Bucs' Willingham Strikes Out School-Record 17 In 5-A Win

Boyd-Buchanan Beats Cougars, 7-1, Stays Unbeaten In District

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com
Brandon Willingham struck out a school-record 17 batters Wednesday in Boyd-Buchanan's 7-1 win over visiting Copper Basin. Willingham threw a three-hitter in the victory.
Brandon Willingham struck out a school-record 17 batters Wednesday in Boyd-Buchanan's 7-1 win over visiting Copper Basin. Willingham threw a three-hitter in the victory.
- photo by Contributed

Boyd-Buchanan’s Brandon Willingham threw a three-hit, complete-game gem and set a school record with 17 strikeouts in the Bucs’ 7-1 victory over Copper Basin on Wednesday.

Willingham, a sophomore, improved his record to 6-0 on the season while the Bucs went to 14-9 overall and 5-0 in District 5-A. Willingham threw 101 pitches with 73 strikes in dominating the Cougars.

Willingham struck out the final five Cougars to finish off the victory.

Boyd-Buchanan gave Willingham the only offense he would need with five runs in the first three innings.

Nathan Murrell’s first-inning groundout scored Jim Cardwell, who walked, stole second and moved to third on Cade Evans’ sacrifice. Cardwell doubled home two runs in the second and Hunter Payne’s double pushed two runs across in the third for a 5-0 cushion.

The second game of the series will be played on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Copperhill. The Bucs start play in the Lookout Valley Invitational at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)

 

 


PHOTOS: Mercer Near Perfect As CCS Shuts Out Notre Dame, 1-0

UTC's Eslinger Signs Two Wrestling Champions

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling coach Heath Eslinger added two signees to the Mocs recruiting class this week.  Illinois state champion Cody Minnick and junior college national champion Bryce Carr both inked National Letters of Intent to joins the Mocs in the fall. Carr is a native of Dublin, Ga., and was a 2013 Georgia state champion at West Laurens High ... (click for more)

Erlanger's Good Financial News Continues With $11.4 Million Profit For Past 3 Months; Profit At $25.3 Million After 9 Months

Erlanger Health System's good financial news keeps coming - with the announcement on Monday of a profit of $11.4 million for the past three months. Brit Tabor said the hospital has a profit of $25.3 million for the first nine months of the fiscal year. Kevin Spiegel, hospital president, said more good news is projected for the fourth quarter. Mr. Tabor said, "Our market ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Get $100 Million New Electronic Medical Records System

Erlanger Health System will be getting a new electronic medical records system costing just short of $100 million, Erlanger CEO and President Kevin Spiegel said Monday. He said the old Legacy IT system was the hospital's #1 dissatisfaction source. The hospital board is to be asked to approve the system, which will be paid for over several years, at the May board meeting. ... (click for more)

Shock Should Be At Low Teacher Salaries - And Response (4)

In a recent article, Commissioner Tim Boyd is quoted as being shocked at the "high" salaries of central office personnel. While I agree that their salaries are significantly more than what a classroom teacher could ever hope to make, I believe that his shock and disgust are misplaced.  Those salaries, when compared to private-sector jobs, are hardly out of line. Superintendent ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Licker’ Gets 55 Counts

In what was described as “a scene from some sick horror movie,” Giles County sheriff’s deputies and animal welfare officers raided the farm of known “Big Licker” Jeffery Alan Mitchell near Pulaski, Tn., last week and confiscated 55 Tennessee Walking Horses, all horribly malnourished and some that were so emaciated they could no longer walk. By Sunday, the horses were receiving medical ... (click for more)