The Alabama Crimson Tide softball team struggled offensively against the No. 9 Washington Huskies.
After a late rally fell short on Friday night, Alabama came back to Rhoads Stadium Saturday afternoon looking to salvage a split of its two-game series against the No. 9 Washington Huskies. Alabama out-hit its opponent but couldn’t get it done, falling 3-0 to the Huskies in a long game, after weather forced a lengthy delay midway through the game.
Coming off two losses on the road to Tennessee, the No. 12 Alabama Crimson Tide was looking to bounce-back at home against Southern Miss before hosting No. 10 Washington for two games this upcoming weekend. Alabama got the win, but didn’t quite get the performance it wanted in a 2-0 win Wednesday night. “We talk about whatever you need to do to get the runner in and [sophomore catcher] Reagan [Dykes] did it; she had the sac fly,” coach Patrick Murphy said.
The first at-bat of Alabama-South Carolina was a leadoff homerun for the Gamecocks off senior pitcher Sydney Littlejohn, who entered the game third in the country in ERA with a 0.44 mark.
The Alabama Crimson Tide wrapped up the Easton Bama Bash with a 3-2 win over Central Florida on Sunday to cap a weekend that saw the team win all five of its games.
After cruising to a big win against Gardner-Webb early Friday afternoon, the Crimson Tide’s second game against Texas Tech was a much tighter affair.
Sophomore left fielder Merris Schroder hit two home runs and the Alabama Crimson Tide rode dominant pitching and solid contributions from the offense to pick up a pair of wins to kick off the Easton Bama Bash on Friday night.