Alabama jumped out to a two-run lead in the third inning, courtesy of a two-run home run from Ashley Courtney who hit her career high third home run of the season staking the Crimson Tide to a 2-0 lead.
The Lady Mocs tied the game in the top of the fourth on a bloop single from Teri Herbert that scored two runs, tying the game at 2-2.
The Tide answered in the bottom of the inning with a rally started by Tuscaloosa native Casey Cockrum. Cockrum drew a one-out walk, took second on a single from Jackie Wilkins and came in to score on a Jennifer Reach single up the middle. After Courtney popped out, Dominique Accetturo doubled back up the middle and then took third on a single from Jackie McClain. Staci Ramsey closed out the scoring when she singled to left scoring Accetturo putting Alabama on top 6-2.
The Crimson Tide pitching staff took over from there shutting Chattanooga down over the next two innings before running into a little trouble in the top of the seventh where they gave up a run on a hit and an Alabama error but that was all en route to the 6-3 victory.
Erin Wright (18-5) picked up the win going five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out four batters.
Three players led the Tide with multi-hit games including Jennifer Reach (2-4, two runs scored), Courtney (2-3) and Jackie Wilkins (2-3).
The Crimson Tide will continue its non-conference action this weekend when the team hosts the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a 12 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.
The doubleheader marks the Tide's final home games of the season and the team will celebrate Senior Day just prior to the start of the first game.
- Ashley Courtney moves into eight place on the all-time Alabama RBI list.
- Courtney hits first home run at home since Feb. 9, 2002 in the Bama Bash!
- Staci Ramsey extends her hitting streak to five games.
- Alabama takes the lead in all-time series with Chattanooga 3-2.