GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball team returns to Peach Belt Conference action this weekend as the Bearcats play host to No. 24-ranked Columbus State in a three-game series at Dolny Stadium. Games are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
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• Lander (8-15, 4-5 PBC) is playing its first home conference series in three weeks.
• Columbus State (14-6, 4-2 PBC) swept Augusta in its first PBC series before losing two of three to UNC Pembroke.
• The Bearcats are averaging 9.2 runs per game at home in conference play.
• Lander has outscored its opponents 61-20 in the first three innings this season.
• The Bearcats have 23 home runs through the first 23 games.
• The Cougars fell in last year's national championship series to Augustana.
• Columbus State is the fifth team that Lander has faced this season currently ranked in the Collegiate Baseball Division II top-25.