Carson-Newman Holds Of Lee 3-2

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Carson-Newman turned back rallies by Lee in four of the last five innings and claimed a 3-2 victory over the visiting Flames on a cold Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson City.

In the ninth inning, the Flames had Josh Silvers thrown out at the plate as he tried to score the tying run. A ground ball hit to the shortstop bounced away, but he recovered in time to record the out and end the battle.

It was the first baseball win over the Flames by the Eagles since 2003 and ended a streak of three straight victories by coach Mark Brew's team.
Carson-Newman improved to 7-1 on the year and the Flames dropped their first contest, slipping to 6-1.

The Eagles jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning but the Flames fought back and scored their only two runs of the afternoon in the third. A double by senior Derrick Pitts plated Josh Tate and Josh Silvers with the go ahead runs.

Carson-Newman plated single runs in the third and fourth innings and then held on to post the non-conference victory.

"It was a well-played game on both sides," said Brew. "Carson-Newman has an excellent squad and they pitched us as tough as we've been pitched thus far. We had some good swings that resulted in hard outs but we couldn't string enough together to get the job done."

Silvers had three of Lee's six hits, while Tate and Jordan Stewart joined Pitts with the other hits.

The Eagles finished with eight hits. Bryan Everhart had two hits. Joe Tipton had a double and an RBI, while Bo Ausmus singled home a run and Gooch Greer was credited with the game's other RBI.

The Flames used five pitchers. Kyle Briner started and hurled 2 2/3 innings. He gave up four hits, one earned run and walked two. Ryan Zimmer followed and pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and one earned run. He was charged with the defeat.

"Our pitching did an excellent job but five walks played into their scoring," said Brew. "We must do a better job of attacking the zone. Our defense was once again very solid. We will use this game as a great learning experience as we prepare for our (Gulf South Conference) opener at Union (University) this weekend."

For Carson-Newman, Clayton Eames pitched 4 2/3 innings and got credit for the win. He allowed three hits, two runs, struck out four and walked three. Carson Bryant came on in the final inning to get credit for the save.

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