In the bottom of the fourth inning Columbus State and UNC-Pembroke were both scoreless when former Toombs County Bulldog D.R. Meadows stepped to the plate with two down and nobody on base. With the count three balls and two strikes D.R. went backside and dropped a hit into right field between the second baseman and right fielder. Another Cougar singled to put runners on first and second. Robert Brooks smashed a triple down the line as Meadows scored the first run of the game.
The Cougars scored two runs in the fourth, five in the seventh and one in the eighth in an 8-1 win in Columbus. CSU is 6-2 overall and 1-0 in the Peach Belt.
Meadows went 1-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base. For the season he is hitting .243 with four runs scored and 1 RBI.
On defense D.R. fielded two grounders at third base. Meadows has been involved in 21 defensive plays- 7 put outs and 14 assists- without making an error. He also has helped the Cougars turn 5 double plays.