Covenant Baseball Falls To Campbellsville In NCCAA Tournament

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Covenant baseball team could not get the bats going soon enough as a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning was not enough to overcome a 5-0 deficit and Campbellsville claimed a 5-3 win.

Covenant drops to 0-2 in pool play and must win its final two games to have a chance to advance to the semifinal round.

Campbellsville is now 3-0.

Covenant starting pitcher Jonah Paul pitched effectively, but was not given much wiggle room as Campbellsville starter Sean Bouthilette kept the Scots' offense in check.

The Tigers got on the board first with two runs in the top of the first inning. Keaton Neeb and Carlos Torres each had RBI hits in the frame. Campbellsville added a run in the third on an Aaron Schwoebel sacrifice fly to make it 3-0. The Tigers extended their lead to 5-0 with two runs, one being unearned in the fifth.

Covenant did not get a hit until the fifth inning when Perry Rigby lined a single to left field. The Scots trailed 5-0 going into the bottom of the seventh, but scored three runs and had the potential tying run at the plate.

Sterling Witt doubled to right field with one out and was followed by another Rigby single to put runners at first and third with one away. Paul Phillips tripled to the right-center field gap to score both Witt and Rigby to make it 5-2. K.C. Simons sliced the Tigers' lead more with a single to left field scoring Phillips to pull the Scots to within 5-3. But Bouthilette worked out of the jam to secure the win for the Tigers.

Paul (2-1) went all seven innings allowing four earned runs on six hits while striking out three. Rigby and Phillips each had two of Covenant's six hits.

Bouthilette (5-5) also went the distance as he allowed three earned runs on six hits and punched out five. Neeb and Torres both had two hits for the Tigers.

Covenant takes on Emmanuel at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.


North River Soccer Complex Re-Naming Ceremony In Honor Of Cleveland T. Grimes Is June 3

North River Soccer Association is inviting all past players of teams coached by Cleveland T. Grimes, as well as past soccer associates and friends of Mr. Grimes, to attend a brief ceremony to be held on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m., where a tree and plaque will be dedicated to Grimes, in addition to celebrating the city’s official renaming of the DuPont Park soccer complex in Grimes’ ... (click for more)

Baylor Gets Offensive In Softball Win Over St. Benedict

MURFREESBORO – The two-time Division II defending state softball champion Baylor looks ready to challenge for another title. The Lady Red Raiders spotted St. Benedict an unearned run in the first inning, but came back strong to prevail by a 12-1 final in six innings. Wednesday’s win, Baylor’s 25 th against three losses, sets up a winners bracket final with arch-rival GPS, ... (click for more)

Man Found With Home-Made Explosive Device Near Businesses In Hixson

A man was found with a home-made explosive device outside businesses in Hixson late Tuesday night.   A business was evacuated and portions of Highway 153 and Hamill Road were cordoned off while the device was taken away.   Joshua Redden, 34, was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession ... (click for more)

Weather Service Issues Tornado Watch For Chattanooga Area

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Hamilton County on Wednesday. Here is the advisory: TORNADO WATCH FROM  1:15PM EDT  WED UNTIL  8PM EDT  WED TN . TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ANDERSON BLEDSOE BLOUNT BRADLEY CAMPBELL CLAIBORNE CLAY COCKE CUMBERLAND FENTRESS GRAINGER GREENE HAMBLEN HAMILTON HANCOCK HAWKINS JACKSON JEFFERSON ... (click for more)

Life For Our Ancestors In 1890

May 26-27 is the 1890’s Day Jamboree in Ringgold. I encourage any reader to attend and enjoy that wonderful community. I love having grown up in Northwest Georgia and celebrating our veterans, including both of my grandfathers who served in WWII.  But I also want to describe how the 1890’s were for my ancestors, living here in a singularly turbulent time. Based on, among ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Life With 007

I was 13 when the first of 24 James Bond movies came out and, at a time when my sap was just beginning to rise, I will never forget Ursula Andress stepping out of the sea wearing that white bikini. Our hero walks over to the dripping Honey Ryder – that was her name in “Dr. No” – and she says in the Swiss accent, “Are you looking for shells too?” And the first classic reply of thousands ... (click for more)