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TIDE DIGS OUT OF A HOLE IN TOURNEY. 4B


SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018
ON THE LINE
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THE DAILY TIMES 1B

Gregg’s grand slam propels Lady Vols in SEC opener


BY LAUREN MOORE 4 Tennessee’s lead and secure ing off the bat was amazing. You
laurenm@thedailytimes.com SEC SOFTBALL a 7-4 Southeastern Conference- just know sometimes when it
GM1: UT, 7-4 opening victory over Missouri. comes off the bat — you can
KNOXVILLE — Right when GM2: 2 p.m. Today “I’m glad the slappers really barely even feel it.”
Missouri had a glimpse of hope, GM3: 1:30 p.m. Sunday set the table for me just because Tennessee (22-1, 1-0 SEC)
the Lady Vols set the table for they had to pitch to me at that will host Missouri (16-8, 0-1)
Meghan Gregg and she cleared point with the bases loaded,” for game two of the three-game
it. She didn’t leave empty-hand- said Gregg of her grand slam, series at 2 p.m. today.
The Tigers came within a run ed, smacking her first hit Fri- which was her first home run Counting on a big hit didn’t
in the top of the sixth inning, day night into right-center since Feb. 23. “I was just look- seem like it’d be the storyline
and with two outs in the bot- field on top of a tarp covering ing for that good, hittable pitch in the SEC home opener Friday.
tom half of the frame the senior the bleachers at Sherri Parker because they had to bring it to Abby Lockman jump started DARYL SULLIVAN | THE DAILY TIMES
stepped up with the bases load- Lee Stadium. Her grand slam the zone at that point. ALCOA’S HAVEN PENDLEY (16) scores
ed. cleared the bases to extend No. “The feeling of the ball com- SEE SLAM, 5B a goal against Knox Catholic’s Mad-
eleane Bellinghausen (14) Anika Van
Buskirk (41) Friday at Everett Recre-
ation Center.

Going down to the wire


Alcoa lacrosse
team looking
Vols overcome at positives in
cold shooting, Catholic loss
BY WILL ESTEP

down scrappy sports@thedailytimes.com

The Alcoa girls lacrosse team

Mississippi St. had a tough matchup with Knox-


ville Catholic on Friday night at
the Everett Recreation Center.
The matchup was against a
BY TAYLOR WHITE more experienced Lady Irish
taylorw@thedailytimes.com
PREP LACROSSE
ST. LOUIS — Tennessee found CATHOLIC 21, Alcoa 5
itself with clean looks at the rim
for most of the game, but for squad, and Alcoa came up short
the majority of the night they in a 21-5 loss to Catholic. But the
wouldn’t fall through the basket. second-year Lady Tornadoes
The defense didn’t let up. squad is starting to gain ground.
The second-seeded Vols held The 16-point loss was disap-
No. 7 Mississippi State to 36 per- pointing, but Catholic is con-
sidered one of the best teams in
MEN’S SEC TOURNAMENT the area.
QUARTERFINALS The Lady Tornadoes had sev-
NO. 2 UT 62, eral highlights throughout the
No. 7 Mississippi State 59 night. Alcoa sophomore Rebecca
Carolon scored two goals. Anoth-
cent shooting and 24 percent er sophomore, Natalie Dagley,
from behind the 3-point line to assisted on all five goals.
overcome a slow offensive game Sophomore Deadre Jackson,
and take a 62-59 win over the senior Haven Pendley and junior
Bulldogs in the quarterfinals of Amber Ramsey each added a
the SEC Tournament at Scottrade goal.
Center on Friday night. Carolon, Dagley, Jackson
The win moves Tennessee into and Pendley all attend Alcoa
the semifinals where it will take High School. Ramsey attends
on either No. 3 Florida or No. 6 Maryville High School, but plays
Arkansas at 3:30 p.m. EST today. for Alcoa since it’s the only
The winner was not determined school in Blount County with a
by press time. This marks the lacrosse team.
first time the Vols have reached “They were a contender for the
the semifinals since 2014. No. 8 regionals last year,” Alcoa co-
Alabama and No. 4 Kentucky will head coach Misty Dagley said
play in the first semifinal. about Catholic. “So that was a
“It’s March,” sophomore for- very tough team. They have been
ward Grant Williams said after around for many years and even-
the game. “You’re not going to tually we will get there. Rome
blow anybody out this time of wasn’t built in a day, so it’s going
year, they are all going to be one to take a little time.”
or two possession games. You Alcoa trailed 15-3 at halftime
can’t take anything lightly, so you Friday. The second half was much
have to prepare yourself in post- better defensively as the Lady
season play to get everybody’s JEFF ROBERSON | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes only allowed six goals
TENNESSEE’S LAMONTE TURNER (1) and Mississippi State’s Aric Holman vie for a loose ball during the quarter-
SEE WIRE, 4B finals of the SEC tournament Friday in St. Louis. SEE POSITIVES, 5B

Scots baseball splits with Huntingdon


BY TYLER WOMBLES COLLEGE BASEBALL through the first three innings of
sports@thedailytimes.com GM1: HUNTINGDON 7-2 game one, but Huntingdon ended
GM2: MC 11-3 the fourth with a 5-1 lead after
After watching his team fall 7-2 GM3: 2 P.M. TODAY notching five runs in the top of
to Huntingdon in the first of two the inning. Maryville’s run came
contests against the Hawks on “(Evan Ezell) was helping me off of an RBI from junior infielder
Friday, Christian Poulsen wasn’t (at catcher), calling a good game Mike Homan.
about to witness another loss. behind there,” Poulsen said. “It’s The Hawks tacked on two more
The junior started on the mound always good when you got the runs in the eighth, while the Scots
for Maryville College in game two defense behind you making good added one in the bottom of the
and put in a solid performance, plays. I knew if I hit my spots and inning as catcher Evan Ezell bat-
completing 6.2 innings and giv- just made pitches that we’d be ted in fellow senior Bryce Redaja.
ing up one earned run, while fine. The offense did a hell of a Maryville was unable to stage
DARYL SULLIVAN | THE DAILY TIMES his teammates supplied 11 runs. job scoring 11 runs, so just make a comeback, though, ultimately
MARYVILLE’S HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH (19) beats the throw to Huntingdon’s The two factors gave the Scots pitches, get outs and the offense dropping the game 7-2.
Taylor Fought (4) Friday during the second game of a three-game series held an 11-3 victory and the double- will help me out.”
at Maryville College. header split. Both teams were held scoreless SEE SPLITS, 5B

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