Lee Opens Baseball Season With Doubleheader Sweep Of Emmanuel

Saturday, February 01, 2014

 It may not feel like time for the boys of summer to hit the diamond, but the Lee University Flames kicked off its 2014 campaign with a doubleheader sweep of Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon at Olympic Field. Lee followed a 6-0 game one win with a 5-0 blanking of the Lions in the nightcap.

Five Lee pitchers combined for 16 shutout innings and allowed just eight hits to move the Flames to 2-0 on the season.

Jeremy Stawychny, Ryan Zimmer and Kyle Briner each gave up one hit over nine innings in the opener. Stawychny walked three and struck out five to earn the win. Zimmer walked one and struck out one in two innings of relief, while Briner fanned one in one inning of work.

Nikolay Uherek picked up the win in game two. The junior transfer from Georgia Perimeter College scattered three hits and struck out five batters over six innings. Jeremy Bales pitched the seventh inning. He faced five batters and gave up two hits.

“Our pitching was absolutely terrific today,” said Lee head coach Mark Brew. “Stawychny and Uherek really set the tone for our team today. Anytime you can throw 16 shutout innings on opening day it's an awesome feat by your pitchers.”

Josh Silver was the offensive leader for the Flames (2-0). Silver was 4-for-7 with an RBI and three runs scored. Derrick Pitts finished the day 3-for-8 with a double and an RBI.

Blake Ray and Zacary Hawkins recorded two doubles and Andres Nelo legged out a two-bagger in one of his two hits. Siosi Poti was the only other Flame to record more than one safety.

Hawkins plated three runs, while Jordan Stewart and Blake Ray drove in two runners each.

“I also thought our defense was very solid as well,” admitted Brew. “We do have some improvement we could make offensively and in the running game. We gave away some outs early in the games plus we gave away some at bats. That's to be expected early in the season. Hopefully, our hitters will learn and quickly adjust their approach tomorrow so we can get out of the gate a little quicker." 

Lee and Emmanuel are scheduled to tangle again in a single nine-inning game Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.


CTA Hosts Elementary School Tennis Workshop

Elementary age kids throughout Hamilton County are taught how to play kick ball, baseball, basketball and football and more during each school year. The Chattanooga Tennis Association believes its time to add tennis to that regular sports diet for kids K-5. The CTA staff, teaching pros throughout the city and the Hamilton County Board of Education also ... (click for more)

Roberts Blast Leads Bryan To 13-10 Win

The Bryan College baseball hosted University of the Cumberlands this Tuesday evening.  The Lions struck first off of a solo homerun by Tyler Latham.  The Patriots scored four runs in the second inning and one in the third to take the lead.  Bryan scored two run in the third.  Cumberlands turned around and scored two in the fourth.  Kelvin McMiller hit ... (click for more)

City Set To Move Ahead On Study For Light Rail System; But Some Council Members Skeptical

City officials are set to move ahead in applying for a grant to study setting up a light rail system in Chattanooga, though some City Council members are skeptical. Blythe Bailey, city transportation director, said it might cost $20 million to set up a system that would use the Missionary Ridge Tunnel to go from downtown to the Chattanooga Airport as well as the Enterprise South ... (click for more)

Funeral Arrangements Set For Renee Card Monroe, Killed Monday In ATV Accident

Funeral arrangements have been set for Renee Card Monroe, 60, who was killed, along with her two grandchildren, Reagan and Jaxson Cohen, in an ATV accident on Monday when their ATV toppled into a pond. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Ms. Monroe was an active member of Eastwood Baptist Church where she helped lead a small Bible study group. Ms. Monroe was an entrepreneur ... (click for more)

UAW Is Dropping Appeal Because Of Opposition

Let's tell the truth here: the UAW attempted infiltration of the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tenn. a couple of years back and lost. They appealed to the NLRB three times and each time the vote went against the UAW more and more.   When you consider the local political opposition, citizenry and worker opposition, sentiment toward the UAW is even more staggering in Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Clemson Prayer And Much More

Clemson’s football program, which has won 11 games in each of the past two years and was ranked 8 th in the nation after whipping Ohio State in this year’s Orange Bowl, has just been “blind-sided.” The Freedom from Religion Foundation claims Coach Dabo Sweeney and his staff are doing far too much “to promote Christianity to their student athletes.” Clemson promptly roared back ... (click for more)