Catfish Comeback comes up short

Catfish lose another one run heartbreaker

Alton, Illinois (June 5th, 2024). The Catfish drop to 2-5 on the season as they can’t complete the comeback at Alton on Wednesday night. The Catfish are still winless on the road under new skipper Phil Butler.

Kam Dohogne was the tough luck loser tonight after pitching a gem in his first outing. He was sent back out into the 5th after only giving up one through four, an unearned run at that. He left with the score knotted at two as Corey Bunselmeyer who just arrived earlier in the day didn’t get much time to unpack. He was thrown into a tough situation and gave up two runs on a couple hits, both charged to Dohogne. After five innings the score was 4-2 in favor of Alton. Bunslemeyer stayed in for the 6th and then when he came back out for his 3rd inning of work he was touched for two more runs that made the score 6-2 infavor of the River Dragons after seven innings.

In the 8th the Catfish would get some help as they mounted their comeback. Stratton struck out to lead off the inning but then McCaleb (Christian Borthers College), walked as did Henley Parker (JeffCo). Corbin Mallot (Purdue) then singled up the middle to load the bases. Alex Kowolski (Lincoln Memorial University) walked to bring in McCaleb. Ty Allen (Belmont University) then singled in Mallot and Parker to make the score 7-5. Quniton Borders (Crowder College) reached on an error to load the bases once again. The Alton manager had seen enough.

In came their closer, Dubois, who was lights out. Other than the balk that was called to make the score 7-6, he shut down the Catfish batters. He ended the 8th by striking out Crowden and nazarenus to leave runners starnded on 2nd and 3rd. Jordan Riley (Bute College) shut down the River Dragons in the 8th and the Catfish had one more chance. Dubois said not today. Easton Moore (Winthrop) stepped in to pinch hit and struck out. McCaleb then grounded out Parker struck out to end the game.

The Catfish lose their 3rd one run contest of the season and fall to 2-5. They head back home for a three game set Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hopefully getting back to Capaha will wake up the Catfish bats.