Alabama softball is likely to be happy to see the month of April arrive. The Crimson Tide has been a…
Alabama Softball Downs Jax State
Alabama scored the 11 runs on 12 hits, led by freshman Haylie McCleney's 4-for-4 effort. The rookie scored three times and drove in two. Senior Kayla Braud batted 2-for-2 with two runs while Jackie Traina collected two hits and had three RBI.
Junior Lauren Sewell (7-0) earned the win in the circle, pitching 3 1/3 innings and striking out seven. Sewell allowed three runs on five hits. Sophomore Leslie Jury got the save, throwing 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief.
The Tide bats came alive in the bottom of the second with a strong five-run frame, pulling ahead, 5-1. Alabama loaded the bases with one out before McCleney scored two on a single to left-center. Braud's singled to score freshman Andrea Hawkins. Both Braud and McCleney came around to score on an error.
In the bottom of the fourth, Traina plated McCleney on a single followed by sophomore Jadyn Spencer's three run home run, opening the gap to 9-3. Traina ended the game in the bottom of the fifth with a single that scored two, putting the Tide up to the final 11-3 margin
Alabama will continue its homestand with a three-game weekend series against SEC newcomer Missouri. The two teams will start the series on Friday, April 5, with first pitch slated for 8 p.m. Both the Friday night contest and the Saturday matinee will be shown on ESPNU.
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