Area sports notes: Sewanee sweeps Eureka in baseball

Area sports notes: Sewanee sweeps Eureka in baseball

March 14th, 2019 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

The Sewanee Tigers defeated visiting Eureka 5-4 in eight innings and 4-1 in NCAA Division III baseball Wednesday. Max Murray doubled in the tying run and scored the winner on Bryce Benedict's single to end the first game. Riley Brandvold was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored and Trey Akins was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Tigers (11-5) in that one, and Joey Calcagno was 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run single in game two. Zach Brodsky and three relievers combined to pitch a five-hitter.

» Lee University lost 3-0 and 8-2 at home to Young Harris, which used a seven-run fifth inning in the second game to improve to 15-7 for the season. Thomas Zazzaro was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in that game for Lee (11-12), which totaled only one hit off three pitchers in game one.


» Another in a long list of big bass tournaments is coming to Lake Chickamauga and the Dayton Boat Dock on March 21-23. This one is a Costa Fishing League Worldwide Series Southeastern division event with more than 360 professionals and co-anglers. The pros will be competing for a top prize that could be worth $100,000 with a new Ranger Z518L boat included. Next Thursday's and Friday's weigh-ins will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Dayton Boat Dock; Saturday's final weigh-in will start at 4:30 at the Bass Pro Shops store in East Ridge.


» Lee lost 8-4 and won 6-0 at Young Harris. Taylor De Adder pitched the shutout and started the scoring in the second game for Lee (11-15) with a sacrifice fly, and Bailey Church hit a two-run home run, Abby McKinney a solo homer and Kiley Longmire a two-run single. Kayla Louie was 2-for-3 and scored a run. De Adder hit a two-run double and Church was 2-for-3 with a run in game one.

» Tennessee Wesleyan is 11-1 and 8-0 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference after Tuesday's 7-0 and 10-1 home wins over Brenau (11-3, 2-2). Pitcher Courtney Calkins allowed three hits in the shutout, while Baylee Sutton was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Allee West had two hits and two RBIs and Mackenzie Jackson and Olivia Housewright were 2-for-2 and 2-for-3 and matched Sutton with two runs apiece. The Lady Bulldogs had a nine-run third inning in the five-inning second game, when Cheyenne Strong pitched a no-hitter with nine strikeouts and Courtney Black and Malyssa Jeter each was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. West also had two RBIs, and Housewright and Jackson each was 2-for-3.


» The Lee women tied for fifth at 905 for 54 holes in the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational tournament that ended Tuesday in Windermere, Florida. The Lady Flames, ranked 22nd in NCAA Division II, shot 296 in the final round, and Haverly Harrold was sixth individually at 219 (78-70-71) with Annika Giro at 223.

» The Lee men finished 10th with a solid 879 (294-287-298) in the stacked Southeastern Challenge in Valdosta, Georgia. No. 1-ranked Barry won at 848, and No. 9 Nova Southeastern was second at 857. Lee finished ahead of the nation's fourth- and 17th-ranked teams. The Flames' Evan Spence tied for 19th individually at 216, Dustin DeMersseman shot 218 and Dylan Lillard and Scott Odell shot 224.

» Tennessee Wesleyan's men moved into the NAIA Top 25 at No. 23 and finished ninth out of 13 teams Tuesday in the Skyhawk Invitational hosted by Point University at Callaway Gardens. The Bulldogs' Jeovani Veloz tied for 26th at 232 with Simon Nagy, Tanner Harris and Trent Mansfield at 235, 236 and 237. Last week Bryan College lost a first-place playoff with Bob Jones University at the Hiwassee Spring Invitational at Kodak, Tennessee, where Cleveland State was fourth out of five teams. Bryan's Kevin Knudsen, Andres Arteaga and Peter Brown were second, fourth and 10th, and Cleveland State's Jared Thomas and Seth Ward were fifth and ninth.

» Playing as an individual, Bryan's Krista Reinhardt broke her Lady Lions 36-hole record with a 145 (72-73) in winning the women's Skyhawk Invitational on Callaway Gardens' Lake View course. Tennessee Wesleyan, which is fourth among "others receiving votes" in the NAIA Top 25 poll, was seventh out of 11 teams with Kelsey Cassada tying for 16th at 156 and Ryann McCuistion and Jordann Handy carding 160s.


» Lee's women lost 18-6 at Lincoln Memorial (6-1) on Wednesday and are 3-5. Dariana Blanton and Kaylyn Dillon each scored two goals for Lee.

» The Sewanee women lost 16-12 to visiting Ursinus but got four goals from Sarah Strand and three assists from Anna Comer. The Tigers are 7-3. Bridget Sherry had six goals and two assists for the Bears (1-5).