All representing Tennessee Wesleyan College, Ryan Hartman was chosen the baseball pitcher of the year in the Appalachian Athletic Conference, junior Pedro Barrios was the newcomer of the year and first-year coach Travis Watson was coach of the year. Hartman is 8-0 with a 0.61 earned run average. He and Barrios (.398, 29 steals, 42 runs) were joined on the all-conference team by teammates Diego Ibarra and Wardy Polanco and Bryan's Langston Calhoun, Preston King, Justin Morhardt, L.J. Rowden and Crandon Wallace. Bryan's Evan Speicher and TWC's Reed Bright, Alfred Cruz, Omar Gomez, Paolo Montezuma and Tyler Thornton were second-team picks. Second-seeded Bryan beat Milligan 8-0 and top seed Wesleyan downed Bluefield 15-5 in the AAC tournament Monday in Kingsport, Tenn. Union (Ky.) and Point won the first two games. Rowden pitched a five-hitter, Speicher batted in three runs and Wallace was 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs for Bryan (37-16), while Andrew Urbistondo was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run and Brookes Jones was 2-for-3 and scored twice. For TWC (40-11), Adrian Gonzalez was 4-for-5 and scored three runs, Cruz was 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs, Chevis Hoover was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Barrios, Montezuma and Sully Rios Reyes each had two hits and two RBIs.
* Third-seeded Cleveland State lost 11-3 to Jackson State in the TCCAA/NJCAA Region 7 baseball tournament Monday at Columbia State. Fourth seed Chattanooga State played the late game against the host team.
* Devin Holloway from Whitwell won the Super Pro class and $5,000 Saturday night at the Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip. He won out of 83 cars with a 6.47-second burst on a 6.47 dial in a 1990 Chevrolet S-10 pickup. Eric Mahn of Summerville was second with a 5.06 run on a 5.07 dial in a Chevy dragster. Toby Barnes won the Foot Brake class and $1,000 with a 7.28 run on a 7.27 dial; Ray Zumstein was second with a 7.77 on a 7.76. Bryson Kaiser was the Junior Dragster victor with Colby Jones second. Kevin Rodden had the low elapsed time (4.48) and top speed (152.25 mph) of the meet in his super-charged Chevy dragster.
* The Sewanee men's lacrosse team plays Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Washington & Lee in the NCAA Division III national tournament. Sewanee (13-3) is coming off its second consecutive SAA regular-season and tournament championships. W&L's Generals are 15-3 and beat Lynchburg 10-7 in the Old Dominion final Sunday. This is the Tigers' fourth straight year in the national tournament.