published Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Lady Tigers beat Roane 8-0 twice and other sports news

Nationally fifth-ranked Chattanooga State beat visiting Roane State 8-0 and 8-0 in TCCAA softball Friday. Shelby Willard (18-0) and Sharlene Godoy (14-4) each struck out eight batters for the Lady Tigers (41-5, 26-4). Dana Horgan and Emily Dagnan homered in the first game and Izzy McCurry went 3-for-3 with two homers, three RBIs and three runs in game two, when Horgan tripled.

• Savannah Brownlee and Megan Roysden were the winning pitchers as the Tennessee Temple softball team won 5-1 and 6-3 Friday at Hiwassee College. Jacqueline Crawford and Amanda Rector each was 2-for-4 in the first game for the Lady Crusaders (14-23), and Rector was 2-for-4 again in the rematch while Heather "Fred" Smith was 3-for-4.

Golf

• Kerrie Reinhardt of Bryan College is on the six-player All-Appalachian Athletic Conference women's golf first team for 2013-14, and Stephanie Carr and Abbey Dukes of third-place Tennessee Wesleyan made the second team. SCAD Atlanta won the regular-season title with Milligan second among 10 teams. Reinhardt, a junior from Valrico, Fla., shot a 165 for two rounds in the AAC fall tournament and another 165 this past Monday and Tuesday in the spring invitational. The 330 total tied for fourth best in the league.

• Cameron Lewis shot a fourth-place 75 and James Van Nice had a 79 as Covenant College got through the first day of the nine-team USA South men's golf tournament in sixth place at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount, N.C. At 321, the Scots are nine shots behind first-place LaGrange.

Baseball

• Tennessee Wesleyan center fielder Shell McCain enhanced his selection as AAC baseball player of the week with the NAIA national honor for games of March 31-April 6. McCain hit .714 (10-for-14) in five games, with three home runs, three doubles, four walks, five stolen bases, 10 runs scored and 10 batted in.

Track & Field

• Bryan College senior Anthony Simpson was fifth overall in 31 minutes, 20 seconds as the 10,000-meter races kicked off the Tennessee Relays track meet Thursday night in Knoxville. That was his second provisional qualifying time for the NAIA national meet.

• Tennessee Wesleyan's Steven Dodd, Avery Hubbard and Roderick Bowman qualified for the NAIA nationals last weekend in the Embry Riddle Spikes Classic track and field meet at Daytona, Fla. Dodd, a sophomore from Bradley Central High School, qualified with a 21.55-second burst in the 200-meter dash, and Hubbard, a sophomore from Red Bank, qualified with a 10.69 in the 100 and just missed 200 entry with a 21.85. Bowman, a freshman, qualified with a 14:56 in the 5000. He and teammate Joseph Mullen had finished second and third to Bryan's Simpson in the recent Shorter Invitational, where Hubbard was third in the 100, the Bulldogs' Austin Wiseman, Caleb Young and Kevin Montgomery were second, fourth and fifth in the 3000 steeplechase and the Lady Bulldogs' Leah Chance was second in the women's steeple. Lee's Ashley Matthews won the women's 5K at Shorter with Bryan's Jessica Stockton and Michelle McLeod third and fifth, Bryan's Alex Stephens and Lee's Mike Walker and Terris Elliott were second through fourth with TWC's Chad Whitehead sixth in the men's 1500, Lee's Emmanuel Kipchumba was second and TWC's Whitehead was fifth in the 800, and Bryan's Sarah White and Tennessee Temple's Brandee Ebert were third and fourth in the women's 800 with Lee's Jessica Childers and Brianna Prugh fifth and sixth. Temple's Blaine Ketchem was second in men's pole vault, TWC's Gabe Pendleton was fourth in the high jump, Lee's Kayla Gash was fifth in the discus and Dalton State's Nayeli Jacobo was fifth in the women's 1500.

Volleyball

• Dalton State volleyball coach Bruna Langner recently signed a Brazilian standout who played in high school near Orlando, Fla., for one of Langner's former Lee University teammates, Christeena Bertinetti. The new Roadrunner is Montverde Academy's Anna Claudia Metzer, who played in two national tournaments in Brazil. "Most of the opportunities I have had in my life were because of volleyball," Metzer said in a DSC release. "I have acquired many experiences through my eight years of volleyball."

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