Friday was a good day to be named Sydney. Junior right-hander Sydney Littlejohn (13-2) controlled the game while sophomore transfer Sydney Booker gave her some needed defensive support at shortstop in No. 6 Alabama softball's 2-1 win over No. 1 Florida in Gainesville. Booker went 1-3 on the night.
No. 6 Alabama softball found a weakness in No. 16 Missouri’s game and had a day with it. The first three Alabama batters reached on first-pitch bunt singles. Then came the walks in the 16-2 mercy-rule win over the Tigers to claim the series.
After dropping the first game of its doubleheader against No. 16 Missouri on Saturday 7-3, No. 6 Alabama softball bounced back to a 9-1 mercy-rule win to even the series.
Because of forecasted inclement weather, Alabama softball's home series against Missouri has been rescheduled. Sunday's game has been cancelled, replaced by a double-header on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. Game three will be played on Monday at 6 p.m.
Over spring break, Alabama softball played eight games away from Rhoads Stadium. On Tuesday, the team starts a four-game home stand.
For the first time in two years, No. 4 Alabama doesn’t have its starting second baseman. Demi Turner injured her arm when she was caught stealing in the team's 10-3 win over the Tigers.