Catfish win first game of the 2nd half 7-2 at Dubois County

Huntingburg, IN (July 2,2024)

Jorge Romero who led the entire Prospect League in ERA last summer has been good again in 2024 for the Catfish. Tonight, leading off the second half of the season, Romero was almost perfect. In the longest outing by any Catfish pitcher so far, Romero pitched seven innings, allowing no runs and only 3 hits. He struck out five and walked only one. Lowering his era on the season to 1.80.

“He was amazing tonight,” said Catfish skipper Phil Butler. “We didn’t win the first half and we all know we need to start strong in July, Jorge was huge tonight.”

The Catfish had some roster turnover the last week as many teams do at the half way point. GM Mark Hogan is excited about the additions. “We added some key pieces to the puzzle this week and some of them showed bi in their first game with the Catfish,” said Hogan. Indeed they did. In the lineup for the first time this season were Owen Henne and Owen Mandler from Seton Hill College. Moises Rosario from Santa Domingo, PR and Cordell Coburn from John A Logan were also playing in their first game for the Fish. Henne finished 1-4 with an rbi and a walk, Mandler finished 1-3, the big blow being a 2 run homer. Coburn was 2-4 with and rbi and 2 runs scored and Rosarion was the only new player who didn’t get a hit going 0-5.

JJ Williams stayed hot with 2 hits as did Jackson native Steven Schneider as he hit an inside the park home run in the 4th when the outfielder hit the wall chasing a deep fly ball. Cooper, the Dubois County left fielder was okay. In all the Catfish scratched out 11 hits and scored seven runs. They drew four walks and in their best performance of the season, only struck out four times.

The Catfish are back in action Wednesday night at home when they take on the Jackson Rockabillys in a conference game. Come on out as the game starts at 6:35pm. Gates open at 5:35pm. Buy tickets at