No. 15 Columbus State Finishes Off Weekend Sweep of Clark Atlanta
Columbus – Cameron Scott had a weekend to remember as he and the 15th ranked Columbus State University baseball team completed a three-game weekend sweep over Clark Atlanta winning the finale 19-0 Sunday afternoon at Ragsdale Field.
Scott had another outstanding day going 5-for-5 at the plate with two doubles and a home run on his way to picking up five more RBIs. The junior also scored five runs.
For the weekend, Scott batted .833 (10-for-12) drove in 15 runs and also connected on three home runs. The junior slugged 1.833 in the three games.
The Cougars (3-0) scored at least three runs in the first five innings of action.
Scott and Brett Teschner started early in the game both picking up RBIs in the first inning. After Navarro Hall drove in J.D. Pullen for the game's first run, Scott took an outside pitch into leftfield for his first RBI of the game. Teschner drove in his teammate with a single through the right side of the infield after a Scott advanced to second on a wild pitch.
The preseason All-Peach Belt Conference designated hitter was at it again in the second as Scott lifted his third home run of the season deep over the rightfield wall driving in Hall to make the score 6-0 after two.
The Cougars scored four in the third with a leadoff walk starting the rally. Kenny Miller drew the walk and wasn't on base for long as Cyle Rasmus drove a double into the right-centerfield gap driving in his double-play partner.
After Hall legged out an infield hit bringing in Rasmus, Teschner collected his second RBI of the game with another rope through the infield. Eric Weiss brought in the final run of the inning with a sacrifice fly.
Teschner highlighted the fourth inning as he drove a double just over the leaping leftfielder driving in his third and fourth runs of the day.
In the fifth, the Cougars added five more to the scoreboard to extend their lead to 18-0. Hall picked up his third RBI of the game with a sharply hit single that the second baseman stretched out for but could not corral. Scott hit another double driving in a run, while Teschner hit a hot shot up the middle that allowed Hall to score.
Logan Dollar picked up his lone hit of the afternoon pulling a single just past third base to drive in his only run of the afternoon.
Teschner capped off his brillent day with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.
The junior catcher from Loganville, GA joined Scott in going 5-for-5 on the afternoon picking up his third double of the young season. He drove in a game high six runs.
Teschner is now batting .786 (11-for-14) after the first three games with one long ball and 11 RBIs.
Hall had a fine day at the plate as well collecting three hits in five at-bats. He knocked in three runs and also crossed the plate five times.
Will Casey (1-0) looked impressive on the mound in his Columbus State debut. The senior tossed five shutout innings allowing just one hit and issuing one free pass. Casey struck out six Clark Atlanta (0-5) batters.
Columbus State will hope to keep their bats hot next weekend as Saint Leo comes to town for a three-game series beginning on Saturday, February 11. First pitch will be at 1:00 p.m. at Ragsdale Field.