Chattanooga State Softball Undefeated After 18 Games

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Chattanooga State Lady Tiger softball team began its season strong collecting 18 wins and recording no losses on the season thus far. 

The Tigers started their season in Atmore, Ala., where they faced the reigning National Champions, Wallace State-Hanceville, defeating them 10-7.  They capped off that day beating Southern Union (a pre-season top 20 team) with a walk-off 3 run home run by sophomore catcher Emily Dagnan.


The following day the Lady Tigers won three more scoring 30 runs.  The Tigers then traveled south to Florida to play a double header versus Gulf Coast State College (another pre-season top 20 team) and swept the Lady Commodores 12-4 and 7-3.  

The following two days were played in Marianna, Fla., where the Tigers gained 4 more wins beating ranked opponents such as Chipola College 6-5 and Georgia Perimeter 4-2.  Since arriving back in Tennessee the tigers won their home opener versus Georgia Highlands 10-1, 14-6.  

Conference play began this past Saturday and Sunday at home versus Cleveland State.  The tigers were able to win all 4 games compiling 32 runs and holding Cleveland State to only 6. 

The leading pitchers for Chattanooga State are sophomore Shelby Willard, freshman Sharlene Godoy, and freshman Hanna Manley.  Willard has an ERA of 2.68 with 7 wins, no losses, and 48 strikeouts.  Godoy also has 7 wins with an ERA of 1.80 and 42 strikeouts.  Manley rounds out the pitching staff with 4 wins an ERA of 2.57 and 19 strikeouts. 

The Tigers have a team high batting average of .395, slugging percentage of .564, and on base percentage of .452.  The leading hitters for Chattanooga State are sophomore short stop Baylee Williams hitting .464 with 11 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 21 RBIs (leading the team), 6 stolen bases, and only 1 strikeout.  Courtney Crawford, the freshman centerfielder, has a batting average of .483 with 28 hits, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBIs, and 4 stolen bases.  Elyse Ferguson the sophomore right fielder has an impressive .556 batting average with 25 hits, 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 3 stolen bases, and 13 RB's.  Rounding out the top hitters is freshman Katy Richardson batting .385 with 25 hits, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, and 17 RBIs.

The Tigers have hit a total of 36 doubles, 6 triples, 14 home runs, and 133 RBIs on the season.  In 18 games they have scored 153 runs off 211 hits.  The tigers are back in action Friday and Saturday versus Walters State in Morristown, Tn. 

All the latest scores and stats are on the website . 

Coach Blythe Golden said, "Come out and support the Tigers on their run for a Region 7 Championship and a berth to the National Championship in St. George, Utah.".

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