In the third game of a non-conference match between the Florida Southern Moccasins and the Columbus State Cougars it looked like the Mocs were going to take the series two game to one in Columbus.
Florida Southern built up a 7-0 and 9-2 lead with it’s power. The Mocs hit two 2-run home runs and three solo shots. Meanwhile, the Cougars were scoreless and down 7-0 in the bottom of the fourth when D.R. Meadows led off with a single to left field. Next D.R. stole his first base as a Cougar with a head first slide into second base and he scored on a wild pitch.
CSU scored two runs in the fourth and six in the sixth to cut the FS lead to 9-8. The Cougars took the lead for good scoring two runs in the seventh inning.
Meadows went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base. In his other two at bats he flied out to center and popped up to the pitcher.
For the season Meadows is batting .276 (8-for-29) with two runs scored and a RBI.
On defense D.R. only had two opportunities at his third base position and both were important plays. He dove to his left on a hard hit ball and threw to second base for an out, the relay to first was just a little bit late to complete the double play. Meadows ended the game fielding a grounder and this time it turned into a 5-4-3 double play. In just six games D.R. has been involved in five double plays.
For the season Meadows has had 17 chances to make a play. He has six put outs, 11 assists and no errors.
Columbus State is off to a 5-1 start.