Reed reflects on his career of 500+ wins

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Head coach Frank Reed took over the program in 2001.

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — To find a bus ride from Auburn, Ala., to Chattanooga entertaining would be a difficult task to say the least. One might listen to music, pop in a movie, or even catch up on sleep to pass the time. However for head softball coach Frank Reed, the ride presented a […]

Pitchers Henderson and Deason discuss preseason awards

Senior Taylor Deason (bottom), Clarksville, Tenn., was named to the second team.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., –The softball team has been picked as the favorite to win the SoCon with thanks to Preseason First and Second Team All-SoCon pitchers, Katie Henderson and Taylor Deason. “It’s always nice for coaches to respect our program because I think there are several schools in the conference that could fill […]

Softball looks to defend their SoCon title

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Softball head coach Frank Reed is starting his 14th season at Chattanooga as the Mocs try to keep the Southern Conference crown. “No matter what you did last year, whether you won or lost, it’s always a good time to start over and get out and do some great things,” […]

Softball team prepares for RBI Fall Classic

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The Chattanooga softball team prepares for their home tournament, the RBI Fall Classic at Frost Stadium, after a scrimmage against Cleveland State this past weekend. The teams did not keep score in the 10 innings they played, and the coaches chose different situations to place the teams in. Seniors Marina […]

Lady Mocs softball preps for Georgia at NCAA tournament

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn.- The Chattanooga softball team clinched the Southern Conference crown with a 4-3 victory in the finals over the UNCG Spartans on their home field. “We were a little outnumbered by their fans,” head coach Frank Reed said. “They were all there watching them play, but we had a good contingency […]

Softball goes 1-2 against Samford last weekend

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s softball team split their games against Samford Saturday, Apr.12 and lost their game the next day. The team lost their first game Saturday 0-1, but responded well offensively in the second game with a 5-1 win. The team felt confident going into their game on Sunday, but […]

Kentucky transfer Katie Henderson enjoys new pitching role


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


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 […]