Jen Isasi Pitches Columbus State to 4-1 Victory Over King College
Columbus – The Columbus State softball team used some timely hitting and a solid pitching performance to defeat King College 4-1 Friday afternoon in a non-conference matchup at Cougar Field. The Lady Cougars improve to 31-8 on the year while KC drops to 9-20.
Jen Isasi (3-0) was dynamite in the circle for Columbus State limiting King College to just four hits on the afternoon, the first of which didn't come until the third inning. She issued only one walk in the contest while striking out two in the complete game effort.
CSU got on the board early in the first inning which began with Morgan Knight drawing a one-out walk and advancing to second on a Casey Googe single up the middle. Morgan Staffins then ripped a double on the first pitch she saw to the left-centerfield fence bringing in both runners for a 2-0 Lady Cougars advantage.
Columbus State tacked on another run in the fourth inning extending their lead to 3-0. With one out in the frame, Kara Gordon was hit by a pitch then stole second base, her 20th of the season before advancing to third on a wild pitch. Rocky Hemmer then hit a sacrifice fly plating Gordon.
The bases were full of Lady Cougars in the bottom half of the fifth inning for CSU, but they were unable to blow the game open with a key hit.
Aubrey Hutt got things going for King College in the sixth with a one-out bunt single. After another fly out put two in the books, Stephanie Mueller hit a double to straightaway centerfield scoring Hutt all the way from first.
CSU answered right back in the bottom of the inning when Knight singled in Isasi who reached on a walk earlier in the inning.
Staffins went 1-for-2 at the plate driving in a pair of runs and drawing a walk while Knight, Googe and Bullard all went 1-for-3. Keeley Kennedy and Isasi each drew two free passes.
Samantha Watts (5-11) suffered the loss for KC allowing four runs on four hits and seven walks in six innings of work. Hutt, Mueller and Christy Kooch were all 1-for-3 at the dish while Brittney Watson picked up the other hit.