and had 4 Ks. Jose Mejias came in to pitch the 9th, but allowed a pair of hits, had one intentional walk, and took the loss.

The Catfish managed 11 hits, but left 6 on base. 2 runners were caught stealing, and other was throw out trying to stretch out a single.

Wrigley was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs in a losing cause. CF Emeel Salem and SS Shawn O'Malley each had a pair of hits.

The Catfish have 3 more games in this series before heading to Augusta for four games.

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