Courtney Patrick got the win in both games for Cleveland State (25-19) tossing the first four innings in Game 1 and the last three in Game 2 while Meghan Smith pitched well on the other end of both games.
The home team put six quick runs on the board to start the opener as Jaylen Garrett hit a two-run homer in the first inning. Three Cleveland State miscues led to four runs in the second for a 6-0 lead.
It didn't last long as Cleveland State got five back in the third as Kelsey Baker doubled in a pair of runs and Dee Elswick and Sara Goza followed with an RBI double each. Three Raiderette errors and a sacrifice fly from Baker and the Lady Cougars on top 8-6.
Each team scored three runs in a wild seventh inning. Goza dialed long distance for a three-run bomb for the Lady Cougars, while Amber Murray doubled in a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame for Roane. The Lady Cougars finally recorded the last out to take the win.
The home team jumped on top once again in Game 2 with a run in the fourth inning, but the Lady Cougars broke out their hitting shoes in the fifth and sixth to put all seven of their runs on the board.
Just as she had done in Game 1, Baker doubled in a pair of runs to start the rally and Elswick singled in another for a 3-1 Cleveland State lead.
The Lady Cougars played long ball an inning later as Kenzie Fish and Madison McKinney each smashed a two-run homer to push the lead to 7-1.
A two-run homer in the sixth and three errors and a two-run double from Alexis Tirado made things interesting in the bottom of the seventh as the Raiderettes cut the lead to a single run at 7-6, but once again the Lady Cougars were able to get the final out and hold on for the sweep.
Fish, Goza and Paige Smith each went 2-4 in the firstr gme, while McKinney, Elswick and Abby O'Rear all had two hits in the second game.
Earlier in the week, the Lady Cougars traveled to Lynchburg for their final regular season Region VII Conference games with Motlow State. CSCC came away with a split with the Lady Bucks. Cleveland State squeaked out a win in the first game, 3-2 and dropped a 7-4 decision in the second.
Abby O'Rear knocked in the first run of the opener, while Madison McKinney and Chelsey Baker did the same in the third inning for a 3-0 lead.
The Lady Bucks scored their runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the rally fell one run short. CSCC’s Meghan Smith recorded the final out for the pitching decision.
The Lady Cougars will travel south on Wednesday for a non-conference doubleheader at Chattanooga State. The Region VII Tournament will be held in Gallatin at Volunteer State starting May 8.