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DSC09013Two Columbia State Lady Chargers sophomores have racked up some great numbers during the regular season, making them two of the top players in the nation. Former Collinwood standout hurler Gretchen Greer is continuing to post great numbers in the circle as a NJCAA top pitcher. Greer is ranked second among the nations best with 256 strikeouts and 4th with an ERA of 1.08.  Plus Gretchen now owns the record for wins in the regular season with 27. After her season is complete with CSCC Greer will continue her college career at Middle Tennessee State University.

Sophomore Kara Brewer of Lawrenceburg has been a mainstay in the Lady Chargers  lineup for two years. She is DSC09105currently ranked 3rd nationally with a .539 batting average. Her talents in the batters-box and in center field have helped propel the Lady Chargers into the position they are now in. After her season is complete Kara will be headed to the University of North Alabama to continue her softball career.

 

The TCCAA Region VII teams will try to better their standings for tournament action starting May 8 at Columbia State this week as the regular season comes to a conclusion. The Columbia State Chargers and Lady Chargers will face Chattanooga State in two very critical series.

InDSC09301 Thursday’s play the Chargers beat the Tigers 6-4 in 9-innings and the Lady Chargers split with the
Lady Tigers in two games CSCC could have swept. Game one went 6 scoreless innings. The Lady Chargers took the lead in the bottom of the sixth 1-0 and were tied by Chatt. State on one of what would be 3 homers by the visitors. The Lady Tigers tied the game in the top of the seventh on a solo homer just barely making it over the left-center field fence. And plated two more in the eighth to take the win. In game two CSCC took very little time getting on the board as they plate four runs in the first and sail to a 5-inning run-rule trouncing 11-3. The difference, timely hits and one giant swing of the bat by Katelynne Cheatham, a grand-slam.

Game two was like night and day as the Lady Chargers cranked out timely-hit after hit and made big plays on defense as well. Here’e a few shots from the night…Friday’s action begins at noon.

 

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After losing the opening game of the three-game series with the Cougars of Cleveland State 7-2, the Columbia State Chargers put together a powerful show of determination Saturday in the days doubleheader.

CSCC trailed 3-1 through four-innings in a game that would set the tone for scoring. The Chargers would finally put together an inning of timely hits scoring three to tie the contest in the sixth. The first score came off the bat of Clay Simmons as he singles in Taylor McKenney and it was 4-2. Brendan Jordan singles advancing to second as Clay Simmons scores 4-3 Cougars. Rio Russell enters the game to run for Jordan. Russell would later plate the fourth run off a passed ball.

The first game of the day moved to the seventh with the Chargers on top 4-3. CSCC’s starting pitcher Corey Herndon was pulled for reliever Chris Johnson. Johnson struggled in the seventh as Jordan Ransom scores to give Cleveland State their fourth run.

Bases loaded tag!

Bases loaded tag!

All tied 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh Columbia State loads the bases. Clay Simmons at first, Ryan Kemp at second and Nick Walker at third. In steps Chris Johnson and is tagged in the upper shoulder to walk in the winning run Walker.

The series nightcap would probably be the best game as it goes scoreless until the sixth inning as the Cougars plate the go-ahead run. Devin Gardner advances home on a throwing error to first by CSCC starting pitcher Jonathan Looney. The Cougars would lead 1-0.

Kemp Rounds 3rd After 2-Run Shot

Kemp Rounds 3rd After 2-Run Shot

In the Charger sixth Ryan Kemp connected for his 4th homer down the left field line, a two-run shot also plating Nick Walker. With Clay Simmons and Chase Carder on base Brendan Jordan drives in Carder making the score 3-1. The insurance run giving Columbia State a two-run lead was important. The Cougars cut the lead to one but could not pull any closer as Charger reliever Austin Reynolds, the third hurler of CSCC, ended the game with a strikeout. Columbia State upped their overall record to 23-16 and 10-8 in the conference. Cleveland State went to 27-16 overall and 14-7 in conference play.

 

Chattanooga State vs Walters State 12-1, 4-2, 6-5 Senators sweep.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Sorry about the video troubles during game. INTERNET TROUBLE!