Cleveland State Softball Splits With SW Tennessee

Friday, April 18, 2014
The Cleveland State softball team said goodbye to their sophomores on Friday afternoon at Lady Cougar Field as they split their doubleheader with Southwest Tennessee in the regular season finale.

After the teams split a pair of games on Thursday, the Lady Cougars took game one by a final score of 6-1 while the Lady Saluquis used a late inning comeback in game two to take a 2-0 win and salvage a split for the day and the series.

The Lady Cougars struck first with a pair of runs in their first turn at the plate.
Sara O'Rear started the rally with a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly from Emily Huston while Perry Hindi doubled in a run for a 2-0 lead.

The Lady Saluqis got one of those runs back in their half of the second as Alex Stanford singled in a run, but after that it was all Cleveland State.

Hindi doubled in another run in the third while four singles in the fourth pushed two more runs across as O'Rear singled in both runs for a 5-1 advantage. Huston put the finishing touches on game one with an RBI triple in the fifth as the home team secured the win.

Ida Watson tossed a gem for the Lady Cougars (21-27, 16-20) scattering six hits along the way to pick up the win. Taylor Thomas took the loss for Southwest Tennessee (12-42, 6-30).

Game two was a good old fashioned pitcher's duel as Kayla Wright for Southwest and Kelsey Haley for Cleveland State took turns hanging zeros on the board through the first, five innings.

Southwest Tennessee finally broke the ice in the top of the sixth as Dallas Chipman put her team in front with a long home run over the left field fence. Alissa Rice added an insurance run later in the frame by getting plunked with the bases full of Lady Saluqis for a 2-0 lead.

That would be all the run support that Wright would need as she quickly finished the game to get the win allowing only three hits while tossing the shutout. Haley suffered the loss while Allison Conley pitched in relief.

The Lady Cougars will now get ready for the Region VII Conference Tournament starting next weekend at a site to be determined.

No. 2 Ole Miss Pulls Away To Whip Tennessee, 34-3

OXFORD, Miss. – A hopeful night turned into a nightmare for Tennessee’s youthful Volunteers. Third-ranked Mississippi, behind a two-touchdown performance by quarterback Bo Wallace and a smothering defense, separated itself in the second half and went on to smack Tennessee, 34-3, on homecoming Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Vols lost their two previous ... (click for more)

St. Andrew's-Sewanee Rolls On Senior Night

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee earned its 5th win on its Senior Night on Friday , beating the Middle Tennessee Heat 54-30.   The Mountain Lions took an early lead and kept the scores coming. Offensively, seniors Levi Higgins and Riley Rhoton led the SAS team to 524 total yards, with 338 of those coming from Higgins. Higgins ran for 5 touchdowns and returned a kickoff for ... (click for more)

Attorneys For Life Care Centers Of America Seek Direct Appeal On Key Issue In Federal Lawsuit

Attorneys for Life Care Centers of America are seeking a direct appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on a key issue in the case in which the federal government is seeking millions of dollars in reimbursements, plus treble damages, against the Cleveland, Tn.,-based firm. The attorneys want to appeal a decision by Federal Judge Sandy Mattice that would allow the testimony ... (click for more)

Couple Die In Wreck In Marion County After Vehicle Goes Off Highway In A Curve

Two people died in a wreck in Marion County late Saturday night. The victims were identified as Glenda White, 33, of Palmer, Tn., and Jeremy Braden, 28, of Gruetli Laager, Tn. Both were ejected from their vehicle. They ran off the left side of Highway 108 at a curve while going north. The vehicle went through a fence into a field, before striking a tree and then coming ... (click for more)

Frances Pope Is The Only Answer For East Ridge Mayor

The time is upon us to stand together for a change, a changing of the guard for the better.  A time to elect officials that will actually listen to all the citizens that have concerns. A time to come together to watch East Ridge grow with new development. A time to elect the people in charge of the direction the city goes. A time when community involvement is essential. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet!

Just moments before Florida would seal a football 10-9 victory over Tennessee in early October, the student section in Neyland Stadium stooped to a new low when it vociferously chanted, “F*** you, Florida! F*** you, Florida!” It was shocking, a loud and vulgar display of all that sportsmanship isn’t, and served as a great embarrassment to Knoxville and the university. Jimmy Cheek, ... (click for more)