The Heritage High School softball college pipeline continued to flow this week when one current General and one former player announced future plans. Sophomore infielder Brooklynn Frazier became the fourth Heritage underclassman to commit when she gave Lee University her pledge on an unofficial visit Thursday. "Lee is a strong D-II program and they are recruiting Brooklynn as an infielder/catcher, and they expect her to compete for a starting spot immediately," Heritage coach Steve Chattin said. "They have watched her play the last couple of years, and her performance at the Tennessee Tech camp and the Connect Camp this winter sealed the deal.With a combination of athletic and academic money she received an outstanding offer." Frazier, who hit .262 with two home runs, 11 stolen bases and 23 runs scored this past season, joins Shelby Hammontree (East Carolina), Olivia Tamewitz (Mississippi) and Hannah Wills (Mobile) as early commitments. Former Heritage star Amber Burton, an outfielder at Northwest Florida State Junior College, committed to Southern University this week, a Division I program coached by Chattanooga native Lee Dobbins. Burton, a three-year starter for the Generals, batted .291 last year and will be a starter again this season.
• Senior third baseman Sara Kelley from Ooltewah High School is batting .517 with 20 RBIs in 10 games for Carson-Newman this softball season. Thursday in a 6-0, 10-0 sweep of visiting Limestone, Kelley hit a three-run double in the first game and was 1-for-2 with an RBI triple in game two as Vickee Kazee-Hollifield reached 1,000 wins for her career at the Jefferson City, Tenn., school. She is 1,000-329-1. Jessica Morgan, also from Ooltewah, was 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored in the second game for the Lady Eagles (9-1).
• Reagan Schrader from Grace Academy leads the Union University softball team through 11 games with a .407 batting average, nine RBIs, six walks, five doubles and a .704 slugging percentage that also figures in a home run. The third baseman and catcher has started every game in Union's 7-4 start and was 3-for-3 with two doubles, one driving in a run, in the first game of Monday's sweep of Miles College.
• Will Carlton homered, singled and drove in three runs Friday as Covenant College beat Milligan 9-1 in the first game of their weekend baseball series on Lookout Mountain. Paul Phillips was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, K.C. Simons and Will Cleland also had two hits each and Forrest Hunter had a two-run single for the Scots (2-0), while Micah Mabe allowed one hit in three innings and Jordan Lester pitched six innings of two-hit relief. The run for the Buffaloes (3-3) was unearned.
• No. 19 Point Park University from Pittsburgh won 4-2 and lost 8-6 in NAIA baseball Friday at Bryan College. Tom Birko homered and hit a sacrifice fly in support of Manny Perdomo's four-hit pitching for Point Park in the first game, when Lions pitchers L.J. Rowden and Kenny Knudsen allowed only six hits and Cody Rhinehart scored both Bryan runs. He, Grant Zawadzki, Preston King and Crandon Wallace each was 2-for-3 and Kevin Roberts matched Zawadzki's two RBIs in the 5-8 Lions' win, and Tyler Latham homered and scored twice. Javy Marticorena and Tyler Cattapan each was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Point Park.
• Chattanooga State's TCCAA baseball opener was pushed back from Friday because of wet fields, but the Tigers still will be hosting Columbia State in a doubleheader today -- at 2 p.m. instead of noon. The Tigers are 5-3 with four wins in a row, including a doubleheader sweep Tuesday against West Georgia Tech, 6-4 and 4-3. Michael Goss had three hits in game two.
• Cleveland State's scheduled home baseball game Friday against Roane State was moved to Sunday at noon. The teams are still on for their doubleheader starting at noon today.
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