Covenant Baseball Wins Over Piedmont

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Will Skidmore's RBI fielder's choice in the bottom of the sixth inning gave host Piedmont a 4-3 lead and the Lions would hang on over the final three innings to take a 7-3 victory over Covenant on Tuesday night.

The Scots end the regular season with a 25-13 overall record. Covenant will participate in the NCCAA Mid-East Regional Tournament on May 9-11 in Nashville, Tenn.

Skidmore's RBI came after Covenant had rallied to tie the score at 3-3 in the top of the sixth. Scott Gillespie led off the inning with a triple and was driven in on a Sterling Witt single. Witt then advanced to second on a passed ball before Perry Rigby plated him with an RBI single. Covenant threatened to do more damage with runners at second and third and one out, but could not capitalize any further.

After Piedmont regained the lead in the sixth, the Lions added three more runs in the eighth to pull away. Skidmore and Kevin D'Antignac had run-scoring singles to highlight the frame.

The Scots had a brief 1-0 lead after the top of the fourth, when Chris Rollins doubles with two outs and was followed by a Paul Phillips RBI single. Piedmont would answer with a three-run fifth inning.

Covenant reliever Alec Mitchell (5-4) suffers the loss for the Scots as he allowed four runs, three earned, in three innings of work. Starter Alhanon Miller went five innings and gave up three runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out five.

Covenant recorded eight hits on the night with David Lockwood and Gillespie getting two apiece. It is Lockwood's 17th multi-hit game of the season and Gillespie's 14th.

Allen Tokarz (4-3) picks up the win in relief for the Lions who move to 20-21 on the year. Keith Grabowski led the Lions' 10-hit attack going 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. Skidmore, D'Antignac, and Austin Brick each had two RBIs.

Stay tuned to athletics.covenant.edu for the latest news with regards to Covenant's postseason matchups and game times.


UTC Wrestlers Stop Davidson, 36-3

  Highlighted by technical falls from Justin Lampe (165) and Jared Johnson (285), the Chattanooga wrestling team defeated visiting Davidson, 38-3, Friday at Maclellan Gym in a Southern Conference match.   The Mocs (10-5, 5-0) are now 34-1 in SoCon matches, including 18 straight wins, in the five seasons under head coach Heath Eslinger. The Mocs are 23-0 in the ... (click for more)

Hixson Advances To A-AA Duals Final With Impressive Wins

FRANKLIN – The Hixson Wildcats have finished third in the TSSAA Class A-AA State Duals wrestling tournament for the past four years, but they won’t have to worry about that monkey any longer as they won two matches here at the Williamson County Agricultural Expo Center Friday night and will face defending champ Pigeon Forge for the top prize Saturday night. The Wildcats, improving ... (click for more)

Chance Loftis Set To Be Freed From Jail After Jury Finds Him Guilty Of Only Misdemeanor Charge

Chance Loftis is set to be freed from jail on Monday after a Criminal Court jury on Friday afternoon found him guilty of only a minor charge. Instead of murder in the death of 46-year-old Donald Rogers, the jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole found him guilty of the lesser charge of reckless endangerment. He was found not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the beating ... (click for more)

Dr. David Seaberg Steps Down From Position As Dean For UT College Of Medicine In Chattanooga

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center (UTHSC), and Kevin Spiegel, president and CEO for Erlanger Health System, announced that  David Seaberg, MD, will be stepping down from the joint positions of dean of the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga, and senior vice president of the Erlanger Health System. ... (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What About The Ashes?

I attended my fifth funeral in the month of January the other day and, while I wish a lot of my friends would hang around a little longer, I was amused by the conversation in the pew before the service began. The question was “ … then what do you do with the ashes?” More and more people are being cremated and asking their loved ones to scatter their ashes -- more properly called ... (click for more)