Lee Softball Drops Two In Alabama-Huntsville Doubleheader

Saturday, February 22, 2014
The Lee University softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against No. 3 University of Alabama Huntsville on Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Flames now sit at 5-8 on the year and 2-3 in the Gulf South Conference The victory propels the Lady Chargers to 10-2 overall and 3-2 in conference games.

The two clubs will wrap up the series with a single game on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Despite scoring three runs in the top of the first the Lady Flames were unable to cool off the hot bats of UAH, falling 9-4 in Saturday's nightcap.


Lee recorded 10 hits in the contest but only one went for extra bases. Lexie Dean doubled and added a pair of singles in four trips. Leadoff hitter Amanda Lynn also finished 3-for-4 and scored twice.

The Lady Chargers grabbed the lead with a four-run fourth as they sent nine batters to the plate. UAH put away any doubt in the sixth when they tallied four more runs thanks to a Tyler Harrison two-run double and a Haley Thompson two-run single.

Harrison finished 3-for-4 to lead the 12-hit flurry for Alabama-Huntsville. Mary Kelly added a pair of singles and drove in two.

Emily Glover (4-1) started and worked six innings for the win. She gave up four runs (two earned) on eight hits.

Hailey Clark (0-2) was tagged with the loss for the Lady Flames. The freshmen pitched three innings giving up four runs on five hits while walking three.

The Lady Flames mustered just four hits in an 8-1 loss to UAH in game one on Saturday.

Macie Couey got the Lady Chargers going with a two-run triple to highlight a three-run second for the home team. Alabama-Huntsville opened things up with a four-run fourth thanks to costly Lee errors before Couey would strike again with a solo homer in the sixth to cap the scoring.

Whitney Toler (3-0) remained perfect on the season in the circle of the Lady Chargers. She worked 5 2/3 innings giving up just one run while striking out four.

Lee's Angie Hughes (3-5) was tagged with the loss. The sophomore worked five-plus innings giving up seven hits and eight runs (six earned.) Hughes was again her own worst enemy giving up seven walks. Freshman Hailey Clark worked a scoreless inning in relief for the Lady Flames.

Lee's offensive was led by Dominique Hannah who finished 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored. Lexie Dean and Meg Macias each singled in the game. Ana Coscorrosa drove in the lone run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.


UTC is No.13 in This Week's Football Poll

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team moved up a spot in the national polls, despite dropping a tough 20-16 battle at Central Michigan last week.  The Mocs are No. 13 in the Sports Network Top-25 and No. 15 in the FCS Coaches Poll this week.  The No. 13 national mark ties the highest ranking for UTC in the Russ Huesman era (since ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Lookouts Celebrate Winning Second-Half Title

Four weeks ago, no one would have expected the Lookouts would be even close to winning the second-half title. An 11-game winning streak put them into the race and when they swept the Tennessee Smokies Sunday they had concluded an incredible comeback. The Smokies were still in a position to win before Chris O'Brien's pinch-hit triple plated Corey Seager and O'Koyea Dickson with ... (click for more)

Bradley, 24, Charged In Death Of Boy, 3; Child Had Numerous Injuries After Left With Boyfriend; Mother Was In Workhouse

Justin Dale Bradley has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of a three-year-old child, who was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday and later died. Police said Dakota James Arndt had numerous injuries over his body. Authorities said Bradley, 24, is the boyfriend of the child's mother, Brianna Kwekel, who was in the Workhouse at the time. Ms. Kwekel was serving 48 ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)