Cleveland State Baseball Completes Sweep Against Vincennes

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - by Evan Stutzman

The Cleveland State Baseball team had their home opener on Sunday, a doubleheader against Vincennes University. It was a sweep for the Cougars, winning game one, 10-1, and game two, 3-2.

Trey Martin got things started for the Cougars in the 3rd inning, blasting a solo home run to right field.

Vincennes quickly answered in the top of the 4th inning, tying the game up a 1 a piece. The bottom of the 4th inning was where the Cougars opened the floodgates, scoring 6 runs, including a Hunter Oliver RBI double. Vincennes had no answer after the 4th inning, while Cleveland State added two more runs to their total, eventually ending the game in a 10-1 Cougar victory. Hooper Mills got the win on the mound, going 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run while issuing 8 strikeouts.

As for game two of the doubleheader, the Cougars took care of business with a 6-5 victory. Sophomore Hooper Mills got the first Cleveland State run on the board with a score off a wild pitch in the 2nd inning. Vincennes answered in the top of the 3rd inning, tying the game at 1 each. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, CSCC catcher Hunter Oliver crushed a 2 run homerun regaining the lead for the Cougars. By the top of the 6th inning, Vincennes had taken a 5-3 lead. Cleveland State answered with a 3 run performance in the bottom of the 6th inning and after a shutout 7th inning, Cleveland State wins with a final score of 6-5. Starting pitcher Ryan Lloyd finished with 5 innings pitched, allowed 2 earned runs and tossed 7 strikeouts. Reliever Greg Tye ended up with the win, going 1.1 innings while striking out 2.

The sweep puts Cleveland State's record at 4-2. They'll look to continue in the win column as they take on Gordon State College at 2:00 PMon Tuesday, February 20th at home.



PREP SCHEDULES

FOOTBALL   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Brentwood Academy at Baylor Boyd-Buchanan at Chattanooga Christian McMinn Co. at Bradley Brainerd at Signal Mountain Howard at Central Cleveland at Maryville Heritage Copper Basin at South Pittsburg Sequoyah at East Hamilton Anderson Co. at East Ridge Grace at Ezell Harding ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: Pucker Up Factor Doomed The Vols Against Florida

The Tennessee-Florida game last weekend was very, very tough to watch. I'm not alone because Vols' fans everywhere have spent the last 48 hours or so expressing their lament on social media. A  select few of them have called for the firing of Coach Jeremy Pruitt after just four games. I picked Tennessee to win because I actually thought they would play with enough emotion and ... (click for more)

Girl, 9, Killed When Vehicle Is Struck From The Rear On Cummings Highway In Lookout Valley

A nine-year-old student at Lookout Valley Elementary School was killed when a vehicle was rear-ended while waiting to turn into the new Taco Bell on Cummings Highway in Lookout Valley late Monday afternoon. Four vehicles wound up being involved in the 5:18 p.m. crash, and several people were taken to the hospital. On 09/24/2018 at approximately 5:18 p.m. a fatal injury ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Killed By Hit And Run Driver On Lee Highway On Monday Night

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Lee Highway on Monday night. At 8:49 p.m., Chattanooga Police Traffic was notified about a possible pedestrian struck at    7356 Lee Highway. The caller said she was driving south on Lee Highway and noticed a shoe in the center turning lane and a body in the ditch. Hamilton County EMS arrived on ... (click for more)

Why I'm Voting Republican And So Should You

For much of my life, the commitment to the Democratic Party has puzzled me. I was raised to analyze both sides of issues and to make an intelligent decision based upon that information. The values of self-reliance, hard work, and individual liberty that I grew up with were the same American values that have made this country exceptional. As I have grown older, I have witnessed ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT’s Genius Stroke

If all goes as (very carefully) planned, the most dynamic president to be hired at the University of Tennessee since the legendary Andy Holt retired in 1970, will be ushered into office today by the university’s board of trustees. The selection of Randy Boyd to take over his ala mater is a genius stroke and certainly seems to solidify two of life’s greatest truths. The first ... (click for more)