Hixson's Sean Ryan third in 800 race at Charlotte Ultraswim

Hixson's Sean Ryan third in 800 race at Charlotte Ultraswim

May 11th, 2012 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Swimmer Sean Ryan

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hixson resident Sean Ryan from the Scenic City Aquatic Club and McCallie School finished third in the 800-meter long-course freestyle race Thursday at the Charlotte Ultraswim, a USA Swimming Grand Prix event. Chad Le Tourette won in 7 minutes, 58.91 seconds, and Ryan's University of Michigan teammate Connor Jaeger was second in 8:00.81. Ryan's 8:07.43 was way ahead of the fourth-place 8:20.84. Ryan also is entered in the 200, the 400 and the mile freestyles this weekend.

Baseball

• CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Mike Moore and Roberto Reyes each homered, driving in four and two runs and scoring two and three, as second-ranked Lee University beat Bacone 12-1 Thursday night in the NAIA Opening Round baseball series Lee is hosting. Kris Hall raised his pitching record to 11-0 by allowing three hits and striking out nine batters in six innings. Blake Barber and Corey Davis also scored two runs each for the Flames (51-8-1), who face Missouri Baptist at 3:30 today. Missouri Baptist beat Freed-Hardeman 9-6 in a matchup of NAIA Top 25 teams after Bacone beat Avila 5-1. In another opening round series at Kingsport, top-seeded and sixth-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan blanked the University of St. Francis 3-0 Friday night. That made the Bulldogs 47-11.

• MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Top-seeded host Mid-Continent University edged Covenant 3-2 in the National Christian College Athletic Association Mid-East Region baseball tournament Thursday, eliminating the Scots and leaving them with a 24-20 record. Richard Arias' two-run homer was the difference for the hosts. James Rollins, the region player of the year, was 2-for-3 and scored a run for Covenant. Jonathan Carter was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly.

Softball

• TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Sophomore center fielder Tory Lewis from Girls Preparatory School scored one of the runs in Tennessee's 2-1 victory Thursday against Auburn in the Southeastern Conference softball tournament Thursday. Holly Baker homered and Ellen Renfroe pitched a three-hitter for the Lady Vols (27-3).

• BOTETOURT, Va. -- Covenant College got an at-large berth in the NCCAA national softball tournament and lost 4-0 to top-seeded California Baptist (46-6) in the eight-team event. The Lady Scots (21-22) played a losers-bracket game later against Trevecca Nazarene and lost 1-0.

• Tennessee Temple University freshman Raven Pope from Sparta, Tenn., was an NCCAA All-Mid-East Region softball player along with three previously named Covenant players. Even on a first-year team that won just one game, Pope was second in the NCCAA with a .551 batting average and was No. 1 in slugging percentage at 1.034 and triples with 11. She stole 16 bases. Signed as a center fielder, she played catcher and shortstop for the Lady Crusaders.