Tiffany Baker continues to lead the team at the plate with her .368 batting average, 10 home runs and 33 RBIs. Michelle Fuzzard snapped out of a brief slump last weekend against GSU, going 4-for-7 with two runs batted in.
Fuzzard will also look to keep her undefeated streak inside the conference alive this weekend. So far the sophomore is 5-0 in the circle with a 0.89 ERA. Brooke Loudermilk continues the lead the Lady Mocs’ pitching staff in ERA at 2.27. She also has a 6-1 record in 2009.
Lady Mocs/Cougars History
Series Record: UTC leads 22-15 (.595)
At Chattanooga: UTC leads 9-8 (.529)
At College of Charleston: UTC leads 13-7 (.650)
At Neutral Sites: n/a
Current Streak: UTC – W1
First Meeting: 4-17-99 (W, 8-0 @ CofC)
Last Meeting: 5-9-08 (W, 5-2 @ SoCon Tournament)
Scouting College of Charleston
The Cougars (21-23/12-8 SoCon) enter the regular season’s last weekend on a four-game winning streak and have won five straight in the conference. CofC is led by Kristie Shifflett and her .372 batting average, nine home runs and 40 RBIs. As a team, the Cougars are hitting .284, which is good for second in the conference. In the circle, Terri Mesko anchors the pitching staff with her 2.95 ERA and 11-9 record.
Redshirt-freshman second baseman Tiffany Baker and junior outfielder Laci Upchurch each belted a home run and combined to drive in all five runs as Chattanooga (38-20) powered its way past No. 3 College of Charleston (33-33), 5-2 in loser’s bracket play in the 2008 Southern Conference Tournament.
The two teams will begin the series with a doubleheader on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. from Patriot’s Point.
Live stats and video will be available through GoMocs.com.