Michelle Fuzzard, Jennifer Ringle league honorees

Michelle Fuzzard, Jennifer Ringle league honorees

March 27th, 2012 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

UTC softball player, Michelle Fuzzard

UTC softball player, Michelle Fuzzard

Photo by Ashlee Culverhouse /Times Free Press.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Michelle Fuzzard was voted the Southern Conference softball player of the week for the third time this season after she set school and league records with her nine RBIs in a 16-4 win spanning Saturday and Sunday at Appalachian State. That was two more than the previous Lady Mocs total for a game, and in the process Fuzzard passed Amanda Cone's SoCon career record of 184 RBIs for College of Charleston (2001-04) and now is at 191. Fuzzard went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a double and a bases-loaded walk.

  • Lee University shortstop Jennifer Ringle was the Southern States Athletic Conference softball player of the week after collecting 11 hits in 15 at-bats in four wins. She was 4-for-4 with a grand slam, a double and six RBIs in one game and had two homers, a triple, two doubles, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored for the week. The 28-5 Lady Flames, ranked 15th in the NAIA, host Brenau in a showdown of the SSAC East's top two teams today at 3.

  • UTC softball coach Frank Reed will be the guest speaker for the UTC Mocs Club's meeting tonight at 7 in the Hall of Fame Room of McKenzie Arena, and the public is invited. The club also will honor its athletes of the month for January (Ricky Taylor and Whitney Hood) and February (Jamaal Burroughs and Taylor Hall).


  • Joe Leonard of Bristol, Va., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division season-opening tournament Saturday on Lake Chickamauga with a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 2 ounces. He received $4,037 for his haul. Knoxville's Shane Sloan was second with 19-9, good for $2,019, and Dayton's Michael Neal was third with 19-4 and got $1,345. Madisonville's Brian Holcomb tied Jonathan Henry of Grant, Ala., for fourth at 18-15, and Ooltewah's Josh Wofford was sixth at 18-14. Kingston's Jimmy Flanagan won the co-angler category with 20-8 and got $2,019, and Kenneth Palmer of Lenoir City was second at 19-4, good for $1,009. Chattanooga's Tyler Youngblood was fourth with 15-4. In the BFL Music City tournament on Kentucky Lake, Manchester's Brent Sain was sixth among the pros with 15-10 and Crossville's Kibbee McCoy was ninth among the co-anglers with 11-11.


  • Colorado College ended the Sewanee men's lacrosse team's four-game win streak with a 13-8 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Sunday at Colorado Springs. Davis Brown scored three goals and Tommy Healy made 12 saves for Sewanee (6-3, 1-1). Bennett Krishock from McCallie School is a freshman attack player for Colorado College.


  • Howell Kerr of Dalton and Greg Brock of Calhoun closed with a 68 Sunday and tied for first place in the third flight and eighth overall in the Georgia Four-Ball tournament with a 54-hole 209 at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville. Macon's Ryan Emory and Billy Foshee were the overall winners by three strokes with a 199.

  • SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Lee University's Courtney Shelton is tied for third individually at 74 and teammates Geandra Almeida and Kristin Bourg are among those sharing eighth place at 77 after the first round of the SCAD Invitational women's golf tournament at Wilmington Island Club. Lee is third in the 10-team field at 308, one shot behind the host school. Northwood leads at 299.


  • Justus Cross, representing AMF Tri State Lanes in East Ridge, won two $100 scholarships in the Tennessee USBC Youth Pepsi Tournament held recently at Holiday Bowl Brainerd. The event included more than 500 bowlers from throughout the state, competing in 11-under and 12-up age groups in handicap and scratch divisions. Cross got his scholarships for his high scratch game of 230 and his 292 handicap score in the 9 a.m. squad. Reginald Long from Holiday Brainerd got a $100 scholarship with his 11 a.m. high scratch game of 243.