CSU Drops Final Two Games at Charger Chillout
Decatur, Ala. -- Columbus State wrapped up play in teh UAH Charger Chillout on Sunday, falling to Arkansas Tech and Delta State to close the event. The Cougars went 2-5 on the weekend and now stand at 4-6 on the season.
Against Arkansas Tech, CSU got behind early after the Golden Suns scored two runs in the first inning and added another in the third. CSU picked up a run in the fourth inning on a Kristi Bullard single to score Carrie Jones, but ATU answered with three more runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 6-1 lead.
CSU added two runs in the sixth after the Golden Suns had added an insurance run in the fifth. Rocky Hemmer provided the runs via a two-run homer to left field. ATU pitcher Chelsea Evanoff then closed out the game to earn the win. Evanoff fanned seven and allowed nine hits and three earned runs.
Jones was the only Cougar with two hits in the contest. Bullard took the loss, going 1.1 innings and allowing two earned runs. Jennifer Isasi piched 2.2 innings and allowed seven hits and three earned runs, while freshman Courtney Darr finished up with two innings of work, allowing one earned run with three strikeouts on two hits.
Against Delta State, CSU again got in a hole as the Statesmen scored three runs in the bottom of the third. DSU pitcher Kate Moreland kept the Cougars off the board until the sixth inning and finished the game scattering nine hits and allowing two earned runs with two strikeouts.
Morgan Staffins cranked a solo homer in the sixth to break up the shutout, and Carrie Jones tacked on a solo shot in the seventh for the two runs. CSU left nine runners on base in the game.
The Cougars return to action with a weekend swing through Tennessee, playing at Tusculum on Friday, Carson-Newman on Saturday, and Lincoln Memorial on Sunday.