Catfish hang on to win a close one

Catfish beat Dubois County 3-2

Cape Girardeau, MO. (June 6th, 2024). Nothing is easy for the Cape Catfish this season. After going 12-0 to start the season in 2023, the Catfish and new manager Phil Butler keep coming up just short game after game. That changed Thursday night in front of the home crowd at Capaha Park. The Catfish were able to get a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 4th and then they turned the game over to their bullpen.

Four Catfish pitchers, Drew Wedgeworth (Missouri State), Isaac Vedder (Three Rivers CC), Walker Brodt (Winthrop) and Arlon Butts (Arkansas State) combined for five scoreless innings. Wedgeworth got the win, his first as a Catfish while Butts got his first save.

There wasn’t a ton of offense for the Fish, Crowden had a two hit night and scored two runs. But this night belonged to the terrific bullpen the Catfish GM Mark Hogan has assembled. “We are struggling at the plate so far this season,” said Catfish GM Mark Hogan. “That will change soon when we get a little deeper into the summer. Our pitching has been lights out.”

The Catfish move to 3-5 and Dubois County, in their first season in the Prospect League, fall to 1-8.

The Catfish are back here tomorrow night to take on REX Baseball.