Mike McClellan, Jackson Oliver lead Columbus State past Albany State

FROM STAFF REPORTSApril 16, 2014 

Mike McClellan and Jackson Oliver continued their respective torrid hitting Wednesday as each had three hits apiece in Columbus State's 8-3 victory over Albany State at Ragsdale Field.

McClellan went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. It was the sixth straight game with multiple base hits. In those six games, he is 14-for-27 (.519).

Oliver went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against Albany State. It was his third straight game with three hits. In the last six games, he is 15-for-24 (.625).

Blaine Miller also had a homer and a double in Wednesday's game.

Columbus State used six pitchers in the game. Ryan Pistey started and went three shutout innings. Reliever Sean Muller (4-1) was credited with the win after adding two more shutout innings.

The victory was the fifth straight for the Cougars (32-11).

CSU (19-5, .792), which is in first place in the Peach Belt Conference by percentage points over Lander (21-6, .778), hosts USC Aiken for a three-game series that starts Friday at 5 p.m. The teams play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday. Lander plays non-conference teams this weekend.

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