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Lady Cougars sweep Georgia Southwestern

COLUMBUS, Ga. – No. 19 Columbus State completed a doubleheader sweep of Georgia Southwestern picking up an 8-0 victory in five innings in game two of the Peach Belt Conference match-up played at Cougar Field.

Taylor Turner was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst as she upped her mark to 8-3 on the season.  The sophomore worked five innings allowing just four hits and a pair of walks while striking out three.

CSU got on the board first in the bottom of the second which began with a Kristen Carr one-out double off the centerfield wall.  Next up was Kaycee Meeks who traded places as she picked up her first double of the season allowing Carr to score on the play.  After an infield flyout, Bree Nowlin smacked a double in the right-centerfield gap bringing home Meeks giving the home team a 2-0 advantage.

Kori Waugh led off the third inning with a solo home run over the leftfield wall pushing the lead to 3-0.  It was Waugh's 13th homer of the season which leads the PBC.

Branigan Wix singled to leftfield and Taylor Turner walked bringing up Carr with a pair of runners on.  Down 1-2 in the count, the sophomore deposited the ball onto the batting cages behind the wall in left-centerfield for her seventh home run of the year.

The bottom of the order was at it again in the fifth as Carr drew a leadoff walk followed by a single through the left side by Meeks.  Chandler Padgett and Nina Rubio came on and pinch-ran for the Lady Cougars and each scored after Nowlin ripped a single up the middle enacting the run rule.

At the plate, Waugh (2-for-3, run, RBI), Carr (2-for-2, walk, two runs, three RBIs), Meeks (2-for-2, walk, run, RBI) and Nowlin (2-for-2, walk, three RBIs) all had multi-hit performances. 

Ashley Cavender dropped to 7-9 on the year as she surrendered six runs on six hits and a walk in only 2.1 innings of action.  Allison Pastor worked the final two innings giving up two runs on three hits and three walks.  Four different Hurricanes picked up a hit in the contest for GSW.

Columbus State now stands at 27-11 on the year and 8-2 in conference action while GSW falls to 22-22 and boasts a 6-10 mark in league play.

The Lady Cougars return to the diamond as they welcome Augusta State to Cougar Field on Friday.  First pitch of the PBC doubleheader is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET.

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