Lee Softball Wins 4-1 Over Mississippi College

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Senior NiaRaye Ceasar homered and drove in two runs to help lead the Lee softball team to a 4-1 victory over Mississippi College on Sunday afternoon in the 2016 season finale.

Ceasar drilled a solo home run down the left field line in the fifth inning to give the Lady Flames a 3-1 cushion. In the seventh the native of Fairfield, Calif. ended her collegiate career with a RBI double to center field.

Sophomore Leigh Beatenbough (10-9) pitched a complete game in the circle for the Lady Flames.
Beatenbough allowed just one run on four hits and struck out pair while working around four walks.

Courtney Crawford, a junior-transfer from Chattanooga State, wrapped up her first year as a Lady Flame with two singles and finished hitting at a .347 clip.

Freshman Stevie Baird got the Lady Flames on the board in the first inning with a run-scoring single to center scoring Lexie Dean. Annabeth Pruett gave Lee the lead for good with a sacrifice fly in the fourth frame.

Rachel Polacek and Amanda Lynn also added singles. Dean was held hitless but drew a walk and scored two runs. The top three hitters in the lineup, Lynn (.414), Dean (.472) and Emily Dagnan (.411) all end the season hitting above .400. 

The lone run of the game for the Choctaws would come on a solo home run by Tylan Buckley in the bottom of the second.

Carlie Sargent (17-10) was tagged with the loss for the Choctaws after earning the victory in both games of yesterday's doubleheader. Sargent allowed seven hits and four runs in seven innings. The senior walked three and struck out five.

Coach Emily Russell's club closed the season winning 11 of its final 13 contests and finish at 25-24-1 overall and 11-20-1 in league play. Mississippi College falls to 31-18 and 18-15 in the GSC.

The Lady Flames now hold a 7-2 advantage over the Choctaws in the all-time series. The two clubs appear set for a budding rivalry as Mississippi College is in the final year of the NCAA reclassification process and will be fully eligible for postseason play beginning next season


Lookouts Rally With Six Runs In Ninth To Nip Smokies Thursday, 11-10

KODAK, Tenn. -- Edgar Corcino hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, leading the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 12-11 win over the Tennessee Smokies on Thursday. The magic number for clinching the second-half title is now 13 and the Lookouts have a six-game lead over second place Montgomery The grand slam by Corcino capped a five-run inning and gave the Lookouts a 5-2 lead after ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Baylor Opens 2017 Campaign With 42-21 Win Over Notre Dame

City Seeks To Be Removed As Trustee Of Confederate Cemetery

Mayor Andy Berke on Friday said he has asked City Attorney Wade Hinton, on behalf of the city of Chattanooga, to file the necessary paperwork "to confirm the city is no longer listed as a trustee of a Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street." Mayor Berke said, “Our action today makes it clear that the city of Chattanooga condemns white supremacy in every way, shape and ... (click for more)

New Superintendent Johnson To Set Up Opportunity Zone For Low Performing Schools

New County School Supt. Dr. Bryan Johnson said he plans to set up an Opportunity Zone for low performing schools. He said in a memo: In our ongoing efforts to improve student achievement I would like to establish an Opportunity Zone that would specifically focus on our Priority schools and schools on the cusp. The initial schools that would receive support through this structure ... (click for more)

Shame On Anyone Planning A Protest At Coolidge Park Thursday Evening - And Response (7)

Whether you're Alt-Left or Alt-Right, Coolidge Park isn't the place to showcase your hate and indifference with one another. Just because it's your right, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should do it. Many have this misconception that this park is named after a President, Nope. It's named after a great man, a true patriot, and Medal of Honor recipient from right ... (click for more)

A Tale Of 3 Properties

Here in Lookout Valley on the far southwest edge of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, trees and rocks are plentiful but sidewalks are as rare as unicorns. It’s a land the governments forget – until tax collection time.  The recent county reappraisal spoke about ‘comps,’ recent sale prices of comparable local properties. But the assessors defined ‘comparable’ to suit themselves, ... (click for more)