Baseball opens a weekend series with conference rival Columbia State at Dave Hall Field in Columbia, Tenn. on Friday. Friday's game will start at 3:00 ET and Saturday's doubleheader will begin at 1:00 ET.
The Cougars are coming off a 1-1 series with Piedmont College's JV team on Tuesday. The split puts them at 15-11 on the season. They also are fourth in the TCCAA with a 6-4 conference record have won six of their last eight games.
The Chargers sit at 11-19 after winning their series with Southwest Tennessee 2-1 last Friday and Saturday. They sit at 6-6 in the conference, good for sixth in the TCCAA. They are led by Alex Carignan offensively. He is batting .344 with 25 RBI and 4 home runs this year.
After this series, Cleveland State will welcome Piedmont JV to Cougar Field on Monday. Their doubleheader with the Lions will begin at 1:00 ET.
LAST THREE SERIES:
March 26 at Piedmont JV, 1-1
March 22 & 23 vs. Chatt State, 2-1
March 18 at Bryan JV, 2-0
NEXT THREE SERIES:
April 1 vs. Piedmont JV, doubleheader beginning at 1:00 ET
April 5 & 6 vs. Walters State, 4/5 at 2:00 ET, 4/6 doubleheader beginning at 12:00 ET
April 10 at Tusculum JV, doubleheader beginning at 4:00 ET
CLEVELAND TEAM LEADERS:
BA: Tucker Mendenhall, .380
RBI: Rhett Baldwin, 25
HR: Rhett Baldwin, 4
R: Tucker Mendenhall, 23
SB: Tucker Mendenhall, 18 (second in TCCAA)
ERA: Ethan Walls, 4.50 in 30.0 IP
K: Ryan Inches, 54 in 34.1 IP (second in TCCAA)
COLUMBIA TEAM LEADERS:
BA: Alex Carignan, .344
RBI: Alex Carignan, 25
HR: Alex Carignan, 4
R: Justin Carlin, 20
SB: Alex Carignan, 14 (fourth in TCCAA)
ERA: No qualified leaders
K: Brandon Johnson, 31 in 26.2 IP
1. Walters State, 30-5 overall, 9-1 TCCAA
2. Motlow State, 22-8 overall, 9-1 TCCAA
3. Dyersburg State, 22-9 overall, 8-4 TCCAA
4. Cleveland State, 15-11 overall, 6-4 TCCAA
5. Jackson State, 18-12 overall, 5-5 TCCAA
6. Columbia State, 11-19 overall, 6-6 TCCAA
7. Chattanooga State, 17-10 overall, 3-6 TCCAA
8. Roane State, 7-11 overall, 3-7 TCCAA
9. Volunteer State, 10-18 overall, 2-9 TCCAA
10. Southwest Tennessee, 10-20 overall, 2-0 TCCAA
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