No. 6 seed Alabama fell to Stanford, 6-0, in its first loss in an NCAA softball regional appearance since 2007. The Tide plays again on Saturday – a game scheduled for 7 p.m. CST – to fight off elimination against the winner between Murray State and Chattanooga.

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Senior right-hander Montana Fouts earned the start in the circle and threw for 5.2 innings before being pulled for an injury in the sixth. Stanford attempted a steal of second base and the put-out throw from catcher Ally Shipman struck Fouts in the head as she attempted to duck in the pitcher's circle.

She sprang up, almost immediately, showing the then stunned-silent crowd that she was okay, but the look of frustration couldn't be hidden as she was taken out by coach Patrick Murphy. Fouts moves to 23-7 on the year as a starter after giving up seven hits, a walk and five earned runs against Stanford.

The Crimson Tide offense accounted for two total hits in the loss and just never overcame the shot across the bow that was a three-run first inning for Stanford. The Cardinal's right-handed junior Alana Vawter threw for all seven shutout innings, recording four strikeouts and allowing two walks.

Alabama is now 1-2 in postseason play for 2022 and needs three consecutive wins – one Saturday night and two on Sunday – to keep the season alive.

Due to Alabama playing two regional games in one day, coach Patrick Murphy was unavailable to the media following the loss in Game 1.

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