Covenant Baseball Picked First In Preseason Conference Poll

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Covenant College, under the direction of eight-year Head Coach Doug Simons, was picked to win the USA South Athletic Conference 2014 baseball title in the preseason coaches' poll. The Scots will be in their first season of membership in the USA South this season. Last spring, Covenant set a modern era school record for victories with 28. Additionally, the Scots earned a trip to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) World Series for the first time in program history.

Covenant is currently within the "receiving votes" category of the D3Baseball.com Preseason National Poll.

The 2014 season marks the first in the USA South for new Conference members Covenant and Huntingdon College. Both institutions are former members of the Great South Athletic Conference.

The Scots received three of ten first-place votes and 67 points as head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting.

N.C. Wesleyan College earned the second spot in the poll with 63 points and two first place votes. Last season's USA South Tournament champions, Methodist University, tallied 60 points and one first place vote to place third while Piedmont College was fourth with 58 points. Newcomer Huntingdon collected 51 points and three first place votes to place fifth, Averett University totaled 49 points to place sixth while Maryville College picked up 46 points and the final first place vote to place seventh. Ferrum College, LaGrange College and Greensboro College, respectively, rounded out the preseason poll.

The 2014 campaign gets underway on Saturday, February 1st as Averett and Piedmont are in action.

2014 USA South Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll

Rank

Institution (1st Place Votes)

Pts.

1.

Covenant (3)

67

2.

N.C. Wesleyan (2)

63

3.

Methodist (1)

60

4.

Piedmont

58

5.

Huntingdon (3)

51

6.

Averett

49

7.

Maryville (1)

46

8.

Ferrum

23

9.

LaGrange

20

10.

Greensboro

13


Weathers And Feher In Four-Ball Semifinal

The McCallie-Baylor combination of Andrew Weathers and Mikey Feher advanced to a semifinal Friday in the 46th Tennessee Four-Ball Championship at the Black Creek Club. Weathers and Feher will face Jack Smith and Ryan Green in a semifinal Saturday. The other semifinal will match Vince Gallagher and Jacob Sherlin vs. Lake Johnson and Scott Stevens. The final will follow the ... (click for more)

Rebne, Allmond No. 1 Seeded In Four-Ball

He recently graduated duo from Heritage High School -- Ben Rebne and Sport Allmond-- are seeded No. 1 for the Tennessee Four-Ball Championship this weekend at Black Creek Club. Rebne and Allmond posted a two-day total  of 18-under 136.   46th Annual Tennessee Four-Ball Championship Updated: 6/24/2016 8:53 AM EDT Black Creek Club ... (click for more)

Darrel Eric Chapman, 49, Dies In Red Bank Home Destroyed By Fire; Case Ruled Arson/Suicide

Darrel Eric Chapman, 49,  died in a house fire in Red Bank early Friday morning after the homeowner said he was awakened by popping sounds. Red Bank Police Chief Tim Christol said the case is being considered an arson/suicide. He said, " At approximately 12:30 a.m., the Red Bank Fire and Police departments responded to a residential fire at 604 Bitsy Lane where they discovered ... (click for more)

Attorney Gets Misdemeanor Plea In 2nd Case Involving Sexually Harassing Waitress

A Chattanooga attorney who was charged for the second time with sexually harassing a waitress has pleaded guilty in General Sessions Court to a reduced charge. In the latest case, Charles D. Lawson had been charged with aggravated sexual battery after an incident at a local restaurant involving a waitress. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said Lawson pleaded guilty to the B misdemeanor ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tipping The Preacher

I got an unusual telephone call the other day from someone I love who asked my help in solving one of life’s delicate mysteries. It is a tough question: “How do you tip a preacher?” In the first place, you never tip a preacher. It’s the preacher who gives out the tips, helping to keep you on the straight-and-narrow in your quest to waltz through the Pearly Gates. But there are ... (click for more)