Troy softball takes out UT-Chattanooga

Published 12:22 am Sunday, February 22, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Troy Trojans softball team knocked off the UT Chattanooga Lady Mocs for the second time this season on Saturday afternoon.

The Trojans won the first meeting 14-2 and posted 23 hits against the Lady Mocs in Chattanooga. This game started with the Trojans getting on board first and early, much like the previous meeting. The Trojans posted 10 hits on the Lady Mocs, and won the game 8-3.

The Trojans scored first in the game, improving them to 9-0 on the season when that occurs.

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“This game is about confidence and operating under pressure,” Trojans head coach Melanie Davis said. “If you can get the lead it takes pressure off of the remainder of your teammates, the offense and the pitching. It’s one of our goals that we set before every game is to score first.”

Hillary Hughes started things off with a double to lead off the game. Kaitlin Kenney moved her to third with a single, and a Heidi Johnson ground out scored Hughes. Rocky Paige moved Kenney home with a ground out, and Ashley Adkins scored the third run pinch running for Hayden Gann after a walk.

The Trojans (9-4) posted three runs in the fifth inning to cushion their lead.

Allison Moore (2-1) started the game on the mound for the Trojans and went the distance. Moore posted a complete game win with eight strikeouts.

The Trojans will face the hosting South Carolina Gamecocks today at 1 p.m.