Two Lady Buffs make All-Region

from staff reports


   Brandy Waddle and Andrea Henriott were voted on the ACC All-Region softball team for the 2002 season.
   Waddle, an alumnus of David Crockett High School made the team as a freshman. She led the AAC in wins with 15 and in strikeouts with 132. Her batting average against was .204.
   Henriott, a junior from St. Petersburg, FL, is a two-time member of the team. She led the Lady Buffs this season in hitting with .409 averaged. She only committed five errors at shortstop all season. Her bat was the hottest during the post season, going 12-for-20.
   Milligan finished the season 23-19, good enough for second place in the conference and fourth place in the region.
  
BUCS DROP TWO TO WCU


   Western Carolina pounded out 17 hits to score 16 runs, erupting for six in the first inning to defeat East Tennessee State 16-3 on Friday.
   The Catamounts scored all 16 runs over the first seven innings, before ETSU responded in the eighth with a run scored by John Gorton and a home run from Bryan Crouse.
   WCU starter Jared Burton (7-4) allowed just four hits and no runs in six innings. He picked up his 200th career strikeout gaining the decision.
   Tim Turner (3-5) was tagged with the loss for ETSU, giving up 11 runs in 3 1/3 innings.
   Saturday's game was much closer, but had the same result. The Cats held off a Buc rally in the bottom of the ninth to win 7-6. ETSU (19-30, 11-14 Southern Conference) got in trouble right off the bat as starter Reid Casey walked the first three hitters of the game.
   Crouse gave the Bucs a brief advantage in the fourth, swatting a pitch over the center field wall with Kirk Keithley aboard for a 2-1 lead.
   Western Carolina (31-17, 20-9 SoCon) tied the game in the fifth, then reclaimed the lead in the sixth with Alan Beck's 10th home run of the season.
   Reliever Jarrod Hyder entered the game in the ninth inning, but the lead was already at 7-2. The Bucs stormed back with four runs in the bottom frame, but it wasn't enough. The three-game series ends today at 1:00 p.m. at Cardinal Park.
  
VOLS SPLIT WITH SC

   Junior left-hander Jeffrey Terrell pitched a complete game Saturday and weathered a ninth-inning rally by South Carolina to lead Tennessee to a 8-7 SEC victory.
   Terrell threw 164 pitches and won despite giving up 13 hits. Johnson City's Nick Crowe helped the cause with a solo home run and catcher Hal Bibbe, Jr. added a two-run shot. Bibee drove in four of the Tennessee runs on the day.
   The Vols improved to 25-26 overall and 10-16 in the SEC. The Gamecocks fell to 38-12 and 17-8 in the conference. They still maintain a half-game lead in the SEC East over Florida.
   Yaron Peters drove in five runs as fourth-ranked South Carolina battled back from a four-run second inning deficit to defeat Tennessee 10-6 on Friday.
   Aaron Rawl (3-1) picked up the win for the Gamecocks, while Blake Taylor recorded a SEC leading 15th save of the season.
   Tennessee out hit South Carolina 13-10 in the contest, but Vol pitchers issued seven walks and two hit batters. Ryan Moffett led the Vol hit parade with his five homer of the season.
  
WALTERS STATE CLINCH REGIONAL TITLE


   Walters State, the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, clinched the TJCCAA/NJCAA Region VII baseball championship with a 13-12 victory over Motlow State.
   Down in the bottom of the ninth, Joe Nail singled and scored on a double by Stuart Ritchie to send the game into extra innings. The Senators clinched the game in the tenth when Brandon Hale hit a sacrifice fly to left field, bringing home Jonathan Woodard.
   Bluff City's Eric Blevins came in a relief role, shutting down the top of the Motlow lineup to score his third win of the tournament. Blevins improved to 11-1 on the season.
   The team as a whole improved to 50-4 on the year, winning 24 of their last 25 contests. They shattered the previous school record of 44 wins, set by the 1984 team, the only team to earn a trip to the World Series.
   Walters State returns to action Thursday facing the Georgia state champions in the NJCAA Eastern District Championship Series.
  
BUC GOLFERS EIGHTH IN ATLANTA

   East Tennessee State men's golf team concluded the spring season by finishing eighth in the Atlanta Intercollegiate, hosted by Georgia State University.
   The Bucs shot their best round of the tournament on Friday, carding a 291. ETSU finished at 24-over-par as a team in the three-round event. Auburn took home the team championship, finishing five strokes ahead of Florida.
   Buc freshman Marcos Trejos led the effort individually, finishing 20th place at 4-over. Graeme McDowell of UAB won individual medalist honors, shooting 19-under. He was nine strokes ahead of runner-up Scott Jamison from Augusta State.
   BUCS BOUNCED FROM NCAA'S
   No. 13 Auburn knocked ETSU 4-2 out of the first round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament at the Luther Young Tennis Complex at Auburn.
   After falling behind 2-0, the Bucs evened the score at 2-apiece with victories from Diego Iglesias and Moises Serrano.
   Auburn won two of three doubles contests and another singles match to bounce the Bucs from the tourney. ETSU closes the season at 17-8, while Mississippi State will be the next round opponent for Auburn.