Softball improves to 3-1 on season with 2 wins on Saturday

Softball improves to 3-1 on season with 2 wins on Saturday

Haylie McCleney rounds the bases during a 2015 game against OU. CW | Layton Dudley

No. 5 Alabama softball took both games on Saturday after dropping the Friday nightcap. The Crimson Tide beat Rutgers 6-0 before edging out No. 19 James Madison 2-1 on a walk-off single.

In the first game, Leona Lafaele went 3-3 at the plate with two doubles. Demi Turner, Carrigan Fain and Andrea Hawkins each finished with two hits. 

Freshman left-hander Madi Moore earned her second win of her career, putting up four strikeouts and allowing no runs on five hits.

Against 19th-ranked James Madison, Sydney Littlejohn and Alexis Osorio combined for seven innings pitched. Osorio (1-0) earned the win with a three-inning relief performance. She gave up one hit and struck out five.

Turner broke up a no-hit bid with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. She later scored on an errant throw. Marisa Runyon hit a leadoff triple in the seventh. Peyton Grantham hit an RBI single for the walk-off.

Alabama (3-1) will face Liberty on Sunday at 9 a.m. CT.

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