State hall honoring Fox, Pancake, TWC

State hall honoring Fox, Pancake, TWC

April 10th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

In addition to the already reported 2012 Chattanooga State softball team that won the NJCAA Division I national championship, the NAIA champion Tennessee Wesleyan baseball team will share the honor of amateur team of the year at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame awards banquet on May 4 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, and golfers Steven Fox and Brooke Pancake with Chattanooga ties will be recognized as the state's amateur athletes of the year. Former Baylor School star and three-time Alabama All-American Pancake and UTC senior and reigning U.S. Amateur champion Fox already were the Greater Chattanooga Area Sports Hall of Fame athletes of the year. For more information on the banquet, see www.tshf.net, email tnsports@bellsouth.net or call 615-242-4750.

Golf

• The Lee University women's golf team moved up a spot Tuesday at Hermitage Golf Course at Old Hickory, Tenn., and won the Big Blue Intercollegiate tournament with three Nashville NCAA Division I schools. The Lady Flames' 314 gave them a 635, two ahead of Lipscomb and six better than Belmont. Lee's Bernadette Little and Kristin Bourg shot 78s Tuesday, while Sloane Skinner shot 79 and finished sixth individually at 158 with Courtney Shelton and Madison Alexander tied for seventh at 159.

• UTC sophomore Agathe Sauzon from France tied for eighth individually with a 1-over-par 217 after shooting a 73 in the final round Tuesday of the Web.com Intercollegiate women's golf tournament at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Emily McLennan from Australia also had a 73 Tuesday for the Mocs, who were 12th in the 20-team field at 903. Purdue won by eight strokes over Iowa State with an 857. UTC's Jordan Britt tied for 36th at 224 and McLennan shot 227, while Porsche Campbell and Isabella Loza shot 235 and 236.

Baseball

• Top-ranked Lee University edged No. 9 Tennessee Wesleyan in NAIA baseball Tuesday in Cleveland, 8-6. Wesleyan (31-13) tied the score at 6 with three runs in the seventh inning of the nine-inning game, but the Flames responded in the bottom half with three walks and Brady Renner's two-run single. He and Mark Silva each had two hits and two RBIs, and Karsten Strieby also had two hits for Lee (34-8). Trey Griffin was 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs for TWC, and Jake Stone was 2-for-4 and scored twice.

• Southern Polytechnic State defeated Bryan College 4-0 and 13-3 in NAIA baseball Tuesday at Marietta. Chris Jeffries was 4-for-5 in the doubleheader for Bryan (23-18). Jess Cartner and Joey Underwood also had two hits apiece in the first game, and Cody Rhinehart was 2-for-3 while Blake Johnson had two RBIs in game two.

• Nate Barnett tripled twice among three hits and drove in six runs to lead Sewanee to a 21-3 baseball victory Tuesday against visiting Rust College. Jack Rogers was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Jack Whaley had three RBIs with his two hits for the Tigers (7-19).

• Birmingham-Southern won 9-4 at Covenant in a matchup of strong regional NCAA Division III baseball programs Tuesday. Jeremy Hatley was one of five players with two hits for BSC (25-8), and he batted in two runs. For the Scots (22-7), Chris Rollins tripled and scored and Will Cleland had two RBIs.

General

• Girls Preparatory School graduates Whitney Hammond and Jasmine Brown from Chattanooga and Baylor School alumnus Jordan Mauney from Signal Mountain were among the 20 University of Tennessee athletes given citations for academic achievement Monday at the annual Chancellor's Honors Banquet in Knoxville. Hammond was one of three Lady Vols softball players in the group, and Mauney was one of two men's divers; Brown was the only volleyball player honored. She was UT's female candidate for the Southeastern Conference's H. Boyd McWhorter Award last week.

Softball

• Cori Hilt pitched a five-inning no-hitter and Hannah Rogers followed with a three-hitter as Covenant College won 18-0 and 16-1 in Great South softball Tuesday at Wesleyan in Macon, Ga. Courtney Wagoner and Morgan Lane each was 7-for-9 in the doubleheader with six and four RBIs for the Lady Scots (4-22, 3-7); Wagoner homered twice and scored three runs in game two. Jenni Jobe was 5-for-6 with two triples, five RBIs and five runs; Madison Quirk matched her three RBIs in the first game, when Meagan Hess scored three times.