Catfish end the 1st half by beating the Rockabillys 8-3

Cape Girardeau, MO (June 30, 2024)

The Catfish have known for a while that the first half was not theirs to win. 2-10 in one run games and leading the league with 270 strikeouts was too much to overcome. That doesn’t mean they couldn’t get some good looks at players and get ready for a second half run. That’s exactly what they did Sunday afternoon at Capaha Field.

Jesse Komoroski (Midway University) got his first start of the summer and man did he impress. He threw five innings, matching his season total, giving up no runs on five hits, striking out three and walking none. When he left the Fish were breezing 5-0. “I felt really good today,” said Komoroski. “I have struggled a bit to throw strikes but today I felt great on the mound.”

The Catfish scored one run in the second when Steven Schneider slapped a 2 out single to left scoring Bryce Cannon. The score would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the 5th when the Catfish plated six on doubles by Cannon and Nazarenus. When the bullpen came in the Catfish lead was 7-0 and the game was in good hands. Ty Allen pithced 2 scoreless, Richardson gave up two runs in his one inning and Marchi finished it up allowing one run making the final score 8-3 in favor of the Catfish.

The Catfish will lose Cannon, Marchi and Allen but will bring in four new players. They are back in action Tuesday July 1st when they make their first trip to Dubois County to take on the Bombers.