Alabama Softball Earns Win Over USF 9-1
The Alabama softball team earned its second-straight run rule victory over USF on Friday morning with a 9-1 win.
Alexis Mack led the Crimson Tide to the victory with a three-hit and two run performance.
Sarah Cornell (1-1) gave up five hits over four and one-third innings, with two strikeouts. She only allowed one earned run. She threw just 68 pitches. USF pitcher Georgina Corrick (0-3) threw a total of 109 pitches with three strikeouts.
Junior outfielder KB Slides dropped a single in the center of the diamond for an RBI that placed Alabama ahead 1-0 at the bottom of the first.
USF came back with a solo home run that tied the game 1-1 at the top of the second inning. After Senior Bailey Hemphill drew a walk, Alabama was left with two on with two out at the bottom of the second.
Junior infielder Maddie Morgan marked the bottom of the third with a two out walk before a strikeout ended the inning 1-1.
Mack hit a single over the third baseman’s head at the bottom of the fourth to put two on with one out. Junior outfielder Kaylee Tow nailed a three-run home run which pushed Alabama ahead 4-0 with one out. Slides dropped one into right field while Sophomore infielder Skylar Wallace went home, advancing Alabama to a 5-1 lead. Morgan nails another one to get an RBI double that finishes the fourth inning with Alabama leading 6-1.
Kilfoyl entered the game at the top of the fifth as USF swung twice before ending the half-inning. Freshman outfielder Jenna Johnson secured a single that placed two on with nobody out in the bottom of the fifth. Mack laid down a bunt single that allowed her to go all the way to third, pushing two runners across the plate to increase the lead 8-1 during the bottom of the fifth. Wallace hit a single up the middle that sent Mack home, closing the game out with a 9-1 win for Alabama.
Alabama moves to play No. 3/2 UCLA at 3 p.m. CT.