Softball takes a three-game winning streak into the TCCAA Tournament on Sunday. They will open postseason play at 1:30 ET on Sunday in a play-in game against Southwest Tennessee.
The Lady Cougars, who completed the regular season with a 22-20 record and a 13-16 conference mark, are coming off of a fantastic series in which they took three-of-four in Dyersburg, Tenn. on April 27 and 28. Cleveland State also is 2-0 against the Lady Saluqis this year, sweeping the rain-marred series at home on April 18.
The Lady Cougars will hope that Emily Yell will continue to get on base and Aubrie Bowman will continue to drive her in. In the Dyersburg series, Yell was 9-for-15 with an RBI while Bowman was 7-for-7 with eight RBI and two home runs. Cleveland State will also continue to rely upon Kaitlyn Pickens on the mound. She is first in the TCCAA with 157 strikeouts, second in the TCCAA with a 2.17 ERA, and third in wins with 14.
All of Lady Cougars' tournament games will be streamed on the NJCAA Network under Region VII. The link is listed here. (To find each game, select "softball" as the section and then search Region VII in the search box.)
LAST THREE SERIES:
April 27 & 28 at Dyersburg State, 3-1
April 18 vs. Southwest Tennessee, 2-0
April 12 & 13 at Vol State, 1-3
NEXT THREE SERIES:
May 5-11, TCCAA Tournament at Columbia State, TBD*
*Tournament is double elimination after the play-in round.
CSCC Team Leaders:
BA: Hailey Galvan, .404
RBI: Aubrie Bowman, 39
HR: Aubrie Bowman, 10
R: Aubrie Bowman, 45
SB: Hailey Galvan, 43 (t-second in TCCAA)
ERA: Kaitlyn Pickens, 2.17 in 132.1 IP (second in TCCAA)
K: Kaitlyn Pickens, 157 in 132.1 IP (first in TCCAA)
STCC TEAM LEADERS:
BA: Jennie Bryant, .428 (fifth in TCCAA)
RBI: Jennie Bryant, 68 (first in TCCAA)
HR: Jennie Bryant & MaKayla Pugh, 12 (t-third in TCCAA)
R: Caillin Stricklin, 56 (third in TCCAA)
SB: Caillin Stricklin, 21
ERA: Destiny Upton, 4.09 in 109.2 IP
K: Hannah Finley, 82 in 107.0 IP (fourth in TCCAA)
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