After compiling 23 runs on 35 hits over its last three games, the Chattanooga Mocs softball team recorded just three hits and was blanked in the run column during a 2-0 loss at Southern Conference-foe Furman in Greenville, S.C., on Sunday afternoon.
Following the loss, Chattanooga falls to 23-8 overall and 2-1 in the SoCon.
Furman improved its mark to 9-20, 1-2 in conference action after the victory.
Furman 2, Chattanooga 0
After a scoreless first inning for both teams, Furman struck for a run in the bottom of the second on back-to-back doubles from EmilyDeMonte
and Mackense Greico
to take a 1-0 lead.
, the starting pitcher for the Paladins, shut down the Chattanooga offense for the entirety of the game. She scattered just three UTC singles over the full 7.0 innings and allowed just two runners to reach scoring position.
Williamson led the second inning off with a walk before advancing to second on an Amanda Beltran sacrifice bunt. UTC failed to drive her in after a groundout to third and foul out in left ended the threat.
It would not be until the sixth inning where Chattanooga landed another runner in scoring position. Emma Sturdivant
dropped in a single to right center with two outs and Makenzi Grider
on first. Grider
reached second before being thrown out at the third trying to take the extra base for the final out of the inning.
Hudson (7-6) provided yet another solid performance in the circle for the Mocs
despite suffering the loss. She tossed 6.0 innings while allowing just two earned runs, six hits and one free pass. Furman belted a solo homer off Hudson in the bottom of the sixth to total the 2-0 final.
Notable Performances: Celie Hudson (6IP, 6H, 2ER); Aly Walker (1-for-2, BB); Emily Coltharp (1-for-3); Emma Sturdivant (1-for-3)