Teter Throws Perfect Game as Cougars Take One from Vanguard
COSTA MESA, CA. - The Columbia College Cougar softball team earned a split today against Vanguard (Calif.) University in Costa Mesa, Calif. Columbia fell in the first game 2-0 and rebounded to win game two 6-0. The Cougars, ranked No. 12 in the NAIA, are 14-7 on the season. Vanguard drops to 19-15 overall.
Kacey Rehagen (5-2) took the loss on the mound in the first game, allowing just three hits. The Lions scored in the first inning and added a second run in the third inning. Columbia had a chance to tie the game in the sixth inning when they put two runners on but Vanguard locked in on the defensive end and came away with the win.
Columbia came out swinging in the second game as Valerie Teter lead off with a solo homerun to start the game. The Cougars added a second run in the top of the second with a single by Kristin Eiken and a double by Chelsie Crain to score Eiken. Columbia put the game out of reach in the top of the sixth when they scored four runs off of one hit and three Lion errors.
Teter and Coleman added two hits and one run a piece. Valerie also added three RBIs. On the mound, Teter (9-4) threw a perfect game, her second of the season. Teter struck out six batters in the contest.
Columbia continues play in California this week when they take on No. 1 ranked California Baptist University on Wednesday, March 30th. The doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CST.