Temple Eliminates Covenant Softball In Region Tournament

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
JACKSON, Tenn. -- After falling to the top-seed in the opening game, the Covenant softball team played a tight affair with second-seed Tennessee Temple but the Lady Scots ultimately fell short as they were eliminated from tournament play on Wednesday afternoon.

Covenant lost 9-0 in the first game to Union (Tenn.) before falling 7-1 to Temple in the third game of the day.

The Lady Scots end their season at 6-30 overall.

Game One: Union 9, Covenant 0

Going up against the top-seed in the region, the Covenant softball team fell to host Union (Tenn.
) 9-0 in five innings in the opening round of the 2013 NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament on Wednesday afternoon.

The Lady Scots were faced with a tough task from the start as Union scored three runs in the top of the first, four more in the second, and two additional runs in the third inning to take a 9-0 lead.

Covenant starter Cori Hilt (4-14) settled down over the final two innings as she did not allow a run, but the Lady Scots could not mount a rally. Hilt went all five innings.

Morgan Lane came through with Covenant's lone hit of the game, a line drive single to center field to lead off the second inning. Lane finished 1-for-2 on the day.

Brooke Thomas (10-10) gets credit for the win as she walked one and struck out five for Union. Alex Williams and Amanda Chandler was each 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs in the victory.

Game Two: Tennessee Temple 7, Covenant 1

The Lady Scots responded well after suffering a tough defeat in the opening game. Covenant and Temple were tied at 1-1 in the fifth inning, but the Crusaders scored three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win.

Temple moves on to face the loser of today's nightcap between Union and Ohio Christian.

Seniors Jenni Jobe and Courtney Wagoner accounted for five of Covenant's eight hits. Jobe went 3-for-4 with a double and two singles, while Wagoner was 2-for-4. Madison Quirk finished 2-for-2 and Lane was 1-for-3 with a run scored.

The Crusaders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning off Covenant starter Hannah Rogers. Temple received a two-out RBI single from Ashlen Mitchell to highlight the frame.

Rogers would settle down nicely after the rough first inning. The freshman right-hander worked into and then out of trouble in the second and third innings without allowing a run. Temple loaded the bases with one out in the second but Rogers got consecutive ground outs that turned into force plays at home to end the threat.

Covenant tied the score at one apiece in the top of the fourth. Lane reached on an error to start the inning and was followed by a Quirk single and Morgan Strennen reaching on another error to load the bases. Kendall Whann worked a walk to bring home Lane and knot the score.

Temple would get to Rogers in the fifth as the Crusaders scored three times on four hits to take a 4-1 lead.

Quirk led off the sixth with a double to right field, but the Lady Scots would not be able to cash in. Temple then put the game away with three more runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Temple's Carley Daniel picks up the win as she went pitched a complete-game allowing one unearned run on eight hits. Five different Crusaders had two hits apiece and Amanda Rector added two RBIs.

Major League Baseball Announces Post-Season Schedule

Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday, Oct.25, in an AL city to be determined. While the 10 participants and eventual ... (click for more)

Lookouts Hold On For 9-6 Win Over Jacksonville Monday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Suns trimmed a 6-1, seventh-inning deficit to 6-5, and later 7-6, but the Chattanooga Lookouts held on for a 9-6 win in front of 2,751 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Monday night.  Stephen Gonsalves hurled six innings, giving up just a run,while picking up his seventh win. The Lookouts should always feel pretty confident ... (click for more)

Federal Judge Orders Walker County To Pay Erlanger $8,705,000, Plus Interest; Question Of Attorney Fees And Expenses To Go To Jury

Federal Judge Harold Murphy, in a 63-page ruling handed down Tuesday, ordered Walker County, Ga., to pay Erlanger Health System $8,705,000, plus interest, on the Hutcheson Hospital debt. Judge Murphy, of Rome, Ga., said the question of attorney fees and expenses owed Erlanger by Walker County should be decided by a jury trial. Walker County and Catoosa County earlier agreed ... (click for more)

Pinkston Says Offer Was Made To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him If Prosecution Of Detective Burns Was Dropped; Judge Greenholtz "Greatly Bothered" By Any Such Offer

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a hearing Tuesday that an offer was made to drop a lawsuit filed against him by Gatlinburg detective Rodney Burns if he would dismiss two perjury counts against Burns. The district attorney said he should not be disqualified from continuing to prosecute the case or else attorneys would begin suing him or the judge to get a new DA or trial ... (click for more)

Problems With The Proposed Apartments In Lookout Valley

I am deeply troubled at the way in which this proposal has been handled. The blatant disregard for the residents of Kelly's Ferry Road and the wishes of the Lookout Valley Area Plan (which was adopted by the city in 2003) by Chip Henderson and Tommy Austin amazes me. Yes, there was a meeting of the Lookout Valley Neighborhood association in August, but it wasn't on its normal ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Already, 248 Mass Shootings

There is not a word – not one – that I can use to respond to Dr. Loretta P. Prater, whose letter in Chattanoogan.com just condemned the idea that proposed volunteers in the Chattanooga Police Department be armed. Dr. Pater signed her letter, “Mother of Homicide Victim Leslie Vaughn Prater” and I’ve no doubt there is nothing in this world that will assuage the lifelong horror she ... (click for more)