STARKVILLE, Miss. --- After a stellar season at second base for the Chattanooga softball team, Tiffany Baker has been named to the All-South Region team Thursday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The sophomore currently leads the team in a myriad of offensive categories, including batting average (.368), home runs (12) and runs batted in (41) as the squad prepares for the program’s seventh trip to the NCAA regionals.
Baker helped lead the Lady Mocs to a 30-22 record and a 15-5 mark in conference play as UTC claimed the Southern Conference’s regular season and tournament championships.
The East Ridge, Tenn. native is the ninth member of the UTC softball program to be named to the All-South Region Team. Current Chattanooga pitcher Brooke Loudermilk garnered the same honors in 2008.
Baker and the Lady Mocs will play Texas on Friday, May 15 in the opening game of the Tuscaloosa Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala. UTC and the Longhorns will play at 4:30 p.m. EDT from the UA Softball Complex.
Live stats and video will be available at GoMocs.com.
NFCA All-South Region Team
P Kelsi Dunne-University of Alabama
P Lisa Jansen Mississippi-Valley State University
P Catherine McDaniel-Florida Gulf Coast University
P Brianna Streetmon-Georgia Southern University
P Cody Trahan-Louisiana State University
P Ashlyn Williams-Troy University
C Chelsea Bramlett-Mississippi State University
C Ashley Holcombe-University of Alabama
1B Sammie Jo Bailey-Mississippi State University
1B Jessica Carter-Florida Gulf Coast University
2B Ali Bainbridge-Mississippi State University
2B Tiffany Baker-University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
3B Cheyenne Jenks-Florida Gulf Coast University
3B Kelley Montalvo-University of Alabama
3B Kristie Shifflett-College of Charleston
SS Kala Moore Troy-University
SS Jessica Paez-Florida Gulf Coast University
SS Juliana Santos-Louisiana State University
OF Jazz Jackson-Louisiana State University
OF Brianna Love-University of Louisiana at Monroe
OF Courtney Platt-Florida Gulf Coast University
A full list of all the All-Region teams can be viewed at NFCA.org.