UTC Softball Loses Rain-Shortened Game In Chattanooga Challange

Saturday, February 17, 2018
On another rainy, dreary afternoon at Frost Stadium, the Chattanooga Mocs softball team dropped a rain-shortened 7-2 contest to WKU on the third day of the Chattanooga Challenge.

After the loss, Chattanooga falls to 3-5 on the season. WKU improved to 7-3 after the win.

UTC collected only five hits as a team and allowed 13 to WKU in the defeat. J.J. Hamill finished 1-for-3 and drove in the Mocs only runs on a two-run homerun, her first of the season.

The Mocs opened the game’s scoring in the bottom of the third on a two out rally from Hayleigh Weissenbach and J.
J. Hamill. Weissenbach singled through the right side before Hamill launched a homerun over the right center fence, giving UTC the 2-0 advantage.

WKU answered in a big way with three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to take a 6-2 lead. The Hilltoppers used a two-run single and a wind-blown pop up to plate the trio of runs in the fourth before scoring their three runs via the long ball in the fifth. WKU would add a run in the sixth to make it 7-2.

The game was called early with one out in the top of the seventh due to rain. The game is complete and WKU earns the victory.

Freshman Allison Swinford (1-1) suffered the loss in the circle after she tossed 4.1 innings while allowing nine hits and six runs (all earned).

Chattanooga returns to action tomorrow on the final day of the Chattanooga Challenge against Tennessee State at 1 p.m. at Frost Stadium. The most up-to-date tournament schedule can be found at the tournament central page. Follow @GoMocsSB on twitter for the most up-to-date information.


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