Lee Softball Wins 3-1 Over Union University

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Led by a strong pitching performance by Angie Hughes the Lee softball team opened up Gulf South Conference (GSC) play with a 3-1 victory over Union University on Saturday evening.

Hughes (3-2) delivered her second no-hitter of the season while striking out five in working the full seven innings. The sophomore did allow a run and 10 walks in the contest.

The Lady Flames jumped on the board in the first inning thanks to a two-run double by Ana Coscorrosa. The hard-hitting senior would respond again with a RBI double in the third inning to account for all of the Lee offense.

"Ana (Coscorrosa) hit the ball well again especially in the clutch." noted head coach Emily Russell. "We ran the bases well and Angie (Hughes) was solid again."

Lynn set the table for the Lady Flames as she reached base in all four plate appearances finishing 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a pair of walks. Meg Macias added two singles while Dominique Hannah doubled in four at bats.

"Amanda (Lynn) has been a real fire starter for us." said Russell. "We are starting to come together and were able to get some kids some swings in situations we wanted to work on so that was a good."

Moriah Bolhman would register the lone Lady Bulldog run in the bottom of the second with an RBI sacrfice bunt. Despite failing to record a hit Union left 10 runners on base in the contest.

Kelly Robey (3-2) was tagged with the loss giving up three runs on nine hits in seven innings of work for the home team. The junior struck out 12 but yielded eight free passes.

The victory moves Lee to 4-3 on the year and 1-0 in GSC play. The loss drops Union to 4-3 overall and 0-1 in conference.

"We had good energy and weren't affected by the weather." remarked Russell. The game was originally scheduled for a 3 p.m. doubleheader but rain pushed the start time back.

The two teams will wrap up the three-game series with a doubleheader on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.


True Blue Blog: April 22nd Review Of Dodgers' Minor League Teams

True Blue,  part of the  SB Nation's  internet empire, provides Lookouts' fans with information on each of the L. A. Dodgers Minor League teams -- including the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Fans who not only enjoy information about the home town team can follow many of the former Lookout players who are playing at the Triple-A level or the future Lookouts playing ... (click for more)

Freshman Pitcher Leads Ooltewah Softball Past McMinn County

Freshman pitcher Jadyn Raschke won her fifth game of the year for Ooltewah, holding McMinn County to four hits in a 12-2 win on Tuesday. She stuck out five. Ashunti Cooper was 3-5 and scored three times, and junior center fielder Allie Jones was 3-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs. Shelby Sutton, another freshman, was 2-3, while senior second baseman Sloan Sullivan ... (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)