Softball begins a four-game series this weekend at Columbia State. Their doubleheader on Friday will begin at 4:00 ET and their two-game set on Saturday is set for 1:00 ET.
The Lady Cougars are coming off of a 1-3 series against nationally-ranked Chattanooga State. They sit at 11-12 on the year and will hope to use this series to improve their 4-8 conference record, which has them sitting at ninth in the TCCAA.
The Lady Chargers are 11-16 this year and 6-8 in conference play. They most recently played last Friday and Saturday, where they won their series with Southwest Tennessee 3-1. They have also currently won five of their last six games.
Columbia State is led by Kaitlyn Scruggs offensively. She is first in the TCCAA with a .526 batting average and leads her team in RBI (27), runs scored (33) and stolen bases (8). Hayden Lee is their top pitcher with an ERA of 5.45 in 69.1 IP and 50 strikeouts.
After this series, Cleveland State will travel to Young Harris, Ga. to face their JV team. Their doubleheader will start at 2:00 ET.
LAST THREE SERIES:
March 22 & 22 vs. Chattanooga State, 1-3
March 20 vs. WGTC, 2-0
March 15 & 16 vs. Motlow State, 1-3
NEXT THREE SERIES:
April 2 at Young Harris JV, DH beginning at 2:00 ET
April 5 & 6 vs. Walters State, 4/5 DH beginning at 2:00 ET, 4/6 beginning at 12:00 ET
April 12 & 13 at Volunteer State, 4/12 DH beginning at 5:00 ET, 4/13 DH beginning at 1:00 ET
Cleveland Team Leaders:
BA: Hailey Galvan, .390
RBI: Auburn Collake, 19
HR: Kat Cechini, 3
R: Hailey Galvan, 22
SB: Hailey Galvan, 22 (third in TCCAA)
ERA: Kaitlyn Pickens, 2.38 in 70.2 IP (third in TCCAA)
K: Kaitlyn Pickens, 85 in 70.2 IP (second in TCCAA)
Columbia Team Leaders:
BA: Kaitlyn Scruggs, .526 (1st in TCCAA)
RBI: Kaitlyn Scruggs, 27 (fourth in TCCAA)
HR: Brianna Brady, 8 (second in TCCAA)
R: Kaitlyn Scruggs, 33 (third in TCCAA)
SB: Kaitlyn Scruggs, 8
ERA: Hayden Lee, 5.45 in 69.1 IP
K: Hayden Lee, 50 in 69.1 IP
1. Chattanooga State, 23-5 overall, 8-2 TCCAA
2. Walters State, 18-12 overall, 10-4 TCCAA
3. Motlow State, 14-11 overall, 8-4 TCCAA
4. Dyersburg State, 16-8 overall, 8-6 TCCAA
5. Volunteer State, 14-9 overall, 8-6 TCCAA
6. Southwest Tennessee, 22-11 overall, 6-10 TCCAA
7. Jackson State, 13-15 overall, 5-9 TCCAA
8. Columbia State, 8-15 overall, 3-7 TCCAA
9. Cleveland State, 11-12 overall, 4-8 TCCAA
10. Roane State, 5-15 overall, 3-9 TCCAA
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