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.


PHOTOS: Red Bank Holds On To Edge Lookout Valley, 6-4

Cleveland State Splits With Roane State

One bad inning caused Cleveland State to split Friday's double header with Roane State at Cougar Field. The Raiders rallied in the final inning scoring six runs on seven hits leading to a 7-4 victory.  Roane State pitcher Mason Sawicki shut the Cougars down in their half of the inning. Cleveland State (21-20, 8-17) centerfielder Wright Hackett homered in the bottom ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Area Bracing For Possibility Of Strong Tornadoes

The Chattanooga area on Saturday was bracing for the possibility of strong tornadoes coming in from the West. The National Weather Service issued this Hazardous Weather Outlook: AN OUTBREAK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND EARLY TONIGHT ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. DANGEROUS DAMAGING WINDS ... (click for more)

State Attorney General Says City Council Cannot Make Taxis Not Registered In Hamilton County Go Through Emissions Testing

The state attorney general's office has ruled that the City Council cannot require that taxis not registered in Hamilton County go through emissions testing. The city is dealing with the new Uber taxi service that has an out-of-town owner. Locally-owned cabs have to go through the annual emissions testing. The opinion says that local taxi owners cannot get around the emissions ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Would Mr. Summers’ Clients…

It was a beautiful day at Orange Grove Friday as the nationally-famed center, which cares for over 1,000 intellectually disabled children of all ages, celebrated its annual “Lunch of Champions” with a packed house in the Bucky Williams Gymnasium. Jerry Summers, who insiders know has done more for Orange Grove than any other man alive, not only emceed the event as he does every year, ... (click for more)