Mocs Softball At Samford Saturday, Sunday

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Chattanooga Mocs softball team visits Birmingham, Ala., this weekend as Head Coach Frank Reed’s squad takes on Samford in a three-game SoCon set. 

The Mocs have won four of their last five outings, sweeping a double-header from Tennessee Tech and taking two of three games from Elon last weekend.  Standing at 8-3 in the Southern Conference, Chattanooga sits in second place behind 11-1 Georgia Southern in the race for the regular season crown.

Chattanooga looks to improve its 3-2 road record with the duo of Taylor Deason (Clarksville, Tenn.) and Katie Henderson (Hixson, Tenn.) in the circle.  Deason continues to maintain a 0.98 ERA and Henderson leads the Mocs with 12 wins.  Both pitchers have reached double-digits in the win column, Deason with 10, while both are holding opposing batters under a .230 average.

The Chattanooga offense is led by Anyssa Robles (Lawrenceville, Ga.) with a .343 average while sophomore shortstop Alyssa Taylor (Orange, Calif.) leads with a team-best 38 hits.  Taylor and freshman first baseman Jesslyn Stockard (Ringgold, Ga.) are currently tied for first in homeruns with five each.  Stockard’s last homerun came last Sunday as she lifted a grand slam to opposite field.

Samford comes into the weekend with a 30-12 mark and 6-5 SoCon record.  The Bulldogs are still reeling on a doubleheader sweep of the Tennessee State Tigers in Nashville, Tenn., from just a couple of days ago.

The Chattanooga pitching staff will have to be careful around Bulldogs’ infielder Abby Adams.  The junior is batting .323 with a whopping 12 homeruns thus far.  Adams has driven in 33 runs, tied for the team lead with fellow infielder Callie Brister.  The sophomore is batting .333 with 42 hits – six of which are homers.

Mollie Hanson has proven to be the ace of the Samford staff this season.  The junior has started 17 games and recorded 13 complete games.  The right-hander is 18-7 on the year with a 1.44 ERA.  Beyond Hanson, Grey Adams ranks second with a 6-2 mark and nine games started.

Follow the game online via live stats.  There will also be a free video broadcast courtesy of Samford Athletics.  Follow the links above or on the schedule page to follow live.



Lee Women Win 1-0 Over West Alabama

The No. 17 Lee University women’s soccer team continued its pursuit of the Gulf South Conference (GSC) regular season championship with a 1-0 defeat of West Alabama Sunday afternoon at the Lee Soccer Field. The Lady Flames (12-4, 11-2 GSC) moved back into a tie with Mississippi College at the top of the standings, although Lee holds the head-to-head tie-breaker and would receive ... (click for more)

No. 20 West Alabama Survive Lee Upset

Thanks to a goal with just 36 seconds left in double overtime the No. 20 West Alabama Tigers survived a 2-1 battle with the Lee men's soccer team on Sunday afternoon from the Lee Soccer Field. Owen Keck broke a scoreless tie in the 83rd minute as he headed in a cross from Samir Williams to give the Flames a 1-0 lead over the Tigers. The Gulf South leaders wouldn't go away however ... (click for more)

Man Shot Multiple Times In Cleveland; Jesus Teague, 14, Is Arrested

On Saturday, at 6:12 a.m., Cleveland Police Department responded to 1210 Elrod Place SE in reference to a domestic disturbance.   A man sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Erlanger by Life Force. His condition is stable, at this time.   The suspect, Jesus Tyler Teague, 14, was located and was in custody as of 3:25 p.m. ... (click for more)

Travis Caslin, 42, Shot While Walking Along South Willow Street

Chattanooga Police said a man was shot on Friday night while walking along South Willow Street.   The victim was identified as Travis Caslin, 42.   At 7:37 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers were called to a local hospital after a person showed up with a gunshot wound.   Police were informed that the victim's condition was non-life threatening. ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Myth And Fact Check

My husband and I recently had the privilege of participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Chattanooga. I listened as my husband told the audience about how his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was nine and how she died from the disease when he was fourteen. As a child, my husband didn’t understand what breast cancer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s All About People

The leaders of Hamilton County’s Mental Health Court held a heart-warming open house Friday afternoon and it was announced that just since February, the creation has saved the county over $3 million in incarceration costs. But to hear County Mayor Jim Coppinger or Judge Don Poole tell it, that’s not what is important. “Soon after the court started, a kind, quiet man I’ll ... (click for more)