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RANK SCHOOL            2014 Final Poll  W L CLASS
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2 Houston 37 10 AAA
3 CAK 35 9 AA
4 Knox Catholic 30 9 AA
5 Riverdale 32 11 AAA
6 McCallie 28 11 D2AA
7 Jackson Christian 34 7 A
8 Dyer County 35 9 AAA
9 USJ 25 13 D2A
10 Tipton-Rosemark 34 8 D2A
 

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Farragut 2015 Tournaments( we will have several sites)
April 2-4(Demarini/Diamond Academy Classic) 4 Game guarantee , 250 per team , put in your own balls( let me know if you can play on Thursday )no games at UT anymore.
April 9-11 (Scott Dean Memorial Tournament ) 60 dollars per game- u can play as many games as you want to, put in your own balls) , also let me know if you want to play on Thursday. 
Please text me if you want in any of our tournaments, text in a separate text , not in this group text!  thank you Matt Buckner/Farragut Baseball/ 865-368-3141

The 2nd Annual Middle TN Invitational is scheduled for March 26th through March 28th of 2015.  After a successful 8 team tournament that was won by Goodpasture in 2014, this tournament is going to expand to 16 teams in 2015.  In this tournament, teams will play 3 pool play games on Thursday and Friday, and will play 1-2 tournament games on Saturday depending upon seeding.  There will be a tournament champion as well as Offensive and Defensive MVP's.  If you are interested in participating in this tournament please contact one of the three host sites.

Christ Presbyterian Academy -- Larry Nesbitt (615) 473-4090 or larry.nesbitt@cpalions.org

Sycamore High School -- Daniel Smiley (615) 268-4595 or daniel.smiley@ccstn.org

Harpeth High School -- Coby Ginsberg (615) 525-1016 or coby.ginsberg@ccstn.org

Springfield High School -- Justin Martin (615) 293-3938

 6/11 - Clarksville High School, Rossview High School, and Northeast High School (Clarksville, TN) are looking for teams to participate in the William Workman Tournament. The tournament will be held on April 9-11 at all three sites. There is a four game guarantee and the entry fee is $250 plus three game balls per game. Contact Brian Hetalnd: (931) 206-8055 or Dustin Smith: (931) 237-1795 or dustin.smith@cmcss.net for more information.
 

07/17/2014 07:57 PM

Tennessee Baseball News

Use the link below for Super Sophomore nominations and 2 way player nominations as well as for Statewide Statistical Leaders

We also use this info for State Records - Individual/Team/Season/Career

Tennessee Baseball Report All Region/State Nomination and Stat Leader/Record Book Form          TBCA All State Nomination

*I will be sending Pat Swallows all nominations I receive via my form - if you are still playing on May 21 send him the nomination - when finished playing this spring - PLEASE send me your nominations so I can keep up with STATE RECORDS, STAT LEADERS, ETC

HS Coaches - send NOMINATIONS WHEN ELIMINATED FROM TOURNAMENT PLAY

SEND NOMINATIONS THIS WEEK!! I WILL STILL TAKE THEM!! SEE LIST BELOW THE LIST FOR TURNED IN NOMINATIONS FOR SCHOOLS THAT NEED TO TURN THEM IN ...

Nominations - By region!

Teams listed below - Link to updated pdf file of nominations thru June 2 above

114 NOMINATIONS TURNED IN (114 AS OF JUNE 5 IN GREEN)

BRIARCREST          
FORREST SUMMERTOWN NORTH GREENE USJ BGA SPRING HILL
SULLIVAN EAST DYER COUNTY SCIENCE HILL SIEGEL RIPLEY COMMUNITY
LEWIS COUNTY JACKSON CHRISTIAN KNOX CHRISTIAN DOBYNS-BENNETT SODDY DAISY BAYLOR
SYCAMORE Knox GRACE CHRISTIAN GOODPASTURE CAK KNOX CATHOLIC TIPTON ROSEMARK
FARRAGUT CPA RAVENWOOD RIVERDALE HOUSTON McMINN CENTRAL
LEXINGTON McCALLIE BOYD BUCHANAN SEQUOYAH CHRISTIAN BROTHERS DYERSBURG
MORRISTOWN WEST COOKEVILLE UNICOI COUNTY BRENTWOOD CLARKRANGE CENTRAL MAGNET
SEYMOUR FATHER RYAN SEVIER COUNTY GREENEVILLE CARTER KNOX WEBB
MILAN SODDY DAISY TULLAHOMA ONEIDA TRINITY CHRISTIAN COVINGTON
JACK SOUTH SIDE BRIGHTON GERMANTOWN HARDING ACADEMY ANDERSON COUNTY BARTLETT
SOUTH PITTSBURG CORNERSVILLE ROSSVIEW TENNESSEE CLARKSVILLE BRENTWOOD ACADEMY
TROUSDALE CO. WEST GREENE BEECH COLLIERVILLE FRA WHITE HOUSE
STATION CAMP OVERTON McNAIRY CNTRL GRAINGER HENRY CO. LORETTO
UPPERMAN CREEK WOOD OAKDALE WILSON CENTRAL MEIGS CO. ARLINGTON
HENDERSONVILLE FRANKLIN ZION CHRIST. CAMDEN SOUTH GIBSON HALLS
CLARK NE D CROCKETT MTCS PORTLAND HUNTLAND CUMBERLAND CO.
KNOX HALLS D BOONE BEARDEN SYCAMORE WATERTOWN WESTMORELAND
EAST ROBERTSON MT JULIET ALCOA WARREN CO. ELIZABETHTON OLIVER SPRINGS

COCKE CO.

ROCKWOOD HARDIN VALLEY COFFEE CO. GORDONSVILLE JO BYRNS

 

THESE SCHOOLS NEED TO SEND IN NOMINATIONS ASAP!!

 THEY WILL BE CROSSED OUT AS THEY COME IN!!

CLASS A CLASS AA CLASS AAA D2AA D2A
JACKSON CHRISTIAN CAK DOBYNS-BENNETT BAYLOR BATTLE GROUND ACAD.
MCKENZIE KNOX CATHOLIC POWELL MUS UNIV. SCHOOL OF JACKSON
SCOTTS HILL SULLIVAN SOUTH SEVIER COUNTY BRIARCREST FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN
PEABODY HIXSON RIVERDALE JP2 EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN
FORREST HAYWOOD CO. SODDY DAISY   DAVIDSON ACADEMY
SUMMERTOWN RIPLEY RAVENWOOD   TIPTON ROSEMARK ACAD.
COMMUNITY SYCAMORE DYER COUNTY    
COLUMBIA ACAD. LEWIS COUNTY HOUSTON    
GOODPASTURE        
NORTH GREENE        
KNOX GRACE        
JACKSON COUNTY        

2014 Senior Players to Watch List (adding names weekly)

WE HAVE ADDED THE FIRST ROUND OF 2015 PLAYERS TO WATCH (2014 JUNIORS and JuCo's)

 

July 17, 2014:VerHagen to make spot start on Saturday ... All eyes on Price as second half begins ...   Price soaks up All Star experience from sidelines ...   
July 16, 2014: Wickersham signs on at Brighton  ... Ooltewah's Madison Hayes wins pitch, hit and run in Minneapolis ...  Sangid named head coach at Volunteer ... 
July 6, 2014: The Ultimate 9 Team - again, I want to reiterate, this is based on statistical success for 2014 - not if the player has pro potential, etc ...
July 4, 2014: Thanks to all the men and women who serve our country so that we can be free... to our forefathers before us who had the vision... may we be mindful and thankful for what we have and not take it for granted ... Hayden Stone reflects on season ... Bosheers flying high in Cape Cod ... 
July 3, 2014: 2014 TN Baseball Report HS Pitcher of the Year is Justus Sheffield of Tullahoma. Sheffield went 10-0 with 131K and a miniscule 0.34 ERA. He averaged 2.12 K's per inning on the year. In addition, Sheffield was drafted #31 overall by the Cleveland Indians. Congratulations to Justus Sheffield. The 2014 TN Baseball Report Position Player of the Year award goes to Chase Chambers of Farragut HS. Chambers batted .462 with 31 extra base hits, including 10 HR. He also drove in 58 runs and stole 14 bases for the state champion Farragut Admirals. Chase has signed with Tennessee Tech as well. Congrats to Chase Chambers.  Tracking Mookie Betts' first home run ... Watch Bett's HR ...
July 2, 2014: TN Baseball Report All State Teams (first and second teams) ... When selecting any post season award you will leave kids out who may deserve to be awarded, at TN Baseball Report we are basically statistically driven - no way on Earth we could see every kid play - so with that in mind we look at stats first, how well their team did and  really we try to spread it around as much as possible. These awards do not reflect if a player is good enough to play in college or has even committed or signed. They don't mean the kid is a pro prospect. What they do mean is...  against the competition he played in at his respective level,  he excelled better than others ... if you want player rankings go to our fine partner - Top Tenn Baseball ...  Tomorrow we will name the 2014 Pitcher of the Year and the Position Player of the Year ... July 6 we will have our last awards posted with the ULTIMATE 9 (9 best season's at each position in our judgement)
July 1, 2014: All 2 Way Team posted - (Pre-requisites - Winning Record as a pitcher and .300 as a hitter) If you have a player that should be on the list - contact me - Sometimes I miss players - and if you've got one you did not turn in - send it - JuCo coaches love this list - Most of those coaches recruit two way guys! done just in time to watch 24!!! Jackson Sun - All West TN MVP ...  All West TN Pitcher of the Year ...  All West TN Coach of the Year ... All West TN Hitter of the Year ... All West TN - 1st, 2nd and Honorable Mention ... Rorex takes over at LV ...Caldwell to assist at Ooltewah ...  Six West Creek Coyotes to play college baseball ... Holman takes reins at Rossview (congrats - played a lot of baseball with your dad growing up!) ...  Hetland - All Area COY ...  Everrett - Leaf Chronicle All Area POY ...  Leaf Chronicle All Area Baseball Teams ...  Clarksville's Cook the All Area POY ... Ozment selected by Sunbelt Tourney to its HOF ...  Dyer Co. duo named LS All-Americans ...  Vetetoe leaves alma mater, heading to Lebanon ...  Former Sci Hill star, Daniel Norris, will play in MLB Futures Game on July 13 ...   Maryville College taps Church as new coach ...
June 28, 2014: O.M.A.H.A. yea - it's all it's cracked up to be and more... why I waited 'til I was 53 years old is now beyond me... if you think you might go next time - give me a holler - I can tell you some of the things I learned - 22 hours of driving was definitely worth the experience ... I will return to posting post season awards next Monday - I've got the All 2 Way team, the All State Teams and the Ultimate 9 team left - I have 100 or so pictures posted on our Facebook page (link at top of page) - Eight for Omaha 2015 ... Baseball America D1 Top 25 Final ... BA CWS Notebook: The last two standing were the best teams ... Corbin named National Coach of the Year ...Norwood, Ravenelle lead Vandy to National Championship ...Bumps in the road help Vandy reach summit ... Commordores savor championship, look to promising future ... Throwing Programs of Elite Pitchers ... 
June 18-19, 2014: Finished up posting the Super Sophomore/Freshman Teams for all 8 regions ... we had time so we posted up All Region Teams for Regions 1-4 Louisville Slugger HS All - Americans (We have several TN guys on this team) ...
June 17, 2014:  Vandy Baseball ...  CWS Daily Scoreboard/Recaps ...  Omaha Sports/CWS ...    Here is what I'm working on this week and hopefully can maintain this schedule: Tue/Wed-Position Players for Super Freshman/Sophomore Teams; Friday - All 2 Way Team; Monday 23rd - All Region Teams for Regions 1 thru 4; Friday 27 - All Region Teams for Regions 5-8 .... Mon 30th - Region Player and Pitcher of the Year for Each Region 1-8 ... July 1 - Tennessee Baseball Report All State Teams ... July 2 - First time for this one - THE ULTIMATE 9 TEAM - and July 3rd - Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year - Coaches > I will have downloadable Certificates for winners of All Region, All State, and Ultimate 9 teams as well as Region POW's and State POW's
June 12, 2014: Team TN lost 2-0 to Texas in the Championship Game of the Jr. Sunbelt Tournament. Great Run Guys!! I'll be out of pocket for the next three days - Regional Soccer Tourney in Decatur AL with the oldest daughter - hoping for a Sunday afternoon return - anyway - I'll catch up on things then, but I'll leave some links to keep up with stuff while I'm gone - we only have Vandy left playing college ball - so here are some links that will keep you up on that - CWS Daily Scoreboard/Recaps ...  Great source here . Omaha Sports/CWS ... Example: What you need to know about the College World Series ...
June 11, 2014: Team TN Jr Sunbelt team has beaten Arizona 7-2, Colorado 6-3, and Oklahoma Gold 9-4 to reach the championship game tonight at 8pm cdt in McAlister OK ... great job guys!!
June 10, 2014: All Offensive and Pitching Stat Leaders are posted! If you should fit in one of the catagories and you aren't listed it's possible I overlooked it on the nomination - see schools above who have sent stuff in - and look on nominations here! - OR I don't have the info - either way let me know @ johndecker29@yahoo.com
June 9, 2014: Super Regional Scoreboard ... Vandy advances with 12-5 win over Stanford ... Omaha, here we come! ... Team TN beats Georgia 9-0 in Jr. Sunbelt play 
June 8, 2014: Class A and AAA win Mid TN All Star Games at Cumberland ...  Super Regional Scoreboard/Recaps ... Vandy falls 5-4, rubber game Sunday at 2pm ... Team TN is 2-1 at the Junior Sunbelt Tournament in McAlister, OK - TN has beaten Missouri 9-1, Oklahoma 12-0 and lost to Texas 5-1 ... the Georgia game was rained out and will be played Sunday morning ... Will Craig named Freshman All American ...  Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All American Team   Several TN schools led by Austin Peay's 5 freshman, UT-Martin, Vandy, Tennessee)... Louisville Slugger D1 All Americans (TTU has 3) ...  
June 7, 2014: Day 2 of Draft - Many TN guys drafted - see list ... This year's draft was an upswing as 14 players with TN ties were taken in the first 9 rounds. The last time that happened was 2011 when we had 13 in the first 7 rounds ... the first HS player taken was Lane Thomas, outfielder at Bearden HS. Lane hit .410 with 17 HR and 40 rbi this spring ... Super Regional Scoreboard/Recaps ...  Hit parade carries 'Dores to victory over Stanford ... Being in attendance at the Vandy v Stanford game - VU capitalized on several walks in the first inning, a wild pitch and a hit to score 4 runs ... the 'Dores then tatooed the reliever and scored 6 more in the next two innings to take a 10-0 lead ... good to see Coach Hetland and Ford at the game yesterday!! Honeywell and Norrell named to JuCo All American team ... 
June 5-6, 2014: MLB Draft!! The  first player with TN ties to be drafted is: ??  # 14 Tyler Beede/ RHP/ Vanderbilt ...  TN MLB Draft 2010-2019 ... MLB Draft Tracker ... first round pick #31 - Justus Sheffield, LHP from Tullahoma HS ... CompB #72 Brent Honeywell, RHP from Walters State CC ...
June 4, 2014: I am working on Offensive Stat Leaders right now - hope to have them up tonight or tomorrow - in the next few days we will be posting the Super Freshman/Sophomore Team, the All 2 Way Team (pitcher + position), and by June 15 I hope to have the All Region Teams selected ... Then on June 22 I'll have a new award  coming out that we've never done before - "The Ultimate 9 Team" which will be the top nine HS players based soley on offensive production - it doesn't mean they will be geat college players or professionals - just based on what they did this year - UT-Martin hires Young Harris skipper, Rick Martin ...Vanderbilt's NCAA baseball tournament history ... Mookie Betts (Overton) promoted to AAA Red Sox in Pawtucket ...    Most categories of 2004 HS Offensive Leaders are posted (click on Offense and scroll)
June 3, 2014: Farragut wins "special" no. 9 title ...  2 out walk off double gives CAK AA title over Irish ...  Briggs, multi sport standout at JeffCo ...  Baseball America/NHSBCA HS Top 50 (Final Poll)  Farragut is only TN team listed ... D1 Super Regional Schedule w/ TV listings ... MLB 2014 Draft Central (starts Thursday @ 6pm CDT)... 2014 High School Pitching Statewide Stat Leader Board (Innings Pitched, Wins, Strikeouts, ERA, Shutouts, Saves) ...
June 2, 2014: Final HS polls are out - I am beginning to put together the stat leader lists - I will still take nominations this week - McKenzie, Scotts Hill, Columbia Academy, Peabody, Sullivan South, Hixson, Powell, Bartlett, MUS, Briarcrest, JP II, BGA, ECS, Davidson Academy and Friendship Christian - I NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS PLEASE!!! Complete D1 Regional Scoreboard ... D1 Regional Scores and Recaps ...  West Creek's Williams picks Brescia ...Shelbyville's Birdsong signs with Chatt State ... Unicoi alum, MIke Corn, talks baseball ... Patterson retiring from Milan ...  Estep goes home to coach ...  BGA's Marconcini named 2nd team ALL-ACC ...  Rice resigns from Rossview ...    
June 1, 2014: Bulldogs claim 3rd title with 3-0 shut out of host Lewis & Clark ...  Parade and picnic planned for National Champ Bulldogs ...  Complete D1 Regional Brackets ... Saturday D1 Scoreboard/Recaps ...  
May 30, 2014: Lewis & Clark hand Cumberland first series loss ... Cumberland will play Friday night at 8:35cdt for the NAIA World Series title vs winner of Thursday night game between Lewis & Clark State and Oklahoma Wesleyan ...  
May 28-29, 2014: Received several nominations yesterday, THANKS!! Still need those on the list above plus any others - some haven't been added on to my list yet - but we have 104 schools who have nominated!! Columbia State eliminated, battled hard! ... Cumberland wins 8-7, stays undefeated ... Cumberland wins 13-5 to stay undefeated in World Series play ...  NCAA D1 Regional Capsules ... Free Press Super 22 ...  Unicoi's Baxter retires with 1038 wins ...   CUMBERLAND LOSES 6-5 - CHECK  Live NAIA World Series coverage FOR SCHEDULE AND UPDATES
May 27, 2014: Columbia State wins in 12 innings on Riley Delgado's lead off HR 12-11 ... JuCo WORLD SERIES ... Delgado hits walk off HR in 12th ... Columbia State will play the loser of Midland vs Iowa Western Tuesday at 4pm CDT ...  Complete Regional Scoreboard (keep up with this link) ...NCAA D1 Selection is "art and science" ...  NCAA regional selections ... 19,965 ... Nashville regional set to start Friday ... HS coaches - see above list - get your nominations in quickly - if you haven't done so!!   
May 26, 2014: Vanderbilt will host an NCAA regional - host sites and teams in the tourney will be announced this morning at 11am cdt on ESPNU ... other host sites include 4 other SEC schools - LSU, Florida, Ole Miss and South Carolina ... Indiana, Virginia, Miami, Oregon State, TCU, Rice, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Cal Poly, Oklahoma State and Florida State are also hosts ... Watch Selection Show here ...  NCAA - D1 Baseball Info ... Perfect Game 64 Team Field Projections ... Baseball America Final Projection ... COLUMBIA STATE VS COCHISE CC TODAY AT 1PM CDT
May 25, 2014:  Live NAIA World Series coverage ... 5 run 2nd inning paces Cumberland in 2nd World Series win ... Columbia State stays alive with 12-2 win in JuCo WS ... JuCo World Series Bracket (pdf) ... D1 Conference Championship Scores/Recaps (Lipscomb and TTU both fall in title game) ...  Perfect Game Projected National Seeds/Hosts (D1) ... Good start for Peel at USJ ... HIGH SCHOOL COACHES - PLEASE GET YOUR ALL REGION/STATE NOMINATIONS IN TO ME THIS WEEK USING THIS FORM!!
May 24, 2014:  NJCAA TV (watch Columbia at 10am cdt) ... Live Stats of JuCo World Series ...  Live NAIA World Series coverage ... JCS catcher returns from injury to help win title ... Mission accomplished, JCS beats Grace for Class A crown ... Balance kept Jackson Christian effective all week ... Cumberland wins NAIA Series opener, play tonight at 8:30cdt ...  North Greene's run comes to an end ...  Green steps down as Volunteer head coach ...  Mark Wilson to take over Gallatin baseball ...   
May 23, 2014: Memphis May 22 ...  JCS advances to title game ... Resilient Bruins capture title ... Tornado on top, McCallie rebounds to capture title ... Riverdale ousts Cavs in hard fought game ... Choctaws end season with loss to Houston ... Thursday D1 Conference tourament scores/recaps ... NJCAA TV (watch Columbia at 10am cdt) ... Live Stats of JuCo World Series ...  Live NAIA World Series coverage - Cumberland plays tonight at 9:05pm cdt (barring long games, etc) ...
May 22, 2014: MUS forces 2nd title game with McCallie ... USJ wins D2A title ...  Crowe stays on top send JCS to victory ...  USJ stays ahaead of Webb to get to title game ... MUS ends Baylor's season ...  McCallie tops Baylor in D2 baseball ... Choctaws stop Tribe run in TSSAA tourney ... DB fights off Brentwood ... Boyd Bucs fall 13-5 to Goodpasture ...  Spring Hill eliminated in 2-1 loss to Central Magnet  ...  Raby, Ads shut down Cavs in state opener ...  Choctaws stay alive in state ... Stover's 14K's lead Dyer Co. past Brentwood ...   New Beginning's Fritz named coach at West ... Thursday D1 Conference Tourney Scores/Recaps ... NAIA World Series Total Coverage HERE!!! ...  
May 21, 2014:  D1 Tournament Scores/Recaps ...  Lee finishes runner-up in NCCAA World Series ... Freeman and 5 other Bucs on All ASun teams ...  Columbia State wins berth into World Series ...  Coach T Tuesday Scoreboard ...  Poteete keeps JCS in winners bracket ... Sequoyah knocks off Lexington despite 13K performance ... Boyd Bucs crush Forrest ... Baylor, McCallie open DII State with wins over Memphis schools ...  Riverdale falls to Ravenwood 10-1 ... Central Magnet pulls out first round win ... Gallatin seeking new coach ...      
May 20, 2014: Columbia State beat Darton 5-1 to win the East Central District Tournament and advance to Grand Junction, CO and the NJCAA World Series starting May 24 ... The Chargers will play Iowa Western CC at 9am MDT / 10am CDT/11am EDT ... Iowa Western was and is the first and only Northern District team to ever win the NJCAA World Series, they accomplished the feat twice (2010, 2012) ... They are the most successful D1 JuCo team in the U.S. over the last 10 years ...  JuCo World Series Website ...  We have 58 schools who have sent in nominations - AGAIN - if your team made it to the regional round you should definitely be sending in nominations!!  Rockets shock Summertown on Brewer blast ...  2014 Pre State Tourney Polls
May 19, 2014 :  The East Central District Championship Game will be played Monday (today) at 11cdt - use links below to check it out - NEW STATE POLLS ARE OUT! Coaches - send in your nominations using form - Nomination Form  - I am sending all I get to Pat for TBCA All State recognition - we currently have 46 schools who have sent nominations - if your team made it to the region semifinals you should be sending some nominations guys! I use these for State Record Book updates, Statewide Stat Leaders, TBR Super Fresh/Soph teams, All 2way Teams, and new this year- All Region Teams and  the TN Baseball Report Ultimate 9 Team (hoping to nail down a sponsor this week) ...
May 18, 2014 :  NJCAA East Central District Brackets ... GCAA Scoreboard ... Columbia State beat Ga Perimeter 5-0 to advance to the championship game today - they will play Darton who defeated Perimeter last night ... Chargers one win from World Series  ... Memphis May 17 ... Central Magnet wallops Hixson ...  Cavs top Tullahoma ...  Choctaws use big inning to win ... CAK tops Unicoi in sectional ... Baylor forces third game with JPII for state berth ... Saturday D1 Scores/Recaps ...  NEW STATE HS POLLS OUT TOMORROW!!   
May 17, 2014: NJCAAj East Central District Brackets ... GCAA Scoreboard ... Columbia State beat Darton 5-2 as Scooter Hightower threw a complete game, scattering 5 hits and giving up 2 runs ... The Chargers scored all 5 of their runs in the bottom of the 7th... Tyler Fullerton went 3-5 with a double and triple, Ronnie Jebavy was also 3-5 and Paul Kirby had a triple and 2rbi for CSCC. Columbia State will play at noon edt vs Perimeter CC, a 5-1 winner over Motlow ... Motlow was eliminated in the late game, losing 5-3 to Darton College ... The loser of the CSCC-Perimeter game will play Darton at 3pm edt - loser eliminated ... Chargers win opener ... D1 Scores and Recaps from Friday ...  Coach T Friday HS Scoreboard ... Memphis May 16 ... JCS tops McKenzie for state berth ...  Lexington tops Haywood ... Brentwood takes down Clarksville in 8 innings (video) ...  Brentwood win pitchers duel ... Boyd Bucs head to state ... Tribe wins in wild ending ...   DB vs Powell Photo Gallery ... Riverdale ends Soddy's season ... HR's lead Ravenwood past Rossview ...  Rossview falls 13-4 ... Spring Hill rallies to win ... Ryan Haun, it's official, new Head Cocah at Mo East ...  Riverdale bound for another fling ...  White House falls on HBP ... NEW State Poll comes out on Monday!!
May 16, 2014: Cumberland does it again! ... Bulldogs reach Lewiston with 6-3 win ... TSSAA Brackets - Class A  :  Class AA  :  Class AAA  :  DII A  :  DII AA   Big Match ups on Friday - In Class A, Summertown hosts Forrest in a big top 10 battle ... In AA, Sullivan South takes on Knox Catholic in a top 10 match up ... In AAA, Brentwood takes on Clarksville in a top 10 battle, Cookeville has the large task of trying to score enough to beat Sheffield and Company, Powell takes on DB in another top 10 match up ... in D2 the match up that intrigues me most is Christian Brothers at Father Ryan ... Memphis May 15 ... USJ sweeps Friendship advances to the 'Boro ... Brentwood wins 6AAA title ...  Cookeville tops Soddy for 3AAA title ...  Boyd Bucs take 3A ...  Rossview wins its first region title ... Riverdale wins, hosts Soddy ...Rockets throw away region title ...    
May 15, 2014: TN Wesleyan eliminated in 7-2 loss ... Bryan eliminated, Cumberland scratches way to title game today ...  North Side's Currie signs with UK ...  Sequoyah shuts down Hixson in region final ...  Dobyns-Bennett mauls Sevier Co. in 1AAA final ... Coach T Wednesday Scoreboard ... Community takes Region 5A ... 
May 14, 2014: TN Wesleyan wins 2, stays alive ...  Bryan fights to stay alive, Cumberland falls into losers bracket ... Bradley blanked in region semi's ...  Cav's shut down Bradley ... Stover tosses no hitter in Dyer Co region semi win ...  Dyersburg cruises past Chester Co. ...  West falls to DB for the third straight year in semi's ... Pigeon Forge falls to Knox Catholic in region semi's ... Wildcats eliminate Siegel ...  JCS wins region, first in 6 years ... Columbia State seeking World Series berth ...  Coach T Scoreboard for Tuesday ...  
May 13, 2014: Daytona NAIA Regional ... TN Wesleyan falls 8-2 in NAIA opener ... Kingsport NAIA Regional ... Bryan falls 4-2 ...  Cumberland wins 8-3 in NAIA opener ... Coach T Monday Regional Scoreboard ... will be updating stories in the morning ...  Memphis May 12 ...  Lexington wins walk off style ... McKenzie come back beats Gibson Co. ... Ravenwood blanks Hillsboro ... Mid TN roundup ... Boyd Bucs blank Whitwell ...  DeKalb Co. ends Signal Mtn season ...  Hixson tops Loudon ...  South stuns Greenevill with rally ...  Tribe takes out MoWest ...  Soddy takes out Warren Co ... Clarksville rallies past Beech ...  Spring Hill rolls ...  CA squeaks by Loretto ...Garland tosses one hitter with 17K's as Unicoi wins ...Sevier knocks off Science Hill ... Riverdale rolls ...Tullahoma knocks off Siegel ...            
May 12, 2014: Saturday D1 Scores/Recaps ... Sunday D1 Scores/Recaps ...  Trevecca takes GMAC title with6-5 win ... Flames headed to NCCAA World Series ... NAIA Opening Round Match ups (Full list) ...   Keep up with Tennessee Wesleyan's defense {10am edt Monday} of it NAIA title (Daytona Beach Regional) ...  Keep up with Bryan and Cumberland in the Hunter Wright regional  Bryan plays at 11am edt, Cumberland at 2:30pm edt ...  TSSAA Regional play begins Monday - all posted newspaper stories will be linked here starting tomorrow night and Tuesday throught the day ... Also - coaches a reminder to send your TBCA All Region/State Nominations in thru the form >>> TBCA Nomination Form
May 10, 2014: Memphis May 9 ... USJ finishes 2nd in Region ...  Peabody bats come alive in win over S Gibson ...  Tullahoma, Siegel brace for pitchers duel ...  Lee Flames win NCCAA Regional Championship ...  HR gives Sevier 2AAA title ...  CMag collects second straight 8AA title ... Austin Conner's 10th inning heroics lead Sevier to 2AAA title ... Community knocks off Forrest for 9A title ... Bucs fall to Wilson Central in 9AAA title game ... D1 Friday Scores/Recaps ...  Trevecca in finals, at Noon - Live Audio/Video ...    
May 9, 2014: Memphis May 8 ... Boyd Bucs rout Silverdale in 5A title game ...  
May 8, 2014: Memphis May 7 ...  15A belongs to JCS ...  Calfee lifts Bradley Central ...  Hixson takes 6AA ...  Unicoi tops South in 1AA ... DB delivers knock out in 1AAA ...  Unicoi-South Pic Gallery ...  8AAA, 11A, 11AA roundup ...  Monterey one win from region berth ...  Dyer Co. wins title in 13AAA ... Dyersburg wins title game 4-3 ...  Trojans over Kees to advance to title bout ... HR lifts Sevier to 2AAA title ...  White House takes title ...   Cumberland wins Mid South title in extra frames ...
May 7, 2014: Memphis May 6 ...  JCS cruises to win 15A ...  Signal beats Grundy 1-0 to win 7AA ...  South Pitt takes 6A crown ... Amos takes Trojans to 5AAA title game ... Rebels get rematch with Unicoi in 1AA ... Hilltoppers throttle Blazers to earn 1AAA title game ... Clarkrange pulls away from Monterey in 7A ... Cavs rout White Co. in semifinal opener ...  Stars storm back again, beat Oakland in 7AAA ...  Hurricanes rally, beat Seymour in 2AAA ... Pigeon Forge finishes runner-up in 3AA ...  Bucs top MJ in ace showdown ... Panthers stay alive, HHS falls in 9AAA ...  Blue Devils surge past Greenbrier in 9AA ... Tullahoma close to clinching 8AAA ...  Red Hawks battle into semifinals of 11AA ...  AAC tourney roundup ... AAC tourney page ...  Cumberland in finals, must be beaten twice today in MSC title match ...  Trevecca opens GMAC tourney today ...
May 5, 2013: Columbia State defeats Motlow State 8-4 in the TCCAA/Region 7 Championship game today. Both teams will advance to the East Central District Tournament at Georgia Perimeter CC in two weeks ...TCCAA tourney box scores posted except for championship game (will post when recieved) ... Game pics on TBR Facebook page ... The TCCAA named it award winners at the tourney: Most Valuable Player: Tyler Fullerton/Columbia and Dathan Prewett/Walters shared this ... Most Valuable Pitcher: Scooter Hightower/Columbia ... Coach of the Year: Mike Corn/Columbia ... also announced were First and Second Team All Conference ... Sunday D1 Scores/Recaps ... Future uncertain at UT-Martin ... Anderson no-no leads Boyd Bucs to win ...  Wesleyan heads into AAC as top seed ... Tribe, Toppers take walk off wins in 1AAA ... Koesters propels Rebels to 1AA win ...   Sevier stops Seymour in 2AAA ...  Carter beats PF to reach 3AA title game ... Central, Hixson advance in 6AA ... Blackwell's ribby leads Bradley past Soddy ...  Spring Hill advances ...   Columbia slugs way past Coffee Co. ...   Monterey beats Clay, stays alive in 7A ...  Choctaws win 2, reach 13AAA title game ... Dyersburg stays alive after opening loss in 13AA ...  Boone, Toppers roll, Crockett eliminated ...  UH survives Cloudland in 1A ...  First inning HR stands up for Maryville in 1-0 win over Lenoir City ...  Hardin Valley run rules Blount ... Heritage eliminates West ...  Sevier sends Seymour to losers bracket ... Forrest overcomes upset bid, advances in 9A ... Cumberland opens MSC with win/More info here ...    Trevecca/GMAC tourney info ...
May 4, 2013: Columbia State defeats Walters 4-3 as Tyler Fullerton's 3 run HR is the big hit. The Chargers are in the championship game tomorrow at 2pm. Motlow defeats Volunteer 5-3 and scores 4 in the bottom of the ninth to beat Walters 7-6 - GAME PICS ON FACEBOOK PAGE - LINK AT TOP - Saturday D1 Scores/Recaps (Vandy, UT, Memphis, Lipscomb, ETSU, Peay, and UT-M are winners ...  Cumberland starts Mid South Tourney on Sunday ... LIve Video of Cumberland/Lindsey Wilson at Noon CDT ... Freed Hardeman in AMC tourney ... TN Wesleyan heads into AAC tourney as #1 seed ...  
May 3, 2014: TCCAA/ Region 7 Tournament Bracket - Columbia-Motlow pics on Facebook page, link at top; Box Scores will be added later - Scores:  Motlow 2 Volunteer 1     Columbia 10 Motlow 3     Walters 4 Jackson 3     Volunteer 14 Jackson 5 - at 2pm today Walters takes on Columbia; at 5pm Volunteer gets rematch with Motlow (Motlow has won all 4 meetings this year); at 8pm Winner of 5pm game vs Loser of 2pm game ...Volunteer State survives another day ... Friday D1 Scores/Recaps ( Vandy, UT, TTU, ETSU were winners)... Memphis May 2 ... South Side wins in 14AA ...  Lexington tops Chester on SAC fly ...  Offense carries McKenzie past Bruceton in 13A ...  Red Bank stays alive ...  5AAA sees East Hamilton top Ooltewah and Bradley defeat McMinn ...  Freshman leads Signal Mtn past CCS ... Baylor tops McCallie for second straight time, ready for last reg season game today ...  Metcalf leads UH past Hampton 1-0 in 1A  ...  Unaka 20 Cloudland 0 ... Unicoi shuts out Sullivan North in 1AA opener ... Sull East 9 Happy Valley 1; Elizabethton 10 Johnson Co. 8 ... Sevier holds off Mo East in 2AAA ... Semour tops Cherokee 8-2 in 2AAA ...  Clarksville tops NW 6-2 in 10AAA ... NE run rules Springfield in 10AAA ... Murfreesboro area roundup ... 9AAA - Beech and HHS win as Portland and Gallatin fall ...     UPDATE finished
May 2, 2014: TCCAA/ Region 7 Tournament Bracket  - Play opens today at Volunteer State CC ... Each game still matters for Columbia State  ... Upsets galore in first round of District tourneys!! Memphis May 1 ... JCS opens 15A play with win ... Riverside hits its way past TCA ... Signal Mtn, Sequatchie advance in 7AA ... Ooltewah and Soddy win in 5AAA ... Baylor tops McCallie 2-1 in E/M D2 tourney ... Doug Fritz breaks down Upper East TN district tourneys ... MoWest takes 2nd, clinches home field ... High seeds fall in 7AAA tourney ... MTCS tops Eagleville in 9A play ... Pigeon Forge(s) past Fulton 10-4 ...  Baseball America College Weekend Preview ... updating finished for the morning, will update TCCAA stuff tonight between 10pm and 11pm
April 30, 2014: TCCAA Bracket - tournament starts Friday at Volunteer State CC ... Third State Poll is out NOW!  Memphis April 28 ...  5-AAA District Tourney ...  Tribe outruns Cyclones in finale ... Cavs beat Gallatin ... Maryville holds off WB rally ... Heritage tops Alcoa ...  
April 27, 2014: Walters State used a 7 run 8th to defeat SW 12-8 ... The Senators took advantage of two hit batsmen and 5 hits including a 3 run HR by Dylan Powers ... In Chattanooga, Volunteer State scored 3 times with 2 outs in the ninth to beat the Tigers 7-5 ... Dalton Davis and Chevis Hoover came up big for the Pioneers ... The 5 team double elimination round of the Region 7 tournament will begin Thursday in Gallatin, TN on the campus of Volunteer State CC. Sunday D1 Scores/Recaps ... SAC Day 3 Recaps ... Wingate eliminated Tusculum  3-0... Flames complete sweep of CBU ...  Veras drives in both game winners as Cumberland sweeps ...  Trevecca takes 3 of 4, sets up 4 game series for title in Nashville next weekend ... Memphis April 25 ... Memphis April 26 ...  Mustangs top Chargers in 12 ... MoWest takes two from East with 4-1 win ...      
April 26, 2014: TCCAA First Round Series Playoff : Jackson, Motlow and Columbia win their series 2-0 to advance to next week's 5 team double elimination tournament at Volunteer State CC. Walters/SW and Vol/Chatt will play a 3rd game today to determine the other two teams ... In perhaps the wildest game so far, Motlow tied the game at 3 in the btm of the 8th on a Luke Toms HR, only to see Cleveland come in and put up a 3 spot on Dalton Rogers HR. Motlow comes in the btm of the 9th and scores 4 to win the game ...  D1 Scores/Recaps for Sat ( Vandy wins 2, Middle, Peay, TTU splits, UT wins ... 
April 24-25, 2014: TCCAA First Round Series Playoff : Chattanooga nips Volunteer 10-8 in a very tight game ... The game ended on a bases loaded DP ... Game 2 is set for 1pm CDT (2pm in Chatt) ... Walters St banged out 13 hits and beat SW 12-2 in their series ... Brycen Roberts led the Sen's with 3 hits, several players had 2 ...  Luke Toms' 3 run HR led Motlow to a 8-4 win in game one of the Motlow-Cleveland series ... Toms went 3-5 in the game ... Jackson State takes a slugfest 11-8 over Dyersburg ... Columbia wins a 12 inning thriller tonight ... Roane tied the game in the top of the 9th with 2 runs. Both teams scored a run in the tenth and the Chargers put 2 up to overcome a third lead change and win the game 10-9 ... Story Link to Columbia-Roane Game One ... Friday D1 Scores/Recaps (Winners - Lipscomb, Middle, TTU, Peay - Vandy suspended w/10-0 lead in b5)... MTSU wins on 1-0 shutout ... Memphis April 24 ...  Jackson State advances with one more win ...Chatt State wins tourey opener ... South Side shuts down North Side ... Camden picks up win at Riverside ...  Soddy strikes early in win over Red Bank ...  Northeast rallies to win in nine innings on Senior Night over Syc;amore ... Clarksville falls to Centennial 3-2 ...  Clutch hitting Cavs beat Mavs ... Trousdale shuts out Monterey ...  Cumberland Co. soars past Bee's ... Toppers rally past Boone ...  Jones seals district crown for Forrest ...  Marshall Co. tops Cascade ... Looney no hits Culleoka ... Tullahoma blanked by Siegel and McCallie ...  Whitlock to step down at CCHS at end of season ... SAC Tournament: SAC Central ... Day 1 Recaps (LMU wins, Tusculum loses) ...   Day 2 Recaps ... (LMU loses, Tusculum wins) both teams still alive ...  
TCCAA/Region 7 Baseball Tournament Preview - Round 1

Roane State @ Columbia State: Regular Season (Feb 28/Mar1): 13-8, 7-3, 11-10 Columbia swept series. Roane Raider HC Zach Sterner on Columbia: “We have nothing to lose!! When

we played Columbia it was early in the season and it was a slug fest. I expect to see a more polished club that got off to a slow start. We haven’t been playing very well here of late, but

baseball can be a funny game. Hopefully I gave our club a glimpse of what they will see this weekend. Our pitching staff has to challenge hitters and minimize free bases. Simple as

that. Keep it simple baby!” Charger HC Mike Corn on Roane: “We appreciate the coverage that John Decker and TN Baseball Report has given our league all season. Heading into the

new tournament format is unchartered waters for most if not all of us. As a player, I have participated in this best two of three format but have no experience on the coaching side.

Playing three nine inning games should allow for the team that is playing the best at this moment to advance. It is amazing how those extra two innings can change a game. No lead is

too big or too small. Coach Sterner and the Raiders gave us all we could handle back in the regular season. I would expect nothing short of another great, competitive series. Hopefully,

we can do a better job of holding their offense in check. We will need to find a way to close at-bats when we get ahead and also get a handle on their bunting game which was

excellent in our first meeting. We will go with the same rotation that we have had all year. Our goals and style of play will not change. We will have to continue to improve our

defensive effort while cutting down free passes if we have any chance to defend our 2013 Region VII championship.” 

 

Southwest TN @ Walters State: Regular Season (Feb 21/22): 7-6, 7-8, 9-4  Walters wins 2-1. This series opened league play and SW gave Walters all they wanted winning one and

narrowly losing another. This will be interesting to see how these teams have changed and improved over the season. SW Saluqi HC George Sykes on Walters: “We will have to play at

our very best to make this a competitive series.” Senator HC Dave Shelton on SW: “Coach Sykes and Southwest gave us all we wanted the first time they were here at our place this

season, as we were barely able to win the series. That should tell us we will have to be at our best and play at a high level if we want to advance. At this stage of the season, we have

to focus more on ourselves and our level of play than our opponent. Our play has been very mediocre of late, and that must change now as the “True” season begins. Self-motivation

should be easy at this point, and if we cannot raise that level of play and perform, then we don’t deserve to advance past this weekend.”

Dyersburg State @ Jackson State: Regular Season (Feb 21/22): 9-16, 11-1, 6-1 Jackson wins 2-1. Jackson General HC Ty Malik on Dyersburg: “Playing Dyersburg is always tough.  It will be a very intense and interesting weekend in Jackson.  It will be interesting to see how different they are as a team from when we played them the first week of conference back in February, and what adjustments they may make.  Neither team knew anything that early in the year (about one another) and both teams have changed a lot.  They have been playing well of late and have pitched it much better the last few weeks.  It will be a battle and we are looking forward to the competition.” Dyersburg Eagle HC Robert White on Jackson: “We are excited to be In Jackson this weekend!  They are an impressive bunch, with a powerful line-up.  We must pitch well to have shot at the Generals.  Tyson will have his gang ready to play without a doubt.  We have had a great week of practice and I’m hoping we can get hot!”

Volunteer State @ Chattanooga State: Regular Season (Mar 21/22) 4-3, 2-0, 6-3  Chatt sweeps 3-0. In a very closely contested series, Chatt was able to get big hits when they needed them while the Pioneers could not. This should be a great series. Tiger HC Greg Dennis on Volunteer: “Playing Volunteer State again is extremely difficult as they present problems from a number of different areas.  Their pitching was nearly spot-on perfect against us earlier this year and looks to be still throwing really well.  They had some tough-luck against us earlier at the plate and you can’t make a living waiting or hoping for that and defensively they are always good.  We have just scraped and scrounged around to win games so far and we can only work to try and continue this into the off-season.  Our starting pitching has been very consistent and we need it to continue while our sometimes opportunistic hitting needs to become a little more consistent.”

Cleveland State @ Motlow State: Regular Season (Apr 4/5):  2-1, 4-5, 11-1    Cleveland wins 2-1. Two very close games which could have gone either way played at Cleveland. This series is a toss up! Motlow Bucks HC Dan McShea on Cleveland: "Cleveland has a very talented team.  Our strength all year has been our offense and they did a very good job of keeping us off balance holding us to 1 run in two games.  We will have to be much better at the plate this weekend if we want to continue playing.  It’s always exciting and guys tend to bring a lot more energy when it comes to tournament play.  Under the current format, the challenge will be to bring post-season energy and atmosphere even though we are playing a 3 game series against the same opponent.  I expect this to be a great match up with two talented teams."

 

April 23, 2014: The TCCAA Series POW's are Riley Delgado of Columbia State, Cade Smith of Southwest, Chaise Claudio of Dyersburg, Ben Drudy of Jackson and Zach Thompson of Chattanooga ... The TCCAA Player of the Week is Riley Delgado of Columbia State. Delgado went 5-9 with 2 doubles and 5 rbi in the Chargers series win over Walters ... The TCCAA Pitcher of the Week is Zach Thompson of Chattanooga State. Thompson tossed a completed game (9 inn) allowing 1 run while striking out 4 batters and walking none... Memphis April 21 ... Memphis April 22 ... Hornets secure 13-AA ... ETSU completes season sweep of Vols ... Falcons rally to overcome Columbia ...  East Hamilton can grab #1 seed with one more win ... Cleveland knocks off Soddy-Daisy ...  Boyd Bucs grab 5A title with win over CSAS ...  Bee's hold on and sting Owls with loss ...  Cavs use big inning to grab at least a share of 6AAA title ...  Choctaws split pair of games with Tigers ... Blount downs Alcoa ... Corey Bats tosses 5 inning perfect game as Grainger wins 10-0 ... Siegel routes Oakland 14-0, keeps title hopes alive ... G-P falls 5-0 to Knox Halls ... Sevier beats Seymour 6-1 ...  Wednesday D1 Recaps      
April 22, 2014: Boyd Bucs beat Rockwood to claim Yellow Jacket title ... NE beats Beech in Good Day tourney ... Columbia Academy falls to Illinois foe ...  Spring Hill goes 4-0 on Good Day tourney ... Cavs wind up Soddy tourney with a pair of lopsided losses ...  Monterey loses heartbreaker to RBS ... Trojans fare well @ Easter Slam ...   
April 21, 2014: D1 Scores/Recaps (Tennessee only winner in limited play today) ... 
April 20, 2014: Happy Easter All ... I give thanks to Jesus Christ for his sacrifice today. Thank You Jesus.  Motlow split with Southwest today, winning 6-5 and losing 5-3, to finish regular season play in TCCAA ... Columbia State takes TCCAA regular season with series win ...   D1 Scores and Recaps for Saturday (Winners were - Memphis, Vandy, ETSU, Belmont, TTU) ... Mars Hill rallies to beat Tusculum ... Carson Newman and LMU DH's were rained out as SAC play is done for 2014 - The SAC Tournament will start next Thursday in Forest City, NC ... Trevecca took 3 out of 4 at Ohio Valley ... winning 12-5, 1-0, 5-1 and losing 8-7 ... The Trojans hold a 2 game lead in the GMAC standing over Alderson-Broaddus with two weekends left and a showdown with AB on May 2/3 ... Memphis April 19 ... Colton Kail thriving at Bethel as a freshman ...  Sevier County ends Coca Cola game with Boone on triple play ... DB and South grab wins over Karns ... Owls beat Pounders, Houston takes title with 2-0 win over Collierville ... Columbia beats Summit ...   Pigeon Forge edges Carter 2-1 in 8 innings ...  
April 19, 2014: TCCAA Week 9 Box Scores:  Columbia splits with Walters and wins TCCAA Regular Season title ... Dyersburg completes sweep of Roane ... Chattanooga splits with Cleveland, wins series ... Jackson splits with Volunteer, 10-9, 4-6 ... Southwest beats Motlow 10-6 and will finish series Saturday with DH at 1pm ... Memphis April 17 ... Chester Co. wins on walk off single ...  Lee Flames now in MiLB ...   Former Columbia Central HS teammates to meet on SEC diamond ...  Columbia State too much for Walters in game one ... Cavs hold on for 6-5 win ...  D1 Scores/Recaps for Friday (Middle splits, Peay and TTU only winners today) ...   CN drops game to Catawba, eliminated from SAC tourney contention ... Wingate tops LMU ... Mars Hill beats Tusculum 4-3 ... The SAC Tournament will start next Thursday in Forest City, NC ...
April 18, 2014: TCCAA Week 9 Box Scores: Dyersburg sweeps Roane ... Chattanooga tops Cleveland 5-1 ... Jackson tops Volunteer 6-5 ... Columbia beats Walters 10-2 ... no word on Motlow-SW ... Memphis April 16 ... Indians, Trailblazers open Coca Cola with wins ... Soddy tops Lincoln Co. 13-3 ...   Clarksville wins as Everett has 10K's ... Bears to honor 94 State Champs on  Saturday ...  Errors costly as Cavs fall to Jets ... Cannon toughs out big win for Bee's ... Gentry, D-B get edge on Science Hill ...  McDonald two hits Maryville in Mountaineer victory ...  Gardner set to adjust to life altering decisions (Precautionary tale of what can happen in recruiting) ...  Cornersville loses to Loretto ...  Forrest undefeated thru the Border Battle ...  Lincoln Co. salvages split with Marshall County ...  Thursday D1 Scores/Recaps (Austin Peay and TTU only TN teams that won) ...  
April 16/17, 2014: High School Poll #2 is out! TCCAA Series POW's for week 8 are : Zach Thompson and Brennan Swindoll of Chattanooga who both tossed shutouts, Austin Norrell of Walters, Hunter Gilbert of Volunteer State, two time winner Kyle Blackburn from Jackson and Sam Few from Columbia State ... The TCCAA Pitcher of the Week is shared between two teammates - Zach Thompson and Brennan Swindoll for tossing the only shutouts of the weekend for any team ... WE got crossed up on who pitched game 3 of the Chatt/Dburg series, our apologies to Mr. Clay and Swindoll for the confusion ...  Also a shout out to Dyersburg's Zachary Gonzalez who tossed a 6 hit shut out over Chattanooga - the only series I can remember where we've had 3 shut outs ... The TCCAA Player of the Week is Kyle Blackburn of Jackson State. Kyle went 5-12 with 3 HR, scored 5 times and had 8 rbi ... Gibson Co. fighting for top spot in 14A ... Raiders top Purple Pounders ... Cavs top Cumberland County ... Title races shaping up in Johnson City area HS baseball ...  Sevier drops MoEast 11-1 ... Memphis April 15 ...USJ hot, weather NOT ... Sullivan South tied a TN HS record with 23 hits in a 24-2 win over Sullivan North on Monday evening. In addition, their 14 run 2nd inning puts them in 5th on the all time list of most runs scored in one inning ... IF you have records that can be added to our record book let us know ...   
TCCAA WEEK 9 PREVIEW: This is the final week of regular season play. Next week they will begin a new type of touranament format where the first weekend is a best of 3 series at the higher seed. The following weekend there will be a 5 teams double elimination tournament at Volunteer State CC. There stands a chance we have a little movement this weekend as several teams are jumbled together from 4-7 and even in the 1-3 spots could change. The tiebreaker is head to head and as of today all teams have played 3 games vs each other so that should take care of it. This week games will begin on Thursday (weather permitting) with Easter Sunday approaching. Here are the matchups for Week 9 -

Cleveland State vs Chattanooga State: "Once again Greg has done an outstanding job of getting the most out of his guys.  They are one of the toughest teams in the league to match up with because they do so many of the small things really well and take advantage of every opportunity that is given to them.  We will have to find a way to match their playing style with intensity and play really good baseball.  There is a lot riding on this series for us and we would like to keep playing well going into the postseason," said Aaron Bryant of Cleveland. Chatt's Greg Dennis told TBR, "Finishing out the year at Cleveland State will be a challenge as they have really played well the last number of series and Coach Policastro and his staff have got them pointed towards the post-season.  We played well last week but still haven’t showed sustained offense and we will need that in the “hitter-friendly” confines of Cougar Park.  Hopefully, our pitching and defense will continue to be solid as we can expect all we can handle and then some from Cleveland State."

Dyersburg vs Roane: Both teams would like a series win to end the season and Dyersburg will have an advantage as Roane has a long way to travel for this one. DSCC's Robert White told TBR, "Roane comes into Dyersburg a much better team than their record indicates. They are well coached and im quite sure  they will be energized for the final series.  Our pitching staff has really thrown well as of late, with little to show in the win column. For us to have any success in the next two weekends, we have to hit with runners in scoring position and tighten up on defense!" Raider HC Zach Sterner said, "Last series and we have to travel across the state at an always tough place to play. Even when I was playing at Walters it wasn’t something we looked forward too. I know Coach White always has a scrappy team and hopefully we can overcome the adversities that this trip brings.  We have been putting up numbers to win baseball games we just have to pitch 10x better. We are looking to finish the season strong and carry it into the conference 3 games series with either Columbia or Walters."

Jackson vs Volunteer: Jackson still has an outside shot at finishing second and are the only team who has beaten both Columbia and Walters in a series. Volunteer has been bitten by the injury bug all year, but the Pioneers have come on lately and are playing pretty good baseball. VSCC's Mike Crossland said, "It will definitely be a challenge going to Jackson this weekend for us.  Jackson has played consistent all year and that is in direct relation to their solid team and coaching staff.  We have played better in all phases in the past few weeks but still have a ways to go to compete against the top teams in this conference.  This will not only be a test but a measuring stick to see how far we have come." JSCC's Ty Malik added, "Vol State is a very talented team who is as good as anyone in this league.  They have played well the last few weeks and are playing well at the right time.  It should be an intense weekend in Jackson.  We are looking forward to a competitive series."

Southwest vs Motlow: Motlow is still in a position to host a first round series and needs a series win this weekend to do that. Southwest has been so close to winning a bunch of games this season, could this be the weekend they put it all together? As usual, George Sykes keeps it simple. Coach Sykes told TBR, "Southwest must play solid in all phases for a competitive series." Motlow's Dan McShea told TBR, "We will need to find a way to be more consistent on the road.  We have struggled with this so far and this weekend will have a big impact on the first round of the tournament.  Offensively, we have been very streaky.  We need to find a way to be competitive at the plate even when we are not getting 15 hits.  We have been battling some illness over the last week and hope to have everyone healthy for a big series at USA stadium." Cleveland beat Motlow 2-1 in series play. Motlow must win two games to guarantee a host spot next weekend.

Columbia vs Walters: We saved the most important series for last. Wow... could you ask for any more on the last weekend. The Chargers hold a one game lead and simply need two wins to close it out. The Senators, have been here before and most of the time they take the series. A tie goes to Walters as Head to Head is the tiebreaker. CSCC HC Mike Corn, in usual fashion, has given us great insight into the matchup this weekend. "I could not be any happier for my good friend David Shelton and the success he is having in his first year as head coach.  He is proving what I have known for a long time, that he is one of the best coaches in the business.  This opportuninty is long overdue.  A fun fact that many may not know is that Coach Shelton and I were high school teammates playing under legendary Unicoi County skipper Charlie Baxter.  Who would have imagined that 21 years later we would be coaching against each other.  The Walters State Senators have been "the man" for a long time in this league.  If we want that automatic bid, I think The Nature Boy says it best: "To Be The Man" ."  In his first year, Dave Shelton, has continued the prior success of the Senator program. WSCC has been a major factor in the TCCAA/TJCCAA for the at least the last 10 years. Shelton said, "I feel we are fortunate to be in a position to have a shot at the Conference Championship this weekend at Columbia. You really couldn’t ask for a better setting for Junior College baseball than two teams playing a best of 3 series with the winner earning a championship. Facing Mike’s teams have always been a daunting task, and playing at their place in this setting will make it even tougher. The job he has done since he has been at Columbia is truly remarkable. It’s funny that he and I get to face each other this final weekend, since we have been friends and competing since we were in Little League together. Hopefully our teams can each play at a high level and make it a memorable weekend for everyone involved."

April 15, 2014: New HS poll will be out Wednesday! Lots of changes over the last two weeks ... In AA this week there will be a #1 vs #2 matchup tomorrow - CAK (1) vs Knox Catholic (2) ... Cavs split pair with McMinn ... 
April 14, 2014: D1 Scores and Recaps (ETSU, MTSU, UT-M, TTU are winners) ... Flames beat UNA ... West Alabama sweeps Union ...   Memphis April 11 ...  Memphis April 12 ...Tullahoma tops Clarksville 2-0 ... Columbia State keeps 1 game lead ... Dyersburg's Riddick signs with Bethel ...  Dyersburg holds off late JCS rally ... Choctaws get 4 straight wins ...  Boone bangs out 16 hits to beat Crockett ...  Maryville completes sweep of KenJo field ...  Maryville downs Alcoa in KenJo ... Walters State splits DH to take series ...      
April 13, 2014: TCCAA Week 8 Box Scores - Walters splits with Cleveland, wins series 2-1 ... Jackson completes sweep of Roane - Motlow wins game 2 6-5 over Columbia in 8 innings ... no word on any other series as of 8:30pm ... D1 Scores and Recaps (Vandy, ETSU, Lipscomb, MTSU and Belmont are winners today) ...   CN drops DH to Wingate ... LMU splits DH on Senior Day ... Lee splits with North Alabama ...  Shuffler walk off helps Tusculum split with  Catawba ... Cumberland completes sweep of Pikeville ...  FHU swept by Lyon ...    
April 12, 2014: TCCAA Week 8 Box Scores - Columbia scores 8 in the last 3 innings to win 14-7 over Motlow ... Walters gets off to fast start and hangs on to beat Cleveland ... Chattanooga beat Dyersburg 6-0 ... Jackson beat Roane 13-5 ... Kyle Blackman (Jackson) went 3-3 with a walk and 3 HR ...  no word on Vol/SW ... D1 Scores and Recaps ...
April 11, 2014: Memphis April 9 ... Southside sweeps Chester Co. in 14AA ...  Baseball America D1 Weekend Preview/Midseason Report ...  Rossview rallies, hands Clarksville first 10AAA loss ... Stephens breaks HR record as TTU beats MTSU ...  Cavs fend off rally, beat Rhea ...   
April 10, 2014: Cleveland State splits DH with Tusculum JV, winning nightcap 8-4 after losing opener 6-2 ... Memphis April 8 ... Big first inning leads Sullivan Central past Cloudland ...  ETSU ties school record with 4 triples in win over Citadel ... Toppers hammer Vikings ...  Blue Raiders hold on to win over Walker Valley ...  Columbia too much for Raiders ... Columbia State pounds Cumberland JV ... Upperman splits with DeKalb County ...  Monterey gets first win in dramatic fashion ... Rhea rally stuns Cavs ...  Maryville shuts out Lenoir City 6-0 ...Riverdale ends Siegel's 15 game win streak ... Oak Ridge falls to Campbell County ... Hollingsworth fires no hitter as Forrest wins at Vandy ... Marshall County edges Warren County ...  Cornersville finishes off sweep of Fayetteville ... Raiders drop district game at Columbia ... Bison shut out Green Wave 3-0 ... Commando's take down Lebanon ... CN tops Trevecca ...  LMU races past UVA-Wise ...  Cumberland falls to Georgia Gwinnett ... Tusculum defeats Lee 3-1 ... Lipscomb tops UT-Martin 12-2 ... Peay takes down Memphis 5-3 and TTU beats Middle 10-3 - story links when available ...           
TCCAA Week 8 Preview:

Chattanooga State vs Dyersburg State – The Tigers are in the top 5 and would like to stay there so they can host a first round playoff series. It is always great to get to see Coach White and his staff and to play against his fine program.  He is one who I think does as good a job as anyone in our conference year-in / year-out since I have been here.  They are going to compete their butts off and work hard every pitch and you know that going in every year.  Hopefully, we will put some quality innings together on the mound and attempt to hit a little better in order to make it a competitive series,” said Greg Dennis of Chattanooga State.  Dyersburg is looking to get on a roll so they can make a solid post season run in 2014. The year has been up and down and the Eagles look to play spoiler this weekend at Chatt State. Eagle HC, Robert White said, “Chattanooga is once again one of the top teams in the conference.  Greg does a masterful job by squeezing every ounce of production from his teams.  We know going into the series we are going to have play near perfect baseball.  Chatt will take advantage of mistakes and mishaps by the Eagles which have been plentiful thus far to say the least.  We are grinding this out, trying to find the right line-up that will go out and compete.  Last week, our pitching staff did a good job and we must be better this weekend to have a chance!”

Walters State vs Cleveland State – The Senators are 1 game out of first with 6 games left and looking to take advantage of any Columbia State losses. Poli and his staff have the Cougars rolling right now. They are coming in as maybe the hottest team in our conference this weekend having won 9 of their last 10 games. They are always well coached and fundamentally sound. This time of year, it seems the importance of every game increases just a little. Hopefully our guys can realize that and rise to the occasion.” Aaron Bryant and the Cougars know full well that going to Morristown can be daunting. Jackson swept the Senators two weeks ago and you can bet that Dave Shelton will make his bunch aware of that! It had been 10+ years since that had happened so it probably won’t happen again for awhile. Meanwhile, the Cougars need a series win to overtake Chatt for fifth spot in the league. Bryant told TBR this, “Traveling to Morristown to win even one game is a task in itself.  Dave has done a tremendous job of continuing their programs success.  We know we are going to have to take advantage of any mistakes they might make to have a chance in this series.  With still being on the outside looking in to that 5th spot, every game for us is really important.  Look forward to a very competitive series.

Roane State vs Jackson State – The Raiders are inconsistent, but dangerous, while Jackson State is an offensive powerhouse this season. RSCC HC Zach Sterner said, “(It’s)going to be a tough series for us. Maybe we can take advantage of the home field. Jackson is playing really good all-around baseball with everyone contributing. Their offense is smashing 1-9, and their pitchers are working deep into ball games. As for our offensive, we can’t have a hick-up this weekend as to our last game against Vol. We have to keep putting the ball into play and making the defense make plays. We have to keep the baseball down this weekend and minimize the free bases. We have to show up and compete as a pitching staff. We have to play sound fundamental baseball to compete with Jackson this weekend.” General HC, Ty Malik had this to say, "Roane State is a very dangerous team. They are swinging the bat well and are putting up runs in bunches. This will be a tough weekend and a grind for three games. We are looking forward to traveling to Harriman and facing a quality opponent. "

Motlow State vs Columbia State – "What an amazing job Dan has done with the Bucks this spring. Already with a 30 win season, been nationally ranked, and statistically near the top of our league in every category. I have always admired Coach McShea how he has dealt with the challenges of taking over after a legend like Don Rhoton.  Going to Tullahoma, a visiting team must realize two things. Firstly, the Bucks have been embarrassing opponents for decades on their home turf. Their tradition of being almost unbeatable down there has been well earned over the years. Secondly, you better understand that one swing of the bat can change an entire series. The ball has a tendency to fly at times and the Bucks can certainly swing stick with their incredible 34 home runs already this season. We will not only have to pitch well down in the zone, we will need to eliminate free bases in hopes that all those big flies are solo shots." Motlow HC Dan McShea added, "We will have our hands full when Columbia comes to town.  Mike Corn has done an outstanding job of making his teams one of the best in the state every year.  We must play well in all phases of the game this weekend.  We know they will bring a lot of energy and we have to match that energy."

Volunteer State vs Southwest TN – The Saluqis can climb a notch or two on the TCCAA ladder with a series win this weekend in Gallatin. SW skipper, George Sykes said, “we are looking forward to another competitive series again this week.” Pioneer HC, MIke Crossland added, "We must continue to improve and I feel that we are down the stretch.  We are trying to put ourselves in the best position possible for a postseason run.  George has done a good job with Southwest and I know that he will have his guys ready to play this weekend.  It should be great weather finally and we are excited for our home series with the Saluqis."

April 9, 2014: D1 Scores and Recaps ... Memphis Preps April 7 ... Jackson Christian tops Riverside as Poteete K's 14 ... McNatt's rude awakening to pro baseball ...  Braves celebrate Aaron's anniversary ...  Tribe erupts to beat Blazers ...  High School Top 25/Christian Bros in ...  D1 Top 25 ...  Tyner hands Hixson first 6AA loss ... Clarksville holds off Rossview rally in 10AAA ... King fans 16 as Spring Hill wins 2-0 ... Dyersburg extends win streak to 8 ... North Greene tops Chuckey-Doak in 9 innings ... Sullivan South rolls at Unicoi ... Happy Valley duped, forfeits 5 wins ... Karns contains Maryville rally to win tourney ... Whaley pitches Pigeon Forge past Union Co. 2-1 ... Sheffield tosses no hitter in Tullahoma win over Shelbyville ...        
April 8, 2014: TCCAA Player of the Week is Tyler Fullerton of Columbia State. The Charger second basemen went 6-10 with a double, 2 home runs and 6 rbi on the weekend ... The TCCAA Pitcher of the Week is Andrew Gist of Walters State. The southpaw from Cumming, GA tossed a complete game 3 hitter allowing no runs and struck out 8 batters ... the other Series POW's include Josh Morgan of Cleveland State, Taylor Mahowald of Jackson State and Charlie Pal of Volunteer ... TCCAA Notes: Roane's Landon Bryan is #6 in the nation in batting average at .457 and Vol's Charlie Pal is #29 at .416 ... Jake Farr of Walters is #14 in rbi at 43 ... and teammate James Fowlkes has 41 rbi and is #20 ... TCCAA ERA leader, Scooter Hightower of Columbia is #40 at 1.69 ... Motlow's Matt Sharp is the NJCAA and TCCAA leader in pitching wins with 9 ... Walter's Brent Honeywell is tied with a bunch of pitchers for #3 on that list with 8 wins and leads the national rankings with 83 strike outs ... Jackson's Kyle Blackburn is #4 in HR with 10 ... in the stolen base category, Motlow's JC Daily is tied for the national lead with 36 steals, while Walter State's Dathan Prewett is #3 with 34 steals ...
April 7, 2014: TCCAA Week 7 Box Scores - Cleveland wins series with 11-1 win in game 3 ... Walters takes series with Dburg with 10-4 win ... Jackson wins series over Chattanooga with 11-1 win ... Volunteer State wins 18-1 over Roane to take series ... D1 Scores/Recaps from Sunday ( winners  - UT, Lipscomb, TTU, Belmont) ... Yocum dazzles, CN wins series ... LMU wins series with Coker ... Tusculum spanks Brevard, wins series ...  Kail's Slam ignites Bethel to sweep Blue Mtn ...  Trevecca sweeps DH from Davis & Elkins ,,, Union tops Christian Bros in series finale ...   
April 5/6, 2014: TCCAA Week 7 Box Scores - Columbia State pounded out 17 hits and beat SW 10-2 ...Columbia St sweeps DH and series from SW ... Motlow and Cleveland split a pair of one run ball games today ... Cougars split DH with Motlow ... Walters sweeps DH from Dyersburg by identical scores of 3-0 ... Friday D1 Scores and Recaps (Winners include - Vandy, Lipscomb, MTSU, Austin Peay, Belmont) ...  Cumberland bats come alive in win ...  FHU fell out of first with series opening loss to Harris-Stowe ... Lee falls to Delta State ...  Redhawks sweep Loyola ... Milligan falls at Bryan ... Trevecca wins 6-5 ... Memphis April 3 ... Memphis April 4 ... Collierville and Houston have split a two game series (Fri/Sat) ... TCA beats Northside ... Choctaws sluggish in home opening win ...  Norris "ready to go" in third year as pro ...  Seymour falls short in Daily Times Classic ... Pigeon Forge edges Sevier Co. 4-3 ...  Clarksville falls to Blackman despite two hitter ... D1 Baseball Scores/Recaps (Winners are UT, Lipscomb, Memphis, Austin Peay and Belmont... Carson Newman splits ...  LMU splits with Coker ... Tusculum splits with Brevard ... Lee splits, Brew picks up win #400 ...  Christian Bros sweeps Union ...  FHU splits, lose series ... Milligan avoids sweep with win over Bryan ...  Cumberland splits with UC ...   Memphis Preps April  5 ...  JCS wins Sports Plus Tourney ... Siegel stymies Ooltewah 1-0 ...  Cavs silence Cocke Co. ...  Whitmore remembered as hero for Little League ... Moths sets WB strike out record in 2-0 loss to Lawrence County ...  Maryville slips past Wildcats 7-6 ... Early Offense leads Maryville Heritage past David Crockett ... Smoky Bears bounce back with win over Hardin Valley ...  CPA slips past Marshall Co. ... Tullahoma opens with wins in Rebel Classic ...        
April 4, 2014: TBR Notes: LHP Zac Curtis of MTSU was named the CUSA Pitcher of the Week for his performance against Rice ... #4 Vandy takes on UT in Knoxville this weekend, should be a great series ... Tusculum's Trey Drewery was named SAC Player of the Week for his performance last week ... ETSU's Clinton Freeman was the ASun and National Player of the Week as he terrorized NKU pitching for 6 extra base hits (4 HR) and then nailed a 2 run bomb and a 6 out save to beat UT on Tuesday night ... Freeman lands more national honors ...  AJ Ellis and Shawn Kelley, Austin Peay alums, are on MLB rosters to open the season ... Tennessee Tech's Zach Stephens hit his 50th career home run, which is one away from the TTU career record held by A.J. Kirby-Jones; the OVC career mark is 53 currently held by Western Kentucky's Mike Williams (1978-81) ... Austin Peay head coach Gary McClure, now in his 26th year at his alma mater, set the OVC career victories record when he recorded his 777th victory with a 7-3 win over Tennessee Tech on April 5. He broke the previous record of 776 held by Murray State's Johnny Reagan (1958-93). Last season McClure began the first coach in OVC history to reach 300 Conference victories in a career. McClure now has 809 wins ... Memphis starting pitcher Caleb Wallingford earned American Athletic Converence Pitcher of the Week ... The Great Midwest Athletic Conference has named Mike Purcell (P) and Tyler Tichenor (UTL) of Trevecca Nazarene the Conference Pitcher and Offensive Athlete of the Week, respectively ... Cumberland's Sam Lind was the Mid South Conference POW ... Lind went 10-14 last week and is batting .638 over his last 14 games ... Lind is also the NAIA national leader in hits ... Maryville's Zach Blonder and Trevor Brackett have been named the USA South Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively ... Rhodes and Birmingham Southern sit atop the SAA standings all alone at 10-2 with a matchup coming on April 18/19 in Memphis to close out the SAA season ... Freed Hardeman is one game back of AMC leader, Missouri Baptist, with 4 conference series left and are ranked #20 in the current NAIA poll ... Wilson County April 1 roundup ...   Foster gem halts Forrest hot streak ... Marshall Co. tops Wyoming (OH) ...  Marshall Co. blows out Grundy in Rocket/Tiger Classic ...  Forrest beats Creek Wood in Tiger/Rocket Classic ... Cornersville drops pair to Ohio teams ...  Meeker's HR helps Coffee Co. beat Tullahoma ...  Clarksville beats Henry Co. in extra's ...  Milton delivers game winner for Clarksville ...  USA Baseball Classic Schedule ... USA Classic Team Capsules ...  Memphis April 3 ...
April 3, 2014: TCCAA Pitcher of the Week is Josh Tubbs of Jackson State CC. Josh threw a complete game 3 hitter, allowing 0 runs with 7 K's and 0 BB's... TCCAA Player of the Week is Ryan Whitt of Chattanooga State CC. Ryan went 8-10 with a double and HR, scored 9 runs and had 4 rbi ... other series winners were Tyler Fullerton of Columbia State, Bobby Towne of Cleveland State and Devon Dager of Motlow State ... special mention goes out to Volunteer State's Chevis Hoover threw a complete game shutout allowing a hit and 6 walks while striking out 7... VSCC's pitching staff is down to about 4 healthy arms and his performance was very much needed in the Columbia series ... Cleveland State swept a DH from Univ of Cumberlands JV, winning 13-5 and 11-4 ... Wednesday D1 Scores/Recaps ...  Memphis April 1 Results ... Lexington picks up 14AA win at Southside ... Halderman leads Falcons past Vikings ... Cavs avenge loss to White Co. ... Cannon helps Bee's blast York ... Alcoa gets back on track with win ...  Britt K's 11 in Trojan win over Cocke County ...  Sevier Co. scores on passed ball to beat Jeff Co. 1-0 ... Columbia State CC sweeps DH from MMC JV ...  Memphis April 2 ... Volunteer's elation short lived ... Volunteer-Happy Valley photo gallery ... Baxter gets 1022nd win, area's winningest coach ... Ouelette leads Toppers past South ...     

Matchups IF first round was played NOW: Columbia vs Roane; Walters vs Volunteer; Jackson vs Southwest; Chattanooga vs Dyersburg and Motlow vs Cleveland.

Jackson State vs Chattanooga State: A battle of two of the top 5 teams in the conference this weekend in Jackson, TN. The Generals just swept Walters State at home. The Tigers have won five of their last 6 games and hope to come out with a series win to stay in the top 5 this week. “We are glad to be back home after a long road trip last weekend and into the midweek.  Chattanooga is coming off a good series win last weekend and it is always a grind when facing them.  Their pitching staff is always one of the best in the league and they can score a lot of different ways.  It is important for us to have a good mindset this weekend and not have some sort of letdown.  This will be a really tough series and an important one as well,” said General skipper, Ty Malik. Greg Dennis of Chatt added, "Going in to Jackson is no easy task and going in there after what they did last weekend is even tougher.  They have a powerful offensive team and obviously have great defense and pitching also.  We will have our hands full and hopefully, can begin the task of putting a solid end of the regular season together."

Cleveland State vs Motlow State: Cleveland finds itself one spot out of the top 5 (first round tourney host) and is hoping to continue playing well, coming off a sweep of Southwest. Motlow has won eight of its last 9 games to get into a host position at this point. This should be a very hotly contested series in Cleveland this weekend. Aaron Bryant of Cleveland told TBR, “Motlow is putting together an outstanding year, as Dan’s teams have continually gotten better each year he has been there.  They are coming off a great weekend and right now there one of the teams that is ahead of us in the standings so this is a huge weekend.  Finally played well in all phases last week and hope to continue that this weekend.  (We are) looking forward to a really competitive series.” Motlow’s Dan McShea added, “This will be a pivotal weekend for us.  We have had a very exciting series with Cleveland over the last few years and this will be even more so with both teams fighting to be in the top five.  They can score runs in bunches and have some very good pitching.  We will have to play much better defense than we have lately and try to put it all together this weekend.”

Dyersburg State vs Walters State: Sat DH 1pm/Sun 1-9 inn 1pm Walters hasn’t been swept in a series in over 10 years (we are checking to see if we can find out the exact date) home or away, so to say the Senators are probably in shock right now is a bit of an understatement. Dyersburg hasn’t been able to produce consistently and when they do they have given up too many runs to win. Not typical of the Eagles. Robert White added, “David has an outstanding team and will have them prepared for the series.  They are strong in all phases of the game.  This is a big weekend in the conference and  hopefully we can compete for this series.” Walters State head coach, Dave Shelton had this to say, “We are coming off a weekend where Jackson beat us in all phases of the game. Going to Dyersburg is never what you want when you are trying to rebound. Coach White always has his guys playing hard and enthusiastic. I know they aren’t having the kind of year they are accustomed to, but it’s always one of the toughest places to play in the league, and I expect no different this weekend. I am a firm believer that a good team will learn more from their losses than their wins, so I hope we are a much smarter team after last weekend.”

Roane State vs Volunteer State: Sat DH Noon/Sun 1-9inn 1pm Neither club is having the kind of year they’d like to have and both would like to at least jump into the 8th spot to avoid the top 2 teams in the conference when tournament play begins in a couple of weeks. Roane is a much improved baseball team under Coach Sterner.  They are definitely better than the record they are showing.  They will play hard and they are coming off of a very competitive weekend versus Chattanooga.  We must continue to show signs of improvement and try to put ourselves in the best possible position heading into the postseason.  We are improving in all phases and at this point that’s all I can ask of our kids,” said Mike Crossland of Volunteer State.  “Going to be a battle of the bottom! Haha, we showed last weekend if we can throw strikes and let our defense make plays, we can give ourselves a chance to win ball games.  We have to stay consistent hitting the baseball with good approaches. Coach Crossland’s club I know is plagued by injury right now, but they still have guys that can do maximum damage, “ said Roane’s Zach Sterner.

Columbia State vs Southwest TN: Columbia has sustained its play so far in conference games and has risen into first place, a game ahead of Walters. Coach Mike Corn told TBR, “We have a long, tough week leading up to our series with the Saluquis.  We are at home Tuesday against the red hot Generals of Jackson State and then travel to Pulaski on Wednesday to face a solid Martin Methodist bunch.  I have no idea who puts our schedule together!  Since Coach Sykes has taken over, Southwest has really given us trouble.  He seems to have out coached (me) both years.  His teams have been talented, primed and well-motivated.  We must find a way to overcome the outstanding preparation that the Saluqui coaching staff obviously gives their young men.  Looking deeper into this weekend’s match up with Southwest, I believe mental and physical health of each club will play a vital role in the outcome.   It’s just that time of year where players are dealing with the small nagging injuries that come with a collegiate baseball season.  Additionally, many of these young men are having to deal with some failure for the first time of their life.  It’s so easy for a tough weekend to turn into a slump at the plate, on the mound, and/or with the glove.  The timing of this dynamic comes at pivotal stretch with nine games remaining, the positional races shaping up and every club calculating what they have to do in order to place themselves in a favorable position heading into post season.” Southwest’s George Sykes told TBR “Southwest must play flawless to have a chance this weekend.”

 

April 2, 2014: TCCAA Player of the Weeks winners will be announced Wed. afternooon due to Monday series finishes ... Walters defeated Roane in a non conference game today 16-6 ... Chargers score early top Jackson State in non-conference action ...  First 2014 HS State Polls are posted ... Memphis March 31 ...  Milan beats Crockett Co. in 5 innings ... Hubbard's big game leads Unicoi past North ... CCS repeats one run win over Notre Dame ...  Ooltewah storms from behind to beat Walker Valley ...  Owls screech by Mustangs ...  Columbia boosts mark to 12-2 with 7-0 win ... Warriors hand Cavs first loss of season ...  Herald-Citizen Putnam Co. roundup ...  Freeman delivers again as ETSU tops UT 2-1 ... University High has no trouble with Highlanders ... Farragut run rules Maryville ...   Travis Moths almost perfect in William Blount win ...  Hardin Valley uses big inning to beat Maryville ... Pigeon Forge takes advantage of GP errors ... Sumner County Prep Roundup ...  
April 1, 2014: TCCAA Week 6 Box Scores ... Chattanooga split with Roane, losing 7-4 and winning 10-8 to win the series ... Jackson State pulls off sweep of Walters on the road ... Taylor Walker, JSCC first baseman, got his only hit in 6 at bats to tie the game in the top of the ninth and Chris Patterson, who was in the game as a reserve, got a hit in his only at bat to drive in the winning run in the tenth for the Generals ... Chattanooga State won on Sunday 17-7 ... Memphis March 28 ... Memphis March 29 ... Bartlett tops Houston 11-6 last night ... South puts hammer down in win over Sullivan East ... Clinton Freeman/ETSU named National POW ...  Boyd Buchanan rallies to beat Silverdale ...  Choctaws split 4 at NHSI ... Grand Slam leads Bearden past Farragut ...   
Mar 31, 2014: TCCAA Week 6 Box Scores ... Jackson sweeps DH from Walters ... Cleveland takes two close ones to sweep series ... Columbia and Vol split ... Motlow sweeps series 3-0 over Dyersburg ... Columbia is 1/2 game ahead in standings pending the outcome of game 3 of Jackson/Walters series ... Sunday D1 Scores and Recaps ...
Mar 30, 2014: TCCAA Week 6 Box Scores ... Cleveland uses 4 run outburst in top of first inning to coast to 6-1 win in game one as Bobby Towne tosses a complete game 4 hitter ... Motlow scores 8 runs on 9 hits in the first two innings and hung on for a 12-8 win over Dyersburg ... Columbia wins a wild one over Volunteer St 14-10 ... Desi Ammons went 4-4 and Riley Delgado went 3-4  with 3 rbi for the Chargers ... Vandy responds with 9-3 win ... Freeman powers ETSU to win ... TTU tops SE Illinois 8-5 ...    Rhea County alum, Cory Gearrin, season in doubt with elbow problems, latest Brave to have problems ... Eagles soar past Bears ...  McMinn tops Polk in extra frame ...Bee's fall in pitchers duel to White County ...  Choctaws split first two at NHSI ...  East and West drop pair of tournament games ... Tullahoma beats Buckhorn AL ...     
Mar 29, 2014: Blue Raiders get big 3-2 win over Rice ...  Lipscomb shuts out Upstate ... Belmont falls to Morehead ...  Trevecca sweeps DH from Salem ...   Memphis tops Houston 2-1 ... 
Mar 28, 2014: Baseball America Game Recaps for NHSI Tournament ... Dyer County falls 2-0 ... DC rebounds and beats Gainesville, GA 3-1 - Trysten Barlow throws complete game for the Choctaws... Dyer County will play Parkview GA today at 3:30 EDT ... Memphis Preps March 27 ... Kingsport Preps March 27 ...  Clarksville scratches out 7-1 win over Pounders ...  Signal Mtn tops Sale Creek 6-0 ... Key West FL HS grabs attention at Pounder Classic ... Central Magnet one hits Upperman ...  Maryville knocks off West 15-2 ... Morristown West finishes sweep of JeffCo with another shutout ... Morristown East falls to South Doyle ...  Murfreesboro Area roundup ...  Seymour and Sevier Co. get wins ...  Two out hits elude Shelbyville ...    

Chattanooga State (9-6) vs Roane State (1-14): The Tigers will look to sweep this weekend in hopes of moving into 3rd place by themselves. The Raiders have been inconsistent but have competed hard and have been real close in several games. They are better than their win-loss record indicates. Raider HC Zach Sterner told TBR this about the match-up, “Traveling to Chattanooga is always a tough task! Chatt had our number in the fall so we are looking to respond in positive ways. Coach Dennis always has a good team that is very disciplined. They are playing good baseball so we are looking to compete and give our selves a chance to win.” Chatt's Greg Dennis said, “It is obvious that Roane State is playing much better than their record and that is a testimony to the hard work being put in by Coach Sterner and his staff. They are playing hard and putting themselves in position to win and it is going to come eventually for them. We need to continue to pitch it well and compete at the plate and hopefully we can make it a good weekend for us”

Southwest TN (6-9) vs Cleveland State (5-10): Both teams are looking for a spark to finish off the season on a good note, who'll get it this weekend? “Southwest is going to be an extremely tough opponent for us. They are going to be excited to be playing at home and looking for a chance to rebound after last weekend’s tough series. As for us, we just have to find a way to get it done. At this point just have to try to get hot for the rest of the year. We still believe our club has a chance to be very competitive, we just haven’t allowed ourselves to play. Maybe this weekend we can start to get a little consistency,” said Aaron Bryant of Cleveland. SW coach, George Sykes, added, “I expect a tough well coached opponent with a competitive series for this weekend.”

Motlow State (8-7) vs Dyersburg State (6-9): The Eagles have been inconsistent and are looking for a sweep to get themselves back in the top 5. Robert White told TBR this about the Motlow match-up this week, “Motlow is playing well once again and just in time for the Eagles! Dan always has very competitive ballclubs that play with a ton of energy. We are now over halfway through the conference schedule and we must play better in all phases of the game. The Bucks will put a lot of pressure on us and challenge our hitters. This is a very important weekend if we want to entertain the thoughts of getting back into a top 5 seed contention!” Dan McShea's Bucks are the most competitive team he's had since taking the job in Lynchburg a few year's ago. “We have always had a very tough series with Dyersburg and this year will be no different. They are a tough and well coached team and I expect each game to be a real battle. We will need to pitch well and play clean baseball this weekend to compete with this Dyersburg team.”

Walters State (14-1) vs Jackson State (9-6 ): Dave Shelton has his team rolling along in his first season as head coach. Shelton took over in January after Ken Campbell's replacement, Joey Seaver, took a scouting job. It seems like business as usual in Morristown as the Senators haven't missed a beat. Meanwhile, JSCC skipper Tyson Malik's team has won 4 of the 5 series so far. Malik told TBR, “We are looking forward to going to Morristown this weekend and playing a good Walters State team. We have not played our best the past few weeks and have gotten away from what we do best. We have worked on some of that this week and hope to play like we can this weekend.” Said Shelton, “Jackson State is coming in with one of the most dangerous offenses in the nation. I believe they are second in the nation in home runs and are scoring over 9 runs per game on the season. This weekend will be a huge challenge for our pitching staff to attempt to slow that offense down. Jackson’s pitching staff is more than capable as well as they have some guys who can really pitch. We will have to be good in all phases of the game or it will be a long weekend for us. This series has been moved to Sunday DH at Noon and Monday single 9 inn game at 1pm

Volunteer State (4-11) vs Columbia State (13-2): The Pioneers were picked to be one of the top teams coming into the season, but have struggled with inconsistent play and injuries. The Chargers started out slowly and lacked focus but since the conference season started they have been on fire. “Columbia will be as usual very well coached and we will have our hands full. Our kids are continuing to work and doing all that we can to try to get this thing headed in the right direction. We have to stop making crucial defensive mistakes and cut down on walks, not to mention our offensive struggles. Mike has his guys playing really well right now and it shows by their #2 ranking in hitting and #1 ranked pitching staff. To say we have our hands full is the understatement of the yea,r but I can assure you that my guys will get after it, said Volunteer HC, Mike Crossland. As usual, Columbia HC, Mike Corn, weaves some imagery into his weekly comments. “In nature, some of the most lethal creatures are unassuming and masters of stealth.  They lie quietly while their prey drift into a false sense of security. Vol State is this silent predator. Mike and the Pioneers are the most dangerous team in our league right now. We all know that the pieces to the puzzle are in Gallatin and at some point they will put them together. If Walters State is the lion, then Vol is the snake. We must be very, very careful as we travel up Vietnam Veterans Parkway this weekend.” This series will be played Saturday (3pm 9 inn) and Sunday (1pm DH)

Mar 27, 2014 : The first 2014 HS Polls will come out next Wednesday for games thru this Sunday (March 30) COACHES - PLEASE SEND ME YOUR W-L RECORD/DISTRICT STANDING ON MONDAY with record thru Sunday March 30 ... Augie Garrido (Texas/CSF) set the all time record for coaching wins Tuesday night with 1,894, congrats! ... Memphis March 25 ... Haywood sweeps Northside in 15AA ...Lexington sweeps McNairy in 14AA ...  Mustangs blank Hurricanes ...  Inside the park grand slam punctuates Carson Newman win over King ... Tuscululm beats Lee in 10 innings (Late Tuesday) ... Union tops Freed Hardeman 7-6 in 16 innings (Late Tuesday) ... Dyer County  bats get 19 hits and great pitching leads to 16-1 win ... Baseball America Game Recaps for NHSI Tournament ... Cleveland State sweeps Georgia Highlands ...
Mar 26, 2014 : TCCAA Series Players of the Week are: Tyler Troutt of Chattanooga State, Isaiah Aluko of Columbia State, Aaron Quillen of Walters State, Manuel Ojeda of Dyersburg State and Chris Adams of Motlow State ... The TCCAA Pitcher of the Week Tyler Troutt of Chattanooga State. Troutt threw a  complete game shutout as the Tigers beat Volunteer 2-0, allowing just one hit in 7 innings ... The TCCAA Player of the Week is Manuel Ojeda of Dyersburg State. Ojeda went 5-11 with a triple and 7 rbi as the Bucks won their series with Southwest... Memphis Preps March 24 ... McCallie's Payne headed to Lee ...  Tribe topples Toppers 3-1 ...  Bradley beats Soddy in 5AAA ...  Brennan Swindoll named NJCAA Pitcher of the Week ...Spring Hill uses big inning to beat CPA ... Upperman gets first regular season win over Central Magnet ... Dyersburg hammers Milan in district opener ... Kennedy pitches Seymour past Cherokee ...  William Blount holds off Hardin Valley 3-2 ...  South Doyle beats Morr East 9-1 ... Riverdale blanks Oakland 6-0, stays perfect in 7AAA ...  Frost no hitter sparks Communtiy past Fayetteville ... Giles Co. gives rude welcome to 12AA to Cascade ...  Vandy tops Belmont 2-1 ...   MT tops Lipscomb 7-5 ...  TTU tops Miami (OH) ... AState tops Memphis 10-7 ... 2014 NHSI Team Capsules ...        
Mar 25, 2014 : Walters State swept a DH from Milligan JV, 5-1 and 15-0 ...  JC Daily's stolen base vs Jackson State on Saturday was number 32 on the season and set a new record for most stolen bases in a single season at Motlow State... I'm sure he'll have more as the season progresses ... Baseball America D1 Top 25 Tracker ... Baseball America 2nd Team HS All American Team (Sheffield) ... Dyer County HS will represent the state of Tennessee this week at the NHSI in Cary, North Carolina - here are some informational links to help you keep up with the action in Cary ... NSHI home page at USA Baseball ,,,  NHSI Fan Guide ... NHSI Game Schedule ...  
Mar 24, 2014 : Vandy avoids sweep with 5-1 win over Miss St ... ditto Vols with win over Auburn ... Norman pitches Bisons to sweep of Kennesaw ... MT beats Tulane 5-4 ...  TTU beats UTM to win series ... Flames beat Shorter 11-10 to win GSC series ... FHU completes 3 game AMC sweep ... Memphis Preps 3/22 ... Bradley Bears split w/long distance visitors ... Cleveland Raiders end 5 game skid ...Mustang bats struggle all weekend ... Cavs on a roll in 6-AAA ...  Rough inning costs Monterey ...  Sequoyah rallies defeat Govs ... Blount holds off Morr East ... #10 Walters sweeps Roane ... Beech knocks off Mt. Juliet - Sumner Co. roundup ...     
Mar 23, 2014 : TCCAA Week 5 Box Scores : Walters St took advantage of two ninth inning walks as Jake Farr singled home both and the Senators beat Roane 5-3 to sweep the series ... Scooter Hightower throws a complete game shutout as Columbia sweeps Cleveland by winning DH today ... Chattanooga sweeps DH and series from visiting Volunteer State ... Dyersburg wins series with 10-5 win ... Motlow wins series with 4-1 win over Jackson ... MSU drops Vandy again ... Memphis takes Tulane 13-7 ...  ETSU splits with Stetson, wins series ...  UTM upsets Tennessee Tech ... Tennessee falls at Auburn ...  CN splits with Lenoir Rhyne ... 'Splitters rally to sweep Brevard ... Tusculum splits, wins series ... Flames split twinbill with Shorter ... Lipscomb "doubles down" to beat KSU ... Gomez shutout leads Cumberland to DH split ... Buff's rally, walk off with win ... Kentucky Wesleyan takes pair from Trevecca ... Bethel splits pair with Brewton-Parker ...     
Mar 22, 2014 : TCCAA Week 5 Box Scores : Jackson splits with Motlow, winning nightcap 7-5 after losing game one, 9-1 ... Walters doubles up Roane ... Southwest splits with Dyersburg, winning 7-3 and losing 9-5 ... Chatt scored 2 in the bottom of the 8th to trump Vol's score and won 4-3 ... Columbia tops Cleveland ... Friday D1 Scores and Recaps ...  Lenoir-Rhyne tops Carson-Newman ... Railsplitter mash Brevard ...   Four run ninth leads Tusculum to victory ... Cumberland pounds Campbellsville ...  Union takes two from LeMoyne Owen ...  DB wins thriller over Trojans ... Falcons edge Chiefs with contreversial balk call in 8th inning ...  Milan beats Liberty Tech in 6 ... Crockett needs extra frames to beat Westview ... Memphis March 21 Results ... Bearden thumps Silverdale in Ooltewah Invitational ...  Polk Co. falls to NC squad ... Ooltewah Invitational roundup ...  Walker Valley picks up big district wins over Soddy Daisy ...  
Mar 20, 2014 : Memphis Prep Results March 19 ... King shines in Bears win ... Blount blanks Alcoa ... Big inning powers Pigeon Forge ... Champs won't complain over a win ... ETSU wins slugfest, stops WCU home win streak at 21 ... Jarvis adjustments payoff in win over rival  ... Creek Wood grabs win over Hickman Co ... Cumberland Co. downs rival Stone Memorial 11-4 ...  DeKalb beats FCS and Wilson Co. roundup ... Tigers top Lincoln Co. 3-0 ... Tullahoma sweeps Lawrence County ...  
 

Chattanooga (6-6) vs Volunteer (4-8): “I know Greg and his guys will be prepared and trying to get over the same weekend we had a couple weeks back versus Walters.  Few things you always know about Greg's teams are that they will be well coached, they will play hard and they will capitalize on mistakes.  This year will be no different.  We just have to kind of hang in till we get some guys back healthy and this is not the opponent you want to see if you are trying to get healthy, “ said Mike Crossland of Volunteer State. Greg Dennis’s Tigers have been up and down this season. Dennis told TBR, “We will continue to try to work hard each series and treat it with the attention and respect that it is due.  Volunteer State has been year-in-year-out one of the best programs in this conference and we will have our hands full with Coach Crossland’s fine pitching staff and aggressive style of play.”

Cleveland (5-7) vs Columbia (10-2): Charger skipper, Mike Corn on this week’s matchup with Cleveland: “Traveling to Cleveland will be our first overnight trip without Coach Painter. Please join us as we continue to pray that he will return to the dugout.  His significance to the young men that have passed through our program cannot be measured.  Keep his beautiful wife Faye, daughters Sandra, Peggy, Kim and son Jon in your thoughts. Heading into week 5 we find ourselves still with a chance to garner home field advantage in round one of the tournament.  The new tourney format makes this a major goal for every team. Hopefully some of our nail biting games over the past four conference weekends will help us as it seems like our battles with the Cougars are always decided by a single run or play. The scouting report is clear about both teams hurting themselves with free bases up to this point. Going in, this looks to be the game within the game. Which team will manage the strike zone most efficiently and prevent the big inning.  Coach Policastro is a top notch game manager, so a side note would be to look for how we are able to control their situational offense.” Aaron Bryant, Asst. with Cleveland added, “The Chargers roll into town playing great baseball. Mike has done an outstanding job since he has taken over the helm, and so far this may be the best one yet. We know we have our hands full with their lineup and it's going to be a battle to score any runs against that pitching. Still trying to put all 3 phases together. Have to find a way to compete better.”

Dyersburg (4-8) vs Southwest (5-7): Dyersburg has gotten off to a rough start, Coach Robert White told TBR this week that “Southwest has continued to improve every year George has been there and this year looks to be no different.  I’m sure the Saluqui Dogs are slobbering to get a crack at Dyersburg.  This is a pivotal series for both teams, especially the home team.  We have been consistently inconsistent and have been unable to limit teams from having big innings.  We have mostly freshman in the line-up, but it’s time for our guys to step up or we will be left behind to dangle at the bottom of the standings! “Dyersburg State will pose another tremendous challenge for this weekend.”

Jackson (8-4) vs Motlow (6-6): Motlow can squeeze back into the top of the standings with a sweep this week, while the 21st ranked Generals look to get some separation on the pack. “Jackson is a very good team. Coach Malik and his staff have done a great job putting together a very talented and well coached team.  We need to find a way to play clean baseball and pitch well.” General HC, Tyson Malik added, “Motlow is coming off a big weekend sweep last weekend and their bats are rolling.  They are going to come to Jackson ready to play and with a lot of intensity.  They have some guys that are scary at the plate.  This is a big weekend for both teams, should be an exciting one.”

Roane (1-11) vs Walters (11-1): A to Z, opposite ends of the spectrum will go at it this weekend. Rookie skipper, WSCC alum, Zach Sterner takes on his former coach and mentor. “Looking forward to hosting the #10 team in the nation and the school I played at. Walters is coming in playing some great baseball sweeping the series in Week 4. It’s going to be a grind for us this weekend but as long as we keep taking steps up the stairs and compete we might surprise some people.  They have an extremely deep talented pitching staff with some great players to work behind them that Coach Shelton always puts on the field.   We have to keep playing solid defense and putting enough runs up to give us a chance to win. As a pitching staff if we can’t minimize the free bases and minimize the big innings it could get ugly quick,” said Sterner. “This weekend makes me feel old. Coach Sterner was in my first recruiting class here at Walters and now I’m coaching against him. It also makes for a scary weekend for us, as I know Zack’s work ethic and coaching ability and really feel they are on the verge of breaking through. Their offense has the ability to score runs in bunches. They have scored 4 or more runs in 8 of their 12 conference games and 7 or more runs in 5 of them. Going to Roane has always been a tough place for us to play as well, and I am sure this weekend will be no different,” added WSCC HC David Shelton

 

Mar 19, 2014 :  Tuesday D1 Scores and Recaps ... late night at the park tonight - will do massive update tomorrow at 3:30pm ...  Motlow improves to 21-12 with DH sweep of Lawson State on Tuesday 9-2, 5-2 … Memphis March 17 results ... Crockett scores early, beats Haywood ... DB overwhelms Boone ... Owls Fugate tosses shut out ... Blue Devils set to take on Pigeon Forge in battle of AA East powers ... Patriots hold of Canes 4-3 ... Sevier Co. escapes with win over Cherokee ... Memphis Prep March 18 ... Huntingdon wins big over McKenzie ... West Carroll rallies past Dresden... Irish fights off Eagles for 9-8 win ... Rebels beat Raiders in 3 Rivers action ... Marshall's 3 run HR leads Tribe in shutout of Falcons ... Tyner's Butler did it! No hitter that is ... Unaka tops Cloudland to sweep series ... Hilltoppers among favorites in Big 7 ... Sullivan South gives Three Rivers a new feel... Jeff Co completes sweep of Canes ... Pitching propels Oakland in 7AAA opener ... Sevier County Roundup ... Coffee beats Shelbyville in pitchers duel ... The TCCAA Series Players of the Week are: Brent Honeywell of Walters, Ben Holland of Motlow, Zach Phillips of Jackson State, Ronnie Jebavy/Scooter Hightower from Columbia (duel winners from that series), and Charlie Pal of Volunteer State. The TCCAA Pitcher of the Week is Brent Honeywell of Walters who threw a CG with 9 K's, giving up 1 hit and 0 runs. The TCCAA Player of the Week is a dual guy, Clayton Palicki of Motlow State. Clayton threw 5 scoreless innings picking up a win and went 6-8 with 2HR and 8 rbi last weekend. Congrats to the winners!!

TBR Diamond Notes : Vanderbilt SS, Vince Conde, was named SEC Player of the Week. Vince posted his first three multi-hit games of the season during the week going 9-for-14 (.643), including two three-hit games vs. No. 8 LSU... Ross Mitchell (Blackman HS), of Mississippi State, was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week. With his team losing four of the previous six games entering SEC play, Mitchell put his team on his back March 15 at Georgia with his first career complete game. Going up against a red-hot Georgia squad which was riding a season-high 11-game winning streak and averaging 10.9 runs per game in its previous seven contests, Mitchell held UGA to just four hits and one run on its home field… The Blue Raiders swept their first home conference series as a member of C-USA, taking three straight from Charlotte. Senior 1B Trent Miller went 6-for-8 in Saturday's doubleheader vs. Charlotte, clubbing his first home run of the year. Miller hit .563 on the week with a .938 slugging percentage, including an 8-for-12 showing in the three-game set against Charlotte. Senior RHP Paul Mittura made his first start of the year on Saturday after seven relief appearances and four saves… Austin Peay has boasted the youngest lineup in Division I this season, often using six freshmen in a game, and at times using eight freshmen. The team has also turned to two freshmen in its pitching rotation, with Alex Robles starting on Friday's and Levi Primasing starting on Sunday's. Primasing struck out five and did not walk a batter in two appearances last week… TTU, as a team, ranks first in the OVC in both team batting (.326) and pitching (3.46 ERA). The Golden Eagles will not play a mid-week game, but instead rest up for its home OVC series with UT Martin this weekend. Junior David Hess continued his dominant start to the season by striking out six in seven innings of work in picking up a win on Friday night. Hess is 4-0 on the season with an OVC-best 1.12 ERA in five appearances… Tennessee Tech has been tabbed the 2014 preseason favorite for the 11-team league in a vote of OVC head baseball coaches and sports information directors. Tennessee Tech took home 19 of the 22 first-place votes while Austin Peay (2) and Eastern Kentucky (1) picked up the other three votes. Overall the Golden Eagles received 199 total points to be picked the favorite. Three-time defending tournament champion Austin Peay (164) was picked second followed by Belmont (158), Jacksonville State (154) and Eastern Kentucky (139). The poll was rounded out by Southeast Missouri (104), Eastern Illinois (96), SIUE (67), Morehead State (58), Murray State (51) and UT Martin (20)… Bryan Smith has been named G-MAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the second-straight week after his outing against #11 Grand Valley State University this past week. Smith guided Trevecca, who are in the provisional year of their reclassifying process into NCAA Division II, to a 4-3 win in nine innings…

Mar 18, 2014 : Memphis Prep Results March 15 ...  Photo Gallery of DB vs Boone ...  Cougars salvage game 3 at Volunteer State ... Walker Valley takes 2 of 3 ... Hayden Stone's ERA dropping, K's rising ... Spring Hill roundup ... Cavs cap sweep at McMinn tourney ... Dyer Co. ends opening week at 4-1 ...  Champs rally to win 8-7 ... Community falls twice at Grand Slam ...  Cumberland Co. split 4 games at Playing for the Cure tourney ...   Cocke Co. off to best start in decade ... Robertson Co. 2014 Team Previews ... HHS tops Station Camp in 9AAA play ...Blue Devils rally past Greenbriee, sweeps series ...JPII drops home opener to Clarksville ...         
Mar 15-16, 2014 : Weekend out of town edition - Will be adding links for box scores in the next hour - TCCAA boxes added!
Friday Links: TCCAA Week 4 Box Scores: Columbia won 9-8 over Dyersburg scoring 8 runs in the fifth and sixth innings to rally and hang on ... Walters swept a pair of games from Chattanooga, 7-0 and 9-0... Sen's RHP Brent Honeywell tossed a one hitter and struck out 9 Tiger batters in the 7-0 win ... Motlow defeated Roane 16-7 ... Buck's  Ben Holland and Clayton Palicki both had 4 rbi in the contest ... Volunteer State swept Cleveland 10-9 and 10-5 ... Pioneer Dalton Davis had 4 hits and 4 rbi and fellow VSCC teammate Riley McCown had 5 hits and 4 rbi to lead Volunteer ... Southwest tops Jackson 6-4 in game one at USA Stadium in Millington ... Pair of Tennessean's aid in Wake Forest win over Clemson ... LMU's Coker named NCBWA Hitter of the Week ...  Coker also SAC PoW  ... Bethel sweeps SSAC DH ... CN falls 9-3 to Coker in SAC play ... CU Dogs fall in bottom of 9th again ... Bison open ASun with 7-2 win over Jacksonville ...  Bucs fall to Bryant 9-6 as 'pen fails to close ... Flames slay Tiffin 10-1 ...  Redhawks drop pair of SSAC games ... St. Louis rallies late to beat Memphis 6-4 ... King's 8th inning SAC lifts MT over Charlotte ... Milligan beats Truett-McConnell in AAC opener ... Zou tames Vols in SEC opener ... TTU mashes Morehead 15-0 ...  Trevecca falls 12-7, 14 game win streak ends ...  UTM falls 10-2 to Murray in OVC home opener ...  Panther rally beats Govs ...  Belmont fall 4-3 in 10 innings at Oklahoma ... 
Saturday Links: TCCAA Week 4 Box Scores - Walters completes sweep of Chattanooga with 12-1 win ... the Senators have won 10 TCCAA games in a row averaging 9.9 runs per game in that span ... Columbia completes sweep of Dyersburg with 7-0 and 11-1 wins ... Jackson sweeps DH from SW with 4-1 and 10-0 wins marking the 4th week in a row that the Generals have won a series 2 games to 1 ... Cleveland avoided the sweep with an 8-5 win over Volunteer State ... Motlow completes sweep of Roane with 12-9 and 10-0 wins over the Raiders ... Tusculum earns split with pinch hit walk off double ... CN Eagles split 2 one run games ... Sawyer's gem gives LMU split of SAC DH ... Govs sweep DH from Eastern ... Belmont falls in 11 innings to Oklahoma, 6-5 ...  TTU splits DH, wins series ... UTM earns split with 6-5 win in second game with Murray State ...  Cumberland splits at St. Catherine ...  Lipscomb splits DH, wins series ...  Freed Hardeman splits, wins series ... Martin Methodist beats Barons, avoids sweep ... Memphis tops St. Louis in 10 innings ... but drop 2nd game of DH ... Raiders sweep series with Charlotte ... Vols sweep DH with Missouri, win series ...  Dores sweep DH from LSU, win series ... Columbia alum, Hayden Stone "announced his presence with authority"! to quote an old baseball movie ... Memphis Prep Results March 14 ... Great story about a kid who didn't give up - Shout out to Tucker Hill - READ THIS ARTICLE ...  McCallie pulls out 5-4 win over Gordon Lee GA ...  Dobyns-Bennett tops South 4-3 ... Scenic City Saturday Recap ... Bears rally to beat Panthers ... Mustangs stumble late against Cumberland ... Big inning lifts Cavs past East Hamilton ... Oakdale takess advantage of Monterey miscues ... Mo Town East captures Hardball Classic ... Mo Town West holds off Grain
Mar 14-15 - 2014 : I will be out of town until Sunday afternoon with daughter at Soccer tourney - I will be doing updating on my laptop offline - when I get home I will post it up around 6pm... check my twitter for scores - I'll be updating them as I get them!! I do have some updates for today below: Memphis Prep Results 3/13 ... JCS wins 2 ... Retirees direct Polk on One year deal ... DC duo sign with Dyersburg State CC baseball ... Maryville's Curtis signs with Cleveland State ...

HS Diamond Notes (3/10-3/14): Sullivan Central stole 8 bases in a 9-6 win over North on last Thursday… In the Grand Slam Classic in Rutherford Co., Siegel beat East TN powerhouse, Science Hill 5-2 last Wednesday… Sullivan South had 16 hits in a 18-1 win over Johnson Co. on last Tuesday … Cornersville’s LHP David Looney broke the school record for strikeouts in a game with 19 vs Santa Fe last week … He tossed 6 and a third innings… his replacement, Tate Lowery stuck out 2 batters for a total of 21 K’s for Cornersville in a 7 inning game … Bartlett defeated Houston 5-0 to win the Addidas Deep South Tournament in Hattiesburg, MS last week … Daniel Boone and David Crocket HS’s got engaged in a 26 run slugfest with Boone winning 17-9 … Nationally ranked Dyer County (#11) has started out 2-0 with a 6-1 over Collierville and 17-5 victory over Germantown … Arlington’s Reese Brewer tossed a no hitter against Arlington on opening day in a 1-0 Tiger victory over Brighton … a second opening day no hitter was tossed by Connor Alexander of Tipton-Rosemark Academy. Alexander struck out 8 batters in the Rebels 6-0 win over Munford … Sevier Co. and South Doyle locked up in a pitcher’s duel thru 7 innings as the score was even at 0-0. That’s when it broke loose, as Sevier Co. score 8 runs in the top of the eighth to beat SD 8-0 … Sophomore, Zach Linginfelter, who threw all 8 innings, finished with a three-hitter, striking out 7 batters …

 

Mar 13, 2014 : New HS Previews - East Nashville Magnet and Sycamore HS ... West Creek HS ...  LATE WED INFO: Memphis 3/12 Results ... Community blanks Moore Co. ... Cascade wins in 8 innings over Cannon Co. ...   Franklin Co. tops Shelbyville 4-1, sweeps series ... Bison open with 3-0 win over White House ... Coffee wins over Lebanon on walk off HR by Tyler Cavender ...Columbia tops Wildcats in extras, split series ...  
TCCAA Week 4 Preview

Walters State (8-1) vs Chattanooga State (6-3): Chattanooga State heads up to Walters, where it has struggled (like many others) to win. The Tigers are young and have played some really good ball lately. The Senators are ripping the cover off it right now. Chatt St head coach, Greg Dennis, told TBR this : “Heading up to nationally ranked Walters State is always tough and they are playing really well right now.  We have played our last two series really well also and our hope is to continue doing the little things right and competing well.  We will work to try and compete on the mound, field and at the plate with a fine Senators team.” "Chattanooga is on a roll after sweeping the last two conference weekends. They are always one of the toughest teams in the league, and we expect this year to be no different. The combination of their always-strong defense along with their pitching staff present a big challenge for us. We have all seen teams that could play poorly and still find a way to win. We are not one of those teams. We have to play well in all aspects of the game if we are to have a chance to be successful this weekend," added David Shelton from Walters.

Volunteer State(2-7) vs Cleveland State (4-5): Both squads are coming off disappointing weekends. Which team will rebound? Pioneer skipper, Mike Crossland, said “After last weekend we are still trying to get the swelling out of our eyes where The Senators beat our eyeballs shut.  I know that Mike and his guys are coming off of a disappointing weekend as well and both teams are searching for answers.  We must continue to try to improve in all phases and get back on track.  Mike's teams always play us tough and this year will be no exception. this is a big series for both clubs.” " Both of us are licking wounds from last weekend and trying to find a way to get over the hump and play with consistency.  We know we are in for one heck of a weekend against Vol.  Mike’s team is way more talented than they are playing and I am sure they are right around the corner from breaking out.  We have not been able to put all 3 phases of the game together at the same time, hopefully this weekend may change that," said Aaron Bryant from Cleveland.

Columbia State (7-2) vs Dyersburg State (4-5): “Coach White and the Eagles with be flying high after a great series win over Cleveland State.  Dyersburg seems to be putting all the pieces together right in time for their trip to Dave Hall Field.  After being manhandled at their place last year, I am confident that they will have no doubt in their ability to dominate us again.  It should be a great atmosphere with the number of Middle-Southern Tennessee players that will be competing.  I just hope we can stop being our own worst enemy and improve on our defensive performance.  This is also the time of year when players start questioning playing time.  I think it was Ben Franklin that said, “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” 

Southwest TN (4-5) vs Jackson State (6-3): SW is fresh off a 3 game sweep of Roane State, scoring 28 runs in 3 games. Jackson has been ultra-competitive each week. “Southwest is coming off a big series last weekend and have played well these first few weeks of conference play.  We know some of their arms will make it tough on us at the plate, making it difficult to accomplish what we would like.  At the plate, they have guys that will battle and be tough outs.  We are looking forward to playing at quality Southwest team, said General skipper Tyson Malik. SW coach George Sykes, said this : “ (Jackson is a ) great competitive hitting team. (This) should be another competitive series.”

Motlow State (3-6) vs Roane State (1-8): Roane has struggled to find any consistency on the diamond this spring and have been competitive in a few games, but just can't get over the hump. This week they square off against a Motlow team who has lost 6 straight TCCAA games. This is a big weekend for both squads as they try to find there way. Raider HC Zach Sterner said, " (We are) looking forward to playing a previously ranked JUCO team this weekend. Coach McShea always brings a good team to the diamond. It’s going to be a tough series on the road, so we have to play perfect baseball. "

Mar 12, 2014 : UT tops Middle 2-0 ... HR's lift Belmont over Memphis ... Cumberland swept in Daytona ...  Carson Newman falls to Young Harris ...  Trevecca rallies to beat Tusculum ...  Tusculum's Chris Waylock named TSWA College Player of the Week ...  8 run 9th inning leads to record 8th straight win ... Other Tuesday D1 Scores/Recaps ... Memphis Results March 11 ...  Hardin Co. beats Hawks ... TCA beats Riverside, earns split ...  Bradley  tops East Hamilton with pitching ...  NE TN Prep Results Tuesday 3/11 ... Rough start for Walker Valley ...   Polk Co. wins opener ... Upperman routed by White County ... Livingston takes advantage, beats Monterey ... Alcoa rallies past Heritage ...  Rutherford roundup ...Pigeon Forge rallies past Tennessee High + Sevier area roundup ,,,  Looney fans 19 for Cornersville in win over Santa Fe ... Coffee Co. roundup ... 
Tuesday Afternoon UPdate : 3/11 3:30pm - TCCAA Series Player/Pitchers of the Week are: Sam Seaton of  Southwest, Austin Norrell of Walters, Brennan Swindoll of Chattanooga, Austin Schubert of Jackson and Adam Wyse of Dyersburg ... TCCAA Conference Pitcher of the Week is Brennan Swindoll of Chatt State. Swindoll threw a complete game 1 hit shutout for the Tigers while striking out 7 Motlow batters ... TCCAA Conference Player of the Week is Austin Norrell of Walters State. Norrell went 5-8 with 3 doubles, a HR and 4 rbi last weekend .... congrats guys!!  Memphis Prep Results March 10 ... District 14A Preview ... Chatt Area HS tourney's this week ... Koesters pitches Rebels to opening win ... Photo Gallery of Rebels win ... Sheffield, Thomas, Steen among Perfect Game All-Americans, 7 more named honorable mention ... Boyd Buchanan off to fast start ... McCallie wins opener ... Tullahoma out duels Columbia in opener ... Bearden takes advantage of WB mistakes to win opener ... Sevier Co. drops South Doyle in opener ... Can Pigeon Forge win another state title? ... Highlanders trying to build a program ... Seymour aims higher in 2014 ... Sumner County HS Baseball Primer ...

TBR Diamond Notes : MTSU won it’s first CUSA game last Friday, 4-3 over UAB… former Farragut star, Nick Senzel, was named SEC Player of the Week for last week’s performance. Nick Hit .417 for the week as the Vols swept La Salle in midweek action and took two of three from No. 24 Arizona State in Tempe … Was 5-for-12 at the plate with a double and four runs scored … Recorded a team-high seven RBIs … Walked three times … Was 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts… there are 7 SEC teams in the top 25 including Vanderbilt (3) and Tennessee (17) … Lincoln Memorial has jumped out to a tie for first in the SAC with a 104 conference record … Lipscomb’s Drew Adams won the ASun POW award this week. Adams was 7-18 and drove in 10 runs for the Bisons as Lipscomb posted a 5-0 record by defeating Western Kentucky, while adding a four-game sweep against Oakland. The senior outfielder registered three extra-base hits as he hit .389 for the week with a .458 on-base percentage… Bryan Smith is the G-MAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week after his outing against Rockhurst University this past week. In game one of a weekend doubleheader, Smith pitched 8.1 shutout innings, allowing just two hits… former Science Hill star,Will Craig, a freshman at Wake Forest was named ACC Player of the Week last week. Craig batted .615 and had 2 HR vs Georgia Tech...

Mar 11, 2014 : will have HS story links this afternoon -  TCCAA Week 3 Boxes - Dyersburg turns the tables, wins DH on second day ... The Eagles won 8-4 and 3-2 on a 2 run double in the bottom of the seventh byTaylor Ellis ...
Mar 10, 2014 : TCCAA Week 3 Boxes - Cleveland defeats Dyersburg 10-1, play a DH tomorrow at Dyersburg State starting at Noon CDT ... Columbia wins 10-6 over Jackson ... Vandy completes sweep of Wofford ...  Vols win 6-4, take series from ASU ... Lipscomb wins 7-2 ...  Lee overcomes 5 run deficit to win ... HS Previews added: Murf Oakland ... Morristown West ...
Mar 9, 2014 : TCCAA Week 3 Boxes -  Walters completes sweep of Volunteer ... Chattanooga completes sweep of Motlow ... Jackson beats Columbia 3-2 in 10 innings in first game of DH today and 6-5 in the second on a walk off bases loaded single with one out ...  no word from Roane-SW ... Vandy tops Wofford 5-0 ... Memphis rebounds with 14 inning win ... ETSU tops Hartford ...  Lipscomb sweeps DH from Oakland, Forehand gets #400 ... Govs walk off with another win ...  Belmont drops game 2, series to SEMO ...   TTU shuts out EKU, wins series ... Blue Raiders fall to UAB ... Lions silence Eagle bats in SAC DH sweep ... LMU splits, wins series with Catawba ... Cumberland splits DH, drops series ... FHU splits DH, wins first American Midwest series ...  Tornado drop DH and series to Pfeiffer ... Flames split DH with West Alabama ... Milligan splits with Union KY ...  Trevecca sweeps DH ... Bethel drops DH to Emmanuel ...           
Mar 8, 2012 : TCCAA Week 3 Boxes - Walters beats Volunteer 14-0 in opener ...  Chattanooga defeats Motlow 7-3 ...  Southwest steals 5-4 win at Roane ... Roane State CC led by one runs in the ninth inning, but Southwest CC put together a furious comeback to steal the victory, 5-4, on Friday at Harriman, TN. Joe Braun was a workhorse on the mound for Roane State CC. Joe Braun allowed no earned runs, eight hits and one walk while striking out five over seven innings of work. Corbin Carter got the win in relief for Southwest CC. Southwest CC was sparked by Michael Ince and Sam Seaton, who teamed up for five hits and three RBIs. Mason Sawicki couldn't get it done on the hill for Roane State CC, taking a loss. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked four, struck out one, and allowed four runs. In the bottom of the second, Roane State CC grabbed the early lead, 2-0. Andrew Henson got things going for Roane State CC with a single. Roane State CC added more runs when Byron scored on an error... Govs shut out Akron  ... Bruins fall to SEMO in OVC opener ... Bats stay hot as Lipscomb wins again ...  TTU wins OVC opener over Eastern Kentucky 11-1 ... Cumberland falls 2-1 ...  ETSU falls 1-0 in pitchers duel ... Freed Hardeman wins American Midwest opener ...  King drops conference opener ...  LMU survives slugest with Catawba ... CN Eagles bust out bats in win over Mars Hill ...  Trevecca beats Rockhurst 5-2  ...  'Dores beat Wofford ... Arizona State hands UT first loss ... 

TCCAA Week 3 Series Preview

Volunteer State(2-4) @ Walters State(5-1) : Volunteer State finally got its offense going on Dyersburg in the last two games of the series, scoring 22 runs vs the Eagles. The Senators are hoping this is not an ominous sign for the rest of the league. Mike Crossland of Volunteer spoke on the series yesterday to TBR,” With the way we have started conference play it never gives you a great feeling traveling to Morristown.  Dave and the Senators seem to be clicking on all cylinders and their talent in all areas is second to none.  We will have to eliminate the free passes this weekend from the mound and minimize strikeouts at the plate to be able to compete this weekend.  We are hoping we can build off of last Saturday and give ourselves a chance to win this weekend.” Coach Dave Shelton and company are playing pretty well at this point, having won 4 consecutive conference tilts. “Vol didn’t start out the way they would have liked in the conference this year, but we know how dangerous they are. Coach Crossland may have the most talented team in the league this year, and could very easily bounce right to the top of our league. Their pitching is as strong as anyone’s and they are capable of exploding offensively at any time. For us to have a chance this weekend, we will have to be at the top of our game in all aspects of the game. We are still a team that tends to lose our focus from time to time, and I have yet to figure out how to eliminate those mental lapses. If we have those lapses against a team like Vol, we could easily end up getting swept on the weekend, “ said Shelton.

Columbia State (5-1)@ Jackson State(4-2) : Series moved to Sat/Sunday - Both teams are playing pretty well. This should be a battle! Tyson Malik of JSCC had this to say about the series, “Columbia has started off the conference playing well and will have some confidence coming to Jackson. Their pitchers always have a plan to get hitters out and have the ability to execute that plan.  Offensively, they always put pressure on you at plate and on base paths.  We are looking forward to a hard fought series.” Coach Corn had this to say about the series,"Lady luck has continued to shine upon the Chargers through the first two weekends.  We are very fortunate to be standing in our current position.  Having to travel to the red hot #17 Generals this weekend will be a daunting task for our young men to overcome.  Jackson is a tough place to win especially when they have an offensive juggernaut like Coach Malik and Coach Wallace have put together this year.  When you add the quality arms and great coaching to that equation, a championship caliber ballclub and bad news for the TCCAA is the outcome.  We are heading west on Friday into trecherous territory.  I hope we can circle the wagons when the time comes and get out of there with our men in one piece.  If we walk 15, hit 3, and make 8 errors this weekend, we will come home with our feelings hurt."

Motlow State(3-3) @ Chattanooga State(4-2) : Motlow is coming off a disappointing weekend with Walters while the Tigers pulled off a 3 game sweep on the road. Dan McShea of MSCC told TBR this, “We will have our hands full when we travel to Chattanooga.  They are always a very well coached and talented team.  We must play clean baseball and do a much better job on the mound if we want a chance.” Tiger skipper, Greg Dennis, told TBR this, “Motlow State has been a very, very tough series for us all 11 years I have been at Chatt State.  I expect Coach McShea's Bucks to be playing hard and looking for W's!!  We will need to pitch it well and play our style of game to compete with them.”  Coach McShea added, "We will have our hands full when we travel to Chattanooga.  They are always a very well coached and talented team.  We must play clean baseball and do a much better job on the mound if we want a chance.

Dyersburg State(2-4) vs Cleveland State(3-3) : Series moved to Sunday/Monday - Dyersburg has won “Friday” convincingly, but day 2 has been bad. The Eagles have scored 1 run in each game on day 2 of the TCCAA series the first two weeks. They look to change that this weekend. “Cleveland is a well coached club and always has a lot of athletic kids on their roster. From the looks of things their offense swings the bat well. I look for them to come out with a lot of energy, therefore we must match it. Up to this point, we have not been able to compete beyond Friday's and have to figure a way out to stay focused for three games. Hopefully some of the adjustments we make to our line-up and rotation will translate into a better TEAM effort this weekend.” Cleveland State asst. Aaron Bryant added, "Coming off a tough weekend last week we have another tough TCCAA foe in Dyersburg.  It is always tough to travel across the state.  For the last ten years that I have been here Dyersburg is continually at the top of our league and always expect an extremely tough war in this series.  We have got to find a way to get off to a good start in the first game.  We have been down by multiple runs after the first two or three inning of both conference openers.  Our walks and wild pitches have taken away a lot of momentum and we have to be able to keep those in check if we want to have a chance at all."

Southwest TN (1-5) @ Roane State ((1-5) : One of these teams will win their first series this weekend. Roane has shown some big time offense but has been inconsistent. Southwest lost 2 close games last week including the 14 inning marathon to Chatt. George Sykes said “(We’ll be) Glad to get out of snow and ice in Memphis and look forward to another competitive series.” Coach Sterner is looking to win his first series as coach of the Raiders. Sterner added, "This will be a big home conference series for us. We competed hard last week on the road against Columbia, now we just need to move over that hump and finish the baseball game. We have to pitch a whole lot better against Coach Sykes’ ball club if we do want to give ourselves a chance to win. His club has shown they can play and pitch with top contenders beating Walters, so we will have to challenge hitters and execute situation hitting. I expect 3 great baseball games this weekend.

Mar 5/6, 2014 : WED:  Wednesday D1 Scores/Recaps ...  Walters State defeated Sinclair again on Wed by a score of 13-10 ... Dakthan Prewett, Elijah Sutherland and Austin Norrell all had 3 hits for the Senators ... TUESDAY: 'Dores blank TTU 4-0 ... UT blanks LaSalle 14-0 ...  Walters State CC hold on to defeat Sinclair St 7-6 yesterday ... Dathan Prewett and Jake Farr each had 3 hits for the Senators ... 
Mar 4, 2014 : TCCAA Series Players of the Week : Jerad Wilson from Chattanooga, Kyle Blackburn from Jackson, Chevis Hoover from Volunteer, Dylan Powers from Walters and Riley Delgado from Columbia win in week 2. Congrats to these young men on their performances... The TCCAA Conference Player of the Week is Dylan Powers of Walters State. Dylan went 5-12 with a double, 2 HR and 7 rbi ... The TCCAA Conference Pitcher of the Week is Chevis Powers of Volunteer State CC. Chevis threw a complete game win over Dyersburg allowing only an infield hit and a run while striking out 3 Eagle batters... congrats to the winners this week!
Mar 3, 2014 : Vandy completes sweep of Stanford ...  Vols complete sweep of Quinnipiac ...  Blue Raiders fall to Kent State ... Mercer tops Belmont ...  Lipscomb explodes for 14 rusn to beat UConn ...Canisius uses long ball to complete sweep of ETSU ... TTU wins 10th in a row with 8-6 win over Northwestern ...    
Mar 2, 2014 :  TCCAA Box Scores Week 2 - Jackson split with Cleveland to win the series ... Volunteer rebounded today and swept Dyersburg 11-1 and 4-1 ... Chattanooga beat SW in game one 5-4 in 14 innings ... Columbia completes sweep with 7-3 and 11-10 victories ... Lipscomb "walks" off with victory in 10 ... Egli HR lifts Belmont to win ...  Vols win in 10 over Quinnipiac ...  Nine in a row for Trevecca ...  Cumberland splits with Georgetown, wins series ... LMU splits with Carson Newman to win SAC series ... Lee Flames split with West Georgia ... Union splits DH with Shorter ...  FHU splits, wins series ... Memphis wins game two ... Memphis completes sweep with 3-2 win ...
Mar 1, 2014 : TCCAA Box Scores Week 2 - Jackson (10-2/3-1) routes Cleveland 14-4 in game one of series as Kyle Blackburn goes 4-4 with 5 rbi and a cycle ... Dyersburg tops Vol 10-2 ... Walters wins game one 11-4 over Motlow in battle of nationally ranked TCCAA squads ... Chattanooga wins 7-2 over Southwest in Memphis ... Columbia tops Roane 13-8 ... Friday Feb 28 D1 Scores ... Beede, 'Dores top Stanford 4-1 ... Belmont wins 4-3 in 10 innings ... Jared Allen leads Blue Raiders over Kent ... Peay tops Dayton ...  TTU tops Northwestern 11-7 in game one ...  UT wins over Quinnipiac ...LMU extends SAC winning streak to 7 with win over Carson Newman ...  Tusculum falls at Wingate ...  FHU wins 5-2 to open weekend series ...    Emmanuel takes 9-3 win over Martin Methodist ... 9th inning rally leads to Cumberland win ...  
Feb 28, 2014: Trousdale County lost its home opener due to school event change and is looking for a home game on Wednesday March 12th in Hartsville.  Will play a AAA JV if anyone would like.  Just need the game work.  Contact Davy Cothron at 615-633-6029 or davycothron@tcschools.or ... HS Team previews added - Creek Wood ... Friendship Christian ... South Pittsburg ... Riverdale ... Nashville Monarchs ... MARIETTA, Ga. -- The 18th ranked Walters State Senators swept a road doubleheader Tuesday against Georgia Highlands at the East Cobb Complex. The Senators received a huge effort from James Fowlkes in the opener, as he had three hits with a pair of doubles and drove in three runs as well in a 9-3 win. Dathan Prewett also recorded three hits in his first game as the leadoff batter. Jake Farr was the catalyst on offense in the nightcap, as the sophomore belted three hits with a triple and had three RBIs in an 11-2 victory. Fowlkes added two more hits in the win, while Dylan Powers added two hits with his first career home run. With the sweep, the Senators improved to 11-5 on the season and extended their winning streak to three games ... Columbia State smacked Grand Rapids 9-2 on Thursday afternoon ... Lipscomb uses big innings to win over A&M ...
TCCAA Week 2 Conference Preview: Series of the Week is #13 Motlow State hosting #18 Walters State in Lynchburg, TN...

Southwest vs Chattanooga : The young Chatt State Tiger squad will travel across the state to Memphis to take on the Saluqi’s of Southwest this weekend. The Tigers had a rough weekend losing some close, hard fought games to Columbia State. Coach Greg Dennis had this to say about this week’s matchup: “After a very tough weekend against Columbia State we have to load up and go across the state and play a gritty, tough Southwest Tennessee team that played a great series at Walters.  We are having to deal with adversity awfully early and are in need of finding a way to turn things around and make it a better weekend. Hopefully, our pitching, hitting and defense are up to the task.” Southwest coach, George Sykes said, “another series against a top notch program this week! Looking forward to the competition.”

Cleveland vs Jackson: “Jackson is playing unbelievable out of the gate. They are swinging the bat like crazy and pitchers are holding guys down. Our downside has been giving up the free base. Jackson won't allow us to get away with free bases because I'm sure they will take advantage of situations. Our offense seems to go with our pitching so we need to start well on the mound. (We) can't afford to lose a series at home, even this early, so we expect a dogfight,” said Aaron Bryant of Cleveland. Tyson Malik had this to say about Cleveland: “We expect a very tough series against a Cleveland State team that looks to be playing really well right now.  They have some guys in their lineup that can do damage at the plate and on the bases.  They are always very good on the mound with guys that throw strikes, have swing and miss pitches, and have a great plan to get guys out.  We are looking forward to going on the road and competing against a quality team this weekend.”

Volunteer vs Dyersburg: Volunteer and Dyersburg both lost series last weekend so each one is hungry to get back on the winning track this weekend. Pioneer head coach, Mike Crossland, had this to say: “Its really pretty simple for the Pioneers.  If we do not play better we will have another long weekend.  I know that Robert will have his team ready to go and will compete at a high level as usual against us. Taking nothing away from Dan and the Bucks, they beat us in every phase of the game a week ago, but you cannot score in only 7 innings out of 25 and make 10 errors and expect to beat anyone in this conference.  Our team simply must play better in all phases to have a chance this weekend against the Eagles.” Robert White was disappointed in his team’s play to end the series last week. White told TBR this: “Volunteer State is a very good team and we limp into Gallatin still licking our wounds from last weekend.  Mike and his staff had all week to regroup their squad and (he) will have them well prepared and motivated.  Their pitching staff is elite and their offense is extremely dangerous and capable of scoring lots of runs.  We must get better starting pitching than last weekend or we will have the same outcome.”

Columbia vs Roane: Roane put up 17 runs in a game last weekend, the most I can remember ever being scored by one team in a conference game in quite a while. Raider skip, Zach Sterner said, “ (I’m) very excited to see where our young club stands against a well-coached, hot Columbia St. team. We have to compete and win every inning and our pitching has got to minimize that one big inning. I know Coach Corn will bring a high energy ball club that has talent to the baseball diamond. Columbia is on a roll. Coach Mike Corn said this, “Cranking up conference play one week earlier than usual has left teams still searching for the most productive line-up and rotation.  I believe that you will see a truer picture of where teams stand after this second weekend gets in the book.  I know in our opening set we had every single break fall our way.  We were lucky to win the series much less get out of there without a loss.  Hopefully the butterflies will be less of a factor and we will play more fundamentally sound baseball. I am also very anxious to see if we can match the youthful exuberance Coach Sterner has brought to his Raiders. We will need to have another good weekend of throwing strikes and minimizing free bases when we have the ball in our hand.  Our challenge in the box has been making adjustments more quickly and competing with runners in scoring position.  We have had some unbelievable battles with Roane over the past few years and I would expect nothing less this weekend.”

Motlow vs Walters: Motlow and Walters enter the series ranked nationally. Motlow hasn’t been ranked in several years and are coming off a big sweep of Volunteer State a pre season pick as one of the top teams in the conference. Said Walters skipper David Shelton, “I feel like we are running into a buzz saw this weekend going to Motlow to play the 13th ranked Bucks. They showed what they are capable of last weekend by sweeping Vol. They are probably the hottest team in the country right now. For us to have a chance to be successful this weekend, we must be ready to play well in all phases of the game. I was disappointed in how our pitchers performed last weekend, and I hope they are ready to rise to the challenge this weekend. If not, it will be a long weekend for the Senators.” Motlow skipper, Dan McShea told TBR this, “Coach Shelton has done another great job of putting together a very talented team.  Like last week, we will see some very talented arms on the hill.  We have to be disciplined at the plate and stay with a good approach.  We know they will swing the bat very well also.  This week, we need to do a better job with our starting pitching and continue to be strong in the bullpen.  If we want to have a chance this weekend, we will have to continue improving every day and keep battling the way we have been these last several games. “

Feb 25, 2014 : Columbia State legend, Jim Painter, could sure use your prayers right now - He had some serious health issues crop up over the weekend... Keep him and his family in your prayers... TCCAA Series Player of the Week winners are Scooter Hightower/Columbia, Jammer Strickland/Cleveland, Colton Harris/Jackson, Chris Adams/Motlow and Michael Smith of Walters... The TCCAA Conference Player of the Week is Michael Smith, of Walters State, who went 6-8 with 2 HR and 5 rbi... The TCCAA Conference Pitcher of the Week is Scooter Hightower, of Columbia State, who twirled a 9 inning complete game victory over Chatt State. Hightower struck out 8 and gave up 5 hits in the 3-1 Charger victory... Cleveland split with Georgia Perimeter on Tuesday losing 15-1 and winning 3-2 in 10 innings as the Cougars took advantage of a lead off walk and scored on Chris Caffrey's only hit of the game... Motlow split a pair of games with Wallace St - Hanceville winning 4-2 and losing 4-3 ... Darren White had two hits and drove in 2 runs in the win ... Memphis tops Belmont 2-1 ...  TTU's Miles named NCAA Player of the Week ... Bucs use late inning surge to defeat UNC Asheville ...   Several other area teams whose story wasn't ready at press time (Peay, Lipscomb, Vandy, etc) ... 
Feb 24, 2014 : Cleveland wins series over Roane with 7-4 victory ... Columbia sweeps series with Chattanooga with 3-1 win ... TCCAA Player of the Week announcement will be on Tuesday afternoon's ... Vandy completes sweep of UIC ... Memphis tops Samford 8-3 ... Dayton beats Belmont ... ETSU tops Auburn 3-2 in 10 innings ...Miami tops Lipscomb ... Sycamores shut out Blue Raiders ... TTU completes sweep of NY Tech ... Baylor completes sweep of Austin Peay ... UTM gets first win over Eastern Michigan ... Tennessee completes sweep of UNLV ... TN Wesleyan beats Point Park 13-2 ...Lee drops series to UAH ...  King swept in DH with Notre Dame College ... Milligan splits DH, drops series ...  Bethel drops DH to Southern Poly ... 
Feb 23, 2014 : Motlow completes surprising sweep over Volunteer State ... Roane St explodes for 17 on Cleveland in game one of DH split ... Walter wins series 2-1 in a nail biter with Southwest ... Columbia takes two at Chattanooga, 5-4, 10-0 ... Jackson rebounds to sweep DH from Dyersburg and win the series 2-1 by scores of 11-1 and 6-1 ... Vandy shuts out UIC 2-0 ...  ETSU wins 7-3 ... Lipscomb bats come alive in 12-3 win ... Two out, Two strike hit does it for MT in 4-3 win ... UT nabs 5-4 win over UNLV ...  Cumberland sweeps DH from WV Tech ...  LMU sweeps L-R, perfect in SAC play ...
Feb 22, 2014 : Week One Box Scores - Roane/Cleveland and Chattanooga/Columbia moved to Saturday/Sunday ... Walters uses 2 seventh inning HR to rally to tie the game 5-5 with SW. SW scores a run in the top of the ninth to go up one run, then Walters puts up two to win 7-6 ... Motlow beats Volunteer State 11-4 ... Jackson falls to Dyersburg 16-9 ... Two Out hitting propels Memphis to win over Samford ... Cal shuts out ETSU ... Lipscomb falls to Indiana State ...  MTSU holds off Dayton ... TTU wins home opener ...   Belmont wins, Jarvis gets #800 ...  'Dores blow out Flames ...Senzel Slam propels UT to 8-7 win over UNLV ...    Tusculum shuts out Carson Newman ... Coker homers again, LMU wins 4-3 ... Trevecca blasts Union 11-2 ...  Cumberland outslugs WV Tech 15-7 ...Martin rallies to beat UA-M 11-7 ... Covenant beats Milligan 9-1 ... TN Wesleyan falls to IU-SE 12-8 ... Bethel rallies to beat Southern Poly 7-5 ...        
Feb 21, 2014 : Here is the Week One Preview of the TCCAA -
Walters State CC vs Southwest TN CC : A long road trip awaits Southwest this week as they travel to take on the perennial power from the east, Walters State. The Senators have undergone 2 coaching changes in the last year, the good news is they were all within the staff. Coach David Shelton took over for Joey Seaver in early January. “It’s so early in the year, we know little about Southwest so far, but we do know that Coach Sykes has them improving every year. Last year we had 3 dogfights with them at their place and I expect no less this year at ours. They return a lot of pitching, so we know it will be a big challenge for our offense. We haven’t been very consistent with our hitting during this early part of the season, so we will have to find a way to improve there if we are going to be successful this weekend,” said Coach Shelton about his weekend opponent. SW skipper, George Sykes said, “we look forward to a competitive series versus an outstanding program. Southwest currently has several injured players and we’ll need to play at a high level (to compete).” Roane State CC vs Cleveland State CC : Roane State has also undergone a coaching change as David Lane has stepped down to pursue other options. Assistant Coach, Zach Sterner, has taken over the reins and enters his first TCCAA series as a head coach this weekend vs the Cougars. “As a pitching staff, we have to challenge hitters. Offensively, we have to execute situational hitting and (defensively we have to) minimize that big inning if we want to win. Cleveland beat us twice at the start of the season, so we will be looking to respond with our young club,” said Sterner. Cleveland Assistant Coach, Aaron Bryant told TBR this, “(The)first weekend should be an exciting one as everybody is 0-0.  Look forward to getting off to a good start and playing well in our first conference weekend.  Have competed really well so far just need a little more focus and a few less free bases and we can play pretty tough.  Roane State is a much more disciplined club and will also be trying to get off to a good start.  We have to make sure we don’t give them opportunities and play for a full series.“  Dyersburg State CC vs Jackson State CC : 2nd year skipper, Tyson Malik, leads the Generals into Dyersburg where Robert White has turned the Eagles into a consistent contender. “It’s always a tough series against Dyersburg.  We expect it to be a battle, as it is every year.  They always have a plan on the mound and have a few guys in lineup that can really hurt you.  (It) will be interesting to see how the games play out early in the year,” said Malik. White added, “Well, we are certainly excited about opening up conference play, but having to go to the Jack and play a 7-1 General squad is a bit intimidating. They are stacked in their lineup from top to bottom and have a talented pitching staff. Tyson and his staff do a great job and will have them prepared.  For us to have any chance to win a single game in this series we must slow down their offense... which could be next to impossible for us. But we are going to go in there and battle with our young troopers! “ Chattanooga State CC vs Columbia State CC : Mike Corn has brought Columbia State back to relevance again, with outstanding success over the past two seasons in Mule Town. Greg Dennis has gradually built the Tiger baseball program into a contender year in and year out. Chatt started slow but has won 4 in a row heading into the first conference weekend while the Chargers have struggled at times to find consistency. Coach Dennis said, “I am sure we will have our hands full with Columbia State this weekend as they always bring an abun-dance of energy and ability into each series and have been one of the premiere programs the past few years in our conference and regionally.  We have been working to get our guys the reps and work that they need to be ready and hopefully, we will show up and play competitively this weekend.” Coach Corn has not been pleased with his team this year. “We have been about as poorly coached of a team through the first six games as I have seen.  There is not one single aspect of the game in which we are competing at even an average collegiate level.  Poor on base percentage.  Poor strike percentage.  Poor fielding percentage. Poor decision making. If we perform this weekend in the same manner as our first six games, Greg and the Tigers  will thoroughly embarrass us. The exact things a Greg Dennis coached team does well has been our Achilles heel so far this season.” I’d bet my house this series will be terrific as two of the best coaches in the conference to head to head this weekend in Choo Choo town. Motlow State CC vs Volunteer State CC : Motlow has played well leading up to the opening weekend. The Bucks are 10-4 and have won 6 of those on the road. The Pioneers offense hasn’t done much averaging just over 2 runs per game until an 11 run outburst in the second game vs Wabash Valley last Sunday. “Vol State has a very good team.  Coach Crossland and his staff have put together a very talented bunch.  They have some plus arms on the hill and will be tough outs at the plate as well.  We need to continue to pitch well and stay consistent throughout the weekend.  This will be an exciting weekend and the fans should see some great weather and great baseball,” said Motlow’s Dan McShea. Pioneer skipper, Mike Crossland added, “we have to continue to pitch and play defense the way we have for the first 9 games. We have played the toughest schedule to this point that I can remember and have really struggled scoring. Success for us at this point is pretty simple we have to find ways to score runs.  Motlow is off to a great start and we know we will have our hands full opening up the conference schedule at their place.” Tennessee Baseball Report will have all the box scores and highlights from each series this weekend. Check back on the site late Friday and Saturday evening for updates from each series. There is always a possibility of weather related changes – we will have them posted for you as well! For 2014, TBR also plans to have a Player of the Week for each series on Tuesday afternoon’s – Get all you JuCo baseball info at www.tnbaseballreport.com.
Feb 20, 2014 : Jackson State CC swept 14-6 and 7-4 to improve to 7-1 heading into the first TCCAA weekend series ... Columbia State beat Martin Methodist JV 13-3, 11-5 as Sam Few hit for "The Cycle" in game one for the Chargers ... the first TCCAA Conference weekend starts Friday - look for preview on the Friday Baseball News! Vandy tops Lipscomb 5-1 ... Ole Miss shuts out UT-Martin ... UT tops Appy St ...  Vandy baseball learns from quadruple amputee and heart patient student managers ... Former CPA and Vandy star managing in Cleveland Indian organization ...  Baseball America Top 100 Prospects ... Memphis knocks off Mississippi State 6-4 (story later) ...  
Feb 19, 2014 : New HS previews are out:  White House HS ... Franklin HS ... Boyd Buchanan, Gordonsville and Trousdale County ... Brentwood Academy ... Macon County HS ...  also - TCCAA previews from Dyersburg State CC and Chattanooga State CC ... TCCAA Scores: Chatt St sweeps West Georgia 6-4, 4-3 ... Cleveland split a pair with Georgia Perimeter, losing 2-1 and winning 6-5 in 9 innings ... Southwest beat Pearl River 9-4, or word on Itawamba game yet ... yesterday a late score - SW 3 Ellsworth CC 2 ... ETSU falls to Furman 5-3 ... TTU rallies to beat MTSU 9-5 ... Belmont tops WKU 7-3 ...  Peay falls to SIU ...
Feb. 18, 2014 : Southwest TN CC has beaten Rend Lake IL 2-1 ...  Motlow State swept  Martin Methodist JV 10-8 and 12-0 ... Walters State sweeps King JV 15-1 and 10-4 ... Gary McClure has recieved a 4 year extension today at Austin Peay, congrats Coach! ... Coker mashes LMU past Tusculum in DH sweep   ... 7 run inning propels Vols to sweep of Purdue ...  
Feb 17, 2014 : McClure gets 800th win as Peay beats Iowa ...  Jackson State sweeps McHenry 8-1 and 7-4 ... The Generals are 5-1 ... Dyersburg is 2-1 after splitting games with MS Delta, losing 9-3 and winning 4-0 ... Motlow drops a pair of games to Lawson St AL - 6-3, 4-3 ... Walters improved to 5-4 with a win over Wake Tech 4-1 ... Volunteer State beat Wabash Valley 1-0 and 11-10 yesterday to improve to 5-4 as well ... Memphis completes sweep with 5-2 victory ... Lipscomb drops pair to Evansville ... Longwood rallies past ETSU ... Blue Raiders blasted by Kennesaw ...Belmont takes series with Bowling Green with 3-1 win ...  TTU grabs series with clutch 5-4 win over South Alabama ...'Dores complete sweep of Long Beach with 6-2 win ...  UT sweeps DH from Purdue ... LMU vs TUSCULULM (TODAY) ... "Griff" gets win #250 as Carson-Newman splits with Anderson in SAC play ...  King drops rubber game at Francis Marion ... Martin Methodist sweeps #17 Southern Poly to win series ... TN Wesleyan beat Indiana Tech 9-4 and tied 2-2 ... UTM falls in another tight contest with UAB ...        
Feb 16, 2014 : Columbia State has gotten off to a rough start at 1-5, losing to John A Logan and Spartanburg Methodist by identical scores of 6-3 ... Motlow has jumped out to a 8-2 record after beating Wallace St for the third time this week by a score of 2-0 and 9-1 ... Jackson State is 3-1 after splitting with McHenry today, winning 10-0 and dropping the nightcap 6-5 ... Walters games have been moved to this afternoon (Sunday) in South Carolina ... Cleveland was snowed out and stand at 5-2 ... Chatt St is 3-3 and weather got them in Georgia ... Roane is 3-5 and the weather got them this weekend as well ... Volunteer is 3-4 and will host a DH with Wabash Valley on Sunday ... no word yet from Southwest ... Vandy blanks Dirtbags 6-0 ...  Memphis wins, improves to 2-0 ... MT splits with Kennesaw winning game one 11-10 ... Blue Raider drop game two 5-1 ... UAB pulls out 3-2 win over UTM ... Bowling Green splits with Belmont ... South Alabama rallies in 8th to beat TTU ...UT postpones DH with Purdue until Sunday ... Big Inning beats Lipscomb ...  Iowa sweeps Peay ... Carson Newman drops 3-2 game in SAC play ... LMU - Tusculum series down to DH on Monday ... Lee drops G1 with Union to open GSC play ... Maryville/St. Louis sweeps DH from Trevecca ... Christian Bros drops 3-0 decision to Alderson Broaddus ... Cumberland sweeps DH from Taylor IN ... Bethel Video Broadcast of Games ... Bethel splits  - wins game one 2-1, drops game two 5-0 ... FHU splits with Northwestern Ohio ...          
Feb 15. 2014 - Wednesday evening, Jackson State CC opened with a DH sweep of NE Miss 8-4, 9-4 ... Memphis wins 3-2 ... TTU "walks" off in 11 ...  UAB shuts out UT-Martin ... 'Dores win in Cali ... Trevecca mashes Maryville/St. Louis ...
Feb 14, 2014 : Happy Valentine's Day!! #don'tgetinthedoghouse   D1 Weekend Preview from BA ...VU second baseman gets second chance ...  Peay opens play Friday vs Iowa ...  Belmont hosts MAC champ Bowling Green this weekend ... Lipscomb hosts Evansville in 3 game series ...Snowstorm forces ETSU to push back opener til Saturday ...  Memphis hosts Western Michigan this weekend ... Blue Raiders open Saturday at Kennesaw State as snow in GA causes problems ...  UT opens Saturday with Purdue due to snow in Ktown ...  TTU opens at South Alabama ... Vandy opens at Long Beach State (Dirtbags) ... UT-Martin opens at UAB ... Big baseball weekend - all the scores and stories will be linked up here - one stop shop!   
Feb. 12, 2014 : Greer ground out scores game winner as Carson Newman beats Lee 3-2 ... Railsplitters race by UVA-Wise ...
Feb 10, 2014 : Volunteer State CC won 4-2 over Darton College GA yesterday ... The Pioneers dropped a 5-2 decision to Wallace - Dothan Sunday afternoon ... Cleveland State took 2 of 3 from Vincenne's over the weekend. The Cougars swept Saturday's DH by scores of 9-3 and 7-2... Vincenne's came back yesterday to win 8-4 ... The Cougars are 5-2 on the year... Columbia State won7-6 in 10 innings and lost 9-7 in 10 as well to Wabash Valley on Sunday ... The Chargers commited 17 errors over the weekend - I'd say weather related myself, although Coach Corn never would! 
Feb. 9, 2014 : Walters falls 8-7 in 8 innings to Chipola and beat Shelton State 12-3 in Florida ... Motlow split a pair of games with Glen Oaks IL CC, winning 10-0 and losing the nightcap 4-0 ... Wabash Valley IL CC beats Columbia State 16-6 in the Chargers season opener ... they will play a DH tomorrow starting at Noon ... Carson-Newman completes sweep of Brevard winning 5-1 and 4-3 in extra innings on a walkoff HR  ... Sac Fly wins game for Cumberland in Montgomery, AL ... Furious comeback falls short as LMU falls 9-8 to Newberry in SAC play ... LMU wins game two 8-5 ... Lee completes sweep of Kentucky State with 9-1 win ...  TN Weslyan finally got their first win after losing 2nd game of series, 4-0, the Bulldogs won 8-7 over Northwestern Ohio ... Milligan swept Johnson University 17-0, 20-0 ... Chattanooga State checks in with their team preview...         
Feb. 8, 2014 : Lee sweeps Kentucky State ...  Cumberland splits with AUM ...  LMU falls at Newberry in SAC opener ...  Walk off single give Carson-Newman win in SAC opener ...Tusculum blasts Lenoir Rhyne in SAC opener ... TN Weslyan drops to 0-4 in 9-6 loss to Northwestern Ohio ... Rhodes opens with 4-3 win over Huntingdon ... Motlow State defeats Glen Oaks IL 11-1 ... Walters St split a pair in Florida on Friday - #7 Chipola beats Senators 7-3 and WSCC takes night cap over Shelton State AL 8-1... the teams will play again today... Chattanooga swept DH from Bryan JV on Thursday 10-0, 11-0 ... Volunteer State is in Albany, Georgia this weekend - the Pioneers dropped a 3-2 decision to Florence Darlington and a 4-2 decision to Darton State College... VSCC will play Sat and Sunday in GA ...      
Feb 5, 2015 : Roane State beat Tusculum JV 6-2 yesterday... we have added JuCo "players to watch" to our list linked above...  We have two new JuCo previews: Jackson State and Cleveland State CC check in ... we have a couple of HS previews but would like to put up about 10 at a time - coaches, send me some!!!
Feb 2, 2014 : National HS Poll has Farragut, Collierville and Dyer County in top 25 ... USA Baseball/National HS Invitational teams set (Dyer County) ...   My friend Marc MacMillan has a new job - Congrats Marc! ... AAC scores: TN Wesleyan opens season being swept by UA-M 5-3, 6-4, 11-8...  Bethel sweeps Milligan ... Toccoa Falls swept Bryan 11-7, 9-2 ...  Gulf South : Lindenwood sweeps Christian Bros ... Union splits openers with Blue Mtn ... Lee opens with DH sweep ...  Lee completes sweep on Sunday afternoon ...  11 SEC players named preseason AA ... SAC scores:  Aiken tops LMU in opener ...  Aiken shuts out LMU ...  Pitching helps CN sweep DH ... Tusculum drops a pair on Saturday ... 5 spot in 7th propels Tusculum past Lynn (Sunday) ...   TCCAA : Cleveland State CC splits a pair with Georgia Highlands CC, winning 9-3 and dropping the nightcap 8-7... LF Cameron Strickland had a big day at the plate going 4-5 with 2rbi and scoring 4 runs... Chattanooga St dropped a DH to Ga Perimeter on Saturday, losing 11-5 and 5-1... Motlow swept Birmingham Southern 2-0 and 6-5... Volunteer St split a pair of Saturday games at Wallace St - Hanceville, losing 2-1 and winning the nightcap 1-0 on a top of the 7th run... On Sunday the Pioneers used a 3 run second inning to beat Wallace 4-1...  SW TN's Florida tourney scores - Delgado CC vs SW - Southwest Tennessee struck first in the second game, scoring a run on Cade Smith's RBI double in the third inning. Delgado tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Connor Charbat scored on Austin Barrois' walk. Southwest Tennessee scored three in the fourth before Delgado answered with four runs in the bottom following an RBI single by Rivers Frederick, a wild pitch, and a two-RBI double by Cody Ducote. Jordan Caillouet scored on a wild pitch in the fifth to close Delgado's scoring. An RBI single in the top of the sixth scored Southwest Tennessee's fifth and final run before the game ended to allow for Delgado's 6-5 win. Brooks Vial picked up his first win of the season in relief of starting pitcher Chase Hymel, who pitched two and one third innings... State College of Florida beat SW 11-0 following the Delgado game on Saturday... Sunday's DH with Hillsborough ended in a 8-3 and 6-5 losses...
WALTERBORO, S.C. – The 12th ranked Walters State Senators baseball team opened their season Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader split on the road in the Palmetto State. The Senators opened the day with a 3-1 victory over homestanding USC Salkehatchie behind a strong outing on the mound by sophomore Aaron Quillen. The nightcap was not as kind, as WSCC fell 4-0 to East Georgia. Walters State used a 12-hit attack in the first game to push across three runs and put Quillen ahead for the entire game. Michael Smith, Jake Farr, Elijah Sutherland and Taylor Martin each had two hits in the win, with Martin, James Fowlkes and Dylan Powers each driving in a run. Quillen was dominant on the mound in his first outing for the Senators. The Tennessee transfer allowed an earned run on two hits in six innings of work while striking out 11 batters and walking two. Grant Painter picked up the save by tossing a scoreless inning of relief and allowing one hit.
WSCC scored all three runs in the third inning. Smith ripped a one-out single and moved to second on a base hit by Farr. After a base bit by Sutherland loaded the bases, Smith scored on a sacrifice fly by Fowlkes and Martin plated Farr on an RBI single. Powers added an RBI single for the third run to make it 3-0.USC Salkehatchie got their lone run in the sixth when Donovan Cambell doubled and scored after two wild pitches to make it 3-1, but they could not rally in the seventh.
In the nightcap, East Georgia put up two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the seventh to back up Phillip Anderson on the mound in his two-hit shutout performance. Brent Honeywell took the loss for the Senators on the mound after allowing two earned runs on just two hits in five innings while striking out six. Andrew Gist pitched a scoreless sixth inning before Andrew Towns allowed two earned runs in the seventh. Jake Usher recorded the final two outs for WSCC. Smith and Dathan Prewett each had a hit in the loss for the Senators. The Senators will be back on the diamond Friday when they take on Shelton State and seventh ranked Chipola in Marianna, Fla.
Feb 1, 2014 : Baseball America Top 25 Team Previews -  #1-5   #6-10    #11-15   #16-20   #21-25  ... Jameis Winston won the Heisman, but could be a first round pickin MLB draft ... Spring Hill opens with split vs Martin Methodist ... Carson-Newman opens with win(Live Stats view) ... Lee Flames Live Stats ...   Roane State and Southwest check in with a team preview ... Chattanooga State was the first TCCAA team to start as they split with Georgia Perimeter, winning 5-1 and losing the nightcap 10-0... Roane and Cleveland opened today with a non-conference DH at Cleveland with the Cougars sweeping a pair 5-0, 12-2...
Jan 30, 2014 : Coaches - for some reason the Team Preview Form was/has not been functioning properly - if you have sent yours in over the past few days chances are I didn't get it - in fact I don't have any new forms in my email - I am SORRY about that if you have tried to send me  yours!! It should be working - the way to know is if you get a confirmation page that shows what you filled out on the form and a link at the bottom that says "return to the form"... First TCCAA Preview - Columbia State CC

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – The Walters State Senators baseball team has made five trips to the JUCO World Series in the past 11 seasons, and if new head coach David Shelton has any say in it, the Senators will continue to frequent the Rocky Mountain State. Shelton will begin his first season as head coach after serving as an assistant since 2004 under Hall of Fame coach Ken Campbell this weekend, and he plans on keeping things as close to the same as he can moving forward with the program. One thing will be familiar this weekend when they travel to USC Salkehatchie to open the season, as the Senators have had little practice time on the field this week due to the snow. Shelton said they spent a couple hours Thursday pushing snow off the field in hopes of getting some infield work in before departing Friday afternoon.
“I’m hopeful there won’t be a whole lot of change from what we have done here in the past,” Shelton said. “The past 2-3 weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind for me getting hotels, buses and meal money squared away. That’s the not-so fun part of the job. Now we’ve had four inches of snow on the field in the week leading up to our first game, so we took two hours to push snow off the infield to take some ground balls before we leave on Friday.” Shelton will be joined on the coaching staff by new pitching coach Sean Robinson, who comes to Morristown after serving as a volunteer assistant at Carson-Newman University. Robinson has been working with WSCC’s former head coach Joey Seaver tutoring the pitching staff. “Having Sean come aboard has been a blessing, and to have him come aboard while Joey Seaver is still here has made a world of difference for me in terms of helping me,” Shelton said. “Sean is a bright young coach, full of energy and eager to learn, and he has been a sponge with Coach Seaver so far. I like our pitching staff this year, and every year they are the key to the success you can have on the field. I like what I see out of our guys so far.”
Shelton inherits a team that has a lot of experience returning in the field, including starters Jake Farr, Michael Smith, Taylor Martin, Austin Norrell, James Fowlkes and North Carolina signee Elijah Sutherland. The Senators also return sophomores Alex Couch, Brycen Roberts and Austin Taylor at field positions.
Newcomers in the field include MTSU transfer Dathan Prewett, Reed Hayes, Matt Williams, Ross Grosvenor, Jason Costa, Zachary Storm and Dylan Powers. “We have a lot of experience back from our position players, and we could start a sophomore at every position,” Shelton said. “That is rare at this level. We do have some freshmen that will contribute, but we have a lot of sophomores back including every day starters like Elijah Sutherland, Michael Smith and Jake Farr from last year. We also get Taylor Martin back after a redshirt year and Austin Norrell back catching as well. Everyone always says you have to be solid in the middle with your catchers, second base and shortstop then in centerfield, and I think that is a big strength of ours with those guys back.” The pitching staff does not have a lot of experience, but it is a talented group. Grant Painter is the lone returnee with experience in a Senators uniform, while Tennessee transfer Aaron Quillen will be a weekend starter. The rest of the pitching staff includes former Morristown East standout and UT transfer Brett Martin, Andrew Gist, UT transfer Campbell Scholl, Will Carter, Hayes, Colton Provey, Andrew Towns, Brent Honeywell, Jake Usher and Matt Pope.
“Our pitching staff is lacking a bit of experience, with our only real returner being Grant Painter,” Shelton said. “We did pick up Aaron Quillen from Tennessee, and he has great experience. We have a lot of young, talented freshmen arms that will be thrown to the wolves early, but they have the potential to be pretty good. I think back to the last time we were really this young on the mound was in 2006 when we won the national championship with three freshmen in the weekend rotation. Hopefully these freshmen can do something similar and get the job done for us.”
The Senators will open the season with games against East Georgia and USC Salkehatchie before facing Shelton State and Chipola in Florida. They also have four games with 2013 JUCO World Series participant Spartanburg Methodist and a 27-game ledger against an improved TCCAA slate. “It is a challenging schedule, but I believe that can only make us better,” Shelton said. “We have those for games against Shelton State and Chipola and four games with Spartanburg, and those are games against perennial World Series contenders. Also our region has gotten so much better, and you can’t take a weekend off in conference play. We have to be prepared for a dogfight every weekend.” Walters State enters the season ranked fourth in the nation by Perfect Game USA and 12th in the NJCAA preseason poll, and they are looking for a repeat trip to the World Series. Shelton said a trip to Grand Junction will always be the goal for the team, and this year is no different.
“I have a hard time ever seeing myself not expecting to go to Grand Junction,” Shelton said. “I realize how hard it is and it can’t happen every year, but you have to set your expectations that high in order to accomplish that goal. Our goal will be to get to Grand Junction and get a shot at the national championship. I don’t want our expectations to change. We’re going to work our tails off to get these guys to improve as players and develop throughout the season. Hopefully they can come together as a team and have some success.” The Senators will face East Georgia Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the season opener before playing USC Salkehatchie in the second game of a doubleheader.

sbJan 29,2014 : Picture at left from Lee U site: - Weather plays major role in pre season practice and I'm sure games will be played this year in some very cold weather which brings to mind this question.... Is baseball meant to be played in this kind of weather and what do you really get from doing it in weather like this? We've grown accustomed to playing an occasional game or two in bad stuff,  you know - your supposed to be able to tough it out, "mind over matter", but when all is said and done seems to me about all its worth is that you got a game in, what do you get out of playing in 32 degree weather? To me, nothing... baseball should not be played in those conditions, but it seems to be a point of MANHOOD if you don't. What do YOU think - tweet me at@TNBballRprt College Baseball season is upon us - NAIA/D2/D3 schools will open by the end of this week - look for story links over the weekend!! AAC Schedule ... Gulf South Schedule ...  SAC Schedule ... Tusculum picked #2 in SAC Pre Season Poll ... Bethel joins SSAC, opens Saturday with team preview ... SSAC Schedule, Martin Methodist opens this week ...  GMAC opens next week with Trevecca vs Maryville ... Cumberland picked to win Mid South Conference in'14 ... Mid South schedule ... USA South (Maryville) Schedule ...  SAA Schedule (Rhodes and Sewanee) ...  LMU season preview ...  Shelton takes over at Walters State CC ...
Jan 28, 2014 : Please keep Scott Dean's family in your prayers. Scott passed away due to a heart attack at 28 years of age...Memorial service set for Dean ... 
Jan 27, 2014 : First batch of HS Team previews are in - Rockwood... Jackson Northside... Harding Academy... Clarksville and Northeast... Central Magnet... Goodpasture...
Jan 22, 2014 : Team Preview Form - get your previews in ASAP!!  We have just opened our 2014 Senior Players to Watch List - we are still adding names each week to this list - we will also do a Junior (2015) and Sophomore (2015) list as well -
Jan 14, 2014 : TN Baseball Report will begin taking High School Team Previews this week - when your ready, send it to me and we'll post it up ASAP! 
 

 

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MLB Draft History Part 1: The 60's

The MLB Draft started in 1965. Twenty teams drafted players and there were 10 rounds of the draft. Of the first 5 years of the draft, this draft had the most players reach the major leagues and play at least part of one year. 68 of 200 draftee's made the big leagues at some point of their career. 13 of the first round picks played in the show.  In '66, 51 of 200 players made it. In '67 only 43 players made the MLB, while in '68 the number bounced back up to a second overall with 57 players eventually playing major league baseball. The fifth year of the draft, 1969, saw 51 players make the MLB. Below is a breakdown by round of the players who played big league ball at some point in their career for at least part of a year.  These are statistics from the June Regular draft. In the beginning of the draft MLB had 4 drafts - January Regular, January Secondary, June Regular and June Secondary. The numbers reflect the players who signed when drafted. The player is credited in the year in which they signed to play - if they were drafted more than once, which some were - we didn't count the player twice. Also, the draft actually went more than 50 rounds, but I cut my research off at 50.  After the first round, the chances of becoming a MLB player fall off significantly... as I reveal the 70's, 80's, and 90's you will see the overwhelming evidence of this...
Year/Round 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 60's Total % MLB by Rd
  # of Players who made the MLB for at least a cup of coffee/Total # Drafted  
1 10 11 12 9 16 65/104 62.5 - 1:1.6
2 6 5 7 7 8 37/104 35.5 - 1:2.8
3 4 2 4 5 10 33/104 31.7
4 7 3 4 3 5 30/108 27.7
5 4 6 5 5 5 30/108 27.7
6 5 2 2 2 7 23/108 21.3
7 3 2 0 7 3 17/108 15.7 - 1:6.4
8 1 2 0 3 4 14/108 13.0 - 1:7.7
9 2 2 1 3 1* 14/108 13.0
10 4 1 1 4 2 17/108 15.7
1-10 total 46/200 36/200 36/200 48/228 51/238 280/1068 1:3.8
1-10 % 23% 18% 18% 21.1% 21.4% 26.2%  
11 2 2 3 5 1 13  
12 1** 2 0 1 2 6  
13 0 1 1 0 0 2  
14 0 1 0 3 1 5  
15 3 1 2 0 1 7  
16 2 2 0 2 3 9  
17 1 2 0 0 1 4  
18 3 3 0 3 1 10  
19 0 0 0 1 2 3  
20 3 2 3 0 2 10  
11-20 Total 15/200 16/199 9/200 15/237 14/240 69/1076 1:15.6
11-20 % 7.5% 8% 4.5% 6.3% 5.8% 6.4%  
21 3 0 0 1 2 6  
22 2 1 0 2 1 6  
23 0 0 0 1 0 1  
24 1 0 1 0 1 3  
25 1 1 0 1 1 4  
26 0 0 1 2^ 0 3  
27 1 1 0 0 1*** 3  
28 1 0 1 0 0 2  
29 0 0 1 0 1 2  
30 1 0 0 0 0 1  
21-30 Total 10/176 3/191 3/183 7/220 7/234 31/1004 1:32.4
21-30 % 5.7% 1.6% 1.6% 3.2% 3.0% 3.1%  
31-40 5/129 3.9% 8/142 4% 5/160^^ 3.1% 4/144 2.8% 6/175 3.4% 28/750 3.7% 1:26.8
41-50 4/64 6.3% 2/66 3% 4/124 3.2% 0/60 0% 3/87 3.4% 13/407 3.2% 1:31.3
Totals 80/739 80/808 57/867 74/889 81/974 421/4305  
Overall % 10.8% 9.9% 6.7% 8.3% 8.3% 9.8%  
Notable draft picks from 60's
*- Bucky Dent **-Nolan Ryan ***-Ken Griffey ^- Bob Forsch ^^ Mike Marshall 37th round
In 1965 TN had 14 players drafted that were either from TN or played at a TN school. Of these, only one, Clyde Wright made the big leagues. Wright, who played at Carson-Newman College, was drafted in the 6th round, 107th overall. Wright pitched in 9 seasons of MLB, mainly for the California Angels.
TN only had 5 draftee's in 1966, none of which ever played MLB.
In '67, 18 players were drafted from TN schools. Two players, 2nd round pick David Sells of Sullivan South HS. Sells played parts of 5 seasons with California and the LA Dodgers. That same year, Sam Ewing of Overton HS was picked in the 45th round. Ewing played parts of 4 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and Toronto. Ewing was the lowest TN pick in the 60's to ever make the big leagues. Ewing left for pro ball in '71 when he was drafted in the January Secondary.
1968 saw three TN draft picks find big league diamonds. Wayne Garland (Cohn HS/5th round), Ross Grimsley (Frayser HS/8th) and Mike Willis (Hillsboro HS/25th round). TN also had a June Secondary draftee, Ed Goodson of ETSU, drafted as the third pick of the draft who played big league ball. Garland and Grimsley did not sign in '68. Both were drafted again in 1969 and signed.
In '69, other than Garland and Grimsley, TN had 19 players drafted total. None of these guys ever played an inning. Among the drafted was future Motlow State skipper, Don Rhoton.  The lowest ever draft pick to play in the big leagues from the 60's was drafted in 1969 - 75th round/1026 overall - Al Cowens... Cowens played 13 seasons with KC Royals, Detroit, California and Seattle. Interestingly enough, Nashville native, Butch Stinson was drafted from Cohn HS in the 75th round but did not sign.

 

   MLB Draft Part II: The 70's

Year/Round 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 70's Total % MLB by Rd
# of Players who made it to the MLB for at least a cup of coffee / # Drafted total
1 10 15 14 15 17 12 14 14 14 15 140/246 56.9
2 8 10 9 7 13 8 9* 11 11 11 95/246 38.6
3 5 9 8 13 7 9 8 8 11 13 91/246 37.0
4 4 4 7 1 7 6^ 7 9 10 8 63/246 25.6
5 6 7 5 8 6 8 8# 10 7 7 72/246 29.3
6 6 3 7 5 4& 7 6 6 8 5 57/246 23.2
7 4 9 3 3 9 3 7 6 5 7 56/246 22.8
8 6** 3 4 7 5 2 5 4 5 2 43/246 17.5
9 4 3 5 3 3 6 5 5 3 5 42/246 17.1
10 5 3 5 3 6 5 1 4 3 6 41/246 16.7
1-10 total 58/240 66/240 54/240 65/240 77/240 66/240 72/240 77/135/260 77/260 86/260 698/2460  
1-10 % 24.2% 27.5% 22.5% 27.1% 32.1% 27.5% 30.0% 29.6% 29.6% 33.1% 28.4%  
11 4 4 4 1 1 3 5 5 8 5 40/246 16.3
12 2 4 5 2 5 4 7 3 3 4 39/246 15.8
13 2 3 3 4 2 1 3 2 1 4 25/246 10.2
14 4 2 4 1 4 4 3 5 6 1 19/246 7.7
15 3 1 4 2 3 2! 3 4 4 3 29/246 11.8
16 0 0 4 1 3 4 4 1 6 5 28/246 11.4
17 2 2 4 2 0 2 4@ 5 4^^^ 4 29/246 11.8
18 4 0 2 4 4 2 3 4 4 1 28/246 11.4
19 2 3 2 1 4 4 1 3 3 1 24/246 9.8
20 2 0 3 0 1 2 1 4 2 4 19/246 7.7
11-20 Total 25/240 19/240 33/240 18/240 27/240 28/240 34/240 36/260 41/260 32/260 293/2460 0
11-20 % 10.4% 7.9% 13.8% 7.5% 11.3% 11.7% 14.2% 13.8% 15.7% 12.3% 11.9% 0
21 2 1 2 4 0 4 3 1 4 0 21/246 8.5
22 2 1 3 1 2 5 2 5 1 1 23/246 9.3
23 2 4 1 2 1 4 2 4 2 4 26/246 10.6
24 1 0 4 0 1 0 2 2 4 1 15/246 6.1
25 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 3 14/246 5.7
26 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 3 14/246 5.7
27 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 3 15/246 6.1
28 1 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 10/246 4.1
29 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 4 15/246 6.1
30 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 10/246 4.1
21-30 Total 16/240 11/240 17/240 13/240 12/240 18/240 15/240 19/260 21/260 25/260 167/2460 0
21-30 % 6.7% 4.6% 7.1% 5.4% 5.0% 7.7% 6.3% 7.3% 8.1% 9.6% 6.9% 3.1%
31-40 4/135 2.9% 7/101 6.9% 4/98 4.1% 3/61 4.9% 5/70 7.1% 3/30 10% 5/53 9.4% 3/63 4.8% 3/69 4.3% 8/107 7.5% 45/787 5.7
41-50 0/53 0% 1/23 4.3% 0/19 0% 2/25 8% 0/2 0% 0/0 0/0 0/2 0% 1/15 7% 1/11 9.1% 5/150 3.3
Totals 103/908 104/844 108/837 101/806 121/792 115/750 126/773 135/845 143/864 152/898 1208/8317  
Overall % 11.3 % 12.3% 12.9% 12.5% 15.3% 15.3% 16.3% 16% 16.6% 16.9% 14.5  
TN MLB/Drafted 2/13 5/22 1/21 0/22 4/19 3/23 2/20 3/16 2/13 2/17 24/186 12.9
Top TN Pick by Year
1970 - Eddie Sherlin/Gallatin HS  4th Rd/#85
1971 - Larry Herndon/Douglas HS (Memphis) 3rd Rd/#54 (MLB)
1972 - Bobby Goodman/Bishop Byrne HS (Memphis) 1st Rd/#5
1973 - Butch Stinson/Lipscomb U 7th Rd/#143
1974 - Ted Shipley/Vanderbilt U 1st Rd/#14
1975 - Bo McLaughlin/Lipscomb U 1st Rd/#14 (MLB)
1976 - Dom Chiti/Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis) 2nd Rd/#27
1977 - Scott Sanderson/Vanderbilt U 3rd Rd/#54
1978 - Michael Taylor/Columbia State CC 3rd Rd/#62
1979 - Atlee Hammaker/ETSU 1st Rd/#21  (MLB)
 
Other Notable Draftee's
Charlie Lea drafted 4 times - 1975 June Reg 15/342, 1976 June Sec 2/37, 1977 Jan Sec 4/61, 1978 June Reg 3/62*
* - 1976 2nd Round: #27 Dom Chiti RHP Raliegh Egypt HS  (Memphis, TN)
^-1975 4th Round: #93 Mike Wright SS Father Ryan HS  (Nashville, TN)
#- 1976 5th Round: # 118 Mike Smithson RHP UT(Hickman Co. HS)
&- 1974 6th Round: #131 Eddie (Ed) Whitson RHP Unicoi Co. HS  (Erwin, TN)
**- 1970 8th Round: # 171 Phil Garner IF  UT (Bearden HS) (Knoxville, TN)
!- 1975 15th Round: #342 Charlie Lea LHP  Kingsbury HS (Memphis, TN)
@- 1976 17th Round: #405 Rick Honeycutt UT (Chattanooga, TN)
^^^- 1978 17th Round: #431 Mark Smith David Lipscomb HS (Nashville, TN)