Lee Softball Sweeps Brewton-Parker

Friday, March 1, 2013
The Lee University softball team used two outstanding pitching performances to complete a doubleheader sweep of Brewton-Parker College Friday afternoon.

Angie Hughes and Jessa Watts both pitched complete game shutouts and both yielded just two hits to help lead the Lady Flames to victory. Lee outscored the Lady Barons 11-0 on the day and out hit the Georgia club 16-4.

Watts (2-0) took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in game two for the Lady Flames. A one-out single by Myia Ashmore gave BPC their first hit of the game.
Lauren Clinton would follow with a single to put the tying run on base. From there Watts would get a strike out and a line out to preserve the shutout and keep the Lady Flames (10-0, 2-0) undefeated to start the 2013 campaign. Watts would finish with six strikeouts and gave up just one walk.

Lee scored their only two runs of the contest in the first inning. Lexie Dean drew a one out walk followed by a Jennifer Ringle single. Charlie Wooden's single would score Dean and a Brewton-Parker error would plate Ringle. From there the Lady Flames would manage just two more hits in the ballgame. Ringle finished 2-for-3 and Dominique Hannah added a single in the seventh to complete a four-hit day for the Lee leadoff hitter.

Myia Ashmore (3-2) was the tough luck loser for the Lady Barons. Ashmore pitched seven quality innings giving up two runs on four hits. She walked three and struck out six.

The No. 11 Lady Flames will put their winning streak on the line against another SSAC opponent tomorrow afternoon when they square off with Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Ga. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

Behind another a strong outing from Angie Hughes, the Lee softball team blanked Brewton-Parker, 9-0 in game one of Friday's doubleheader.

Hughes (5-0) went the distance for the Lady Flames. The freshman kept the Lady Barons off balance throughout the game surrendering just two hits while striking out 14 batters in seven innings of work. BPC is not the only team to struggle against the hard throwing righty. In 30 innings of work this year Hughes has already struck out 53 batters.

Lee grabbed the lead in the fourth inning thanks to a pair of solo home runs from the heart of the order. Charlie Wooden drove a ball deep over the left field wall for her fourth home run of the year. Ana Coscorrosa followed with a blast on a 3-2 pitch to give the Lady Flames a 2-0 advantage. Coscorrosa now has three long balls on the year.

Lee would tack on an unearned run in the fifth inning when Dominique Hannah doubled with two outs and scored when Lexie Dean reached on a BPC error. The Lady Flames would use a three-run sixth and three-run seventh to put the game well out of reach.

Hannah set the table at the top of the lineup for the Lady Flames with three hits, a RBI and a run scored. Dezirae Parsons had a double and two hits. Jenevieve Cena added a pinch-hit two-run single in the sixth inning to help balloon the lead.

Crystal Ward (3-4) was tagged with the loss for the Lady Barons. Ward worked 5 2/3 innings giving up five hits, four earned runs, walked three and struck out four. Lauren Simerly worked the final 1 1/3 innings. Simerly gave up four runs on five hits and walked a batter.


Prolific Prep Hammers Hamilton Heights 72-62

Gary Trent Jr. ripped Hamilton Heights for a game-high 36 points on Friday night and helped Prolific Prep Academy (Windsor, Calif.) defeat the Hawks 72-62 in the Marshal County (Ky.) Hoopfest. Trent, who played all 32 minutes, hit 14 of 28 shots, including 3 of 9 3-point tries. He scored 19 in the first half and had 11 each in the second and third periods. Abu Kigab scored ... (click for more)

UTC Sports: Football, Hoops, Wrestling All in Action This Weekend

Highlighted by the UTC football team playing at No.1 ranked and No.5 seeded Sam Houston State today in Huntsville, Texas), Mocs teams will be in action the next four days. * Saturday – 3 events UTC Football: 3 p.m.  – ESPN3 … The Mocs (9-3) are at Sam Houston State (11-0) in an FCS round of 16 playoff game ... The host Bearkats are led by quarterback Jeremiah ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Council Looking Into Taking Over Schools

A new group of Signal Mountain Town Council members is looking into taking over county schools within the town boundaries.   Two newly elected board members, Amy Speek and Dan Landrum, joined the council Friday afternoon at the first work session after the election. The election of mayor and vice mayor for the next two years came first on the agenda. Dick Gee, mayor ... (click for more)

Curtis Coleman Sentenced To 144 Months For Dealing Heroin

Curtis Allen Coleman, 41, of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to serve 144 months in prison by Federal Judge Travis R. McDonough for heroin distribution in Chattanooga. Coleman pleaded guilty in August to a federal indictment charging him with, among other things, conspiracy to distribute heroin.  According to information on file with the United States District ... (click for more)

Tennessee River Gorge Trust Trail Warriors Make You Want To Take A Hike

Trail warriors of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust make you want to take a hike.  The Tennessee River Gorge Trust staff and volunteers make a huge difference in the Chattanooga community and have been making the outdoor areas around the River Gorge clean and protected for more than 30 years.  They deserve to be recognized and praised for all of the hard work they have ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Our Schools Stink

Cheryl Roddy has spent her lifetime, for the biggest part, as a teacher for the Hamilton County Department of Education and, more specifically, at East Ridge High School. She has loved teaching there for nearly 40 years and is hardly “average;” she has her master's degree in education, was twice East Ridge’s teacher of the year, was the first teacher at East Ridge to reach the first ... (click for more)