Two-Out Hitting Propels UTC Softball to Doubleheader Sweep over Georgia State

The Chattanooga Mocs’ softball team swept the visiting Georgia State Panthers at Frost Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The Blue and Gold won game one, 5-3 before a 5-1 victory in game two with two home runs.

Chattanooga moved to 13-12 while Georgia State dropped to 8-16.

The Mocs return to Frost Stadium on Friday, March 18 for day one of the Chatty’s Patty’s. First pitch vs. Bucknell is set for 3 p.m.




GAME ONE RECAP
Georgia State got the scoring started with three runs in the first, including one earned run. They had two hits and scored one on an error.

The Mocs were able to get one run back with an Acelynn Sellers single in the bottom half, which scored Emily Coltharp.

Chattanooga left runners in scoring position in the third, fourth and fifth inning and then with two outs in the sixth, the team loaded the bases. Sellers came through with a bases-clearing double to the left field wall to give the Mocs their first lead of the game.

Hannah Wood retired the side in the top of the seventh to pick up her second win of the season, defeating the Panthers 5-3. Wood entered the game in the first and tossed 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out two without walking a batter.

Sellers and Kaili Phillips both had two hits in the contest. Sellers’ four RBI tied a season-high by a Moc in a game this season.




UTC 5, GSU 3 | BOX
SCORING PLAYS
T1st: Daisy Hess (GSU) walked. Chloe Middlebrooks scored on a wild pitch, Bailee Richardson scored on a throwing error by the pitcher. (GSU 2-0)
T1st: Sofie Mooney (GSU) singled up the middle, Daisy Hess scored, unearned. (GSU 3-0)
B1st: Acelynn Sellers (UTC) singled to left field, RBI, Emily Coltharp scored. (GSU 3-1)
B3rd: Kaili Phillips (UTC) doubled to right center, RBI, Emily Coltharp scored. (GSU 3-2)
B6th: Acelynn Sellers (UTC) doubled to left center, 3 RBI, Olivia Coltharp, Olivia Lipari and Kendall Forsythe scored.

WP: Hannah Wood (2-5)
LP: Emily Hodnett (1-2)

GAME TWO RECAP
Once again, the Panthers got on the board in the first, scoring on an RBI groundout.

The Mocs took the lead a lot quicker in game two as Adison Keylon hit a three-run homer over the center field wall with two outs in the bottom of the second to give Chattanooga a 3-1 advantage.

In the fourth, again with two away, Lipari went yard for the third time this season, hitting a two-run homer to left to put UTC up 5-1.

Izzy Alley tossed a complete game in the circle, allowing just one run on four hits and striking out three.

Coltharp had a two-hit game, while Keylon drove in three runs and Lipari had two RBI.




UTC 5, GSU 1 | BOX
SCORING PLAYS
T1st: Sofie Moonie grounded out to third, RBI, Emily Brown scored. (GSU 1-0)
B2nd: Adison Keylon homered to center, 3 RBI, Jayce Purdy and Kaili Phillips scored. (UTC 3-1)
B4th: Olivia Lipari homered to left field, 2 RBI, Skylar Berkhiser scored. (UTC 5-1)

WP: Izzy Alley (3-6)
LP: Hallie Adams (2-4)