Dance In the Rain Tonight
Need some good quarantine programming tonight? Look no farther than the SEC Network at 6:30 p.m. Central Time when the station will be replaying Alabama's first softball national championship win.
The Crimson Tide lost its first game of the championship series against the Oklahoma Sooners but came back to win the next two to capture Patrick Murphy's first and only national title. Tonight the SEC Network will replay the dramatic final game of the series.
Alabama fell behind 3-0 early in the game but staged a comeback centered around a 13-minute rain-delay and won the championship game 5-4. With a runner on second-base and momentum building, rain rolled into Oklahoma City. The umpires called for a delay, stymieing the Tide's comeback attempt.
Coach Murphy and the Alabama team lobbied the umpires to call off the rain-delay by singing, cheering and dancing in the rain. The umpires called off the rain-delay and the Tide tacked on three more runs to take the lead.
Alabama pitcher Jackie Traina pitched a seven inning masterpiece, striking out six Sooners to lead her team to the championship. She was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament for her effort.
Traina, Amanda Locke, Jennifer Fenton and Kayla Braud were named to the All-Tournament team to go along with their national title.
Relive this historic Crimson Tide moment tonight at 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.
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