Lady Cougars Complete Sweep of King College, Take Game Two 8-0
COLUMBUS– The Columbus State used a six run fourth inning to cruise past King College 8-0 in five innings game two this afternoon in front of 100 fans at Cougar field. CSU improves to 32-8 on the season with the sweep of the tornadoes. King College falls to 9-21 on the year.
Lauren Reader got the scoring going for Columbus State in the home half of the second, plating Kristi Bullard on an RBI single to left center. Bullard reached on a walk earlier in the inning and advanced to second on a Kara Gordon groundout.
The game would remain 1-0 until the Lady Cougars offense would explode in the bottom of the fourth. Casey Googe started the inning with a sharp single to left, followed by a single to left from Kori Waugh. Bullard followed up Waugh with another single to score Googe. Kara Gordon lined a sharp single into the gap in right center, scoring Waugh.
Following a Reader walk, Morgan Knight registered another single for CSU, this one up the middle, plating both Gordon and Bullard. Melanie Trevathan followed that up with a two RBI single of her own, bringing home Reader and Knight.
The Lady Cougars would plate six runs in the frame on seven hits to jump out in front 7-0 after four innings of play.
CSU would add one more the following inning on another single from Trevathan, her second in as many innings, scoring Keeley Kennedy on the play to make it 8-0, ending the game due to the mercy rule.
Rachel Wilmoth took the loss for King in the circle, working four innings allowing nine hits and seven earned runs. Freshman Erin Tyson picked up the win for CSU, improving to 3-1 on the year. Tyson worked five innings, allowing just three hits while also registering six strikeouts.
Bullard, Waugh, and Trevathan all registered two hits in game two to lead the 11 hit attack for the Lady Cougars. Trevathan drove in three runs and Morgan Knight also knocked in a pair of runs.
Columbus State will now turn its attention back to PBC play as Lander comes to town tomorrow for a crucial conference doubleheader. First pitch is set for 2 pm at Cougar Field.