Sunday, May 18, 2008

Catfish stung by GreenJackets

McCormick scored on homer3B Greg Sexton went 3-for-4 but it was nowhere near enough as the Columbus Catfish fell to the Augusta GreenJackets (Giants) 13-2 this afternoon.

Things started bad ... and got worse as the day dragged on. Augusta jumped to a 3-0 lead with a pair in the 3rd and another in the 4th.

The Catfish trimmed it in the 4th. 3B Greg Sexton doubled with 1 out, then scored on a single to left by LF Reid Fronk.

Down 5-1, C Mike McCormick hit a solo shot off the top of the wall in left-center, making it 5-2.

Augusta, though, wasn't finished, putting up a pair in the 7th, then 6 in the 9th to stretch the lead to 13-2.

Starter Glenn Gibson pitched into the 6th, allowing 5 runs ... 3 earned ... en route to his 6th loss. Austin Hinkle finished the 6th and pitched the 7th, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and notching 2 strike outs.

The final game of the series is Monday, with the Catfish needing a win to gain a split.

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