Columbia College softball swept in doubleheader

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 9:31 p.m. CDT; updated 5:33 a.m. CDT, Friday, March 29, 2013

The Columbia College's softball team lost both games of a doubleheader Wednesday at California State-San Marcos.

The Cougars lost the first game 2-1 and fell 3-2 in the second to drop their season record to 5-8.

In the first game, Columbia College trailed 1-0 after the fifth inning but tied the game Chelsie Crain doubled home Whitni Howell with two outs in the seventh. A Cougars error in the bottom of the inning allowed San Marcos to score the winning run.

Freshman pitcher Amber Boehme took the loss for Columbia College, giving up two runs, one earned, on nine hits. The Cougars finished with five hits, led by Crain and Howell with two apiece.

In the second game, Columbia College was again down to its last out when Marli Hayes singled to score Karina Veit to tie the game at 2. Hayes also had an RBI single in the third. A pair of San Marcos singles in the top of the next frame drove in the winning run.

Reliever Tiffany Urwiler took the loss for Columbia College, giving up four hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Columbia College is set to play at Concordia (Calif.) University at 4 p.m. Friday.

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