Covenant Baseball Drops 9-5 Loss At Carson-Newman

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
 The Covenant baseball team dropped its final road game of the year in non-conference play losing to Carson-Newman, 9-5, on Wednesday afternoon at Silver Diamond Field in Jefferson City.

The Scots are now sitting at 13-23 for the season while Carson-Newman, members of NCAA Division II, is 24-20. It was the first meeting all-time between the programs.

Carson-Newman took an early lead in the bottom of the first, bringing home a runner after a sacrifice bunt followed by a sacrifice fly.
The host Eagles scored two more runs in the bottom of the second to make the score 3-0.

The Scots were able to cut into the deficit in the top of the first, beginning the inning with a single from Jonah Carignan, his first hit of the season. Covenant was able to load the bases and Caleb Bloye got an RBI after he was hit by a pitch to bring Carignan home. Joel Johnson also picked up an RBI to make the score 3-2. After a pitching change, the Eagles were able to wiggle out of the jam without allowing another Covenant run.

In the bottom of the fifth Carson-Newman added to its lead after scoring four runs with two outs to bring the lead up to 7-2. The Scots answered with a run in the top of the sixth as Lewis Saunders tallied his third RBI of the year with a double that brought in Jay Epperson to make it 7-3.

In the top of the seventh, Covenant loaded the bases and Donny Lewis came through with a two-run double to cut the Carson-Newman lead to 7-5. But the Scots were unable to score again as Carson-Newman again worked out of further damage.

The Eagles scored two more runs in the bottom of the seventh for the final tally.

On the mound for the Scots was Zach Kyzer (2-4). Kyzer went 6.2 innings and struck out four batters before being relieved by Ross Skipper, who went 1.1 innings and allowed no runs, striking out one batter. Ten pitchers saw action for Carson-Newman and only Jordan Davis pitched more than one inning, as Davis went for two innings. Of the 10 pitchers, the first reliever, Ryan Victory (3-1), collected the victory.

Luke Harvey, Bloye and Johnson all had two hits apiece for Covenant as the Scots collected 10 hits on the day. Ryan Addington went 4-for-5 with two RBIs for Carson-Newman.

Covenant will conclude the season on Saturday with a doubleheader against Methodist at home. First pitch is set for noon. Senior Day activities will take place during day.

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 Ghost & The Eclipse

So you don’t believe in ghosts, haints or spirits? And you don’t believe that smack in the middle of this August, it is going to be nighttime in the middle of the day? Then put on your seatbelt and sit next to me … First, the ghost. The 6 th Congressional District in the State of Georgia is in the northern part of Atlanta’s suburbs. It includes Roswell, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody ... (click for more)