Cleveland State Take Doubleheader Sweep Against Tusculum

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - by Evan Stutzman
RHP Jared McDonald
RHP Jared McDonald

Cleveland State swept Tusculum College in their Wednesday doubleheader winning game one by a score of 20-10 and game two 6-5.

Ryan Inches was the starter in what was the highest scoring game of the Cougars season. Inches pitched 1.1 innings allowing 5 earned runs, 2 walks while striking out 3.

Justin Coleman who came on in relief received the win in game one, pitching 2.1 innings, allowing 5 walks while striking out 3. Lucas Sykes, Collin Grove and Noah Peterson all pitched in game one, combining for 3.1 innings, allowing 3 earned runs, 3 walks while striking out 6. 

Cleveland State's offense put on a show in game one, totaling 20 runs off of 20 hits with 17 RBIs. The Cougars drew 6 walks and struck out only 6 times. Hunter Oliver finished the game with two solo home runs and 4 RBI's. Noah Hill, Brandon Mason, Trey Vanderpool and Cameron Hankins each finished with 3 RBI's and Logan Peterson tallied 2 RBI's. Brandon Mason and Trey Vanderpool each secured a stolen base in the game as well. 

Game two saw a much more closer final with the Cougars winning 6-5. Jackson Etter started, pitching 1 inning allowing 2 earned runs, 2 walk with 1 strike out. Corey Linz and Brock Browning came on in relief combining for 4 innings, allowing 2 earned runs, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Greg Tye came on to close out the game and ended up receiving the win, pitching 2 innings while striking out 2. 

The Cougars struck first in game two thanks to a Hunter Oliver RBI double. Logan Peterson also doubled in the first inning, scoring Oliver as Cleveland State took a 2-0 lead. Tusculum responded in the bottom of the 1st inning with 3 runs of their own, taking a 3-2 lead over the Cougars. Tusculum extended their lead in the 2nd inning, adding 2 runs to push lead lead to 5-2. Tusculum couldn't score again after that as Cleveland State added 4 runs to complete the comeback and take the sweep, 6-5. 

In total, Cleveland State had 9 hits with 5 RBIs. Noah Peterson, Hunter Oliver and Logan Peterson each doubled in game two while Oliver, Hooper Mills and Trey Martin each finished with an RBI. Logan Peterson finished with 2 RBI's. The Cougars were quick on the basepath as Noah Peterson swiped two bags while Logan Peterson and Hooper Mills each stole a base as well.

The sweep brings the Cougars record to 33-14 (11-9) and extends their current winning streak to 11. On the season Cleveland State is batting .329 with an on base percentage of .426 and a slugging percentage of .490 with 37 home runs.

Next up the Cougars will take on Dyersburg State in their final home series of the regular season. Game one will take place on Friday, April 20th at 2:00 PMwith games two and three taking place on Saturday, April 21st starting at noon. Sophomore recognition will take place on saturday as Cleveland State will honor their soon to be graduating sophomore players. Be sure to come out to the ball park on Saturday to support your local Cleveland State Cougars.


PHOTOS: East Hamilton Tames Bears, 63-60

PHOTOS: Bearettes Dump Lady Hurricanes, 75-38

PREP BASKETBALL MONDAY, JANUARY 21 Sale Creek at Marion Co. TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 Baylor at MBA Walker Valley at Ooltewah Soddy Daisy at Cleveland Rhea Co. at Sale Creek ... (click for more)



PREP BASKETBALL MONDAY, JANUARY 21 Sale Creek at Marion Co. TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 Baylor at MBA Walker Valley at Ooltewah Soddy Daisy at Cleveland Rhea Co. at Sale Creek Tyner at Red Bank South Pittsburg at Lookout Valley McCallie at Ensworth Hixson at Central East Ridge at Sequatchie Co. East Hamilton at Bradley Notre Dame at CSAS Chattanooga ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: East Hamilton Tames Bears, 63-60

Breaking News

Angry City Council Wants Answers On Incident Caught On Video Of Man Being Beaten By City Police Officer; Asks DA For Independent Probe

Angry City Council members said they want answers on an incident caught on camera of a Chattanooga Police officer shown beating a man after a traffic stop. The council on Tuesday night voted to ask District Attorney Neal Pinkston to carry out an independent investigation of the incident from last March. Councilman Russell Gilbert said, "I want to see a change in our ... (click for more)

"Financial Predator" Gets 43-Year Prison Sentence In Dalton

Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris on Tuesday sentenced Cara Ann Williams (also known as Kaesarea Williams) to serve a total of 43 years without the possibility of parole on 16 total counts including aggravated identity fraud, forgery, financial transaction card theft and false statements. The sentence will run concurrent with a five-year no parole sentenced ordered by Judge ... (click for more)


Fake News Strikes Again And Again

Two major stories exploded across the headlines this past week which confirm my opinion that the mainstream media (MSM) is biased, incompetent, and can seldom be trusted to impart the news fairly and accurately. The first instance was the BuzzFeed story regarding Michael Cohen and how he allegedly lied on President Trump's behalf to Congress. Virtually all of the big media outlets ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Walmart vs 535 Morons

There is an anonymous paper on the Internet that tells how Walmart could do a better job running America instead of the pompous flops and duds we send to Washington. Please try to connect the dots on Walmart’s 1.6 million employees and the obscene profits that they make versus our 535 members of Congress who blow through money while “WallyWorld” churns out an average of $20-thousand ... (click for more)