Albany State dropped the regular season finale at #12 Columbus State Wednesday.
CSU jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings on their way to the 8-3 win.
Cougars' Mike McClellan made it 7-0 in the 5th with a solo home run before ASU rallied back for three runs in the 6th.
Ryan Latner led off the inning by reaching first on a fielding error. He proceeded to steal second, then move to third on a groundout. Jacob Campbell drove him home with an RBI single.
Sable Gilliard added an RBI on a groundout, before Allen Hardy singled in another run.
The Rams were threatening to cut into the lead even more, with runners on the corners and two outs, but CSU's Jake Ezell struck out Reise McDaniel swinging.
The Cougars extended their lead in the 8th with a Blaine Miller solo home run that just stayed fair down the left field line.
The loss drops Albany State to 28-16 overall.
The Rams are 20-0 in conference play however, and open the SIAC Tournament on April 24 in Ozark, AL.
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