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CLEVELAND STATE SWEEPS TUSCULUM JV IN DOUBLEHEADER

CLEVELAND STATE SWEEPS TUSCULUM JV IN DOUBLEHEADER

Cleveland State added two more games to the win column Monday afternoon at Cougar Field.

The Cougars defeated Tusculum College's JV team 3-0 in game one and then saw their bats really get going in a 9-2 win in game two.

"Having the chance to sweep a doubleheader is always a good day," head coach Mike Policastro declared.

The Cougar coach credited starting pitchers Ryan Lloyd and Grant Crosby for giving the offense a chance to get going in both games.

Cleveland State gets back into conference action on Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at noon and 2 p.m., when they host Motlow State.

Game One

All three of Cleveland State's runs came in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jordan Ransom singled to bring Brandon Mason in and then John Hennen hit a two-run homer.

Hennen was 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs, Ransom was 1-for-3 with a RBI, Sean McDermott was 1-for-2 and Billy Brand was 1-for-3.

"John Hennen hit a two-run home run in game one to give us a cushion," Policastro said.

Pitcher Ryan Lloyd (2-0) gave up only three hits in six innings and struck out nine Tusculum batters. Greg Tye got the save and struck out two.

Game Two

The Cougars picked up nine runs on seven hits in the second game, scoring two in the first inning and seven in the bottom of the fifth.

"In game two we were able to put two runs on the board with a Chase Fullington two-run single," Policastro detailed.

"We were able to open the game up with a seven-run fifth inning. John Anderson hit a two-run home run and Trent Elliott had a two-run double."

John Sharpe went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs, Fullington was 1-for-2 at the plate with two RBIs, Anderson was 1-for-3. Trey Elliot was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Brett Browning, Joey Roberson, Trey Martin each had a RBI.

Crosby got the win, giving up five hits and one run in five and a third innings. He also struck out five batters.