Area Sports Notes: Harrison's Jacob Wheeler still seventh in Bassmaster Classic

Area Sports Notes: Harrison's Jacob Wheeler still seventh in Bassmaster Classic

March 17th, 2018 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Jacob Wheeler of Harrison remained in seventh place in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic at 30 pounds, 11 ounces after the second round Saturday on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina, and Oklahoma anglers Jason Christie and Edwin Evers maintained the top two spots at 37-4 and 32-9. Gerald Swindle of Guntersville, Ala., is fifth at 31-4, and 2017 Classic champion Jordan Lee of Grant, Ala., is sixth at 30-12. The top 25 go back out today. National collegiate champion Jacob Foutz from Bryan College and Charleston, Tenn., earned $10,000 for finishing 39th at 21-6.


-The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golfers finished ninth out of 12 teams Saturday in the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational in Mexico. The Mocs closed with a 307 for a 54-hole 905. Arizona State won by 17 strokes at 875; Kennesaw State was second. UTC's Cristina Perez tied for ninth individually at 209, and Monica San Juan shared 15th at 224. Holly Morgan shot 229, Megan Woods 233.


-Hunter Oliver drove in three runs as Cleveland State won 11-3 in the rubber game of its weekend TCCAA baseball series Saturday at Chattanooga State. Cameron Payne and Trey Vanderpool each was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Noah Hill was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for the Cougars (18-8, 6-3). Oliver and Tucker Mendenhall each was 2-for-4 also, Mendenhall with an RBI and two runs, and Ryan Lloyd pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two earned runs allowed. Chris Tyler was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs for the Tigers (17-7, 6-3).

-Lee University won 3-0 and 8-7 in its Gulf South Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday at Union University. Wes Albert and Logan Workman combined on the seven-hit shutout with nine strikeouts, and Jordan Howard homered while Tyler Payne matched him in going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Howard homered again, his sixth of the year, and had three RBIs in game two, when Payne had two RBIs and Fernando Ortiz was 1-for-2 with two RBIs of his own for the Flames (12-13, 6-5). Lee trailed 6-0 after six innings but scored seven runs in the top of the seventh, gave up the tying run in the bottom of the inning and scored the deciding run in the eighth.

-Bryan's 11th-ranked NAIA Lions completed an Appalachian Athletic Conference series sweep at St. Andrews with an 18-1 win Saturday. The Lions (23-4, 9-0) won 11-0 and 11-5 on Friday, Stephen Chamblee (6-0) pitching a fourth 2018 shutout with an 11-strikeout five-hitter. David Scoggins was 2-for-2 with a homer and two RBIs and Wade Weinburger homered and had three RBIs in that game, while Trevor Behrent was 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI and Lake Burris and Cody Young each was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Burris matched Weinburger and Rodney Tennie with two runs scored. Bryan overcame a 5-1 deficit with a six-run fifth inning and a four-run seventh in game two, when Tyler Scott had three RBIs, Weinburger and Behrent added two apiece and Jacob Justice was 2-for-3 and scored two runs along with Tennie and Weinburger. Saturday, Scott was 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, Scoggins was 2-for-3 with a homer and five RBIs, Fernando Garcia homred and singled and also drove in five runs, Burris was 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs, Young was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Weinburger also homered and Tennie scored three runs. Arinson Martinez and Jorden Averette pitched a combined four-hitter with seven strikeouts.

-Chattanooga Lookouts general manager Rich Mozingo will be the guest speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's noon luncheon meeting Monday at Finley Stadium, and the public is invited. Attendance costs $12 with a meal, $4 without.


-Becca Broadwick and Emma Hill each had four goals and an assist and Madeline Perrigo had three goals, an assist and six ground balls as Lee University won 20-11 in GSC women's lacrosse Saturday at Shorter. It was the first GSC victory for the second-year Lady Flames (6-4, 1-3), who got two goals apiece from Kaylyn Dillon, Brianna Schapira and Hanah Rotello. McKinley Puckett scored four for Shorter (0-4, 0-3).