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Columbus State scores six in fifth to finish sweep of Flagler

Columbus State scored six times in the fifth inning to overcome a five-run deficit and beat Flagler 9-7 on Sunday afternoon at Ragsdale Field.

The win gave CSU (21-10, 9-9 Peach Belt Conference) a sweep of the Saints (23-7, 11-6). CSU has won 5-of-its-last 6 PBC games. The Cougars are in seventh place in the PBC standings.

The Saints built a 6-1 lead with two runs in the first, three in the third and a single run in the fourth.

The Cougars' big fifth inning started with Flagler center fielder Lorenzo Butler dropping Brendan Collins' fly ball for an error. After a ground out, Mike McClellan singled in Collins.

Blaine Miller singled and Chris Daniel was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

Carson Bowers singled in two runs to draw CSU to within, two at 6-4. Blake Edwards singled to reload the bases. Matt Nettles singled to right field to tie the game.

Tim Massengale hit a sacrifice fly that scored Edwards with the go-ahead run.

Jackson Oliver went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored to lead CSU. McClellan had two hits and two RBIs.

Bryan Headley (3-2) got the win. He pitched five innings and allowed the six runs on nine hits. Trey Watson pitched the ninth to earn his fifth save.

The Cougars host Point University at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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