Lee coach Brew gets 400th win

Lee coach Brew gets 400th win

April 6th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Between two losses Friday night and Saturday in Cleveland, Miss., against Delta State, the 12th-ranked team in NCAA Division II, the Lee University baseball Flames gave coach Mark Brew his 400th win with the Cleveland, Tenn., program.

The Flames won 5-3 and lost 11-1 on Saturday, leaving them 23-15 overall and 10-11 in the Gulf South Conference in their first year in Division II. Brew is 400-104-1 in nine years with the former NAIA power.

Saturday's win came with a three-run eighth inning featuring a two-run double by Derrick Pitts, who had two of Lee's six hits in Friday's 9-0 loss. Pitts then scored on a single by Andres Nelo, who matched Cameron Brewster with two hits in the victory. Jeremy Stawychny allowed seven hits and three runs in his 6 1/3 innings, and Jeremy Bales got the win with 2 2/3 innings of one-hit relief.

Nathan Wierzgac was 1-for-2 with the RBI for Lee in the finale.

* Bryan 7-3, Milligan 5-8: At Dayton, the host Lions won the Appalachian Athletic Conference series with Tyler Latham drilling a three-run homer in the first inning, Preston King doubling twice in two at-bats, Cody Rhinehart going 2-for-3 with an RBI and Kevin Roberts scoring two runs in going 1-for-1 and being hit by two pitches in Saturday's first game.

But Milligan (17-13, 9-9) won the series finale with only Joey Underwood managing two hits for Bryan (24-17, 10-8). He was 2-for-3 and scored twice, and Grant Zawadzki had two RBIs.

* Cleveland State 2-4, Motlow 1-5: At Cleveland, Bobby Towne outdueled Motlow's Elliott Bush and Hayden Bailey with a six-strikeout three-hitter in the first game of the TCCAA doubleheader, but the Bucks (30-17, 12-8) bounced back with a one-run win of their own as Luke Toms hit a two-run homer and Clayton Palicki had a two-run single.

Clay Hetland homered and Dalton Rogers and Jammer Strickland had run-scoring singles for the Cougars in defeat. Chris Caffrey and Jared Davis each was 1-for-2 with an RBI in the win for Cleveland State (21-16, 9-11).

* Covenant 3-11, Ferrum 1-6: On Lookout Mountain, the host Scots followed an 8-4 loss in Friday's suspended USA South contest with a sweep of the two full games. Garrett Kriston pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts and Will Carlton hit a two-run homer in the first win for Covenant (20-7, 14-4), and David Lockwood had four RBIs while Scott Gillespie and winning relief pitcher Chris Rollins divided four in the finale.

Lockwood was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Will Cleland also was 3-for-5 in the loss, and Cleland scored three runs while Paul Phillips, K.C. Simons and Gillespie each had two hits and two runs in the finale.

* Tennessee Temple 2-9, Johnson 1-0: At Jasper, Hunter Giles and Dylan Massengill pitched two-hitters with 10 and 11 strikeouts and no earned runs as the Crusaders improved to 10-15. Jake Stone had two hits and Jan Ramirez hit an RBI single in the first game, and former Marion County players Trey Hill and Austin Layne each was 2-for-3 and combined for five RBIs in the second game on their high school field.

Also in game two, Nico McElrath was 3-for-4, Josh Thomas had a double and two RBIs and Brett Bartley had two hits and an RBI.

* Sewanee 4-2, Centre 2-6: At Sewanee, Ben Clune was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in the season's first Southern Athletic Association win for the host Tigers (9-18, 1-13), who got five-hit pitching from Mike O'Neil and Marshall Ussery. Clune and Jack Whaley had RBIs in the loss, and Jackson Cooper was 2-for-4 and scored a run.