Team 26: Bama Softball Torches Blazers at Rhoads
No. 2 Alabama dominates UAB at home, 7-0, to move to 16-0 on the year, now with eight of those wins coming from shutouts. Sophomore right-hander Jaala Torrence records the complete game, her fourth win in 2022 after tossing out five strikeouts in the Wednesday win.
"I was really happy that (Jaala) followed up two performances in Louisiana with this one," said Alabama coach Patrick Murphy.
"The only negative, to me, was we didn't finish the game early. They made a couple of good pitches but when we had the bases loaded, you know, you got to get the ball out of the infield."
Jaala Torrence's tank just didn't seem to have a bottom on Wednesday as she recorded her third complete-game shutout of the year (fourth overall win). While she only struck out five of the 23 batters she faced in the appearance, she also marked her 16th consecutive scoreless inning with her last earned run coming in the win over Evansville.
While Murphy wasn't satisfied with the offense, or lack of, not shortening the mid-week victory over the Blazers, that didn't stop freshman Dallis Goodnight from going 4-for-4 on the evening with a triple and two runs scored. Graduate infielder Kaylee Tow, senior catcher Ally Shipman, and sophomore outfielder Kat Grill all recorded two hits in their respective appearances with Shipman driving in a team-leading three RBI.
Alabama's next four appearances will come this weekend in the T-Mobile Crimson Classic at Rhoads Stadium. The opening game for the Tide comes on Friday as they welcome Texas at 6 p.m. CST. A double-header on Saturday follows where Bama will see Texas again in the early game at 2:30 p.m. and Miami (OH) directly after at 5 p.m.
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