After a tough string of wins in elimination games, softball's magical run in the TCCAA Tournament came to an end with a 5-4 loss to Walters State on Wednesday.
After finding themselves down 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth, the Lady Cougars refused to go down without a fight. In the fourth inning, C Tori Ogle (1-for-3) doubled to score 1B Auburn Collake (1-for-4) to make the score 5-1. In the fifth, Cleveland State struck again, making it 5-2 when 2B Sadie Coons (1-for-3) scored on Hailey Galvan's (1-for-4, 2 RBI) groundout.
In the seventh inning, down to their final two outs, the Lady Cougars fought back again, as SS Aubrie Bowman (0-for-2) just missed a homerun to tie the game at 5-5, but scored LF Emily Yell on a sacrifice fly for a 5-3 score. Galvan then singled to score Coons and bring the Lady Cougars within one run at 5-4, but Cleveland State was not able to drive in the tying run with two outs.
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