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College baseball roundup: Columbus State needs only one hit for victory; Alabama, Georgia Tech also win

Columbus State managed just one hit -- and that was in the ninth inning -- but the Cougars still managed to edge Ohio Dominican 2-1 Friday afternoon at Ragsdale Field.

Cameron Scott led off the bottom of the ninth with a triple off the right-center field wall for the Cougars’ only hit of the game. The next two batters were intentionally walked.

Garret Houghton hit a fly ball to center field that was deep enough to score Scott from third base with the winning run.

The Cougars (14-6) had taken a 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning without a hit. Kenny Miller led off with a walk. He went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Aaron Jividen. Scott hit a pop up in front of home plate that catcher Zach Dascenzo dropped, which allowed Miller to score.

Ohio Dominican tied the game in the top of the ninth.

Jordan Freeman started for CSU. He allowed three hits in five innings.

CSU hosts Peach Belt Conference foe Montevallo for a doubleheader at 2 p.m. today.

@BR Scoreline:ALABAMA 3, EASTERN ILLINOIS 2

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former Glenwood standout Nathan Kilcrease went seven innings and allowed just one unearned run on five hits as Alabama opened a series against Eastern Illinois with a win.

Kilcrease also struck out nine.

But the win went to reliever Jay Shaw as the Tide scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

Josh Rosecrans hit a pinch-hit single to center to score the winning run at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Alabama took a 2-1 lead into the top of the ninth inning, but Eastern Illinois tied it.

Austen Smith led off the bottom of the ninth with a triple to right center.

@BR Scoreline:GEORGIA TECH 1, MARYLAND 0

ATLANTA -- Mark Pope limited to Maryland to just four hits in a complete-game shutout at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Pope (4-0) struck out six and did not issue any walks.

The junior right-hander has pitched three complete-game shutouts in his last five starts

Maryland starting pitcher Sanders Beck gave up one run on six hits in six innings.

Freshman Kyle Wren drove in the only run.

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