Cleveland State Baseball Takes Series From Chattanooga State

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Cleveland State sophomore infielder Cale Morgan
Cleveland State sophomore infielder Cale Morgan

Cleveland State baseball won their series at Chattanooga State this weekend, taking game one 5-3, losing game two 12-5 and winning game three 11-3.

Hooper Mills was on the mound for the Cougars in game one, pitching 6.1 innings while allowing 3 earned runs, 4 walks while striking out 10. Mills received the win in this matchup, improving his season record to a perfect 5-0.

Greg Tye came on to close, recording his 4th save of the season against the Tigers. The Cougars scored 5 runs off of 7 hits thanks to RBI's by Noah Hill, Hunter Oliver, Logan Peterson and Tucker Mendenhall. Noah Hill and Tucker Mendenhall also a stole a base each in the 5-3 win over Chattanooga State. 

Chattanooga State took game two in the series with a 12-5 final score. Collin Grove started this game for the Cougars, lasting just one inning while allowing 4 earned runs and a walk. Brock Browning came on in relief for an inning, throwing a walk and 2 strikeouts. Jared McDonald followed, pitching one inning, issuing a walk and a strikeout. Corey Linz finished the game on the mound, pitching three innings, allowing 1 earned run while striking out two.

The Cougars faced a steep deficit by the second inning in game two as the Tigers had amassed a 10-run lead. Cleveland State did their best to turn things around; scoring 5 runs of their own but ultimately lost, 12-5. Overall, the Cougars had scored 5 runs off of 10 hits with Hunter Oliver, Logan Peterson, Cameron Payne each collecting an RBI while Tucker Mendenall had 2 RBI's. 

In the final game of the series, the Cougars took their second win against the Tigers, 11-3. Ryan Lloyd was on the mound for the Cougars in the series clinching victory, allowing only 2 earned runs, 3 walks while striking out 10 in the complete game performance. The win moves Lloyd's record to 1-2. 

Cleveland State scored 11 runs off of 12 hits in game three. Brandon Mason, Logan Peterson, Rhett Baldwin and Tucker Mendenhall each collected an RBI while Noah Hill recorded 2 RBI's and Hunter Oliver with 3 RBI's. Brandon Mason and Cameron Payne each snagged a stolen base in the victory. 

The series win moves Cleveland State's record to 18-8 (6-3). They will look to continue their winning ways as they take on Piedmont College's JV squad on the road on Tuesday starting at 1 p.m.

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