No. 5 Lady Tigers improve to 43-5 and other sports news

No. 5 Lady Tigers improve to 43-5 and other sports news

April 13th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Nationally fifth-ranked Chattanooga State beat Roane State 11-2 and 10-2 in TCCAA softball Saturday, giving the Lady Tigers (43-5, 28-4) sole possession of first place. Hanna Manley and Shelby Willard (19-0) were the winning pitchers. Izzy McCurry was 2-for-2 in the first game and ended it in the sixth inning with a three-run home run, while Katy Richardson was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Emily Dagnan was 2-for-4 and scored twice and Lindsey Stickrod was 2-for-4 with an RBI. In game two, Elyse Ferguson was 2-for-2 with a double, two stolen bases and two RBIs and Khadija Neely was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.

• Ida Watson pitched a two-hitter and Kelsey Haley followed with a five-hitter as the Cleveland State softball team extended its winning streak to 12 games with 6-0 and 3-2 TCCAA victories Friday at Dyersburg State. Perry Hindi and Sara O'Rear each doubled and singled and combined to drive in the first five runs of game one. Hindi singled and scored the tying second run in game two, and Leslie Nunnelly doubled and scored the winner on a fifth-inning wild pitch.

• Ana Coscorrosa hit a two-run homer, Dominique Hannah had two hits with the deciding RBI and Angie Hughes pitched a three-hitter as Lee University edged 20th-ranked North Alabama 3-2 in the first game of their Gulf South softball doubleheader Saturday, but the visiting Lions (33-11, 18-8) rebounded with an eight-inning 8-5 win. Lexie Dean had three hits and Hannah had a two-run double in the loss for Lee (19-22, 9-14).


• Former Riverside High School and Oral Roberts University basketball standout Eddie Woods from Chattanooga died Wednesday and will be honored in a funeral service in Ghent, Belgium. The 1970 Riverside graduate was drafted by the Indiana Pacers of the NBA and went on to a pro basketball career in Europe.


• The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Maddison Malchionna and Nathan Wanuch won the 1500-meter runs in the Catamount Classic track and field meet Saturday at Cullowhee, N.C., and the Mocs' John Gilpin won the 3000 steeplechase in 9:53.46. Teammate Trevor Janssen was second in 1:54.65 to host Western Carolina's Aaron Harris in the men's 800. Wanuch's 1500 time was 3:54.19 with teammates Harry Smithers and Paul Stuart fourth and sixth, and Malchionna's time was 4:44.30. Helenka Kis in the 1500 and Jessica York in the 800 were sixth-place UTC women, and Sewanee's Willow Smith was third in the 5000 in 19:07.73. UTC's Iman Isang was fourth in the men's 110 hurdles, and Tennessee Temple's Rick Barry, competing unattached, was fifth in the 400 hurdles and sixth in the 100 dash. The U UTC women were third out of 14 teams, the men fourth.

• Lee University added six qualifiers for the national Christian college track meet in the first two days of the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville. Ashley Matthews reset her 10,000-meter school record with a third-place 38:13.96, the fastest time for an NCCAA woman this season, and Emily Bryan and Brianna Pugh ran qualifying times in the 800. Lee men added to the NCCAA list were Justin Knuth in the 800 and Patrick Shultz and Camden Perez in the 5000. Adam Gullette in the 800 and Seth Ruhling in the 10k were previous qualifiers who beat the standard again. Lee's Mike Walker was fifth in the 3000 steeplechase, and Tennessee Wesleyan's Steven Dodd was eighth in the 200 with teammate Avery Hubbard ninth in the 100.

• Matt Jenkins won the 65 Roses 5k race benefiting cystic fibrosis work Saturday morning in Cleveland in 16 minutes, 30 seconds, and Jessica Marlier was the women's winner and eighth overall in 17:43. There were 488 finishers. Jacob Bradley was second in 16:49, and Peyton Miller, masters winner Tim Ensign and Cullom Boyd completed the top five.


• Cleveland High School junior 126-pounder Chris DeBien has followed up his third state wrestling championship with the annual awards sponsored by U.S. Money Shops for having the most pins and takedowns in southeastern Tennessee. DeBien, who also won the takedowns honor in 2012 with 134, had a record 164 this season as the Blue Raiders swept the Class AAA duals and traditional state titles. He won the pins count with 33. "We have selected these statistics for this honor not just becuase it is an impressive accolade for the recipients but also a benchmark of excellence for future student-athletes who compete in Tennessee," U.S. Money Shops chief operating officer Glen Coronis said in the announcement release.


• Hayden Byrd scored three goals, including the first two of the match, as Sewanee beat visiting rival Rhodes 13-2 in Southern Athletic Association men's lacrosse Friday night. Rising to 9-3 overall and 6-0 in the league, the Tigers secured their second consecutive SAA regular-season title. Michael Morris had three assists with two goals for Sewanee, while Baylor Koch had two goals and an assist and Reed Daniel also scored twice. Morris has 31 goals this season.

• Katie Riddle had six goals and three assists as Sewanee ended its women's lacrosse regular season with a 22-13 home win Saturday against Birmingham-Southern. Sally Anne Greenwood and Mallory Grimm added five and four goals and two assists apiece for the Tigers (10-6, 6-1), and Whitney Reed had four assists with two goals.


• Covenant College is eighth out of nine teams after 36 holes in the USA South men's golf tournament at Rocky Mount, N.C., but the Scots' Cameron Lewis tied for third after back-to-back 75s. He had two eagles Saturday but will not plsy today, as Covenant has a policy against Sunday competition.