Mocs dodge raindrops to first SoCon title since 2015
Rain caused a few schedule changes, UNCG may have forced a game two, but the Chattanooga Mocs would not be denied their 14th Southern Conference championship.
After holding a 1-0 lead for most of the first game, back-to-back Spartan homers put UNCG out in front 4-1 in the bottom of the fifth.
Alyssa Coppinger would hit a two-run home run in the top of the sixth to bring the Mocs within one. The Spartans would shut the door, winning 4-3, and force a game two with the conference title on the line.
In game two Chattanooga wasted no time. After quickly loading the bases, a ground ball by Emma Strudvant got through the UNCG second baseman and brought home two runs to put the Mocs up 2-0.
Amanda Beltran would come to the plate with the bases loaded. Beltran hit a grand slam in their series against Samford last weekend and she does it again on the grandest stage.
Beltran's grand slam would put Chattanooga up 6-0 and they never looked back.
After lightning suspended the game for a bit, the Mocs closed out UNCG 10-1 in five innings to win the 2019 Southern Conference championship.
The Mocs will head to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in program history and first time since 2015.
The NCAA Selection Show is Sunday night at 9 p.m. The Mocs will hold a watch party at at 9 p.m. at Jefferson's in downtown Chattanooga. The event is open to the public and is FREE to attend.