Carpenter Throws Complete Game in 7-2 Cougar Victory
Columbus – The seventh Columbus State University baseball team used a three-run first inning to defeat Northern Kentucky 7-2 Saturday afternoon in the first game of a three-game series at Ragsdale Field.
J.D. Pullen led the first off with a walk and advanced to second on a groundout. On a 1-2 count, Cameron Scott, singled to leftfield scoring the game's first run. After a Brett Teschner double, Eric Weiss grounded out to second scoring Scott. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases while Kenny Miller was hit by a pitch that allowing the third and final run of the inning to score.
Phil Smith doubled to lead off the second for Northern Kentucky (3-6) and he later scored on a sacrifice fly by Cody Cooper.
The Cougars (13-3) scored an unearned run in the third as Scott drew a two-out walk. Teschner roped a double to left-centerfield and a throwing error by the second baseman allowed Scott to score all the way from first.
Tyler Carpenter (3-1) pitched his best ball in the middle innings of the game as retired 15 batters in a row at one point. Brad Clement broke the streak in the seventh as he lined a singled into rightfield.
The Norse cut the lead to 4-2 in the eighth as Zac Asman reached on a throwing error with one-out. After a strikeout, Carpenter hit a batter to advance Asman into scoring position. On the first pitch to Kris Hecktor, the designated hitter singled to right field picking up the RBI.
The Cougars put the game away in the eighth scoring three more. Cyle Rasmus doubled to left-centerfield to lead the frame off and scored on a throwing error by the third baseman on a Pullen bunt. Scott picked up his second RBI of the game on a single and Navarro Hall scored the games final run as the senior stole home.
Tyler Carpenter pitched a complete game allowing just two runs (one earned) on four hits. The sophomore struck out six batters while issuing only one walk.
Cameron Scott, Brett Teschner and Cameron Griffin all got two hits for the Cougars. Teschner had two doubles while Scott had two runs batted in.
Phil Smith led Northern Kentucky going 2-of-3 with two doubles.