Lady Mocs Softball Travels To UAB

Monday, April 29, 2013

 The Chattanooga Lady Mocs softball team (26-21, 10-8 SoCon) travels to Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday afternoon to take on the UAB Blazers (32-13, 18-2 C-USA) in a mid-week double header beginning at 4 p.m.

“We need to go to Birmingham and pick up a couple of wins,” Head Coach Frank Reed said.

“With the Samford series being canceled, that puts us without playing a game in over a week. These two games will be crucial to going into Elon with playing time and some confidence.”

Reed and the Lady Mocs go to Birmingham coming off a series win over UNCG last weekend.Senior Kasey Tydingco (Fairfield, Calif.) continues to lead the team with a .379 average, five home runs and 31 RBI. Senior Sara Poteat (Thomaston, Ga.) follows up with a team-best 55 hits and 75 total bases. The second baseman has also swiped 17 stolen bases in 18 attempts.

Freshman Sam Taylor (Chickamauga, Ga.) continues to stay hot at the plate, extending her hitting streak to 13 games, and collecting two multi-hit games against UNCG last weekend. Since beginning her steak, Taylor has raised her average by .100 and recorded six multi-hit games – including two three-hit games.

Sophomore Taylor Deason (Clarksville, Tenn.) continues to pace the pitching with a 16-9 record and maintains a 3.35 ERA as the ace of the staff. The sophomore has pitched over 171 innings and has also recorded two saves out of the pen. Freshmen Rachel Albritton (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and Kaisey Carson (Indianapolis, Ind.) provide support with 10 wins combined along with 45 combined appearances. Carson picked up two wins over the past weekend against Greensboro to improve to 4-8 during her first season in Chattanooga.

The Conference USA Blazers enter the double header also coming off a rainout. After taking two games from Marshall, UAB had its finale with the Thundering Herd at UAB Softball Field canceled.

The Blazers’ offense is led by freshman Caitlin Attfield as she bats .371 with a team-best 52 hits on the season. The leadoff hitter has also swiped 22 bases on 32 attempts this season. As Attfield provides a solid base runner, Whitney Fletcher provides the power and average from the middle of the lineup. The senior is batting .336 and leads the team with 14 extra-base hits. The outfielder has driven in 29 runs and is slugging a Blazer-best .541.

The pitching staff is led by senior Lauren Webster and junior Leigh Streetman, both of which have recorded double-digit wins on the season. Webster, 11-3, sports the best record and a microscopic 1.79 ERA. Streetman is 12-6 through 23 game played and maintains a 2.29 ERA. Lefty Lannah Campbel is 9-4 with a 2.07 ERA, appearing in a team-high 30 games and starting 15 in the circle.

Live stats are available and free for each game, and a free audio broadcast is available via MocsVision. Live stats and audio are available 15 minutes before the start of each game.


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