Sunday, June 8, 2008

Catfish fall to Rome in 11

The Rome Braves bounced back from a pounding the night before to edge the Columbus Catfish 3-2 in 11 innings on Saturday night.

The extra-inning loss spoiled another good outing from Catfish starter Alex Cobb, who left the game with the lead after 6 innings.

The Rome Braves got on the board in the first inning after CJ Lee doubled and later scored on a Freddie Freeman RBI groundout for the 1-0 advantage. In the fourth inning, Columbus' Shawn Williams singled, Chase Fontaine walked, and Greg Sexton reaches on a fielding error allowing Williams to tie the game. Fontaine later scored on a groundout to give the Catfish the 2-1 lead. In the seventh Rome tied the game 2-2 on a Yohan Silva home run (2) to right field.

Rome claimed victory in the 11th inning after Michael Fisher reached on an error and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Benji Johnson. In his first game back as a Rome Brave since being recalled from extended spring, Samuel Sime then lined a single to center scoring Fisher for the 3-2 victory.

Rome reliever Cory Gearrin gets the win (3-1) while Austin Hinkle takes the loss (0-1) for the Catfish. It was the first home victory for the Braves since May 1st.

The series wraps up Sunday afternoon. The Catfish head to Savannah for 4 games starting Monday.

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