“The Volunteer and Peach States Split Doubleheader in Tennessee-Georgia All –Star Softball Event”
On a hot and humid day in what was once known as the “Softball Capital of the South” Chattanooga, Tennessee the border state rivalry was a “push” as Tennessee and Georgia split a doubleheader on the 17th Annual Stump on Sports Tennessee/Georgia All-Star Softball Games.
The game featuring some of the top future collegiate players in the softball rich area Metro-Chattanooga and North Georgia was played in the confines of Frost Stadium home of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lady Mocs. Georgia took the first game in a pitching and defensive dual 2-1, while Tennessee took the nightcap in an offensive explosion 12-5. Tennessee leads the All-Star series 26-8.
In game one Dade County (GA) pitcher and Brenau University signee Madison Gossett tossed a five hitter while tying an all-star game record with 13 strikeouts. Gossett was chosen as the All-Star Game MVP.
In game one Georgia’s first run came off a solo shot by University of Tennessee-Chattanooga signee Jordyn Hamill from Gordon Lee High School (GA).
A pickoff by Southern University signee Kiara Suttles from Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (TN) kept Georgia from taking the lead on the Hamill homerun. However fellow Dade County (GA) and Brenau signee Madison Lacy also went yard off giving Georgia the second and deciding run. Lacy was named the Team Georgia MVP.
Team Tennessee MVP and Tennessee Temple University signee Savannah Moore from Soddy Daisy High School (TN) was the star for the Volunteer State in the second game going 3 for 5 with a three run double.
The ceremonial first was thrown out by University of Kentucky and 2014 Women’s College World Series pitcher Kelsey Nunley. Nunley was a former participant and MVP in the all-star game out of Soddy Daisy High School (TN). [Editor's Note: Video of Nunley's pitch and the introduction leading up to it can be found here on our Youtube channel.]
Teams by future collegiate institute:
Noelle Winkles-Kennesaw State University
Haley Andrus-University of Kentucky
Precious Birdsong-Middle Tennessee State University
Brianna Taylor- Lincoln Memorial University
Kiara Suttles-Southern University
Jamani Greer-Southern University
Britanny Patman-Maryville College
Haley Reynolds-East Tennessee State University
Savannah Moore-Tennessee Temple University
Hannah Smith-Chattanooga State Tech College
Kelsey Payne-Brenau University
Rachel Gamble-Motlow State Community College
Ashunti Cooper-Hiwassee College
Elizabeth Novelli-Tennessee Wesleyan College
Morgan Boggess-Austin Peay State University
Chasity Ainslie-Columbia State Community College
Alyssa Shawgo-West Virginia Wesleyan College
Jordyn Hamill-University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Katie Pritchett-Carson Newman College
Kara Headrick-Cleveland State Community College
Chandler Turner-Chattanooga State Tech College
Colbie Thomas-Chattanooga State Tech College
Macy Weeks-Georgia Southern University
Ashley Conner-University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Hannah Godfrey-Cleveland State Community College
Mallory Souther-Cleveland State Community College
Krysta Adams-Southern Union State Community College
Shelby Narramore-Lenoir Rhyne University
Cheyanne Burns-Berry College
Madison Gossett-Brenau University
Madion Lacy-Brenau University
Devan Brown-Kennesaw State University