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Cougars complete sweep of Tuskegee

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus State scored multiple runs in four innings -- including nine in the fifth -- to defeat Tuskegee 17-1 in game two of a midweek series on Wednesday at Ragsdale Field. 

CSU (14-15) picked up right where it left off from game one scoring three runs in the second inning. Back-to-back one-out singles put runners on the corners for Cameron Griffin who chased home Seth Corbitt with a sacrifice fly for the first run of the contest. After Kevan Dorsey stole second, Blake Edwards singled him home with a line drive single to rightfield. The final run of the frame came across via a wild pitch. 

Two walks in the second helped create a run for the Cougars as Corbitt capitalized singling through the right side of the infield to make it a 4-0 ballgame. 

Tuskegee (8-16) scored their lone run of the day in the fourth inning as Carson Summers walked to lead off the inning. After a sacrifice bunt, Alexander Henderson doubled down the leftfield line scoring Summers. 

The Cougars came right back in the fourth scoring a pair of runs. With the bases loaded, Cameron Scott grounded out bringing home J.D. Pullen who reached base on an infield hit. Brett Teschner followed with a sacrifice fly. 

CSU exploded in the fifth scoring nine runs to break the game open. The first eight hitters reached base safely including Ryan Lewis who doubled to leftfield that drove in a pair of runs. An error on a fielder's choice allowed two runs to score before Dorsey struck for a run scoring single to leftfield. Edwards capped off the scoring with a sacrifice fly that made the score 15-1. 

Columbus State added two more in the sixth as Scott led off with a double followed by a Hunter Bowling single up the middle. Jimmy Obermark drove in his lone run of the game during the next at-bat as he drove a ball into the outfield bringing in Scott for a sacrifice fly. Griffin brought home the final run of the game as he laced a single through the left side of the infield. 

In all, CSU recorded 15 hits with five players notching multi-hit performances. Kevan Dorsey was 3-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored while Seth Corbitt was a perfect 2-for-2 with two runs scored and drove in another. Cameron Scott drove in two more runs and Ryan Lewis went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. 

Despite just one official at-bat, Brett Teschner saw his hitting streak end at 14 games. He was 0-for-1 with a sacrifice fly and a walk. 

Martin Castro (1-1) recorded his first victory of the season for Columbus State pitching five solid innings. He allowed just one run on two hits while striking out five. Jordan Villhauer and Hart Mizell each struck out the side in their lone innings. 

For Tuskegee, Alexander Hamilton was 1-for-3 with a double and a RBI while Gene Moody recorded one hit in three at-bats. 

Jonathan Allen was hit with the loss pitching four innings allowing six runs on six hits. He issued five walks. 

Columbus State will now turn its attention to Peach Belt Conference foe Flagler as the Saints head to Columbus for a three-game series beginning on Friday. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. ET at Ragsdale Field. 

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