Lady Mocs Softball Drops Frost Classic Finale

Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Chattanooga Lady Mocs softball team (7-7) dropped its final matchup of the 2013 Frost Classic on Sunday to the Missouri State Bears (7-8) in an 8-0 shutout at Frost Stadium.

Sophomore Taylor Deason (Clarksville, Tenn.) was charged with the loss, tossing seven complete innings and allowing 11 hits. The sophomore was touched up for eight earned runs despite recording 10 strikeouts against the Bears.

The offense for the Lady Mocs was quiet, finding just six hits through seven innings.

Junior Stephanie Rieck (Chandler, Ariz.) was 2-3 with a couple of singles while Sara Poteat (Thomaston, Ga.), Kasey Tydingco (Fairfield, Calif.), junior Tyler Templet and senior Ninjja Suetsugu (Sao Paulo, Brazil) each recorded a hit. Tydingco also reached on a catcher's interference call.

Both teams were scoreless through three innings until Missouri State was able to put two runs on the board in the fourth inning. A single from Kerri Cunningham led off the inning and a home run from first baseman Stevie Pierce put the Bears on top.

Three Chattanooga runners stranded until the fifth inning, the Lady Mocs put two runners on with a Templet single into left field and a Poteat single through the right side, but a groundout ended the inning to keep UTC off the board.

Missouri State threw three runs on the board in the sixth inning on four hits and then added three more insurance runs on four hits in the seventh inning to extend the lead to 8-0.

The Lady Mocs go back to action Friday as they travel to Macon, Ga. to participate in the Mercer University Bear Classic. Chattanooga is scheduled to play four guaranteed tournament games before beginning an elimination tournament. UTC will face Northern Kentucky, Central Arkansas and Mercer over the three-day event.


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