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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Katie Stettler knocked in the game-winning run on a two-out single through the right side in the top of the seventh inning as UNC Greensboro softball (20-12, 4-2 Southern Conference) swept Chattanooga (23-11, 2-4) with a 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon at Jim Frost Stadium. The Spartans scored four runs in the last two innings for the comeback victory.

In the last inning, the Spartans had two runners in scoring position with no outs after Delaney Cumbie was hit by a pitch and Marisa Sholtes hit a double to left center before Stettler delivered.

UTC struck first in the fourth inning. After a leadoff single to right field, their first hit of the game, the Mocs hit a one-out homer to left field.

UNCG took its first lead in the sixth inning. The Spartans loaded the bases with no outs as Marisa Sholtes drew a leadoff walk, Gabi Howard hit an infield single and Stettler was hit by a pitch. After two fielder’s choices that got the runner out at home, the Mocs’ centerfielder was unable to make a catch on a ball from pinch-hitter Hannah Kincer that brought home Stephanie Bryden and Stettler, and pinch-runner Breanna Butcher then jogged home after a throw went errant at third base.

The Mocs tied up the game in the bottom of the inning with a leadoff homer to right field.

UNCG returns to action with a home Wednesday matchup with NC State at 5 p.m.

News and Notes

- Bryden (14-6) threw her 12th complete game of the year and second of the series, allowing three runs, five hits and one walk with 11 strikeouts.

- Bryden moved into fourth-place in career strikeouts (444) in school history ahead of Raeanne Hanks (2010-14) at 437.

- Bryden recorded her 43rd career win to tie Amy Poole (2000-03) for eighth-most wins in program history.

- Bryden has thrown six 10+ strikeout outings this season and 13 in her career.

- Sholtes reached base three times with her double and two walks. Stettler and Howard were the only Spartans to reach more than once.

- UNCG has won the last four years’ series by a combined record of 11-2, including the last six games.