Thursday, June 26, 2008

Catfish stay undefeated, beat Charleston 6-1

The 2nd half surge continues for the Columbus Catfish.

P Jeremy Hall continued his dominance of the Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees), throwing 8 innings of 3-hit ball, not allowing a run, and striking out 8 to help the Catfish to a 6-1 win over Charleston on Wednesday night.

In 3 games against Charleston this season, Hall has pitched 17 innings, allowing one earned run on 9 hits. Both his wins this season have come against Charleston.

The Catfish got on the board first, scoring a pair of runs in the 4th inning, when LF Reid Fronk stroked a 2-out double to right, scoring SS Shawn O'Malley and 2B Chase Fontaine.

Three more in the 6th came when 1B Henry Wrigley hit is league-leading 8th triple of the season, driving in 3B Greg Sexton and RF Quinn Stewart. Two batters later, C Ian Paxton doubled Wrigley home, putting the Catfish up 5-0.

Fronk hit a solo home run in the 8th to make it 6-0.

Charleston managed a run on a solo shot in the 9th off reliever Kevin Boggan, making the final 6-1.

Fronk was the only Catfish batter to record more than 1 hit, with his home run and double. It was a complete team effort, as every Catfish batter reached base at least once. Defensively, the Catfish played error-free ball, going the last 27 innings without an error -- 34 inning straight, if you don't count the two in the rain-suspended game from last Saturday.

To keep the winning streak alive, the Catfish have their work cut out for them. They complete the rain-suspended game Thursday afternoon, down 5-0 in the bottom of the 2nd, but with a runner on third.

The suspended game will complete 9 innings, followed by a 7-inning contest.

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