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Staff photo by Patrick MacCoon / Silverdale Baptist Academy's Brett Rogers watches his home run fly out of the park in Thursday's home win over Signal Mountain.

Silverdale Baptist Academy junior Brett Rogers continues to mash the baseball.

The star left-handed slugger for one of TSSAA Division II-A's most talented squads crushed a home run deep to right field late in Thursday's 11-4 home victory over Signal Mountain, during which he also showed his range in the outfield.

Rogers' speed is special, too. In track and field, he recently helped the Seahawks' 4x100 relay team set a program record.

"Brett Rogers just hits, man," Silverdale Baptist coach Lance Rorex said after his 2-hole hitter went 3-for-3 with three runs scored. "He might be one of the most special hitters I have ever seen. He is a great baserunner, too, and his instincts are unbelievable. He's really locked in."

Brody Lamb showcased a nice piece of hitting with an opposite-field double to left-center and he also had a go-ahead line-drive single in a six-run third inning for the Seahawks (15-1-1).

Jax Ervin was spectacular in relief as the junior threw 34 of his 49 pitches for strikes to toss 3 2/3 scoreless innings for the victory. His offspeed pitches had Signal Mountain hitters diving out on their front foot after having to face a hard-throwing Maddox Jones.

Signal Mountain sophomore Jake Edmondson hit a three-run homer to right for a 4-3 lead in the top of the third.

Eric Boggess, Ian Reagan and Owen Phillips all had two-hit days for Silverdale.

"The lineup one through nine is pretty good, and we have three to four more guys who can help us out, too," Rorex said. "Nobody has to be great because someone else can be efficient and do a job. It's nice to have that as coaches. We won't have this depth forever, so it's nice to have right now."

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Signal Mountain at Silverdale Baptist baseball on April 7 2022

McCallie 17, Bradley Central 11: Nolan Sergeant homered and scored three runs in the victory, while McCallie leadoff hitter Reece Jordan had a pair each of hits, stolen bases and RBIs and scored four runs. Memphis Flowers led the Bears with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Notre Dame 10, Chattanooga Christian 0: Braylon Hammond walked four times and scored just as many runs, while Brooks Brownlee had two hits in the victory. Three Fighting Irish pitchers combined for a two-hitter with 17 strikeouts. Jacob Eragle picked up the win, striking out 10 batters in four innings.

Boyd Buchanan 4, East Hamilton 1: Perry Griffin struck out 12 in a complete game, and the right-hander allowed only two hits, both to Joe Quinlan. Boyd Buchanan's Brodie Johnston doubled and tripled, and Cody Johnston had two RBIs.

Cartersville 8-6, Calhoun 6-2: The Purple Hurricanes (15-4, 8-1 GHSA Region 7-AAAAA) completed a three-game season sweep of the Yellow Jackets (15-7, 5-4). Cartersville banged out 12 hits in game one, with Curt Bonner leading the way with two hits and driving in three runs. Andrew Purdy was 3-for-4, including a homer, and drove in four runs for Calhoun.

Caden Carroll went the distance in game two and allowed six hits, an earned run and struck out 13 for the Canes, with Kris Sutton getting three hits for the Jackets and Cooper Evans allowing three hits and one earned run while striking out five batters in five innings.

LFO 13, Murray County 3: Will Carroll was 3-for-5, including a homer and triple, scored three times and drove in three for Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (12-7, 6-2 Region 6-AAA). Tanner Mantooth had two hits, an RBI and two runs scored, Peyton Tipton added two hits and an RBI, and Chris Kelley drove in two runs and scored twice for LFO, while Dylan Blankenship went four innings in relief and allowed a hit and no runs and struck out nine.

Cedartown 3, Ringgold 2: Mason Parker was 2-for-2 in a losing effort for the Tigers (10-12) in the nonregion game.

Coahulla Creek 13, North Murray 3: Ryan Langford had two hits, one a homer, and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Colts (9-11, 6-6 Region 6-AAA). Ben Glines and Luke Swiney each hit two doubles, and Bailey Stroud was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored for Coahulla Creek.

 

SOFTBALL

Rhea County 6, McMinn County 2: The Lady Golden Eagles received three-hit days from Peyton Douglas and Emily McClure, who drove in two runs along with Emma Ballard. Micheala Taylor went the distance, allowing seven hits, and Rhea County did not commit an error.

Boyd Buchanan 16, Notre Dame 0: Gracie Petty drove in five runs, and the Lady Buccaneers had eight extra-base hits. Brooke Watson went 3-for-3 with a home run and she threw a four-inning no-hitter with nine strikeouts. Izzy Messer, Trinity Norton, Kacie Dixson and Petty all had triples. Cai Cai Butler also had three hits, and Dixson and Messer drove in three runs.

Meigs County 12, Loudon 0: Carlee McLemore had four RBIs and Kyle Hitson had two doubles. Meigs County's Sierra Howard had two hits and a pair of RBIs and struck out seven in three innings for the win.

Walker Valley 10, Bradley Central 3: Madilyn Kidd provided fireworks with two home runs and four RBIs, while Hannah Guffey drove in three for the Lady Mustangs, who had five players with multiple hits.

Hixson 11, East Ridge 1: Savannah Martin and Morgan Delashmitt each had five-hit days while combining for five runs scored and five RBIs. Delashmitt tripled and doubled while driving in four runs. Zoie Sullivan fanned 15 batters in seven innings and drove in three runs.

 

TENNIS

McCallie 7, St. Xavier 0: Will Leathers and Gabe Getz dominated their doubles match against the Kentucky foe with an 8-0 victory, while Colin Tuttle was sharp in singles, outscoring his opponent 12-0. McCallie, the top-ranked team in the nation by Universal Tennis, is now 6-0.

 

BASKETBALL

Howard standout Mark Greer scored 23 points and made seven 3-pointers, while Notre Dame's Tim Vaughn and Howard's Jadon Jenkins finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively, to help lead a 77-63 victory for Tennessee in the Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Game at Notre Dame. The Tennessee girls won 66-54 as 12 players scored in the win, with Cleveland's Katie Moore leading the way with a dozen points.

Compiled by Patrick MacCoon and Lindsey Young. Contact them at sports@timesfreepress.com.

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