Around the Region: Baseball Flames win with five-run ninth inning

Around the Region: Baseball Flames win with five-run ninth inning

March 20th, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

A five-run bottom of the ninth inning lifted Lee University to a 6-5 baseball victory Sunday and a Gulf South Conference series win against Shorter. Nathan Wierzgac was 3-for-5 with three RBIs for Lee (18-9, 8-7), while Miguel Pimentel was 3-for-4 and scored the winning run. The ninth-inning comeback began with Spencer Mossburg being hit by a pitch and Drew Johnson collecting his second hit of the game. Wierzgac hit a two-run triple and Geremy Walton and Pimentel drew out two-out walks before Tyler Payne's tying two-run single and a game-ending wild pitch. It was the 501st win in 11 seasons for Lee coach Mark Brew.

- The Sewanee baseball team opened Sunday's Southern Athletic Association game at Hendrix with six runs in the first inning and rolled to a 15-7 win. Trey Akins was 4-for-5 with two doubles and five RBIs and Drew Mancuso and Tony Dykes each was 2-for-5 with three RBIs for the Tigers (11-9, 4-1), who are tied for first place with No. 4-ranked Birmingham-Southern. Jared Demkowicz scored four runs, Jackson Cooper and Beau Allen scored three apiece and was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.


- Brooklynn Frazier was 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple and four RBIs as Lee pulled out an 11-inning, 8-7 GSC softball win against visiting Shorter on Sunday. Lee (18-9, 9-6) scored two runs in the seventh to keep the game going, and Annabeth Pruett's sacrifice fly won it in the 11th. Taylor Moran hit a tying homer in the ninth and walked twice, scoring three runs, and was the winning pitcher with 8 1/3 innings of relief. She gave up two runs, one earned. Among the leaders for Shorter (21-10, 10-5), Ericka Bynum from Ringgold was 3-for-6 with an RBI and Tiffany Holland from Gordon Lee was 2-for-5 and scored twice.

- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team ended nonconference play with a 6-4 loss Sunday morning against Fairfield in the USF Spring Break Invitational at Clearwater, Fla. Each team had 10 hits, but UTC's three errors figured into each of the Stags' three scoring innings. The Mocs (9-20) took a 4-1 lead in the third inning, when Amanda Beltran walked, Halie Williamson and Hayleigh Weissenbach singled, Aly Walker hit a two-run double and Ashley Conner added an RBI double. Walker, Conner and Williamson each was 2-for-3 and Weissenbach was 2-for-4.

- Heritage High School graduate Katie Pritchett was 4-for-4 with two homers, a double and four RBIs in Carson-Newman's 8-0 and 9-1 wins Sunday against Queens. CNU is 21-7.

- Brenau defeated Coastal Georgia 4-0 and 5-0 in SSAC softball Saturday, as Kelsey Payne from East Hamilton was 1-for-1 with two runs in the first game and Savannah Moore from Soddy-Daisy was 3-for-4 with an RBI in game two, when Payne had a hit and a run.

Track & Field

- Carson-Newman senior Tiana Mills from Girls Preparatory School won the long jump (5.52 meters) and the triple jump (11.49) at Lenoir-Rhyne's outdoor track and field meet Saturday in Hickory, N.C., and T.J. Davis from Ooltewah High won the men's long jump (7.04) with Kristofer Potts-Howard from Tullahoma winning the triple (13.96). Potts-Howard was third in the long jump; Davis was fifth in the triple jump.


- Pat DiMento had three goals and an assist and Peter Brown had two goals and two assists in Sewanee's 13-5 lacrosse win Saturday against Centre. Selby Austin made nine saves for the Tigers, who outshot the visitors 66-23 and won 47 groundballs.


- Sewanee's Aelin Hill was the high point rider at the IHSA Regional equestrian competition this past weekend at Sewanee and qualified for Zone finals with a second-place finish in open flat. Michael Wallace was second in open over fences and wound up third in the region for the season, and Lindsay Stevenson and Sophie Streitweiser were second in, respectively, novice over fences and walk trot. Sewanee's Kathryn Miller and Mary Marshall Fariss qualified as Zone alternates in intermediate flat and intermediate over fences.