Cleveland State Splits With Vincennes In Baseball Openers

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Cleveland State baseball team spit its doubleheader with Vincennes University on Saturday afternoon at Cougar Field.

The Cougars let an early lead get away from them in the first game of the day dropping a 7-5 decision to the Trailblazers before bouncing back to take the back end of the twinbill by a final score of 8-3.

Zach Janes tripled and scored on a single from Michael Hargrove in the bottom of the first of game one to get the Cougars off and running. Cody Hiefnar doubled and scored in the second frame on a single from DeAndre Allen and Hargrove pushed in a third run by coaxing a bases loaded walk for a 3-0 lead.



The Trailblazers tied the game with a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth on a two-run double by Alex Kohler. The visitors then put a four-spot on the board an inning later on a two-run double by Wade McNabb, a sacrifice fly and a single from Dakota Rogers to push the lead to 7-3.

Hiefnar doubled again and scored in the sixth and the Cougars tacked on another run in the seventh, but the rally would fall short as they dropped game one. Nick Nauracy started on the hill for Vincennes while Ryan Cheek picked up the win and Bryan Nacke added the save. Thomas Huddleston took the loss for the Cougars while Bobby Towne came on in relief.

The Cougars scored early and often in game two. Vincennes took a brief 1-0 lead with and unearned run in the top of the first, but the Cougars took the lead for good in the second with three runs of their own. A fielders choice, an error and an RBI single from Evan Speicher gave the home team a 3-1 lead.

Back to back doubles from Chase Edwards and Dalton Rogers pushed the lead to 4-1 in the third and a three-run blast into the tennis courts beyond the right field fence from Hargrove gave the Cougars a 7-1 advantage in the fourth.

The Trailblazers got two of those runs back in the sixth on a two-run dinger by Drew Rosbottom, but the Cougars closed the deal as Edwards slammed a solo homer in the bottom of the frame to seal the win for the Cougars.

Cleveland State pounded out 18 hits for the afternoon (13 in game two). Jeb Scoggins tossed six strong innings for the Cougars (3-1) to get the win on the mound while Andre Wilson tossed a scoreless inning in relief. Trent Simpson suffered the loss for the Trailblazers.

After finishing the three game set with Vincennes on Sunday afternoon at noon, weather permitting, the Cougars will host Gordon College on Tuesday in a single game and the University of the Cumberlands for a double dip on Thursday.


Lookouts Open Important Home Series With Smokies Tuesday Night

After losing 4-of-5 road games to the Jackson Generals and falling out of first place, the Chattanooga Lookouts open a home series with the Tennessee Smokies Tuesday night. The Lookouts,  2015 Southern League Champions, have slipped into third place in the North Division. The Montgomery Biscuits are in first place with the Jackson Generals, the first half division winners, ... (click for more)

Prep Football Tour: A visit to 11 schools During First Official Practice

"I love physics (3.8 GPA) and plan to study mechanical engineering in college and possibly play football.  - Ross Wortman a senior quarterback/linebacker at Boyd Buchanan.  He and Kohl Henke are vying for the starting QB spot this fall for the Bucs.   The 2016 prep football season officially got under way Monday as high school players across Hamilton County ... (click for more)

$30 Million Development Planned At King And South Market; Will Include Hotel, Condos, Offices, Retail, Possible Restaurant

A new $30 million development is planned for the Southside at King Street and South Market. Nick Wilkinson, city deputy director for economic development, said it will include a hotel, condos, offices, retail and possibly a restaurant. It could also include some light industry. A storage building and a parking lot are now at the site. He said the developers plan to reuse ... (click for more)

Investor In Scheme Says Dyer Made Contacts At Quarterback Club

One of the investors who was a loser in an investment scheme recently halted by the Securities and Exchange Commission said one of the Chattanooga brokers involved made many of his contacts through the Chattanooga Quarterback Club. Paul Smith, former Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman, said Doug Dyer has been the president for many years of the club that promotes UTC and ... (click for more)

Expand Broadband Internet, Not The Size Of Government

I’d like to respond to two letters in your July 13 edition that praised Rep. Mike Carter’s efforts to expand statewide broadband access. Rep. Carter wants more government involvement in the broadband sector, including an expansion of taxpayer-funded, municipal broadband networks.  Rep. Carter’s supporters argued he’s standing up for consumers against huge telecommunications ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Horses Vs. DesJarlais

It is well-known that shortly after the despicable “Big Lick” faction of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry put on a very-pointed fundraiser for the equally repugnant Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-Jasper) two years ago, the misguided doctor has repeatedly tried to bully and strong-arm the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the behalf of the vermin who sadistically torture the ... (click for more)