Columbus Drops Doubleheader and the Series Against Alpharetta
COLUMBUS, GA.- With an opportunity to change the momentum of the weekend, the Chatt-a-hoots (5-10) dropped both games of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon against the Alpharetta Aviators (8-5).
Designated as the home team in game one, Alpharetta struck first in the bottom of the first inning. The Aviators added three more runs in the second to take a commanding 4-0 lead.
Columbus finally got on the board in the fourth inning, with an RBI double from Cole Mathis scoring Matt McDade. The Chatt-a-Hoots added another in the fifth, as Josh Heath came across to score off of an error, cutting the deficit to 4-2.
However, the Aviators stormed back with three runs in the bottom half of the fifth to jump out to a commanding 7-2 lead. Columbus would put together a late rally in the seventh but mustered just one run making it a 7-3 final.
In the second game, the bats went quiet for Columbus. The Chatt-a-Hoots managed just two hits off the Aviators pitching staff and no runs.
Alpharetta used timely hitting to push across five runs en route to the shutout win and series sweep. The Columbus offense was unable to backup what was an efficient outing from right-handed pitcher. Brian Trepanier (5 IP, 2 ER, 4K)
Columbus has a quick turnaround as they host the Waleska Wild Things on Monday, June 5th . First pitch is set for 7:05 PM ET.