Columbus 5, West Virginia 2 (Columbus leads 1-0). Heath Rollins pitched the Catfish to a game 1 victory in the championship series of the South Atlantic League. In 6 innings, he struck out 4 and gave up 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks. The win was Rollins’ second of the post-season to go with 17 regular season wins. Neal Frontz struck out all three batters he faced in the 9th for the save. Jahn Matulia got the scoring started with a 2-run double in the 3rd that gave the Catfish a 2-1 lead. Cesar Suarez had a home run and Quinn Stewart was 3-4 and scored 2 runs.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- D-Rays affiliates are now 9-1 in the playoffs.
- Montgomery will face the Huntsville Stars in the championship series for the second straight year. [Stacy Long’s Riverwalk Talk]
- MiLB has a preview of the IL championship series. [MiLB]