Alabama Softball Kicks Off Easton Bama Bash with a Win Over Wichita State
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Despite playing in chilly conditions, the Alabama softball team got off to a hot start to the weekend Easton Bama Bash with 13-2 victory over Wichita State on Friday.
Alabama played Penn State later.
Freshman Lexi Kilfoyl (3-2) notched the win while giving up just two hits and striking out five, and throwing 79 pitches.
Sophomore Skylar Wallace went 2-for-2 with two doubles and three RBIs. Her second double, into left, brought in two runs with the Crimson Tide leading 11-0 in the bottom of the second.
Alabama jumped on Wichita State pitcher, Caitlin Bingham (2-5), with seven ruins in the first when the Crimson Tide batted around.
Senior Bailey Hemphill knocked one to the right side of the diamond to score Alexis Mack. Kilfoyl drew a walk with bases loaded, and junior Maddie Morgan followed with a two-run single.
After an error pushed a run home, Mack single up the middle to complete the first-inning scored.
Bingham threw a total of 58 pitches over two innings with two runs and zero strikeouts. Wichita State scored a pair of runs in the top of the third, decreasing Alabama’s lead 11-2.
An RBI double for Wallace pushes the Crimson Tide to a 12-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
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