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.

Randy Smith: A Few Things Overheard In The Man Cave

When my family gathers to watch college football in my man cave, it's never the same as it was the week before. I've decided to list a few of the comments I overheard this past  Saturday  as Tennessee faced Florida. Keep in mind, this game more than any other draws out all the possible emotions known to mankind for a four hour period. Also keep in mind that a few of ... (click for more)

Moc Golfers 13th At Maui Jim Intercollegiate

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team finished 13th after a final round 296 today in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate. The Mocs shot a season-low 876 at Mirabel Golf Club to finish one ahead of Notre Dame in 14th. Senior Brooks Thomas led the team with a career-best 1-under 212 total. That included 73 today on the par 71 tract tying for 22nd. “I’m really proud of Brooks,” coach ... (click for more)

DA Pinkston Files Petition To Declare 2 Gangs A Public Nuisance

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston filed a petition on Monday asking that two Chattanooga gangs, the Gangster Disciples and the Grape Street Crips, and their members be declared public nuisances. General Pinkston is also "asking that injunctive relief be given to the law-abiding residents of East Lake by establishing a Safety Zone that covers most of their neighborhood." ... (click for more)

Woman With Ankle Injuries Rescued On Walden's Ridge

Emergency Service personnel responded to an injured runner on the Mabbit Trails on Signal Mountain on Monday morning. At 10 a.m. , a 39-year-old female called 911 reporting she had injured her ankle. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services, HCEMS and Signal Mountain Fire Department responded and set up a command post to Wilson Avenue and Summerbrook Lane. At 10:30 a.m. , ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pitch Called ‘The Defector’

When Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, he was 24 years old yet had already lived a life much larger than almost all old men. He had spent part of a year in an unimaginably cruel Cuban prison, this when he only 14 years old and sandwiched in an inhumane cell among grown criminals. There were murders daily – in his very cell -- and nobody cared. ... (click for more)