Alabama Run Rules Georgia Southern to Secure Second Win of Season
The Alabama Crimson Tide softball team beat the Georgia Southern Eagles 13-1.
Alabama got on the board first with a sacrifice fly from Bailey Dowling in the first inning. The Tide extended its lead in the second inning, scoring three runs with a two runs batted in single from Ashley Prange and a run batted in single from Ally Shipman.
Georgia Southern avoided the shutout with a run in the third inning with a run batted in single from Courtney Ball, however that is all the Eagles could get.
Alex Salter took the mound for the Crimson Tide to start the game. She pitched three innings, recoding two hits, one earned run, one walk, and four strikeouts.
Jaala Torrence came into relief to pitch the fourth inning. She allowed no hits, no runs, no walks, and reorded one strikeout.
The Tide had a monster nine-run inning in the fourth, starting with a leadoff single by Faith Hensley, who made it to second on a fielding error. Prange drew a walk, Shipman was hit by a pitch, then Dowling got two home on a fielder's choice.
Abby Barnhart, who came into pinch hit for Emma Broadfoot, got on base after being hit by a pitch, then Jenna Johnson hit a bases clearing double, adding three more runs to the scoreboard.
Kali Heivilin singled, Abby Duchscherer came in to pinch hit for Larissa Preuitt and was hit by a pitch, then Kenleigh Cahalan capped the scoring off by hitting an inside the park home run.
Montana Fouts came in to finish the game in the fifth inning and recorded two strikeouts and a walk to end the game.
Team 27 is now 2-1 on the season and won its first run rule game this year.
The Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Lehigh game that was supposed to take place after this game has been cancelled due to wether. Team 27 will travel to Clearwater, Fla., to compete in the Clearwater Invitational on Thursday, Feb. 16. Coverage will be on ME-Tv 97.5 FM and the ME-Tv 97.5 app which is free to download in the App Store.