Catfish drop their 4th one run game

Catfish errors costly late

Cape Girardeau, MO (June 7th, 2024). The crowd was big and loud as the anticipation of local pitching sensation, John Paul Sauer was set to make his first collegiate start and first Catfish start. He didn’t disappoint. His first pitch is one he’ll never forget as it sailed 400 feet over the left field wall for a home run. The next pitch a line drive single up the middle, the runner stole second on the next pitch. Welcome to college baseball JP.

If you know the young man you know it takes an awful lot to rattle him. He took a deep breath and for the next six innings he allowed only one more run and that was unearned. He left after six innings in a 2-2 game with a stat line that read: six innings pitched, three hits, two runs (one earned), four strikeouts and two walks. Tulane is getting a very nice arm in July if Friday night was any indication.

Like so many games this season, the Catfish couldn’t get a timely hit when they needed it. The defense committed four more errors that really changed the game. When you play in a league as good and balanced as the Prospect League, you can’t give teams four and five outs an inning and expect to win.

The Catfish now sit alone at the bottom of the Western Conferences South division at 3-6, 3.5 games behind league leading O’Fallon Hoots who just happened to be who comes to town Saturday night. One of these games the Fish will end up on the right side of a one run contest. Come on out tonight as the weather is going to be perfect!