Tampa Bay Recognizes Salem as Minor League Player of the MonthMay 9, 2008 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Columbus Catfish
Emeel Salem, a 23 year old outfielder, hit .288 in his first taste of full-season baseball this April. Salem also stole a professional baseball high 21 stolen bases while only being caught 3 times.
Jeremy Hellickson, a 21 year old starting pitcher, is remembered fondly by Catfish fans after going 13-3 with a 2.67 ERA for the South Atlantic League Champions last year. Hellickson has continued to excel at Vero Beach this April, going 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA in 5 starts, striking out 41 while only walking 2 batters.
The Catfish finish their 4-game series at Augusta this Friday and Saturday. Columbus returns home on Monday, May 12th at 7:00 to open an eight game home stand against the Hickory Crawdads (Pirates) and the Augusta GreenJackets (Giants).
Tickets may be purchased by calling (706) 571-8866 or by ordering online at www.columbuscatfish.com. The Golden Park ticket office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Catfish are the Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.
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