UTC Softball Hosts "Meet the Mocs" Thursday Night

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The Chattanooga Mocs softball team hosts “Meet the Mocs” Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the UTC Indoor Hitting Facility.  A free event hosted to promote the upcoming 2014 season, everyone is invited to attend.

Coaches and student-athletes will be signing autographs and handing out schedule cards and posters to supporters in attendance. Five-time Southern Conference Coach of the Year Frank Reed will preview his squad and introduce the student-athletes during the event.

Preseason All-Conference selections Sarah Beth Roberts (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.), Sam Taylor (Chickamauga, Ga.), Stephanie Rieck (Chandler, Ariz.) and Alyssa Taylor (Orange, Calif.) will all be on-hand for practice and autographs.

The Mocs will be introduced, participate in a light practice on the indoor’s full-size infield and sign autographs after the workout.  Schedule cards and posters are provided free from the Chattanooga marketing department.  Give-aways and other promotional Mocs items will be made available along with merchandise for purchase from the Chattanooga RBI Club.

Chattanooga begins its season Feb. 7 against Fordham in Orlando, Fla., at the UCF Knight Invitational.


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