Murfreesboro Central Wallops Hixson, 9-0, In Class AA Sectionals

Tigers Limit Wildcats To Two Hits While Earning State Tourney Berth

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Central jolted Hixson for seven runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 9-0 victory over the Wildcats in a Class AA sectional baseball game Saturday night.

Tigers starter Alex Ropp and a reliever combined on a two-hitter and the Wildcats committed four errors.

The Tigers (31-9) advanced to the state tournament that begins Tuesday in Murfreesboro.

Hixson’s season ended at 22-13.

“It would have been more disappointing if we hadn’t run into such a good team,” Hixson coach Colton Green said in a telephone interview. “It’s hard to be disappointed when you’re district champions and go to sub-state. We’ve had a good season.”

The Tigers’ McKenzie Jackson and Darek Sargent each hit solo home runs off Wildcats pitching ace Alex Prewitt in a four-run first inning. Murfreesboro Central tacked on three runs in the second and breezed to a win that stretched its winning streak to 14.

SUMMARY

Hixson                                             000 000 0 – 0 2 4

Murf. Central Magnet                   430 101 x – 9 8 0

Prewitt and Gilkey; Ropp WP.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @larryfleming44)



Red Bank Eliminated From State Volleyball

SMYRNA, Tenn. – The TSSAA State Volleyball tournament didn’t start off like the Red Bank Lionettes would have liked. It didn’t end like they wanted either as they got eliminated by the Lady Indians of Harpeth. Red Bank ended its season at 28-27 following the three-set 25-6, 25-16 and 25-15 loss in its second match of the day. Facing the Lady Irish from Knoxville Catholic ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Volleyball Hosts UNCG, Mercer

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team returns to Maclellan Gym   Friday   and   Saturday   after a four-match road trip kept the team away from the Scenic City for two weekends.  UTC welcomes UNCG and Mercer to campus for a couple of   6 p.m.   matchups, beginning with Greensboro   Friday . Currently commanding third in ... (click for more)

Man Shot At Apartments On Tunnel Boulevard Wednesday Afternoon, Then 2 Juveniles Shot At Rec Center On Oakwood Drive With Suspects In Custody

Chattanooga police officers responded to the apartment buildings at 404 Tunnel Blvd. Wednesday at 1:21 p.m., where residents say they heard multiple shots fired.  Witnesses said they saw multiple suspects fleeing the scene on foot behind the complex.  The male victim was taken to a local hospital for life threatening gunshot wounds.  Later Wednesday, ... (click for more)

Several Arrested Outside Erlanger Hospital When Crowd Gathers After Woodlawn Shooting

Several people were arrested Monday night outside Erlanger Hospital after a crowd gathered and clashed with police. The crowd included family and friends of 20-year-old Apprentice Berry, who was shot multiple times and killed earlier Monday night at the Woodlawn Apartments on Wilson Street. Erlanger officials said the group gathered at the emergency room, but were later moved ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Policeman’s Prayer

Every year, when the Law Enforcement Foundation of Greater Chattanooga holds its annual luncheon, it is one of the most heartening displays of what America really believes, down deep inside. The most prominent and influential leaders in the community – well over 1,000 -- gather to pay tribute and pledge their support to our heroes in blue who are unfaltering in their devotion, service ... (click for more)