Sports


Tennessee takes doubleheader against Softball

Alabama softball played two games on Saturday and collected just three runs on nine hits. That is not a winning formula against a top-10 team, like the No. 7 Tennessee Lady Volunteers. Tennessee (40-8, 10-7 SEC) won the first ballgame over Alabama (27-15, 7-10 SEC) 1-0 in a pitchers duel.


Constant defensive pressure leads to Crimson's win on A-Day

Coming into its annual A-Day game, Alabama’s defense had a lot to prove. It lost eight starters off its 2017 national championship winning team, and with injuries and some freshman not being on campus yet, depth was a problem. “We don’t have quality depth at a lot of positions of defense,” coach Nick Saban said. “I think that’s going to be a real key to develop that and improve some of the players we have.”


White's offense struggles in A-Day loss

Even with Tua Tagovailoa being held out of A-Day as he recovers from an injured hand, much of the conversation leading up to Alabama’s spring game swirled around the battle between Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts for starting quarterback. Nonetheless, it was third string quarterback Mac Jones who stole the spotlight during the game. Jones secured a share of Most Valuable Player honors after throwing for 289 and two touchdowns, while leading the Crimson team to a 24 – 12 victory.


Baseball blown out by No. 25 Auburn in game one

Alabama was riding high after taking the lead on a double by Hunter Alexander in the bottom of the fourth inning. It then proceeded to allow 16 straight runs over the next three innings, losing to No. 25 Auburn 19-5.  “I just told the team ‘we can’t let one loss turn into two,’” coach Brad Bohannon said. “We can’t bring this to the park tomorrow. Hopefully, we can put nine innings together like we did the first four tonight.” 


Smith Hinton enjoying bounce-back year for Alabama tennis

Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.  Smith Hinton, the lone senior on the women’s tennis team knows this statement all too well. Last year was Hinton’s first year at the capstone. Fresh off of transferring from University of Kansas and being named to the All-Big 12 Second Team as a sophomore, Hinton was hoping to continue her success in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. However, in her eyes she had one of the worst seasons of her career and seemed to have lost the love for the game.