Thursday, June 19, 2008

Catfish open second half with win over Charleston

Columbus Catfish LF Reid Fronk went 3 for 4, a double shy of the cycle, to help lead the Catfish to a 5-3 win over the Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees) Thursday night.

The win opened the SAL 2nd half, essentially starting the season over for the Catfish, who finished in next-to-last place in the division in the first half.

DH Chase Fontaine singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 1st, scoring CF Maiko Loyola, and putting the Catfish up 1-0.

Fronk made it 2-0 with a solo home run to start the 2nd inning. It was his 7th of the season, tops on the team.

The 3rd inning saw the Catfish score 3 runs on 4 straight 2-out hits. Fontaine singled, moved to second on a single by 3B Greg Sexton, then scored on RF Quinn Stewart's single. Fronk then tripled, scoring Sexton and Stewart, and giving the Catfish a 5-0 lead.

Charleston scored a run in the 7th and 2 more in the 9th, making the final score 5-3.

Fontaine and Sexton had a pair of hits each to help the Catfish cause.

P Jeremy Hall picked up his 1st win of the season, pitching 5 inning, allowing 3 hits and striking out a pair.

The series continues Friday night, with fireworks scheduled after the game. It's also Kidney Awareness Night. Oh, and the Red Hat Society will be there.

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