Columbus State Routs Fort Valley State
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Columbus – The Columbus State offense erupted for 15 runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 15-0 shutout over Fort Valley State University in a non-conference tilt Tuesday afternoon at Cougar Field in Columbus, Georgia.
The Lady Cougars improve to 29-17 on the year while FVSU falls to 11-25.
Just like the first game, CSU got on the board in the first inning, this time putting a four spot on the board. Nina Rubio was hit by a pitch then proceeded to steal second before scoring on a RBI single by Morgan Knight. Casey Googe and Kara Gordon also had singles as Gordon drove in Knight with her base knock to leftfield.
Googe would later score on a wild pitch making it 3-0 before Staffins scored on a RBI groundout by Kelsey Gilliam.
Columbus State took advantage of four walks and picked up seven hits in the second inning to post their largest run output in an inning this season crossing the plate 11 times.
A walk and wild pitch put Suzanne Carney at second base which was followed by back-to-back RBI singles by Rubio and Knight. Googe was then hit by a pitch before two straight walks forced in the third run of the inning.
Following a RBI single and a strikeout, Kaycee Meeks laced a two-run double making it a 10-0 ballgame. Carney and Rubio again reached safely via a walk and single, again loading the bases in the inning. Knight then deposited her 10th homerun of the season over the wall to close out the coring in the ballgame.
Kelsey Gilliam limited the Lady Wildcats offense to just two hits in the contest. She notched her second shutout of the season as she improved to 5-3 on the year. Rubio and Knight were the stars offensively as they each went 3-for-3 at the plate combing to score six runs and drive in eight.
Ashle Parmer suffered the loss for FVSU allowing all 15 runs on 13 hits and seven walks. She did have one of the two hits for Fort Valley while Mic Thompson had the other.
Columbus State is right back in action tomorrow afternoon as they host West Georgia in another non-conference matchup. It will also serve as Senior Day for Kristen Gregory, the lone senior on this year's team. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.