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Live Updates: No. 6 Alabama Softball Elimination Game at Tuscaloosa Regional

The Crimson Tide has to win Saturday night to continue its season.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama softball is an unfamiliar position. For the first time since 2007, the Crimson Tide faces an elimination game in regional play. 

After getting shut out by Stanford 6-0 in the winner's bracket game Saturday afternoon, No. 6 Alabama has to wait to play the winner of the loser's bracket game between Murray State and Chattanooga. The Crimson Tide beat Chattanooga 3-0 on Friday. 

Alabama will face the winner approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game between the Mocs and Racers.

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Bottom 7

FINAL: Alabama 6, Chattanooga 2

  • And a popup in foul territory will end this one. Alabama stays alive. 
  • The first batter Fouts faces going down swinging. Two outs. 
  • Montana Fouts enters to try and close the game out. A good sign for Alabama fans after the was hit in the back of the head earlier today in the loss to Stanford. Torrence gets a standing ovation as she exits the field. 
  • A leadoff single from Chattanooga's leadoff hitter will end Torrence's day. 
  • Adison Keylon hits a solo home run over the left field wall. Alabama 6, Chattanooga 2
  • Kali Heivilin enters as a defensive replacement at second, and snags a ball ready to sneak through the hole for the first out. 

Top 7

MID 7: Alabama 6, Chattanooga 1

  • Haney flies out to center. Alabama needs three outs to advance to Sunday. 
  • Tow hits into a fielder's choice for the second out. KJ Haney in to pinch hit for Bloodworth. 
  • Chattanooga makes a pitching change. Freshman Alyssa Lavdis enters the circle for the Mocs. 
  • Shipman lines one up the middle, and Prange scores from second. Alabama leads 6-1
  • A sac bunt from Dowling moves Prange to second with one out. 
  • Prange chops one up the middle for a leadoff single and her first hit of the inning. 

Bottom 6

END 6: Alabama 5, Chattanooga 1

  • A groundout ends the frame. 
  • Phillips puts a charge in one, but it comes short on the warning track for the second out. 
  • Torrence gives up a one-out walk. 
  • One pitch, one out for Torrence in the sixth. 

Top 6

MID 6: Alabama 5, Chattanooga 1

  • Johnson grounds out to end the half inning. With Lord's 2-RBI hit, Alabama scores more than four runs in a game for the first time since April 19. 
  • Lord comes through with a single out to center that scores two runs. Alabama increases its lead to 5-1
  • Woodard draws her second walk of the game to put runners on the corners with two outs. Jenna Lord will pinch hit for Goodnight. 
  • Grill comes in to run for Bloodworth and moves to second on a groundout from Barnhart. She then steals third. Two outs with Savannah Woodard at the plate.
  • Bloodworth singles out to centerfield with one out for her first hit since April 24. 

Bottom 5

END 5: Alabama 3, Chattanooga 1

  • Torrence ends the frame with a strikeout. 
  • Bloodworth makes a nice play to hold on to the throw from Prange at second to get the lead runner for the second out. 
  • Coltharp lines one up the middle for a one-out base hit.

Top 5

MID 5: Alabama 3, Chattanooga 1

  • Shipman lines into a double play to kill the rally. 
  • Both runners move into scoring position on a wild pitch. Jordan Stephens enters to pinch run for Dowling. 
  • Dowling puts the ball in play, and the Chattanooga third baseman makes an error. Alabama has runners on first and second with one out for Shipman. 
  • Johnson leads off the fifth with a single up the middle, her third hit of the day and second of the game.

Bottom 4

END 4: Alabama 3, Chattanooga 1

  • A groundout ends the inning. 
  • The Mocs score their first run on a wild pitch. Alabama 3, Chattanooga 1
  • A flyout to right field goes for the second out, but the lead runner moves to third. 
  • Phillips follows up with a single of her own, and Chattanooga has runners on first and second with one out. 
  • Prange doesn't get her glove down on a hard-hit groundball to third, and Chattanooga has a one-out baserunner. 
  • Torrence gets her first strikeout of the game to open the bottom of the fourth.

Top 4

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MID 4: Alabama 3, Chattanooga 0

  • A groundout from Goodnight ends the frame, so Alabama only gets one run out of the inning. 
  • Woodard sends a sac fly out to right field, and Shipman comes in to score. 3-0 Alabama
    • It's just the fifth RBI of the year for Woodard
  • Barnhart is hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out. 
  • Bloodworth strikes out as the first batter facing Alley. 
  • Chattanooga will make a change in the circle and behind the plate. Freshman Izzy Alley enters for the Mocs. 
  • Tow follows up the double with a walk. Alabama has two runners on with no outs. 
  • Leadoff double for Shipman.

Bottom 3

END 3: Alabama 2, Chattanooga 0 

  • A flyout to centerfield ends the threat. 
  • The runners moves to second on a sac bunt. Two outs. 
  • Chattanooga gets a baserunner with a one-out walk. 

Top 3

MID 3: Alabama 2, Chattanooga 0 

  • Prange and Dowling fly out to end the half inning. 
  • Johnson with her second RBI of the game on a squeeze bunt. Woodard comes in to score from third. Alabama leads 2-0
  • Goodnight grounds out to the right side, but Woodard moves to third with one out. 
  • Leadoff walk for Woodard, and she steals second on the next pitch. 

Bottom 2

END 2: Alabama 1, Chattanooga 0

  • Prange makes a nice play at third for the second out, and a popup strands the runners in scoring position. 
  • Both runners move into scoring position on a wild pitch. 
  • Phillips, Chattanooga's home run leader, is walked to put two runners on with one out.
  • A sac bunt moves the runner over to second with one out. 
  • Infield single for Chattanooga to lead off the bottom half of the inning. 

Top 2

MID 2: Alabama 1, Chattanooga 0 

  • Three up, three down for the Crimson Tide in the second. 

Bottom 1- Chattanooga batting

END 1: Alabama 1, Chattanooga 0 

  • Three up, three down for the Mocs on three groundballs. Much better first inning for Torrence than her last outing against Western Kentucky. 

Top 1- Alabama batting

MID 1: Alabama 1, Chattanooga 0 

  • The next three batters make solid contact but are all retired. Alabama has the early lead thanks to the Johnson home run. 
  • Leadoff home run for Jenna Johnson, her first home run since April 3. Alabama grabs the 1-0 lead. 
    • Johnson broke out of a 1-35 slump earlier today against Stanford, she moves to the leadoff spot and opens the game with a blast. 
  • The first pitch to Johnson is a strike, and we are underway from Rhoads. 
Jenna Johnson
Ashley Prange
Bailey Dowling
Ally Shipman
Kaylee Tow
Megan Bloodworth after home run against Texas
Aubrey Barnhart
Savannah Woodard
Dallis Goodnight
Jaala Torrence

Chattanooga Starting Lineup

1. Emily Coltharp- 2B

2. Kailey Snell- SS

3. REagan Armour- DP

4. Acelyn Sellers- 1B

5. Olivia Lipari- LF

6. Kaili Phillips- 3B

7. Presley Williamson- C

8. Gracey Kruse- CF

9. Adison Keylon- RF

Starting pitcher- Brooke Parrot (16-8, 2.39 ERA)

Pregame

  • Jaala Torrence (6-2, 2.94 ERA) gets the start in the circle. Jenna Johnson moves back to the leadoff spot for the first time since March 20.
  • Alabama will be the visiting team in this elimination game. 
  • First pitch for Alabama vs. Chattanooga is announced as 8:55. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ and is also available on SEC Network. 
  • A groundball to first ends the game. Chattanooga wins 1-0. Alabama will face the Mocs for the second time in as many days. 
  • Murray State now has the bases loaded with two outs. Tying runner at third, winning runner at second. 
  • Down to its final out, Murray State keeps the game alive on an error from the Chattanooga shortstop. 
  • After a lightning delay and an extra-inning affair, Saturday's games are way off schedule in the Tuscaloosa Regional. Chattanooga holds a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 8th inning.