published Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Soddy-Daisy High School Trojans' Talon Harris in ICU after wreck

Soddy-Daisy High School baseball slugger Talon Harris is in the trauma intensive care unit at Erlanger hospital after an automobile accident on the way to practice Saturday morning. His car ran off the road into a tree and he wasn't wearing a seat belt, according to Trojans coach Jared Hensley. An off-duty Sale Creek fire fighter was quick on the scene and an ambulance was nearby, so the response time was less than 60 seconds, Hensley reported. Harris has a head injury and broke every bone in his face and pelvis as well as his ankle and a rib, and his larynx was crushed, the coach said. A Cleveland State signee, Harris was a Best of Preps all-city player as a junior last spring, when he tied for the area lead in home runs.

  • Sinkerballing left-hander Tyler McClure threw a five-hitter as Chattanooga State completed a TCCAA series sweep of the Cleveland State baseball team with a seven-inning 10-0 home victory Monday, lifting the Tigers to 17-4 overall. As in their two wins Sunday, they made good use of two-out hits. After Taylor Patterson doubled and ultimately scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning for a 1-0 lead, Chatt State scored four runs with two outs in the fifth. Zach Zarzour led off with a single up the middle, Tyler Roach blooped a one-out single to center field, Patterson walked and, one out later, Zach Lance singled in two runs, Daniel Tucker doubled in one and Preston Yancey had an RBI infield hit. The Tigers added two runs in the sixth, again beginning with a Zarzour single, and ended the game early in the seventh when Isaac Davenport and Zarzour singled in runs and Roach made it 10-0 with a long single to the fence in left center.

  • ATHENS, Tenn. -- Tennessee Wesleyan beat visiting Virginia Intermont 13-3 on Monday to finish a sweep of their three-game AAC baseball series. Travis Burnside was 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs, Anthony Biox was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Taylor Oldham had two RBIs, Miles Allen scored three times and Jordan Guida had two hits and two runs for the Bulldogs (15-5). Josh McDaniel pitched all seven innings. Jake Stone was 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs and Guida was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in Saturday's 10-4 win, and Drew Levi was 3-for-3 with two homers, a double and five RBIs in the 11-0 game-two victory when Jeremy Fitzerald pitched a five-hitter.

  • DAYTON, Tenn. -- Tyler Latham homered and singled and batted in three runs, Doug Stroup drove in two and Justin Mock was 2-for-3 and scored twice, but their Bryan College baseball team fell to 15-6 with a 12-7 AAC loss to Milligan on Monday. Four Buffaloes homered.

Media

  • Sam Woolwine, who retired as executive sports editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2003 and then managed the Chattanooga Classic golf tournament, is one of four 2012 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame inductees announced Monday. Woolwine is a past president of the TSWA and one of only four honorary members of the Tennessee PGA. The others who will be inducted July 12 at Cumberland University are Ron HIggins of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, a past president of the Football Writers Association of America; Tom Anderson, who wrote for the Knoxville Journal for 46 years; and longtime Columbia Daily Herald sports editor Marion Wilhoite.

Golf

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golfers are in seventh place out of 18 teams at the Cleveland Palmetto Intercollegiate at Aiken, S.C., and former Rhea County standout Hunter Green is tied for fourth individually at 140 for third-place Middle Tennessee State after 36 holes of the 17-team USF Invitational in Dade City, Fla. MTSU is one shot behind Georgia and seven behind Central Florida. At Aiken, UTC is at 583, 13 shots behind co-leaders South Carolina and Virginia, with Stephan Jaeger tied for 16th at 145, Steven Fox and Alex Ratliff sharing 22nd at 146, Davis Bunn at 149 and Liam Johnston at 150.

Softball

  • Tennessee Temple freshman center fielder Raven Pope from Sparta, Tenn., was the National Christian College Athletic Association softball player of the week after going 7-for-8 in three games with a home run, two triples, a stolen base, three runs scored and two batted in. This is Temple's first softball team since the mid-1980s.

  • The Sewanee softball team lost 10-5 and 13-3 to Judson (Ala.) in a home doubleheader Monday after thrashing Wesleyan (Ga.) 15-1 and losing 6-5 to Agnes Scott in the latter's tournament Sunday. Kayla Sewell had two homers and an RBI walk in the loss, which ended with a diving catch in right field with the bases loaded and three seventh-inning Tigers runs already in. Grace Cobbs was 3-for-3 and matched Erin Polena, Codi Ellis and Kali Ousley with two RBIs against Wesleyan, when Polena, Sewell, Ellis and Claire Knepshield each had two hits behind freshman pitcher Sarah Hamilton. Hamilton homered and singled in the first loss Monday, when Carly Warfield had a two-run double among three hits, Sewell also had three and Ellis had two.

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