Messenger Sports Briefs for March 31

Messenger Sports Briefs for March 31

UTM softballers
split OVC twinbill

The UT Martin softball team split its second consecutive Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Southeast Missouri State.
After rallying to tie the first game at 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning, the Skyhawks gave up one run in the bottom half of the inning and suffered a 5-4 setback.
UTM piled up 13 hits in the second game and took advantage of a solid pitching performance by junior Chelsea Jones to win 7-1.
With the split, the Skyhawks are now 20-12 overall and 9-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Skyhawks return to action Saturday at nationally-ranked Georgia.
In Game 2, freshman Stephanie Nidiffer drove in a run in the fourth inning for the Skyhawks and senior Kate Vanderham extended her hitting streak to 12 games with an RBI single.
In the opener, UTM committed three errors in the first inning.

Scramble at ‘Pop’
to start next week

Poplar Meadows Coun-try Club will kick off its weekly scramble at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The scramble, which is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, includes dinner after the 9-hole round.
Participants are req-uested to register for weekly play by 2 p.m. each Wednesday.
For more information, contact Tiger Haag at 885-3650.

Gleason in market
for new boys’ coach

Gleason High School assistant principal/athletic director Lee Lawrence has resigned his post as both the middle school and high school boys’ basketball skipper to focus on his new administration duties.
Lawrence, a 2000 graduate of GHS, was the basketball skipper — at both the high school and junior high level — for five seasons.
He became AD/assistant principal last summer.
No concrete timetable has been set to name a replacement.

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