The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team earned split in a nonconference doubleheader against Tennessee State on Wednesday. The Lady Mocs (17-16, 7-2 SoCon) fell in the first game 3-0, before rallying for a 9-1 win in five innings in the second game.
Brooke Loudermilk (3-0) received the win in the second game. The junior pitched a complete game, allowing only only one run and one hit. She also struck out six and did not walk a single batter.
Chattanooga took control of the late game wiht five-run third inning, highlighted by two-run hits by Toni Hutchison and Lynleigh Hurndon. The Lady Mocs sent 11 batters to the plate in the frame on five hits. Hutchison and Hurndon both had career-tying games with four and three RBIs respectively.
Hutchison wend 2-for-3 for the game, and Tivvany Baker went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Lauren Flores led off the game-changing inning with her third hit of the double dip, a single through the left side of the infield. After a Lyndsey Stiles single sent Flores to second, Kaiti Kelley reached on an infield hit.
The Lady Mocs were unable to get anything going in the early game, managing only five hits against Tennessee State. Flores went 2-for-3 in the early game.
Lee blows out Bryan
Lee senior Brian Bistagne hit two home runs in the first inning Wednesday to lead the Flames to a 20-3 win over Bryan in baseball action. The No. 15-ranked Flames (30-8) scored eight run in the first and never looked back. Bistagne finished the game 3-for-4, and Julian Alvarez was 3-for-6 with a home run and five RBIs. Michael Brown also hit a home run for Lee and was 1-for-4 with four RBIs, and Chris Warters was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.
Lee starter Mitch Davidson (5-0) earned the victory, pitching three innings and striking out five.
Bryan was led by Reid Merwin, who went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run.