Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Catalanotto Drives Suns to Victory

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Catalanotto Drives Suns to Victory

Article excerpt

If this four-game series against Carolina is a preview of the

first round of the Southern League playoffs, the Jacksonville

Suns should be pretty pleased with themselves.

With a 7-6 win over the Mudcats last night in front of 5,215 at

Wolfson Park, the Suns regained first place in the Eastern

Division -- holding a half-game lead over Carolina.

Second baseman Frank Catalanotto broke open a 5-5 tie in the

sixth with a two-run triple. It was Catalanotto's second hit of

the game and gave him five RBI for the evening.

Catalanotto also ended the game when he made the final putout

while being bowled over by Carolina baserunner Charles Peterson.

No one knew the final outcome of the tackle until Catalanotto

raised his glove.

"A lot of things are coming together for me right now," said

Catalanotto. "To tell you the truth, I didn't know if I had the

ball or not."

However, the game was marred when Jacksonville's Pork Chop

Pough, starting his first game for the Suns, was hit in the

mouth by reliever Shawn Holman in the seventh. …

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