Cleveland State Cougars pounce, win Roane State series

Cleveland State Cougars pounce, win Roane State series

March 27th, 2012 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Cody Commons

Photo by Matt Fields-Johnson

Cleveland State won its rain-delayed TCCAA baseball series at Roane State by beating the Raiders 12-1 in Monday's game, following a 22-9 Cougars win and a 5-3 Roane win Sunday in Harriman.

Cody Commons was 4-for-4 with a run and an RBI and Colin Sullivan and Damo DeMatteo each had two hits and two RBIs for the Cougars (19-11, 5-7) in Monday's game, and each of the three had an extra-base hit. DeAndre Allen was 2-for-4, stole three bases and scored three runs, and Ross Spurgeon and Hunter Hammond combined to pitch a four-hitter.

Michael Hargrove was 4-for-4 with a home run, a triple, five RBIs and four runs in the Cougars' Sunday win, when Derek Shugart was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, Colby Harmon, Commons and Allen each had three hits and three runs and Harmon, Sullivan and Allen added two RBIs each. Hargrove was 2-for-2 with two walks and Commons was 2-for-3 in the loss.

Eric Brown was 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs in Roane's win.

Chattanooga State also played Sunday and Monday -- at Volunteer State -- and won 5-0 Sunday with a run in the eighth inning and four in the ninth. Tripp White pitched into the eighth and got the win with relief from Taylor Patterson and a save for Cody Hartley. That lifted the Tigers to 26-8 overall, 8-2 in the TCCAA.

• North Alabama 7, Tennessee Wesleyan 5: Sunday at Athens, J.P. LaMunyon drove in two runs as the NCAA Division II visitors edged their NAIA hosts. For TWC (26-6), Jake Stone had a two-run single in the first inning, Stephen Branca scored two runs and Travis Burnside and Branca each had two hits and an RBI.

Lady Cougars go 3-1

The Cleveland State softball team won 6-0 and 5-3 in TCCAA play Friday at Dyersburg State and won 6-5 in eight innings and lost 7-1 Saturday at Southwest Tennessee.

Meghan Smith pitched a three-hitter Friday and got another win Saturday, when Ashlen Mitchell homered and Sydney Howell doubled and singled in the first game and Casey Griffin had three hits for the Lady Cougars (11-11, 3-1) in game two. Griffin, Howell and Halen Weeks each had three hits in the second game at Dyersburg.

• Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4, Carson-Newman 0-3: Sunday at Jefferson City, Lady Bears ace Dawon Millwood from Hixson improved to 20-5 with the two one-run South Atlantic Conference wins. She pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts in game one, when she got Lady Eagles shortstop Shelby Robertson from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe for the final out on a 12-pitch at-bat with the tying and winning runs on third and second.

Bri Shoemake from Ooltewah was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Ridgeland graduate Caitlyn Lance had an RBI single for Carson-Newman in the second game.