Alabama Softball Gets Another Pair of Shutouts For Week 3 of Fall Ball
The Crimson Tide continued to show its dominance on Saturday with a pair of shutout victories over Wallace State (6-0) and Birmingham Southern (10-0). While no home runs were blasted out of Rhoads Stadium this week, the Tide still proved that its hitting ability is something that other teams will need to watch out for come the 2023 season. All four of Alabama's pitchers stepped into the circle, allowing only three hits and one walk over a combined 14.0 innings pitched.
The first game against Wallace State saw Jaala Torrence and Montana Fouts stepping into the circle. Both pitchers pitched a combined complete-game shutout, only allowing two hits, while Fouts struck out nine of the fourteen batters that opposed her. The game got rolling in the second inning when Bailey Dowling hit an RBI single, bringing home a run, then Kali Heivilin managed to put up two more runs on the board with a two-run single.
Dowling drew a walk in the third inning that pushed home another run. The last scores of game one were scored in the fourth inning, as Aubrey Barnhart hit a two-run double to make the final score 6-0.
Game two against Birmingham Southern saw Lauren Esman and Alex Salter enter the circle. Only one hit was allowed throughout the entirety of the matchup. Jenna Johnson scored the first run of the game in the first inning on a wild pitch. Esman, Jordan Stephens, Heivilin, Aubrey Barnhart, and Larissa Preuitt all managed to bring in runs to make the score 8-0. The Tide continued to take it easy until Marlie Giles scored from third on a fielding error. The last run of the day came home on a Preuitt sac fly to get the 10-0 win.
Fall softball will continue on November 4, 2022, when Alabama takes on Emory at the Rhoads House.