Megan Bloodworth Makes NCAA Softball Top Plays
Alabama softball's Megan Bloodworth landed on the NCAA softball's top plays of the week, at No. 4, after forcing a double play in Sunday's 9-3 victory against the Georgia Bulldogs.
The freshman star made a huge play in the top of the fourth inning. The ball, hit by the Bulldogs designated player Aniyah Black with one player on, flew past Bloodworth, making her run backwards to get the grab; then, turned and threw the ball on her knees to Tow, getting the runner on out on first as well.
Bloodworth has been a crucial part of Team 26's success. She started 27 games this season, thus far, forcing 21 hits in 67 at bats, including: 20 runs batted in, 5 homeruns, 7 walks, and has a .313 batting average.
"[Bloodworth] She's somebody that we have to have hitting. She's got pop. She handled herself really well like a pro once she got benched," said Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy in his post-game interview after the game versus Alabama State.
The No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide softball team travels to Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday to take on the No. 7 Florida Gators. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. CST on ESPN. Radio coverage will be on Me TV 97.5, beginning at 3:50 p.m. CST.