published Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Lady Mocs rock Indiana State, TSU

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team got untracked Saturday with two victories in the Auburn University Tiger Invitational tournament, 9-2 over Indiana State and 9-1 in five innings against winless Tennessee State.

After making five errors in Friday night's loss to Kansas, the Lady Mocs (3-5) made only one in Saturday's two games. They face host Auburn this afternoon.

Freshman Kaisey Carson pitched a complete-game four-hitter against Indiana State (5-4), when Kasey Tydingco was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and leadoff batter Sara Poteat drove in two runs and scored two. Tyler Templet, Anyssa Robles and Sarah Beth Roberts each had a hit and an RBI for UTC.

The Lady Mocs scored five runs in the sixth inning with two-run singles by Poteat and Tydingco. They scored six in the bottom of the first against TSU (0-6), which scored its run in the top of the inning on a strikeout-throwout after two walks and a wild pitch.

Rachel Albritton and Taylor Deason combined on a one-hitter with four strikeouts and four walks by Albritton in her five outs and Deason adding nine strikeouts. Roberts was 2-for-3 with two RBIS, Templet was 2-for-2 with an RBI, Poteat was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs and Stephanie Rieck was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

• Bryan 9-8, 1-0: At Dayton, the Lady Lions evened their record at 4-4 with Shanna Chappell pitching a five-inning six-hitter and Sarah Hundley adding a five-inning two-hitter with eight strikeouts.

Katelyn Bowen tripled in each game for Bryan. She was 1-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs in the first and added another two RBIs in the rematch, when Taylor Yates was 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, two RBIs and two runs, Kirstie Jennings and Jill Davis each was 2-for-3 and scored twice and Heather Daniel was 2-for-2 after a 2-for-3 opener.

Also in game one, Jennings was 3-for-3 with two runs and Alexsa Valdes was 2-for-4.

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