published Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Brett shines in Covenant wins and other sports news

Jordan Brett was 6-for-8 with four doubles and five RBIs and Cori Hilt and Hannah Rogers pitched five-inning four-hitters Saturday as the Covenant College softball team beat visiting Wesleyan (Ga.) 11-3 and 12-1 on Lookout Mountain. Chandler Shepherd and Madison Quirk each had two hits and three RBIs for Covenant (10-20) in the first game, when Lauren Johns was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Morgan Lane and Hilt each had two hits and an RBI. Chloe Fowler hit a three-run double for Wesleyan (3-26). Brett batted in four runs and scored three in game two, while Lane was 3-for-4 with three runs, Johns was 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs, Quirk and Shepherd each had two hits and Kendall Whann and Nicole White had two RBIs apiece.

• Two last-at-bat rallies gave Lee University an 8-7 victory over West Florida and a split of their Gulf South Conference softball doubleheader Saturday in Cleveland. After losing 6-4, Lee (15-18, 7-10) scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to extend the second game and then answered the visitors' two-run eighth with another three-spot capped by Amber Broome's bases-loaded single. Lexie Dean was 3-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs, and her third run of the game was the winner. Meg Macias was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Broome had two hits. Macias had two sacrifice flies and Dean had two hits in the opener, when Ana Coscorrosa was 1-for-1 with three walks and a two-run homer for the Lady Flames. Lou Barnard was 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs in the two games for West Florida (22-16, 11-8).

• The second-ranked Tennessee softball team's Saturday home game against No. 4 Florida was postponed until this morning at 10. The 1 p.m. SEC series finale televised on CSS will begin on schedule, even if this morning's game has to be concluded afterward. Also, the Lady Vols' Tuesday game against Appalachian State has been postponed with no makeup date set yet. Annie Aldrete's two three-run homers led Tennessee (29-3, 6-1) and senior pitcher Ellen Renfroe (19-0) to a 9-2 win over Florida on Friday.

• Coming off two high-scoring one-run wins over Mars Hill, Carson-Newman's softball team hosts nationally ranked Lenoir-Rhyne in a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader today. Center fielder Cassie Lyons, a former Chattanooga State pitcher, was 4-for-8 with five RBIs in the 12-11 and 14-13 wins Wednesday for CNU (26-8, 5-3), and senior first baseman Caitlyn Lance from Ridgeland High School was 3-for-5 with three walks and five runs in the doubleheader and singled in Ooltewah's Sara Kelley for the winning run in the 10th inning of game one. Jessica Morgan from Ooltewah had an RBI single in that game and was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs in game two.

Baseball

• Chattanooga Lookouts president and general manager Rich Mozingo will be the guest speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's noon luncheon meeting Monday at Finley Stadium, and the public is invited. Attendance costs $10 with a meal, $4 without. The Lookouts will play Chattanooga State in their annual exhibition game at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, and then they open their season Thursday at 7:15 against the Jackson Generals.

Lacrosse

• Sewanee senior Michael Morris had three goals and three assists, giving him 100 assists for his college career, as the Tigers won 12-4 Friday night at Birmingham-Southern in Southern Athletic Association lacrosse. Reed Daniel also scored three goals and Hayden Byrd had two goals and an assist for the Tigers (6-3, 3-0), while Tommy Healy made eight saves. Sewanee plays today at Millsaps.

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