Mocs Softball Looks to Secure SoCon Tourney Berth in Final Regular Season Series

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(gomocs.com) CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs softball team is set to close out regular season play this weekend against Southern Conference foe Samford in a crucial three-game series on Saturday and Sunday inside Jim Frost Stadium.

Saturday’s doubleheader kicks off at 1 p.m. ET while Sunday’s single game series finale is set for a 2 p.m. ET first pitch. All three games will be LIVE on ESPN+.

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Due to COVID schedule adjustments ahead of the season, only four teams will advance to next week’s SoCon Tournament which will be hosted by the regular season champ. Chattanooga (11-22, 6-7 SoCon) currently sits fourth in the SoCon regular season standings heading into the weekend and will need to win at least two of three games to extend its season.

Sitting in sixth place, Samford (17-25, 6-9 SoCon) enters the weekend in need of a series sweep to have a chance to advance to next week’s championship. Samford and UTC last met to close out the 2019 regular season where the Mocs clinched a wild series victory with a pair of Sunday wins to halt the Bulldogs bid for a SoCon title.

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.

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