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: Time To Weigh In

After several weeks of reading and hearing about spousal abuse, child abuse and other atrocities in the sports world, it's finally time for me to weigh in. Neither spousal abuse nor child abuse should ever be considered a racial problem. It is a problem in our society; one that we have been dealing with for years. I wanted to state that fact first before going any further. The video ... (click for more)

USA Wins Bendabout International Cup

The USA team held off a team from Mexico to win the second Bendabout International Cup by a score of 11 goals to 10. The   Sunday   afternoon match of 18-goal polo was the culmination of two weekends of exhibition play at Bendabout Farm located south of Cleveland, Tennessee, in McDonald.   Watching the highest level of polo played in North America was a ... (click for more)

Chancellor Rules That IDB Must Reimburse Attorney Fees, Other Legal Costs For Helen Burns Sharp On TIF Lawsuit

Chancellor Pam Fleenor has ruled that Helen Burns Sharp, who sued over the validity of a $9 million Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for a planned major development on Aetna Mountain, should be reimbursed her discretionary costs as well as her attorney fees. Ms. Sharp said in a recent court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka were $74,427 at the time. The ... (click for more)

Sheriff Says Man Who Took His Own Life At Jail Was In Isolation Cell

Sheriff Jim Hammond said an inmate who took his own life at the County Jail on Saturday morning was in an isolation cell.   He said Justin Dale Bradley, who was charged with the murder of a three-year-old child, was being checked every 30-40 minutes.   The sheriff said it is believed that he hanged himself with a bed sheet shortly after a guard passed ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)