Wood Sharp - Uggla Homers In Braves 4-0 Win Over Houston

Monday, March 17, 2014
After hitting a second inning solo homer, Dan Uggla connected for a triple in the third inning.
After hitting a second inning solo homer, Dan Uggla connected for a triple in the third inning.
- photo by Tim Evearitt
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Dan Uggla hit his third home run of Spring Training in the second inning Monday afternoon and added a two-run triple an inning later to lead the Braves to a 4-0 rain-shortened win over the Astros in five innings at Osceola County Stadium.

Uggla homered to left field against Darin Downs, who started the game and threw his scheduled two innings. The Braves scored three times in the third against left-hander Kevin Chapman, capped by Uggla's two-run triple to right field.

Left-hander Alex Wood started for the Braves and threw five scoreless innings, allowing two hits. He's yet to allow an earned run in four starts.

Chapman, a candidate to close games this year, had not allowed a run in his first four Spring Training appearances.

Downs, who is a reliever, got the start for the Astros after the club decided to throw Brett Oberholtzer in a Minor League game earlier in the day to avoid pending rain showers. The Astros followed Downs with a steady diet of relievers.

Left-hander Alex Wood started for the Braves and threw five scoreless innings, allowing two hits. He's yet to allow an earned run in four starts.

Up next: After taking advantage of Tuesday's off-day, the Braves will host the Yankees on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. David Hale will be facing a Yankees lineup that is expected to include Brian McCann, who has not played at Disney since leaving the Braves via free agency in November. Hale is expected to be part of the four-man rotation the Braves plan to use during the regular season's first two weeks.

-------- Source: MLB.com

Alex Wood had another impressive outing Monday.
Alex Wood had another impressive outing Monday.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

Six Flames Earn Eight NCAA DII All-South Region Outdoor Track Awards

Six Lee athletes recently picked up eight NCAA Division II All-South Region Outdoor Track awards. To obtain all-region honors athletes must be ranked in the top 5 in their event.   The Lady Flames were paced by Jessica Childers. She earned top honors in the 1500m ( 4:40 ) and 5000m ( 17:38 ), ranked No. 1 in both events. Childers also earned No. 3 honors in ... (click for more)

14 Programs At UTC Beat APR National Averages

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga continues to post impressive Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, according to the information released by the NCAA today.  The Mocs already saw a school-record eight programs receive public recognition, and now have 14 of its 17 sports at or above the national average. A total of 11 teams had perfect single-year APRs scores of ... (click for more)

Man Killed By Train At Sale Creek

A man was struck and killed by a train in North Hamilton County on Wednesday evening. The sheriff's office said the incident occurred in Sale Creek.   (click for more)

Tram Up 1st Street That Proved A Dud Also Falters At Auction

Most of the 21st Century Waterfront development was a major success. Except for that non-working tram going up the steep hill at First Street. The city has finally given up on the unusual mode of transit and has placed it up for auction. But there were only four bids submitted and the high was only $92.50. The owners of the firm that built the tram, Outdoor Engineers ... (click for more)

The Truth About The Rising Costs To East Ridge On The Fire Hall Property

Re:East Ridge Has To Pay Unexpected $428,000 On Bass Pro Shop Deal   H ere is the truth about this article.    One section of the article says: " Unknown to anybody on the council today, the agreement limited use of the land to a fire hall."     In a letter dated Dec. 15, 2010, Mayor Lambert asked TDOT officials to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is It Ever Worth It?

There is a better-than-average chance General John Kelly could soon be named as the new Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. He’s one of four men who have been mentioned in prudent fashion to follow General Joseph Dunford (remember that name for a few minutes) as head of the Corps. General Dunford, who held the job less than a year, has just been chosen by President Obama ... (click for more)