Jack Coleman (0-3), the second of seven MCU hurlers, took the loss, giving up four runs on two hits in one inning of work.Arias homered down the rightfield line with two outs in the first, giving the Cougars an early lead.
The Bulldogs took the lead for good in the third, starting with a leadoff double by Tyler Alford and a walk to Johnston. Hall was hit, loading the bases, before Monsons two-run single down the leftfield line.Brodie Ross reached on an error by MCU shortstop Arias and Ross and Monson executed the double steal for a 4-1 CU lead.
In the seventh Urquhart bunted his way on with two outs, setting up Halls home run on a 1-0 pitch.Pinch-hitter Nolan Gray singled with two outs in the ninth for the Bulldogs and Urquhart walked before Halls single through the right side plated Johnston for the 7-1 advantage.Cumberland plays a three-game series this weekend at Tennessee Wesleyan. Fridays single game begins at 1 p.m. Central Time and Saturdays doubleheader starts at Noon.
The games were not originally scheduled for radio broadcast but will be carried on 1490 AM WCOR and 98.9 FM WANT as well as at www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.