Softball improves to 6-0 after defeating Mississippi Valley and McNeese State

The Alabama softball team has continued its hot start to the season, improving to 6-0 with a pair of wins on Saturday at the Black and Gold Invitational. Alabama’s offense scored 11 runs in both games, defeating McNeese, 11-1, and Mississippi Valley State, 11-0. The shutout of Mississippi Valley State was the fourth shutout of the young season for the Crimson Tide. Alabama’s pitching has limited its opponents to just two runs so far in the six games, while the Alabama offense has scored 10 or more runs in every game, except the opener.

Alexis Osorio named to preseason All-SEC team

The right-handed Crimson Tide ace earned her second All-American nod last season. She led Alabama with 23 wins, a 1.21 ERA and 334 strikeouts, averaging 1.65 strikeouts per inning. Osorio’s strikeouts paced the SEC, ranked fifth nationally and came in as the fourth-highest mark in program history. The 1.21 ERA was also the fourth best in program history.