Mocs Softball Hosts ETSU Saturday, Sunday

Thursday, April 26, 2018
 The Chattanooga Mocs softball team looks to close out Southern Conference action on a high note this weekend by hosting rival ETSU on Saturday and Sunday at Frost Stadium.
 
Saturday's doubleheader is slated for a 1 p.m. start while Sunday's series ender will begin at 2 p.m. The Mocs will honor its three seniors in Ashley Conner, J.J. Hamill and Brook Womack before the series finale on Sunday with a pre-game ceremony.
 
The three seniors have combined to appear in 392 games while starting 367 of them.
Hamill and Conner have appeared in over 150 games while Womack has played in 95 since transferring to UTC in 2016. The trio has batted a combined .322 with 19 doubles, 12 homeruns, 69 RBI and 65 runs scored this season.
 
Chattanooga (23-24, 7-6 SoCon) is coming off a 2-2 week where they picked up a non-conference win over Tennessee State and a SoCon victory over UNCG. The Mocs down the SoCon-leading Spartans in Greensboro in game one of the series on Saturday, 5-4 in a ten inning affair. UTC currently sits in fourth place in the league standings but has the opportunity to rise to third after the weekend.
 
All three games of the series will be broadcasted LIVE on ESPN3 through the WatchESPN App platform. Saturday's promotions include 'Stress Relief Day' with a car smash and stress relief puppies and kittens and also post-game autographs will commence after the second game.
 
Fans can purchase tickets ($5) on GoMocs.com by visiting the schedule page or by calling the ticket office at (423) 266-MOCS.
 
A limited number of tickets are still available for the 2 p.m. doubleheader against nationally-ranked Auburn at Frost Stadium on Sunday, May 6. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets ASAP through the schedule page or by calling the box office as only a small amount of tickets remain.
 
The defending Southern Conference Tournament Champions, ETSU enters the weekend with a 13-23 overall record and a 1-9 mark in league play. The Bucs are coming off an 11-3 loss to No. 7 Tennessee last week before dropping a pair of games to UNCG two weekends ago. They have dropped their last ten games with six of them being decided by two runs or less.
 
ETSU's offense is led by Lauren Lee and Taylor Wright who carry .316 and .300 batting averages, respectively, this season. Lee leads the team with 30 hits and ranks second on the team with a .347 on-base percentage in 29 games played. Wright ranks second on the team in homeruns (4), RBI (17) and slugging percentage (.488).
 
In the circle, the Bucs are anchored by senior pitcher Madison Ogle who leads the team and ranks seventh in the SoCon with a 2.73 ERA. She has totaled 12 complete games and has struck out 105 while limiting opposing hitters to a .243 average in 120.2 innings pitched.

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