Kasey Tydingco's Grand Slam Lifts Mocs Over Miami

Sunday, February 24, 2013
The UTC Lady Mocs softball team (7-6) claimed a dramatic 10-6 win over the Miami RedHawks (1-8) Saturday evening at Frost Stadium to record its third win of the Frost Classic. Senior Kasey Tydingco (Fairfield, Calif.) delivered the knockout punch in the bottom of the ninth inning - a grand slam over the left field fence - to lift the Lady Mocs to a win. Despite the walkoff-fashion win, UTC was unable to hold off Boston College (2-2), falling 6-1 in seven innings.

Chattanooga 10 - Miami 6
The Lady Mocs began the second day of the Frost Classic nearly two hours late due to a one hour rain delay and extended game before hand, but the win was well worth the wait for fans at Frost Stadium.

Before the ninth inning excitement, Chattanooga found itself on the board first in the first inning with a 1-0 lead. A single and stolen base from Sara Poteat (Thomaston, Ga.) set up the inning and Sarah Beth Roberts (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) doubled in the senior to give UTC the lead.

Chattanooga added onto the score in the third inning, again, with the aid of Roberts. A single from Anyssa Robles (Lawrenceville, Ga.) began the three-run frame and junior Hannah Thurley (Nashville, Tenn.) was called on to pinch run. A wild pitch moved Thurley into scoring position and Roberts recorded her second double to drive the runner in. A double from Stephanie Rieck (Chandler, Ariz.) brought Roberts around to score and outfielder Courtney Ervin (Seymour, Tenn.) singled to bring in Rieck.

The Redhawks answered with two runs in the sixth inning, bringing the score within two, but UTC jumped back ahead 5-2 when a throwing error allowed freshman Yoshi Hooks (Cleveland, Tenn.) to score on a Poteat-batted ball.

Despite the deficit, Miami shocked the Lady Mocs with three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 6-6, sending the matchup into extra innings. Both teams managed to score in the eighth to keep the game alive, but Tydingco put another tally-mark in the win column for Chattanooga when she lifted a pitch to left field to bring in four runs, handing UTC a four-run win.

Chattanooga 1 - Boston College 6
The Lady Mocs came up short in the second game of the day with a 6-1 loss to the Boston College Eagles. Boston College struck in the first inning with two runs and one more in the third, chasing sophomore pitcher Taylor Deason (Clarksville, Tenn.) after just 2.1 innings. Despite the three runs given up, Deason gave up only two hits.

Freshman Kaisey Carson (Indianapolis, Ind.) was brought on in relief but did not fare much better, giving up four hits and two runs in 2.2 innings. Fellow freshman Rachel Albritton (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) relieved Carson in the sixth inning, allowing a run to score in the frame.

Chattanooga was able to score one run in the fifth inning on the shoulders of junior Tyler Templet (Woodstock, Ga.) and freshman Amanda Ross (Torrance, Calif.). Templet singled and stole second base before Ross singled to drive in the junior.

Chattanooga wraps up the Frost Classic Sunday at 12:15 p.m. as the Lady Mocs take on Missouri State at Frost Stadium.


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