Chattanooga State Softball Claims Weekend Series Over Cleveland State

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Cleveland State softball dropped their weekend series with Chattanooga State, falling in three of the four games.

On Friday, Cleveland State (6-11, 2-8) played host to Chattanooga State (7-12, 3-9) and lost two five-inning games, 15-1 and 13-4. The two teams came back on Saturday and split the games, with the Lady Tigers winning the first game 8-5 and Cleveland State winning the nightcap 2-0.

Cleveland State hosts Morton College in a doubleheader on Thursday, with games at 2 and 4 p.
m.

Game One

After two quick outs in the first inning, Chattanooga State sent 12 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs on 10 hits.

The Cougars only answer in the five-inning game was two hits, a first inning double by Grayson Brown and a lone single by Bre Dunsmore in the third, who came around to score on an error. Erin Hollis relieved starting pitcher Kaley Cagle (4-5) to start the second inning and pitched effectively for the remaining four innings.

Game Two

In the 13-4 loss, Cleveland State doubled their hit production in the second game while scoring four runs.  AJ Chauncey doubled home Rachel Pierce and Brown in the first inning, who had doubled and walked respectively which tied the score at two. The third inning saw the Cougars plate two more runs on and error and an RBI single by Hannah Jones, which scored Brittany Arnold who walked twice in the game.

Starting Pitcher Haley Hodgson went the five-inning distance taking the loss moving her record to 2-6 on the season. Along with the hits by Pierce, Chauncey and Pierce, Brown singled in the third to round out the Cougar hitting.

Game Three

Cougar softball took a 5-1 lead into the top of the sixth inning but yielded five runs to lose the lead that led to the eventual 8-5 loss. Erin Hollis went the distance and registered a stellar pitching performance in taking the loss moving her record to 0-1 on the young season.

Bryant drove in four of the Cougar runs with a two-run homer in the first inning and a two-run scoring single in the fourth. On the game, Cleveland State had eight hits with Carly Frost, Pierce, Brown, Arnold, Chauncey and Hollis each contributing hits.

Game Four

Cougar starting pitcher Haley Hodgson threw seven innings of three-hit ball to record her first shutout of the season giving her a record of 3-6.

Cleveland State banged out nine hits while leaving the bases loaded on three different occasions. Lead off hitter Frost had three singles while Pierce had a double and a single, driving home the first run of the game in the third inning. Later in the inning Arnold plated Pierce from second base giving the Cougars a 2-0 lead that Hodgson made hold up for the final score.

Bryant was 2-for-3 and Brown was 1-for-2 to round out the hit attack.  

Jessie Hughes Tops UCRA 602/Sportsman After 2nd Round At Fort Payne

After two rounds of new 2017 UCRA 602/Sportsman series Jessie Hughes (# 62) of Collinsville, AL leads the points tallying a 3rd place finish (Round # 1)  May 12th and a runner up nod to Kenny Hall pf Geraldine, last night at Fort Payne Motor Speedway. Racing was fast and furious behind Hall who set sail against the field of a dozen competitors. Hughes barely held off outside ... (click for more)

Photo Gallery: Star Wars Night Saturday At Lookouts Game

With over 6,300 fans in attendance on a perfect Saturday evening weather-wise, Star Wars night was presented on behalf of the Hydrocephalus Association bringing the fans an out-of-this-world experience that featured appearances by everyone’s favorite Star Wars Characters and uniquely themed Star Wars jerseys. Lookouts players were decked out in special Star Wars themed jerseys ... (click for more)

Charles Arthur Kyle, 29, Shot Early Sunday Morning

Charles Arthur Kyle, 29, was shot early Sunday morning.   Chattanooga Police responded at 1:30 a.m. to a person who had been shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital via a personally-owned vehicle. He was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Kyle advised that he was in a physical altercation with another person when he was shot. ... (click for more)

Wilkins Found With 2 Stolen Vehicles After Homeowner Catches Him In Break-In

Authorities said Jesse Lee Wilkins was found with two stolen vehicles after a resident on Thursday caught him stealing items from his residence on Cave Lane. Wilkins, 29, of 2906 E. 43rd St., was charged with aggravated burglary and two counts of theft over $1,000. When deputies arrived on a burglary call, they found Wilkins and the resident standing in the driveway. He said ... (click for more)

Exempt Volunteer Fire Departments From Procurement Policies - And Response (2)

The Hamilton County Commission just grouped a bunch of departments together in an attempt to reign in the CVB. I haven't spoken to any commissioners, but I truly believe it was unknowingly. By mandating that all non profits that receive 25 percent of their revenue follow county procurement policies, they might as well have padlocked all local volunteer fire departments. We expect ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Deadly ‘Holy Trinity’

If you have grown tired and calloused to America’s horrifying opioid epidemic, please consider what the epidemic has become. A report last week found that, in the United States, emergency room cases including opioid abuse jumped a staggering 99 percent between 2009 and 2014. It is believed that last year over 60,000 Americans died from drug overdoses and – far worse – more than ... (click for more)