Columbia College softball wins two, splits AMC title

Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 10:01 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The No. 23 Columbia College softball team defeated Harris-Stowe State University 8-1 and 18-0 in five innings Thursday to claim a share of the American Midwest Conference regular season title.

The Cougars (27-14, 13-3) closed out regular season conference play with five consecutive wins to catch Williams Baptist College (24-8, 13-3), which lost its final conference game.

Senior Valerie Teter (19-7) pitched every inning in the Cougars doubleheader. In the first game, she allowed three hits, one walk and struck out 12 batters. She had similar success in the second game, allowing three hits and striking out 11.

She also was one of the Cougars' main offensive weapons.

In the first game, solo home runs by Teter and freshman Marli Hayes in the sixth inning put the Cougars ahead 2-1. The team finished off the game with six more runs in the seventh inning.

The Cougars fed off their offensive output in the final two innings of the first game to hit four home runs in the second game.

Teter went 6-for-7 with three home runs and eight RBIs over both games.

Columbia College concludes its regular season with a doubleheader against Culver-Stockton College on Monday at Cougar Softball Field. The team will celebrate senior day before the first game at 3 p.m., and the second game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

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