Thursday, August 7, 2008

Catfish win 6th straight, edge Savannah in 11

The Columbus Catfish overcame an early 4-run deficit, then won the game in extra innings Wednesday night.

The Catfish took the series opener from the Savannah Sand Gnats (Mets), 8-6, in 11 innings:

the Sand Gnats led 5-1 heading into the eighth inning before the Catfish would mount their comeback against the Savannah bullpen. Sean O'Malley tripled off Savannah reliever Jason LaVorgna with one away to begin the comeback. A walk to Reid Fronk and a single by Greg Sexton scored one and brought the 'Fish within three.

Manager Donovan Mitchell went to the bullpen and summoned Jose Bierd, who subsequently allowed a single to Stephen Vogt to score Fronk and make it 5-3 Gnats. Henry Wrigley followed with his sixth home run of the season and it was 6-5 Catfish.

Savannah tied it in the eighth and played extra innings until the 'Fish jumped out in front for good in the 11th. With two on and two out, Greg Sexton tripled off Manny Olivares to score a pair and give the Catfish an 8-6 lead. Stephen Puhl (0-2) suffered the loss.
Catfish reliever Kevin Boggan blew the save but took the win. John Baird earned the save for the Catfish.

The win was the 6th in a row for the Catfish, who are now 2 games behind Augusta. Augusta did not play Wednesday night.

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