Baseball split a doubleheader Saturday at home against Chattanooga State. The Cougars lost won the series 2-1 against the Tigers, bringing their record to 14-10 overall and 6-4 in conference play.
In the first game, Cleveland State lost 9-6. 3B Rhett Baldwin was 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Tucker Mendenhall (1-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB) and C Kendall Catlett (2-for-3, 1 R) also drove in an RBI a piece. SP Ethan Walls allowed just three earned runs over 4.0 IP.
The second game went down to the wire. After Chatt State lead 4-1, the Cougars scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game. Baldwin, who was 1-for-4 with two RBI in the game, drove in LF Reid Nelson, who singled, to walk off the game in the eighth. Mendenhall was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI and P/DH Jonathan Hickman was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a run driven in. Hickman also started a great game on the mound, allowing just two earned runs with five strikeouts.
The Cougars will travel to Demorest, Ga. next to face the Lions of Piedmont College. Their doubleheader on Tuesday will begin at 1:00 ET.
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