Shipman Sends Lady Vol Softball To Super Regional

Sunday, May 19, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Madison Shipman had a two-run homer and drove in three and Ivy Renfroe fanned five over seven shutout innings as Tennessee punched its sixth trip to the NCAA Super Regionals with a 7-0 win over NC State on Sunday in Game 6 of the Knoxville Regional.

The Lady Vols (47-10) will now face Alabama in the Supers next weekend at Lee Stadium while NC State finishes its season with a 35-20-1 record after making its first NCAA appearance since 2007.

Renfroe helped Tennessee to its third shutout over the weekend as she and sister Ellen Renfroe combined to not let up a run so far in the NCAA Tournament.

Shipman finished the game 3-for-4 with a double and a home run while Ivy Renfroe let up just one hit on the day, a single up the middle to Lana Van Dyken in the third inning.

Tennessee scored two in the first, two in the second and three in the fourth and controlled the game from start to finish in the victory.

The Lady Vols jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Raven Chavanne opened the game with a leadoff single up the middle. Two batters later, Shipman ripped a hard-hit shot past the third baseman and Chavanne later advanced on a wild pitch to give UT runners on the corners.  Kat Dotson sent a 1-2 pitch from Weiman through the right side to plate Chavanne. The Lady Vols then pulled off a double steal with Shipman coming home and Dotson moving to second to push the lead to 2-0.

In the top of the second, Tennessee grew its lead to 4-0 thanks to one big swing from Shipman. Chavanne hit a one-out double through the left side and advanced to third when Lauren Gibson grounded out to second. Shipman sent a 2-2 pitch sailing over the wall in right center for her 10th home run of the year and her first in over a month.



PHOTOS: Brainerd Defeats Tyner, 55-51, In District 6-2A Tilt

UTC Basketball Travels To Tennessee Tech Sunday

The Chattanooga Mocs head to Cookeville, Tenn., Sunday looking for their first road win of the 2017-18 season at Tennessee Tech. Much like the previous four tries, an easy task is not in the forecast. The Mocs previous four road opponents are a combined 21-0 (Wyoming 5-0, UAB 5-0, Akron 5-0 & Marshall 6-0). TTU welcomes its guests with a sterling 4-0 mark in the Eblen Center. ... (click for more)

Home In Alton Park Damaged By Fire Friday Morning

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire in Alton Park Friday morning. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around  8:30 a.m.  and responded to 4020 Highland Ave. with five fire companies. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, one of the residents of the house was concerned this his wife might still be inside. The firefighters ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Struck And Severely Injured In East Ridge Thursday Night

The East Ridge Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian being struck  at 5300 Ringgold Road on Thursday around  10 p.m. Officers arrived and found that East Ridge resident Dale Henderson had been struck by a vehicle and was suffering from severe injuries. It appears he attempted to cross Ringgold Road in front ... (click for more)

Technology: The Virtual Drug

The truth is you're probably reading this on a mobile device or your computer. As a matter of fact, I’m typing this down on a MacBook Pro. The point is technology is everywhere. It engulfs like a tsunami engulfs a village, only a few ever escape. In fact, it took me two hours to start this paper because I was so hypnotized by phone, checking my Instagram and seeing what the next ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

This week, as two men greeted one another at the steps leading to a holiday party, one said, “My wife is angel,” this in keeping with the season. The other replied, “You’re lucky … mine is still alive.” Once inside, the two walked into this conversation – “We had a power outage at our house this morning. So, my PC, laptop, TV, DVD, iPad and new surround sound music system were ... (click for more)