Kentucky transfer Katie Henderson enjoys new pitching role

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By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. - Sophomore softball player Katie Henderson, Hixson, Tenn., is enjoying her teammates and the amount of playing time she gets after transferring from Kentucky. “I love it,” Henderson said. “It’s been a great transition and Chattanooga is my hometown, so it’s great to be back.” Henderson received a scholarship from Kentucky […]

Pitcher Taylor Deason credits the “drop ball” to her strong season

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., Right-handed pitcher Taylor Deason, Clarksville, Tenn., is coming off of a strong performance after winning Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week from March 17-23. The Lady Mocs are currently second in the SoCon standings, and the junior’s pitching, especially the drop ball, has been a major factor for UTC along with […]

Lady Mocs softball team focuses on conference play

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Junior pitcher Taylor Deason, Clarksville, Tenn., winds up for her next pitch during the Frost Classic.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., The Lady Mocs softball team is looking for their 12th SoCon title, with the last one being in 2011. The team was on track to win the conference in the 2012 season but lost the title due to a rain out, and then fell short in 2013. But this season, they […]

Catcher Anyssa Robles brings a spark to the Lady Mocs softball team

By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn., Lady Mocs sophomore Anyssa Robles, Lawrenceville, Ga., is tearing it up this softball season leading the team in batting average (.371)  and on base percentage (.451). Beginning her prep career at Mill Creek High School near Hoschton, Georgia, Robles was a three-year letter winner for head coach Roger Parham. Successful on […]

Lady Mocs softball sweeps Frost Classic

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.—— In the annual Frost Classic, the host Lady Mocs softball team went 5-0 over the weekend. UTC opened the tournament last Friday, with a 3-1 win over Butler University and a 5-2 victory against Northwestern State later that night. The following day, UTC was led by four sophomore Lady Mocs […]

Softball team clinches three wins at UNLV Easton Desert Classic

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Sophomore Sam Taylor, Ringgold, Ga., was honored as SoCon Player of the Week.

By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn. - The Chattanooga Mocs softball team won their first game this season 8-0 over BYU at the UNLV Easton Desert Classic. Freshman Liana Rodrigues, Chattanooga, helped pick up the win for the Mocs by pitching three innings and allowing only one hit. Junior Taylor Deason, Clarksville, Tenn., also pitched a solid […]

Lady Mocs softball opens season at UCF Invitational

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn., –  Chattanooga’s softball team dropped their first four games of the spring season at the UCF Knights Invitational in Orlando, Fla. Head coach Frank Reed said, “We had to play through a lot of inclement weather. I think two of the games we played it was raining through the entire […]

Softball team struggles on the road

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Making a play: Sarah Beth Roberts, from Mt. Juliet, Tenn., takes the infield to make a play on the ball against the College of Charleston.

By Steven Griffis, Chattanooga, TN—The softball team struggled on the road over the weekend, dropping all three games on the slate against the College of Charleston Cougars in Charleston, S.C. The Lady Mocs took the lead first, going up 2-0 on the Cougars in the fourth inning off Cougar pitcher Hope Klicker. Senior Kasey Tydingco, […]

Lady Mocs softball takes two of three games against GSU

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By Steven Griffis, Chattanooga, TN—The Lady Mocs were able to take two of three over the weekend from conference rival Georgia Southern at Jim Frost stadium over the weekend. The weekend began with a thrilling 6-5 victory over the Eagles in a game started by freshman pitcher, Rachel Albritton.  The Eagles plated two runs in […]

Tydingco shapes softball team as a leader, team player

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By Steven Griffis, Chattanooga, TN–Kasey Tydingco began playing softball at an early age because it was something that ran in the family. Her mother, Lisa, was a softball player, and so was her mother’s sister, who also went on to play collegiate softball. They taught her from a young age that the opportunity for higher […]