The Alabama softball team maintained it’s top-10 ranking in the week two USA Today/NCFA poll, coming in at No. 10. The Crimson Tide slipped to No. 13 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball.
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.
Home is where the heart is. This has double meaning for junior Reagan Dykes this weekend. Dykes gets to take her “softball family” to meet her “home family”, as the Alabama softball team heads to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to play in the Black & Gold Tournament.
Alabama softball defeated Penn State and Lamar by a combined score of 23-0. The team improved to 3-0 to start the season.
The Alabama Crimson Tide softball team opened its 2018 season with a 1-0 victory over the South Alabama Jaguars.
Peyton Grantham will get a second chance at an opportunity she thought she had lost her sophomore season, when she tore her ACL and missed the entire season.
The taste of defeat from last year still stings the Alabama Crimson Tide softball team. It finished 46-18 and made a run to the super regional round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017. The Crimson Tide fell to SEC rival Florida Gators in the super regional and had to watch the College Softball World Series from home.
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.