Ball Named SoCon Player of the Month

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman Courtney Ball is the Southern Conference Softball Player of the Month for February, the league office announced today. Ball, a native of Macon, Ga., starts at third base for head coach Frank Reed’s Mocs.

Ball recorded at least one hit in all seven games played to open her collegiate career in the month of February. She was 11-22 at the plate, with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs. Slugging at a .773 clip, she also finished with a .500 on-base percentage.

Ball recorded a pair of three-hit games against Indiana State (Feb. 20) and Kennesaw State (Feb. 21), while driving in a combined five runs, posting two doubles and a home run during that stretch. She was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 22.

The Mocs are on the road this weekend at Georgia State. First pitch of the double-header against the Panthers is set for 4:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, March 13.