Tigers, Cougars split TCCAA wins in Cleveland doubleheader

Tigers, Cougars split TCCAA wins in Cleveland doubleheader

April 19th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Chattanooga State and Cleveland State split their TCCAA baseball doubleheader Friday in Cleveland.

The visiting Tigers assured themselves of winning the series with a 3-2 victory in Friday's first game, but the Cougars prevented a sweep by taking the finale 8-5.

Ryan Whitt homered, Brandon Day was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Brennan Swindoll pitched a six-hitter in the win for Chattanooga State (25-14, 16-11). Zack Janes was 3-for-3 and scored a run and Dalton Rogers and Chris Caffrey had the RBIs for the Cougars (25-21, 12-15).

Rogers was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs in game two, when Keith Buckhalt was 2-for-2 and scored twice and Janes was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Michael Goss was 2-for-2 with an extra-long homer and three runs for the Tigers, Sheldon Brogden also was 2-for-2, Jaen Paul Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Jay Rhoten was 1-for-1 with two walks and two RBIs.

Lee University's Gulf South Conference game at Valdosta State was rained out.

• Union College 6-3, Bryan 5-1: At Barbourville, Ky., the host Bulldogs dropped the Lions to 26-22 overall and 12-11 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference with Friday's sweep.

Cody Rhinehart drove in three runs and Justin Morhardt homered in the first game for Bryan, and Grant Zawadzki was 5-for-5 in the doubleheader. He was 3-for-3 and scored the Lions' run in game two, when Kelvin McMiller was 1-for-2 with the RBI, Rhinehart was 2-for-2 and Chad Burrows pitched a six-hitter with two earned runs. Milligan leadoff batter Justin Elder was 4-for-7 with a homer, three runs and three RBIs for the day.

• Maryville 9, Covenant 0: At Maryville, Perry Rigby went 3-for-4 but was the only Covenant player with a hit off the host Scots' Trevor Brackett in the USA South game. Maryville (15-17, 10-12) scored seven runs on eight singles off Garrett Kriston (6-2) in the second inning, and Garrett Gresham was 4-for-5 while Landon Talley had three RBIs for the winners. Covenant (21-12, 15-7) dropped to second place in the league.

• Hendrix 7, Sewanee 3: At Sewanee, Zack Zutton and Nate Barnett each had two hits and scored a run for the host Tigers (11-24, 1-19) in the Southern Athletic Association loss, and Michael Walker hit a two-run triple in the three-run sixth inning. Spencer Summers had two hits and three RBIs for Hendrix (21-15, 11-8).