Cleveland State Softball Loses Double Header On Tuesday

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - by Edwin Bear

After starting the season 10-1, the Lady Cougars have won only one of their last nine games.

Cleveland State was hoping to ride their momentum from winning the second game of their double header on Saturday against Jackson State Community College (20-4, 7-1), but were swept in both games yesterday afternoon against Georgia Highlands College.

"We need some luck and to work harder day in and day out," said head coach Katie Willingham.

 "We did a good job working on winning innings against Jackson State, but we need to clean up our defense and find leadership."

The Lady Cougars struggled yesterday losing 9-1 in game one and 10-6 in game two.  

One bright spot for Cleveland State (11-9, 3-5) is the hitting of sophomore Courtni Hammers.  She has eight hits in her last 15 at bats including two home runs, seven RBI, two doubles and scoring five runs in the last four games.

Cleveland State hopes to follow Hammers' lead this weekend when the Lady Cougars hit the road to face another struggling team in Southwest Tennessee (4-15, 0-8).  The first two games of their four game series is scheduled for Friday with first pitch at 5 p.m. 


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