Mocs Softball Drops 4-0 Decision At UNCG

Sunday, April 22, 2018
 A timely miscue on defense and 11 runners left on base from the Chattanooga Mocs softball team's offense resulted in a 4-0 loss to UNCG during the series finale in Greensboro on Sunday afternoon.
 
Following the loss, the Mocs fall to 23-24 overall and 7-6 in Southern Conference action. UNCG improves to 38-9 overall and continues to lead the SoCon with an 11-2 record.
 
A classic pitcher's duel broke out in Greensboro as both teams had been scoreless for five-plus innings.
Starters Celie Hudson and Alicia Bazonski went pitch-for-pitch in a rematch of game one of the series.
 
Chattanooga let opportunities slip in the top of the first and fourth innings as they stranded a combined five runners on base. They left 11 stranded for the entirety of the game, the most since March 25 against Mercer.
 
Hudson and the Mocs defense worked together to end UNCG threats all game long. The highlight came in the bottom of the second when center fielder Alyssa Coppinger fired one to catcher Amanda Beltran to nab a would-be run, ending the inning and keeping the game scoreless.
 
UNCG broke through and put up the game's first runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Spartans loaded the bases with two outs before Emily Acquaviva hit a soft-liner to shortstop that eventually dropped in on an error, allowing one run to cross the plate.
 
Stephanie Bryden followed with a pinch-hit, two-RBI double to extend their lead to 3-0. All three runs allowed by Hudson went down as unearned. Missed defensive chances behind relief pitcher Allison Swinford allowed UNCG to add a run in the sixth to extend their lead to 4-0.
 
Hudson (11-11) suffered the loss in the circle, but once again put together a stellar game. She allowed seven hits and no earned runs while striking out two. It marks the fourth time in her last five starts that she did not allow an earned run over six-plus innings of work.
 
For the first time in nearly a month, the Chattanooga offense was out-hit by their opposition. UNCG led the hit column by a slim 8-7 margin.
 
Aly Walker upped her hitting streak to five games with a 2-for-4 performance. She has recorded a hit in 11 of her last 12 games with five of those going for multiple hits. Devan Brown added her second multi-hit game in her last three with a 2-for-3 day at the plate.
 
Morgan Kazerooni added a pinch-hit double for the only extra-base hit for UTC. J.J. Hamill and Brook Womack added singles in the defeat.
 
Chattanooga and Tennessee Tech were originally supposed to meet on Tuesday for a non-conference game in Cookeville, but that game has been CANCELLED.
 
The Mocs will host SoCon rival ETSU next weekend (April 28-29) for a three-game series at Frost Stadium on Senior Weekend. Tickets can be purchased on GoMocs.com by visiting the schedule page or by calling (423) 266-MOCS.

PREP SCHEDULES

Randy Smith: Mariano Rivera Still Making History

PHOTOS: East Hamilton Tames Bears, 63-60


PREP BASKETBALL MONDAY, JANUARY 21 Sale Creek at Marion Co. TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 Baylor at MBA Walker Valley at Ooltewah Soddy Daisy at Cleveland Rhea Co. at Sale Creek ... (click for more)

My very close friend, the late Ron Bishop, is celebrating in Heaven today. His favorite baseball player, Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees, was chosen for induction into Baseball's Hall ... (click for more)


Sports

PREP SCHEDULES

PREP BASKETBALL MONDAY, JANUARY 21 Sale Creek at Marion Co. TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 Baylor at MBA Walker Valley at Ooltewah Soddy Daisy at Cleveland Rhea Co. at Sale Creek Tyner at Red Bank South Pittsburg at Lookout Valley McCallie at Ensworth Hixson at Central East Ridge at Sequatchie Co. East Hamilton at Bradley Notre Dame at CSAS Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: Mariano Rivera Still Making History

My very close friend, the late Ron Bishop, is celebrating in Heaven today. His favorite baseball player, Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees, was chosen for induction into Baseball's Hall of Fame yesterday, becoming the first player in history to ever be a unanimous choice. Rivera will join five others including Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina, Harold Baines and Lee ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Angry City Council Wants Answers On Incident Caught On Video Of Man Being Beaten By City Police Officer; Asks DA For Independent Probe

Angry City Council members said they want answers on an incident caught on camera of a Chattanooga Police officer shown beating a man after a traffic stop. The council on Tuesday night voted to ask District Attorney Neal Pinkston to carry out an independent investigation of the incident from last March. Councilman Russell Gilbert said, "I want to see a change in our ... (click for more)

"Financial Predator" Gets 43-Year Prison Sentence In Dalton

Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris on Tuesday sentenced Cara Ann Williams (also known as Kaesarea Williams) to serve a total of 43 years without the possibility of parole on 16 total counts including aggravated identity fraud, forgery, financial transaction card theft and false statements. The sentence will run concurrent with a five-year no parole sentenced ordered by Judge ... (click for more)

Opinion

Fake News Strikes Again And Again

Two major stories exploded across the headlines this past week which confirm my opinion that the mainstream media (MSM) is biased, incompetent, and can seldom be trusted to impart the news fairly and accurately. The first instance was the BuzzFeed story regarding Michael Cohen and how he allegedly lied on President Trump's behalf to Congress. Virtually all of the big media outlets ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Walmart vs 535 Morons

There is an anonymous paper on the Internet that tells how Walmart could do a better job running America instead of the pompous flops and duds we send to Washington. Please try to connect the dots on Walmart’s 1.6 million employees and the obscene profits that they make versus our 535 members of Congress who blow through money while “WallyWorld” churns out an average of $20-thousand ... (click for more)