Softball Mocs Look To Continue Winning Ways At Mercer

Friday, April 9, 2021

After last weekend’s sweep, the Chattanooga Mocs softball team looks to ride its momentum during a three-game Southern Conference series at Mercer this Saturday and Sunday in Macon, Ga.  

 

Saturday’s doubleheader and Sunday’s series finale are both slated for a 1 p.m.

ET start. With impending weather, the schedule is subject to change. 

 

Chattanooga (8-16, 4-1 SoCon) is coming off a three-game sweep last weekend at in-state rival ETSU and is currently tied atop the league standings. UTC earned three close victories, winning 1-0 and 3-0 on Friday and 3-2 in a wild 11-inning marathon. 

 

Senior Hayleigh Weissenbach was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week while junior Brooke Parrott was tabbed the Pitcher of the Week after their efforts against ETSU.

 

Weissenbach batted .778 (7-for-9) with a double, homer and three RBI in the series. Weissenbach belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the top of the 10th to break a scoreless tie on Saturday and finished with her first career four-hit game, going a perfect 4-for-4.

 

Parrott fired 11.0 scoreless innings and went 1-0 with a save and a complete game shutout during the series. After tossing the CG SHO in game one of the series, Parrott started the finale and went 4.0 innings before returning in the 11th inning to notch her first career save. 

 

Mercer (16-14, 1-2 SoCon) was idle last weekend in Southern Conference play, but picked up three non-conference wins on the road at N.C. Central. The Bears dropped two of three games in their conference-opening series at Samford on March 26-27.  

 

Full preview including game links and notes:

 

SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 10

at Mercer – 1:00 p.m. ET (STATS)

at Mercer – 3:00 p.m. ET (STATS)

 

Saturday, April 11

at Mercer – 1:00 p.m. ET (STATS)

 

SERIES HISTORY

• Chattanooga leads 26-19 (.578)

• Streak: Mercer, W2

• Last Meeting: Mercer, W 2-1 (4/13/19 - away)

• Last 10 Meetings: Mercer 7-3

 

CHATTANOOGA NOTES | FULL

MOCS SWEEP BUCS FOR FAST SOCON START

• Chattanooga swept all three games at in-state rival ETSU over the Easter weekend, earning three close decisions (1-0, 3-0, 3-2) including a marathon 11-inning game in the series finale on Saturday. UTC’s pitching staff of juniors Hannah Wood and Brooke Parrott allowed just one earned run over 25.0 innings in the series while senior Hayleigh

Weissenbach led the offense with a 7-for-9 (.778) weekend, adding a double, homer and three RBI.

 

ABOUT THE MERCER BEARS

• Mercer enters the weekend with a 16-14 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the SoCon after last weekend’s BYE in the conference. The Bears are winners of its last three, a non-conference series sweep at N.C. Central April 1-2. Mercer is led by seniors Danielle Castleberry (.348) and Micayla Rood (.338) on offense and freshman Madi Joice (5-4, 3.19 ERA) in the circle.

 

PITCHING FINDING STRIDE, DOMINANT

• Hannah Wood and Brooke Parrott have combined to allow just three earned runs over the last 37.0 innings in the circle to help lead the Mocs to a 3-1 record during that span. Wood ranks fourth in the SoCon with a 2.85 ERA while

Parrott sits seventh with a .268 batting average against.


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