EMERSON, Ga. – Cleveland State traveled to Georgia on Monday, where they split a double header with Triton College (Ill.).
In the first game, Triton College (15-5) posted a 2-0 win over the Cougars (15-5), who then bounced back in game two to dominate their opponents 13-0 in five innings.
Cleveland State hosts Chattanooga State in a conference series this weekend, beginning with a 2 p.m. game on Friday and doubleheader on Saturday at noon and 2 p.m.
Grant Crosby (2-1) pitched a no hitter in the second game, striking out seven batters.
Cleveland State's offense was picked up by several players.
"Our offense was led by Noah Hill, Trey Vanderpool, Devon Gardner and Joey Roberson, who all had 2 hits in the game. Sean McDermott hit a two-run homerun and we scored in 4 of the 5 innings," Cougars head coach Mike Policastro explained.
Gardner had three RBIs, while John Anderson, Roberson and Vanderpool had two. Both Gardner and Hill, who was 3-for-4 at the plate, hit a triple in the game. Gardner, Vanderpool and Anderson each had a double as well.
The Cougars took a 4-0 lead after the first inning and picked up two more runs in the second. Five runs following in the fourth and their final two of the game came in the fifth inning.
The Cougars just couldn't get their bats going in the first game of the doubleheader, coming up with only six hits in the 2-0 loss.
Cleveland State left seven on base and was only 6-for-25 at the plate as a team.
McDermott, who was 1-for-2, hit a double. Chase Fullington was 2-for-3 from the plate.
Pitcher Ryan Lloyd (2-1) took the loss from the mound, striking out six, giving up four hits and one earned run.