Softball heads to Birmingham to face UAB

Alabama wasn’t a softball state 20 years ago. Rhoads Stadium was a dream. The University of Alabama wasn’t even playing fast pitch. Now, two teams in the top five are from Alabama (Alabama and Auburn). South Alabama is No. 23 after starting the season at No. 25.

Softball splits opening day

For the sixth straight year, Alabama softball opened its season with a win. After downing Fordham 9-1 in five innings, No. 5 Alabama dropped its next game, a 8-1 decision to No. 17 UCF in the UCF Classic.

​Madi Moore brings new look to Alabama softball pitching staff

Madi Moore isn’t going to have it easy when she scrimmages against her teammates on the Alabama softball team. They will repay the favor done to them by pitchers like Jaclyn Traina, who led the team to a national title, and Alexis Osorio who battled three games to send the Crimson Tide back to Oklahoma City. The lineup won’t take it easy on her because no one took it easy on them. “You have to because those girls, when we go into real games, they’re not going to just, ‘Oh, she’s a freshman, let me take it easy on her,’” senior utility Leona Lafaele said. Moore has a trick up her sleeve, one that she doesn’t consciously use.