Columbus Snaps Losing Streak with Shutout Win Against Waleska

by Bryce Koon

COLUMBUS, GA.- The Columbus Chatt-a-Hoots (6-10) exorcised their weekend frustrations on Monday night, as they snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-0 win over the Waleska Wild Things (5-9). The victory also sprung the Chatt-a-Hoots into sixth place in the Sunbelt League standings.

Columbus struck early as Zac Rice came across to score on a double-steal attempt in the bottom of the first inning to give Columbus an early 1-0 lead. It would be a pitching duel for the next couple of innings, as Hoots starter Trent Hodgdon dazzled through four shutout innings. The West Virginia commit struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits on the night. 

The offense sprung to life in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Columbus pushed across five runs. The most notable was a two-RBI double off the bat of Jesse Donohoe. 

The bullpen picked up where Hodgdon left off as they combined to toss five scoreless frames en route to the win. Lefty reliever Logan Seehafer pitched two scoreless, and Davis Livingston, Jon Jon Brown, and Ryan Middleton each completed a scoreless frame. 

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The Hoots will head back on the road for one game against the Waleska Wild Things on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM ET.