Lady Vols Push Oklahoma To Decisive Game

Sunday, May 25, 2014
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Lady Vols have pushed defending National Champion to a decisive Game 3 after topping Oklahoma, 4-0, in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional on Saturday night.

The teams will play again on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT to see who earns a return trip to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, which begins on May 29. The game was slated to start at 11:20 p.m. CT on Saturday, but the coaches agreed to move the game to Sunday. The game will be televised on ESPN with Beth Mowins on the call and Jessica Mendoza providing analysis.
Fans can also listen live to Brian Rice's broadcast on WNML 99.1 FM.

After a three-hour, 54-minute rain delay, freshman Megan Geer<> hit a solo homer in the bottom of the second to give Tennessee a lead it would never relinquish.

Ellen Renfroe<> tossed a shutout, allowing just five hits and two walks while striking out six. She worked out of trouble in the seventh after allowing a walk and hitting a batter to give Oklahoma a chance to rally with two outs. Renfroe induced Destinee Martinez into a groundout to Madison Shipman<> to seal the shutout.

Tennessee (46-11) scored one run in the second and three in the fifth -- all on just one base hit. The Lady Vols had just three hits in the game, but took advantage of three walks and three hit batters by Oklahoma's pitchers.

In the first inning, Oklahoma (49-11) put a pair of runners on base with singles by Destinee Martinez and Shelby Pendley. Ellen Renfroe<> induced a pair of pop-ups before ringing up Georgia Casey swinging on four pitches for the 1,000th strikeout of Renfroe's career. Renfroe is just the second UT pitcher to record 1,000 career strikeouts after Lady Vol legend and NCAA record-holder Monica Abbott<> tallied 2,440 Ks from 2004-07.

Lightning and rain in the Norman area caused a delay of 3:54, halting the game in the second inning with one OU runner on second and two outs. Erin Miller drew a walk when play resumed at 9:30 p.m. ET. Renfroe ended the inning with a strikeout, leaving Martinez looking on a 2-2 count.

Tennessee took its first lead of the Super Regional in the bottom of the second when Megan Geer<> lasered a full-count pitch from Kelsey Stevens to left field for a one-out solo homer, her sixth on the year.

Geer came up big defensively in the third inning, starting a 4-6-3 double play with two runners on base. Renfroe closed the door on the top of the third with a swinging strikeout of Casey.

The Lady Vols plated three runs in the fifth inning to stretch their lead to 4-0. Taylor Koenig<> was hit by a pitch with one out and Rainey Gaffin<> followed with a double to left field. Madison Shipman<> drew an intentional walk to load the bases and Lexi Overstreet<> drew a walk to bring home a run. Annie Aldrete<> drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Gaffin. Melissa Davin<> reached on an error by the shortstop, driving in Shipman for UT's fourth run of the night.

The game featured a Hynes Field-record attendance of 1,749.

Moc Golfers Tied For Second At Palmetto Intercollegiate

The Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf team opened with four-over par 292 in the Palmetto Intercollegiate first round. That puts the ladies tied with Coastal Carolina, two shots behind Ole Miss at +2.   Sophomore Monica San Juan is tied for first individually at 2-under 70. She placed five birdies on her card including two in a crucial stretch late in the round.   The ... (click for more)

Lee Women Win, Men Tie Delta State

After playing a scoreless first half with visiting Delta State, McKenzie Bricker scored in the 64th minute and Lauren Peters assured the victory with a goal in the 89 minute as Lee improved to 9-1-0 in Gulf South Conference play and 12-2-1 overall with the 2-0 decision over the Lady Statesmen.    It was Senior Day on a perfect Sunday afternoon for soccer, but Lee head ... (click for more)

1 Shot And Killed In St. Elmo; 2nd Person Taken To Hospital

One person was shot and killed in St. Elmo. Another person was taken to the hospital. The person transported was driving a Lincoln that was behind the church off of Virginia Avenue. A possible suspect was in the Lincoln. Neighbors said that car stayed where the crime scene is. More information to follow. (click for more)

6 People, Including 4 Children, Die In Mobile Home Fire In Trion, Ga.

Six people, including four children, died in a mobile home fire at Trion, Ga., on Sunday night. The fire broke out on Airport Road in Chattooga County. Sheriff Mark Schrader said, "It is with a heavy heart tonight that I report that a residential fire has claimed the lives of six people, two adults and four children. The fire occurred around 11:00 p.m. in the Airport subdivision, ... (click for more)

Where Is The Speed Control On Our Highways? - And Response (3)

I am teaching my 15-year-old to drive in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. I have warned her of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit both as a hazard to herself and in terms of receiving a ticket. What a liar I am.  Have you driven on the local freeways and highways recently? I never see any highway patrolmen helping to reduce speeding or pulling over those who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Testerman Forum

I badly misjudged how long it would take me to do my “early voting.” I was in-and-out in no time so I got to the Hamilton County School Board’s agenda meeting well enough beforehand to have an “educational forum” with board member David Testerman. If you haven’t noticed, forums and summits and “community enlightenment” groups are the new rage and, as my friend David laughed, “They ... (click for more)