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Braves Drown the Fish

August 30, 2008 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Rome Braves News Release

Rome, GA - A sellout crowd of 5,105 saw the Rome Braves defeat the Columbus Catfish at State Mutual Stadium Saturday night by a final score of 6-2.

The Braves didn't hesitate to get on the board in the first inning. CJ Lee got on with a single and advanced to second on a Luis Sumoza bunt. Lee scored on an Adam Coe base hit, giving Rome the lead 1-0. In the third, Columbus tied the game on a Mike McCormick (13) homerun.

In the fourth inning, Rome took the lead again when Cody Johnson slammed a home run (26) making the score 2-1. The Catfish tied the game in the sixth 2-2 after Reid Fronk singled and later scored on a Stephen Vogt base hit.

Rome regained the lead in the sixth as Luis Sumoza walked and advanced to second on a John Gilmore single. Chris Shehan then tripled home both runners for the 4-2 score. Later, Sime reached on a walk and Chris Anderson doubled scoring both Shehan and Sime for the 6-2 lead.

The Braves bullpen held the Catfish the rest of the game for the victory.

Michael Mehlich (2-3) gets the win for Rome while Brian Flores (9-7) is tagged with the loss for Columbus.

Rome and Columbus meet again tomorrow at 2pm. For ticket information contact the Rome Braves at 706-378-5144 or long onto .

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