UTC wins two again in Frost Classic

UTC wins two again in Frost Classic

February 23rd, 2014 by Staff Report in Sports - College

UTC shortstop Criket Blanco tags out Radford runner Megan Honaker at second during the Mocs' softball game against Radford on Saturday at Chester Frost Stadium in Chattanooga.

Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press.

Frost Classic scores

Friday

Tennessee Tech 5, Toledo 3

Austin Peay 3, Radford 1

Ohio 5, Austin Peay 2

Campbell 6, Toledo 1

Campbell 6, Middle Tennessee 3

Radford 6, Middle Tennessee 3

Tennessee Tech 6, Ohio 5

Northwestern State 5, Butler 1

UTC 3, Butler 1

UTC 5, Northwestern State 2

Saturday

Tennessee Tech 6, Campbell 5 (9)

Butler 2, Radford 0

Ohio 3, Middle Tennessee 2

Northwestern State 10, MTSU 3

Ohio 3, Butler 1

Austin Peay 8, Campbell 7

UTC 5, Radford 2

Northwestern State 9, Tenn. Tech 0

Toledo 7, Austin Peay 2

UTC 14, Toledo 0

If not for his old boss and old program, Donald Pickett would be undefeated in the Frost Classic softball tournament this weekend at Warner Park.

Pickett's Northwestern State team from Louisiana matched Ohio University and the host University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with two wins in two games Saturday. That was after the former UTC assistant coach's team beat Butler 5-1 and lost 5-2 to the Lady Mocs and his mentor, Frank Reed, on Friday.

Northwestern State won 10-3 over Middle Tennessee State and 9-0 over Tennessee Tech on Saturday, while Ohio won 3-2 over Middle and 3-1 over Butler and also is 3-1 going into the final day. With Campbell falling twice by a run after a 2-0 first day, only UTC is left at 4-0. The Mocs (7-6) face Campbell in their tournament finale at 1:30 p.m. today, while Northwestern State and Ohio face off.

UTC had eight hits in a 5-2 defeat of Radford and 14 in a five-inning 14-0 victory over Toledo as Katie Henderson (2-2) pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts.

Alyssa Taylor was 2-for-3 with home runs in her first two at-bats and another score against Radford, and Jenny Garcia blasted a three-run homer in the fifth inning. Rachel Albritton got the first five outs, allowing three hits, and Taylor Deason (4-3) pitched the rest of the way, striking out five and allowing two unearned runs.

Anyssa Robles was 2-for-3 with a homer, a double and five RBIs against Toledo, and Sam Taylor and Criket Blanco each had three hits and three RBIs. Blanco, who was 3-for-3, homered; Taylor doubled and scored three runs.

Also for the Mocs, Jesslyn Stockard and Sarah Beth Roberts each had two hits, and RBI and a run, while Shelby Carter drove in two and Kaiti Dutton and Alyssa Taylor each scored twice.

"We played well. We hit the ball really, really well," Reed said. "We got 14 hits in the second game, and we got good pitching. All in all it was a pretty good day."

Tennessee Tech, with Sequatchie County's Chelsea Burgess as the catcher, also is 3-1 in the tournament.