Bryan Lady Lions Win Two In NAIA National Tournament

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Bryan College softball team won two games Tuesday in the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round.  The Lions defeated Houston-Victoria 9-8 followed by a 2-0, 11 inning victory against Indiana University Southeast.  Bryan is now 31-23 and face Auburn Montgomery Wednesday at 3 p.m..

In the first game, the Lions scored one run in the first, two runs in the second, and one run in the fourth inning.  The Jaguars crossed the plate six times in the fourth inning.  Bryan scored four runs in the sixth.  Houston-Victoria tied the game in the bottom of the inning.  The Lions scored a run in the seventh inning to win 9-8.

Heather Daniel led the offense with two runs batted in, two hits, and one run scored.  Katelyn Bowen finished with two RBIs, one hit, and one run scored.  Heidi Daniel recorded one RBI, two hits, and one run scored.  Mariam Wood logged one RBI, one hit, and two runs scored.  Katie Vaughn and Becca Zimmerman had one RBI and one hit apiece.  Kirstie Jennings had the teams other RBI.  Olivia Gore and Taylor Yates added two hits apiece.  Gore scored two runs, while Yates scored one run.  Jill Davis crossed the plate once.

Kaitie Sims started in the circle for the Lions.  She gave up six runs and seven hits in three and one-third innings of work.  Sarah Hundley pitched the final three and two-thirds innings of work.  She gave up two runs and three hits.  Hundley earned the win.

In the second game, neither team was able to score a run in regulation.  The Lions scored two runs in the 11th inning to get the win.

Heidi Daniel led the offense with two runs batted in and two hits.  Kirstie Jennings recorded one hit and one run scored.  Becca Zimmerman added one hit.  Jill Davis scored one run.

Katie Sims pitched all eleven innings and earned the win.  She gave up just six hits and struck out six batters.


John Shearer: Watching Some UNC Tar Heel Basketball – Again

Several days ago, I headed over to Chapel Hill, N.C., to watch the University of North Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams play for the second December in a row.   While I generally pull for the Tar Heel men’s team, they are only about my third or fourth favorite college basketball team. In fact, I actually pulled hard for Indiana, my favorite team along with my ... (click for more)

CCS, Signal Mountain Split In District 7-AA Matchup

The Chattanooga Christian School basketball teams split with Signal Mountain in a district 7-AA matchup at CCS.  The Lady Eagles of Signal Mountain held CCS to just 19 points, winning 32-19.  The Charger boys improved their district record to 2-0 with a 54-45 win.  In the low scoring girls game, Signal Mountain led 10-6 at the half.  Signal would score 14 ... (click for more)

Tennessee Members Of Congress Urge President To Approve Federal Disaster Assistance For Tennessee Counties

Members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation on Saturday urged President Obama to quickly approve Governor Haslam’s request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Tennessee to help five Tennessee counties impacted by wildfires and severe weather in November rebuild and recover. “Governor Bill Haslam has submitted a request for Public Assistance and Individual ... (click for more)

Grohn Says Integrity And Ethics Lacking In Berke Administration

Mayoral candidate Larry Grohn criticized controversies and instability coming from the mayor’s administration as a sign of unethical leadership and a lack of integrity. He said, "These scandals lay out the simple fact that it is time for new leadership which is accountable to the people." Councilman Grohn’s criticism comes after the independent auditor’s release of a memorandum ... (click for more)

New School Funding Ideas

After reading the article “County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding,” I could not help but think about how helpful it would be to have the millions of taxpayer dollars given the owners of Walnut Common apartments to build some new schools.   In case you did not know, since 2008 our elected officials have given away millions in taxpayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Facebook Starlet

The Pants Store, a toney women’s boutique in Birmingham’s Mountain Book community, held its annual Holiday Open House about a week or so and, as usual, the popular store was full of customers and holiday cheer. It was a festive gathering, fun for all, but as store employees cleaned up for the next day, they happened across an empty designer-shoe box and a brassiere somebody had ... (click for more)