Sunday, May 25, 2008

Catfish lose late to Asheville

It was a pitchers' duel most of the night. But the last inning at bat for the Asheville Tourists (Rockies) proved the undoing for the Columbus Catfish Saturday night.

The Catfish suffered their 3rd straight loss -- and 9th loss in 12 games -- to Asheville, 4-2.

With the game tied up at one-all going into the bottom of the eighth inning, Helder Velasquez led off with a solo home run to left field to break the tie and give the Tourists their first lead since the fourth inning. Beau Seabury reached on an error and Everth Cabrera would follow with a single. Then with two outs, Holcomb delivered with his two-RBI single.

Holcomb scored the first run of the ballgame in the second inning on Brian Rike's RBI single. Columbus would answer in the fourth on Mike McCormick's RBI double. The game remained tied as pitching dominated the middle portion of the action.

McCormick was 3-for-4 on the night for the Catfish. 1B Henry Wrigley has a pair of hits.

Kevin Boggan took the loss, his 2nd. Starter Jesse Darcy allowed a run on 3 hits, picking up 5 Ks in 5 innings work.

The series continues Sunday afternoon with game 2 of the 4-game set.

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