Catfish finally solve the Shoes as they win 10-0 on Cap giveaway day
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (July 30) – The Catfish were 0-3 against the Lucky Horseshoes coming into their second to the last home game of the season on Sunday. They threw one of the top arms in the league out on the bump as they looked to change to script. As he’s done all season, Jorge Romero (Los Angeles Pierce College) was lights out! He went five strong innings allowing no runs, only two hits, walking three and striking out four. He improved his record to 5-2 and dropped his era to 1.40 which is tied for the best era in the entire league. his teammate, Noah Gadberry (MAC) is 3rd with a 2.93.
His teammates backed his play with four runs in the second inning, the big blow coming off the bat of the Garber’s Best Dressed Player of the Game, Kaden Jeffries (Metropolitan CC). The 2-run shot was an absolute bomb and was his 4th in limited playing time. “Three weeks ago he changed his approach, looked better in BP and he’s been getting some chances to show us what he can do,” said Skipper Scott Little. Indeed he has. He is a platoon at 1b with Dee Triplett (Cumberland University) and possibly Bogenpohl (MO State) as the Catfish set their lineup for the playoffs.
The Catfish would score 10 runs on eight hits but they were given 11 walks and two batters were plunked for 13 free passes on the day. Tucker Stockman (Southern Miss) was 2-4 with a double and rbi and two runs scored. He is batting .348 in July. Teammate Kevin McCarthy (Tennessee Southern) was 2-3 and two rbi’s.
Out of the Catfish bullpen, Ray Ochoa (Cumberland University), who has been an absolute stud all summer long pitched a scoreless 6th dropping his era to 2.00 and Cam Lewis (West Virginia State) pitched a scoreless 7th as the Catfish blanked and short gamed the only team they hadn’t beaten this season that they played multiple times.
The Catfish have five regular season games left, four on the road and one last game here at Capaha next Saturday August 5th. They play back to back in Jackson tomorrow and Tuesday. They have a day off Wednesday and then head to O’Fallon and Alton before ending their season at home next Saturday.
GAME NOTES: A week from tonight the playoffs start at Capaha. One game elimination vs the Thrillbillies of Marion. The game time is 6:35pm and tickets are available on line at capecatfish.com