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Cougars Drop First Game to Atlanta

(3/8/2011) The Cougars opened up regional play Tuesday night against defending national champions Atlanta Christian College, dropping the first game with a score of 3-6. The Chargers jumped off to an early lead and didn't look back, scoring 6 runs on 4 home runs. Despite Atlanta's hard hitting, pitching still had a decent game behind Billy Couchenour, who went 6 innings, giving up 4 earned runs and 4 strikeouts. Clearwater rallied in the 4th, scoring 3 runs with key hits from Casey Nunez, Blake Urquhart and Ethan Barba, but closed the game with an Atlanta victory.