Lady Mocs Drop Series Finale at Georgia Southern
Courtesy: GoMocs
Senior Jessica Traxler recorded a two-RBI double in the seventh for the Lady Mocs..

Chattanooga at Georgia Southern
April 1, 2012
Statesboro, Ga. (Eagle Field)
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GSU (21-12, 7-1)
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WP: Sarah Purvis (12-6) LP: Taylor Deason (12-7)

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STATESBORO, Ga. - The Chattanooga Lady Mocs softball team tallied two runs in the seventh inning, but it was not enough to upend Georgia Southern in a 6-2 loss on Sunday afternoon at Eagle Field. Senior shortstop Jessica Traxler (Chino Hills, Calif.) notched a two-run double, while senior pitcher Michelle Fuzzard (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and junior first baseman Kasey Tydingco (Fairfield, Calif.) also registered doubles.

Chattanooga falls to 19-13 overall and 5-2 in the Southern Conference, while Georgia Southern improves to 22-12 and 8-1 in the league along with the series win over the Lady Mocs.

Taking the loss in the circle was freshman pitcher Taylor Deason (Clarksville, Tenn.) tossing three innings before Fuzzard cam in relief to complete the contest. Both pitchers combined for two strikeouts.

The Eagles hurler Sarah Purvis was able to quite the Lady Mocs offense in the complete-game win to improve to 12-6, while recording seven strikeouts.

Each of the first three innings were quick as the teams went down in order. The first hit of the afternoon came from Fuzzard, who doubled off the fence in left as the outfielder ended up out of position.

A leadoff single by Hannah Ennis and walk to Marie Fogle set up Georgia Southern in the bottom-half before MacKenzie Williams blasted her third home run of the series to take the lead, 3-0. The round tripper chased Deason allowing Fuzzard to enter the circle to retire the side.

In the fifth, Roberts notched a two-out double into the gap in right center, but would be stranded.

Georgia Southern extended its lead in the fifth by scoring three runs on four hits to up the advantage to 6-0, capped by a Fogle home run.

Pacing the Eagle offense was Williams with a two-hit performance and three-RBI, while six batters in the lineup notched base hits.

After seeing Purvis in the 14th inning of the weekend, Chattanooga was able to put two runs up on the scoreboard. Fuzzard started off by being hit by a pitch before Tydingco doubled to right center. Both runners crossed the plate on a Traxler double to right center before Georgia Southern was able to end the contest.

Following three-long weeks on the road, the Lady Mocs open a 10-game homestand at Frost Stadium on Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Marshall. Live stats and subscription-based video is available with links on the softball schedule page of GoMocs.com

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