UTC softball loses to Georgia Southern in Southern Conference tournament play

UTC softball loses to Georgia Southern in Southern Conference tournament play

May 11th, 2012 by Jim Tanner in Local Regional News

Jessica Traxler prepares to return the ball to a teammate in this file photo.

Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team couldn't get anything going on offense on Friday in a 5-2 loss to Georgia Southern in the winners-bracket final in Boone, N.C.

Junior shortstop Jessica Traxler hit a home run to give UTC an early lead, but the Lady Mocs managed only one other hit against Eagles pitcher Sarah Purvis.

To win the tournament and earn a the SoCon's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, UTC will need to beat either College of Charleston or Elon in the losers bracket final at 11 this morning and then get two straight wins over the Eagles this afternoon.