SpringFling: Late rally lifts David Lipscomb baseball to second win

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:39pm
Staff reports

Isaac Phillips had a single and a double with one run scored and an RBI — all as part of a seven-run sixth inning Wednesday, which carried David Lipscomb to a 10-5 victory over Gibbs in the second round of the TSSAA Class AA baseball tournament.

The Mustangs (24-9) trailed 5-3 as they entered the bottom of the sixth. Their first three batters in the inning got hits and they had a four-run lead before they made their second out.

Cody Connally finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs, which included a two-RBI double in the sixth and a solo home run in the fifth. John Bolton added three hits, and Pete Trollinger, who pitched a complete game, had two hits and two RBIs.

• Brentwood Academy allowed nine runs in the first two innings and never recovered as its run of state championships ended with without a victory in this year’s tournament. Designated hitter had two hits, including an RBI single as the Eagles (20-17) were eliminated with a 10-2 loss to Baylor (19-13).

• Franklin Road Academy was eliminated with its second loss in as many days, this one a 14-2 defeat against Webb School of Knoxville. The Lions had eight hits — all singles — including two each by Brett Ravener, Woody Weeks and Trey Brassfield.


Cheyanne Knepper allowed one hit with five strikeouts and one walk as Goodpasture defeated Chattanooga Christian 2-0 in a Class AA winners bracket game.

Goodpasture (35-3) took advantage of two errors and scored one run in the second then added one more in the fifth, when Chattanooga Christian (29-13) committed three more errors.

Brittany Elmore and Paige Neely combined for four of Goodpasture’s six hits.

• Kassydi Montgomery had two hits, including the last of four straight singles to open the bottom of the fourth, when Beech scored four runs and pulled away for a 5-1 victory over Riverdale in a second-round AAA contest.

Montgomery also scored twice and drove in one run. Alex Banks pitched a complete game, struck out seven, walked one and allowed seven hits.

• Liz Stevens was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs as Davidson Academy (25-16) avoided elimination with an 11-0 victory over Fayette Academy in the D-II-A tournament.

Pitchers Savannah Hill and Kristen Baird combined for seven strikeouts with no walks and one it allowed in the five-inning contest. The no-hit bid ended with one out in the fifth.

• Krissy Echer and Sam May each had two hits, and Megan Mihaliak threw a five-hit shutout as Pope John Paul II (15-16) avoided elimination in the II-AA tournament with a 5-0 victory over St. Benedict.

Eccher led off the second with a double and scored JPII’s first run on a single by May. Eccher finished with two runs scored, and May drove in two runs.

Team tennis

• Russ Anderson and Andrew Graham won three-set singles matches as Montgomery Bell Academy defeated Baylor 4-2 in the II-AA championship match.

Anderson won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 3 singles, and Graham rallied for 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 5. Three of the five singles matches extended to the third set and the other two included one extended set.

• Sydney Campbell and Katherine Schofield leach lost just one game in their singles matches and were one-half of two victorious doubles teams as Christ Presbyterian Academy won the A-AA girls championship with a 4-3 victory over Chattanooga Christian.

• Kayla Jones, Iris Hao, Madison Stankevich and Kelly Rains all won as Ravenwood won the AAA girls championship without the need for doubles matches, 4-1 over White Station.

• Evan Borowski and Michael Arguello won their singles matches but fell 8-3 in the doubles match that sealed a 4-2 Brentwood loss to Tennessee High School in the AAA boys championship.


• Kareem Gordon scored in each half as University School of Nashville remained unbeated (19-0) and advanced to the II-A championship game with a 2-0 victory over University School of Jackson.

Gordon scored in the 12th minute and added an insurance goal in the 75th.

Goalie Ben Lippolis made two saves for the shutout.

• Andre Agassi scored in the 54th minute with an assist from John Arnold as Father Ryan (13-1-3) defeated Montgomery Bell Academy (11-4) and advanced to the II-AA championship game.

The teams combined for 34 shots (13-11 in favor of Father Ryan) and 14 corner kicks (seven apiece) but just the one goal.