Columbus State scores 27 runs in doubleheader rout of Francis Marion

FROM STAFF REPORTSMarch 22, 2014 

Columbus State scored 27 runs, pounded out 35 hits, including three home runs, five doubles and a triple, in a doubleheader rout of Francis Marion on Saturday afternoon at Ragsdale Field.

The Cougars finished the Peach Belt Conference series sweep with 14-5 and 13-6 wins. CSU (24-8, 12-3) has now won five straight.

Catcher Dustin Averett led the Cougars with a homer and six RBIs as he went 3-for-9 in the twinbill with three runs scored. Tim Massengale didn't start either game but still managed to go 2-for-2 with a homer and five RBIs.

Jackson Oliver went 6-for-9 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Mike McClellan had CSU's other homer. He finished the day, going 3-for-7 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Blake Edwards went 5-for-9 with an RBI and four runs scored. Brendan Collins went 4-for-10 with three RBIs and four runs scored. Carson Bowers also had three hits.

Caden Ferguson (4-2) won Game 1 as he allowed five runs in 6 2-3 innings. Bryan Headley (5-1) won Game 2 as he gave up three runs on six innings.

CSU plays at West Florida at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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