published Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Tigers' Troutt signs with MTSU and other sports news

Chattanooga State sophomore pitcher Tyler Troutt was one of eight signees Wednesday for the Middle Tennessee State baseball program for 2014-15. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound left-hander from Alcoa went 7-3 in 13 starts as a Tigers freshman, with a 3.99 earned run average and 66 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings. He received a scholarship offer also from Tennessee Tech and had substantial interest from Belmont and UNC-Asheville, and Chattanooga State coach Greg Dennis said he was "even on some bigger schools' radar. He really for the better part of the year was the most consistent pitcher for us last year, and he had a great fall and looks to be a solid No. 1 for us this spring." MTSU coach Jim McGuire said on the Blue Raiders' website that "Tyler is a player we have had our eyes on for a long time, going back to his high school days at Alcoa. He has continued to grow both physically and as a pitcher ... and now we feel he is one of the best juco arms in the state. He is going to throw a fastball in the mid to upper 80s and use a very good curveball and changeup to keep hitters off balance." As to why he picked Middle, Troutt said, "I really like all the coaches -- I like the pitching coach a lot -- and it was a really good atmosphere me, the baseball facilities and the school."

Basketball

• Tennessee Wesleyan swept Montreat College in an Appalachian Athletic Conference basketball doubleheader Wednesday evening in Athens, winning 72-50 in the women's game and 90-83 in the men's. Cody Houck paced the women's victory with 23 points, 14 rebounds -- all on the defensive end -- and three blocks. She was also 4-of-8 from 3-point range. Armeka Booker added 16 points and Courtney Gobble scored 12. Shannon Smith had 31 points, including 10-of-11 free-throw shooting, seven assists and five steals in the Bulldogs' win. Tyler Burse contributed 23 points and Andrew Scofield had 12. Reserve Devante Jenkins scored 11 points and led with eight rebounds.

• Bryan College hosted Virginia Intermont in AAC basketball Wednesday. Bryan's women won 61-54 behind 19 points from Keila Formont. The Lions earned a 73-61 victory led by Brandon Cole's 23 points and eight rebounds. Megan Billingsby had 12 points off the bench for the Lady Lions (2-3, 1-0) and equaled Kelsey Brooks with eight rebounds. Kristin Lane's points came on 11-for-12 free-throw shooting. Jeff Long scored 20 points for Bryan's men (1-5, 1-0) and Hunter Chastain chipped in with 11.

• The first-year Dalton State College men's basketball team won against Carver, 72-68, Wednesday night at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center after trailing 26-22 at the half. The Roadrunners are now 6-1. Carter is 2-5.

• Freshman Erika Woodfin from Dade County hit eight 3-point baskets, junior April Besley from Dalton High School grabbed 15 rebounds and freshman Payton Smith from Sonoraville had six assists as Reinhardt defeated visiting Concordia-Selma 69-38 in women's college basketball Tuesday night in Waleska, Ga.

Wrestling

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Corey Mock has been named the first Southern Conference wrestler of the week for 2013-14. The 165-pound Mock is 5-0 following three wins at Virginia Tech's Hokie Duals that included wins over 11th-ranked Joseph Booth of Hofstra, 12th-ranked Ramon Santiago of Rider and 10th-ranked Chris Moon of Virginia Tech. He has yet to give up a takedown and has allowed no more than two points to any opponent. The Mocs are in action at home Saturday vs. Life and Shorter. The meets begin at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Field Hockey

• Sewanee freshman Carrie Anderson was a 2013 first-team All-Southern Athletic Association field hockey selection, and Tigers teammates Tilden Davis, Mary Kate McAlister, Caroline Williams and Maggie Boozer were second-team All-SAA. Boozer is a sophomore; the others are seniors. Anderson led Sewanee (8-8) with 15 goals, second most in the league, and a school-record 35 points. McAlister and Boozer had eight and six assists and five and seven goals, and Davis also had six assists. Williams starred as a defender.

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