Lee Baseball Wins 14-2 Over Young Harris

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Scoring in each of the first five innings, the Lee baseball team jumped out to a big lead, allowing coach Mark Brew to use 21 players in a 14-2 victory over non-conference opponent Young Harris College on Wednesday evening at Olympic Field.
 
The streaking Flames posted their 11th victory in their last 14 starts and will enter Saturday’s Military Appreciation Day doubleheader against Gulf South Conference opponent Christian Brothers University with a 24-14 record.
 
Saturday’s action is scheduled for a 2 p.
m. start but the gates will open at 1 p.m. as the Flames prepare to honor the veterans and also current members of the military.
 
Lee’s 14-hit attack was paced by Ben Holland, Luke Toms, Chris Adams, Miguel Pimentel and Geremy Walton. Each collected two hits apiece. Toms (11th home run) and Adams (7th home run) had back-to-back homers in the six-run fifth inning. Toms finished with three RBI and a run scored. Adams had two hits, two RBI and scored twice.
 
Walton stroked a double and a single. Officially, he was 2-of-2 with a pair of runs batted in and two runs scored. Holland ripped his 21st double of the season. He garnered a pair of RBI and scored twice. Trent Hill drove in two runs with a double, while Tyler Payne collected a RBI single and walked twice.
 
Young Harris scored its only runs in the first and third innings. Zach Beggs drove in both of the Mountain Lions scores with two hits and Luke Miller also had two hits. Young Harris managed only five hits off seven Lee pitchers.
 
Tyler Burcham (2-1) hurled 2 2/3 innings and was credited with the pitching win. Gage Carpenter started and worked 1 1/3 innings, while Christian Bokich, Michael Ray, Rob Gustitus, Winston Whitener and Kyle Briner pitched an inning in the victory. Young Harris starter Jackson Winskie tossed three innings and was charged with the defeat.
 
“I told our starters to try to put this contest away early and that’s what they did,” said coach Mark Brew. “Jumping out to the 14-2 lead allowed us to get a lot of the reserves some playing time. We have played a lot of tight games this year and I have not been able to play them as much as I would have liked.”
 
Brew added that he was looking forward to the Military Appreciation Day. “For the last four years this has been a special opportunity for us to honor our veterans and current military personnel. We invite everyone to come out and join us on Saturday.”


PREP SCHEDULE

(Please notify us of any schedule changes and times as well as game and match scores at news@chattanoogan.com) Softball: FRIDAY, APRIL 20 CGLA at Hixson Sale Creek at South Pittsburg McMinn Central at Bradley CSAS at Tellico Plains East Hamilton Tournament – East Ridge, Soddy Daisy, GPS at Brentwood Academy Signal Mountain at Grace   ... (click for more)

Lookouts Win Seventh Straight With 3-1 Victory Jumbo Shrimp Thursday

The Chattanooga Lookouts (9-5) scored three runs in the first inning on their way to a 3-1 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (4-9). The win brings the Lookouts winning streak to a season-high seven games. Chattanooga trails the first-place Jackson Generals  (11-2) by 2 1/2 games. The first inning three runs were all the Lookouts would get as the pitching staff carried ... (click for more)

Federal Funding Allocated For Future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee State Veterans Home Executive Director Ed Harries announced the receipt of the $26,224,263 award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) State Veterans Home Grants program today. The grant will provide the federal funding needed to build the future Bradley County ... (click for more)

VA Issues Water And Road Traffic Cautions In Areas Of Savannah Creek, Harrison Bay And Chickamauga Marina

The Tennessee Valley Authority is issuing water and road traffic cautions for transmission line work that will span from just north of Savannah Creek to Chickamauga Dam. This work is part of several projects to upgrade TVA’s transmission system to ensure continued delivery of 99.999 percent reliable power. Area residents should expect to see helicopters working in this area ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Black Telephone

If you have never seen one in an antique store you wouldn’t know that the first telephones were contained in a not-so-small wooden box that had a snout-looking mouth piece and a separate speaker that you would hold on your ear while you talked. This was many years ago when phones were fun as compared to today’s tiny cell phones that rudely interrupt us from the task-at-hand both ... (click for more)