No. 4 Alabama softball extends winning streak to 17

Last weekend, No. 4 Alabama softball needed a walk-off to win its first game of the tournament. On Friday night, the Crimson Tide avoided the drama and took two games by way of the mercy rule, first an 11-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe before following up with a 15-2 rout of North Dakota State. “The best way to respect an opponent is to get after ‘em, and you don’t want to just assume,” Alabama coach Patrick Murphy said.

Simple at the plate: Softball completes sweep of Easton Bama Bash

The No. 4 Alabama softball team defeated No. 14 Tennessee, 6-5, Sunday afternoon, to complete its sweep of the Easton Bama Bash, but going into the bottom of the seventh inning, Alabama wasn’t so sure how the end of the game was going to play out. With one out and a runner on first base and second base, Peyton Grantham walked up to the batter’s box, and focused on slowing the game down.

2 home runs lead softball to 8-0 win over Troy

Freshman Mari Cranek only had one hit in her career before Wednesday night. She only had one hit Wednesday night, but she made it count with a three-run home run in No. 5 Alabama softball’s 8-0 mercy-rule win over Troy. Junior right-hander Sydney Littlejohn (4-1) took the win.