Mocs Get Double Header Double Shut Out Against ETSU

( CHATTANOOGA — Juniors Brooke Parrott and Hannah Wood each fired complete game shutouts to help lead the Chattanooga Mocs softball team to a series-opening doubleheader sweep over in-state rival ETSU, 1-0 and 3-0, in Southern Conference action in Johnson City, Tenn., on a sunny Friday afternoon.

Following the sweep and series clincher, Chattanooga improves to 3-1 in league play and 7-16 overall. ETSU falls to 13-10 overall and 1-4 in SoCon action.

Parrott picked up her first complete game victory of the season after allowing just three hits and striking out four in game one’s 1-0 victory. Wood clinched her second complete-game shutout in as many starts, surrendering only four singles while not walking a batter and striking out three.

Full game recaps, box scores and scoring summaries are below.

GM1: UTC 1, ETSU 0  | 
Starting pitcher Brooke Parrott earned her eighth start of the season in the circle and provided a stellar effort. Parrott faced just one over the minimum over the first three innings while picking up a pair of punchouts in the process.

Chattanooga didn’t record its first hit of the game until the top of the fourth inning when Liz Rodebaugh and Cameren Swafford singled back-to-back to put runners at first and second with one out. UTC failed to cash in after consecutive pop-ups to the infield ended the threat.

After a scoreless fourth, ETSU loaded the based on a single and pair of walks with two outs. On a 1-2 count, Parrott got a swing and miss and recorded her fifth strikeout of the game to end the Bucs rally. (WATCH)

Hayleigh Weissenbach singled to lead off the top of the sixth and later advanced to third on consecutive groundouts. With two outs and a 1-0 count, Rayanna Janke posted her first career hit with an RBI single to left field which eventually would turn into the game winner. (WATCH)

Parrott (2-5) stranded a pair of runners in the bottom of the sixth and allowed just a single in the seventh to notch her second victory of the season in complete game, shutout fashion. Parrott tied a season-high with five strikeouts and allowed just three hits while walking four.

Chattanooga singled five times in the game with hits from Janke (1-for-3, RBI), Swafford (1-for-2), Weissenbach (1-for-2), Rodebaugh (1-for-3) and Adison Keylon (1-for-3).

T6th: Rayanna Janke singled to left field, RBI (1-0 B); Hayleigh Weissenbach scored. (UTC 1-0)

GM2: UTC 3, ETSU 0 | 
Chattanooga opened up the scoring in the top of the first when Hayleigh Weissenbach ripped a two-out RBI single to score Adison Keylon from third and give UTC a quick 1-0 lead. Both teams went scoreless in the second and third frames before a Rayanna Janke SAC fly to right in the top of the fourth extended the lead to 2-0.

Starting pitcher Hannah Wood retired the first 10 batters before surrendering a pair of singles in the bottom of the fourth. Wood pitched out of the jam and stranded Bucs runners at the corners with an inning-ending groundout.

Chattanooga added a run in the top of the fifth when Courtney Ball laced a two-out RBI single to right field which scored Kailey Snell and added to the UTC lead, 3-0.
Wood battled through ETSU rallies in the fifth and sixth innings, ultimately retiring two runners in each of the frames to preserve the Mocs’ lead. UTC turned a 4-6-3 double play in the fifth and made a few key defensive plays in the sixth to aid the effort.

Chattanooga stranded a pair of runners in the top of the seventh after looking for a few more insurance runs. Wood (4-4) slammed the door in the home half and capped off the complete game victory with a one-two-three inning. Wood allowed just four hits while striking out three and walking none.

The Mocs finished with five hits, led by Weissenbach who posted the lone multi-hit game with a 2-for-3, RBI performance. Ball (1-for-4, RBI), Liz Rodebaugh (1-for-3) and Kailey Snell (1-for-1, R) added the other three hits.

T1st: Hayleigh Weissenbach singled to left field, RBI (3-2 BBBSK); Adison Keylon scored. (UTC 1-0)
T4th: Rayanna Janke flied out to rf, SF, RBI (0-0); Hayleigh Weissenbach scored. (UTC 2-0)
T5th: Courtney Ball singled to right field, RBI (1-2 KFB); Kailey Snell scored. (UTC 3-0)

Chattanooga (7-16, 3-1 SoCon) looks to complete the three-game series sweep over ETSU tomorrow in the finale, scheduled for a Noon ET start.

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