Saturday, June 14, 2008

Catfish bats come alive, edge Rome

After nearly two hours of a delay for rain, the Columbus Catfish fell behind early, but battled back with runs in the late innings to eek out a 7-6 win over the Rome Braves Friday night.

The Columbus bats came alive in the 7th when Henry Wrigley singled to center field to score Stewart and then Mike McCormick drove in Reid Fronk after grounding into a double play. In the 8th, the show turned to Fronk, as he hit a go-ahead 3-run home run to left field to give the Catfish a 7-5 lead. The Braves would add one in the 9th, but Jose Mejias shut the door for his 2nd save of the season.

The Catfish were led by Reid Fronk, who went 3-4 with 2 runs, 3 runs batted in and the big home run. Quinn Stewart went 2-3 with 2 runs and a run batted in. Glenn Gibson recorded his 4th win of the season after throwing 2 shutout innings.

The win was the 4th for the Catfish in their last 5 games against Rome. The win was also Gibson's 3rd straight.

The Catfish host Rome Saturday night, before concluding the first half Sunday.

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