Jenna Johnson Makes NCAA Softball’s Top Plays
Alabama softball left fielder Jenna Johnson's catch against Texas, on Saturday afternoon, ranked at No. 5 in NCAA softball's plays of the week.
In Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader, Texas was up 1-0 in the top of third. Longhorns' Lauren Burke hit a deep ball into left-center field, and Johnson made a diving catch in picture perfect fashion to avoid extending the inning.
"Making that diving play, it's almost game changing and it is so fun to be able to lay out there and make a catch like that and just, you know, kind of turn the tables a little bit get the momentum back on our side. So I felt like we needed that in that moment to get us going and I was grateful I was able to make that play," said Johnson.
That, however, was only one of Johnson's star moments of the T-Mobile Crimson Classic. On Sunday, she picked up two hits, sending four runners into score, aiding in Alabama's 10-2, run-rule victory against Miami Ohio.
Johnson, a junior from Franklin, Tenn., has had a stellar start to the season: recording 15 hits, has a .349 batting average, eight runners batted in, and six stolen bases; while also picking up eight walks and accounts for 13 runs for the Tide in her 17 games so far.
The Alabama softball team still ranks at No. 2 in all the polls and is 20-0 on the year. Alabama travels to Baton Rouge, La., this weekend to take on LSU, the first weekend on conference play. Coverage is on Me TV 97.5.