The Mocs softball team traveled to Tallahassee to face 15th seed Florida State in the NCAA Regionals | Local sports

The Chattanooga softball team learned its fate Sunday night at the Ultra Club at Finley Stadium. The Mocs will travel south to Tallahassee to face No. 15 seed Florida State in the NCAA Regionals.

The game will air Friday on the ACC Network at 4:30 p.m. On the other side of the bracket, UCF and Auburn are in the double-elimination tournament.

Chattanooga is advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 16th time and second time in three years.


Florida State (43-14): The Seminoles are the No. 15 seed and host the tournament. FSU lost to Duke 6-3 in the ACC Tournament Championship Game. Four Seminoles were named to the All-ACC tournament team.

UCF (30-23): The Knights placed fifth on the All-Big 12 postseason teams. UCF lost 3-2 to Baylor in the championship quarterfinals.

Auburn (27-19-1): In 14 innings against No. 14 Georgia in the SEC Tournament, the Tigers fell in an inning in which seven runs were scored after 10 scoreless innings. It was the longest game in SEC Tournament history.

Chattanooga (42-14). The top-seeded Mocs bounced back from the consolation bracket on Saturday, winning two games against No. 2 seed UNCG to capture their 16th SoCon Tournament title.

A look back at the championship sweep

The Mocs defeated UNCG 5-0 in their opening game. In the bottom of the two-hit fifth, Anna Dovey hit a narrow home run over the fence in left-center for the first three runs of the game. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth, Kaili Phillips sent a hard hit to left field, driving in two more runs. Peja Goold scored six goals in a complete game loss.

In the second game, the Mocs scored nine runs in four different innings to win the title. After giving up one run in the first, the Mocs put two on the board in the second and two more in the third. Early in the fourth period, UNCG cut UTC's lead to one run, 4-3. Phillips made a diving catch in the infield to start the fifth and led off the bottom of the inning with a monster home run to left. Addy Keylon followed with a home run in the next at-bat.

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