Who among Alabama fans doesn't know that it is important to finish the season well? And what Bama…
Alabama Softball Has Fall Games
Alabama will host six games across three Sundays starting with Fall Brawl I against Northwest Florida State College. The Fall Brawl series gives the Crimson Tide a chance to look at different lineups and to gauge where the competition at different positions stand.
"Every lineup will be totally different." UA Coach Patrick Murphy said. "I will have a new lead-off hitter, a new clean-up and a new nine-hole hitter in every game. Secondly we are looking for a shortstop/second base combination as well as pitcher/catcher combinations."
Alabama enters the new season after compiling a 45-15 record last year. The Tide returns 14 players, including All-Americans Kaila Hunt, Jackie Traina and Haylie McCleney.
"We have really good leadership from our five seniors." Murphy said. "There are a few girls that really stand out to me early including Haylie McCleney, Leona Lafaele, Jackie Traina and Leslie Jury."
Traina posted a 19-8 record with a 2.49 ERA and added 13 home runs and 45 RBI. McCleney, in her freshman season, led the team with 68 runs, 120 total bases and a .538 on base percentage.
Alabama also welcomes four new faces to the squad – Chandler Dare, Peyton Grantham, Sydney Littlejohn and Marissa Runyon.
The Northwest Florida State College Raiders finished last season with a 39-14 regular season record and went 10-6 in the Panhandle Conference.
Alabama will return to the field for Fall Brawl II when it hosts the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, including former Alabama great Kelly Montavo, now an MTSU assistant, on Sunday, Oct. 20. The Tide and Blue Raiders will compete in a twin-bill with the first game set for 1 p.m.
Admission is $5 at the stadium.
BamaMag.com Recommended Stories
Week 8: Super Sleepers
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…Read More
Watch: Sailfish Goes Psycho!
Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.Read More
BOMBS AWAY: ISIS BEFORE AND AFTER AIRSTRIKE
Photographer Bulent Kilic captured these amazing images of ISIS members who were on the very wrong end of an allied bombing in Turkey.Read More
TBT: Pumpkin Carving With A Handgun
While many hunters are focused on pursuing big game in late October, it’s also time to make sure you’re ready for Halloween, and specifically trick-or-treaters. In this throwback Thursday video,…Read More
Sullivan weighs seriousness of concussions
John Sullivan has suffered five concussions in his seven-year career, but he doesn’t believe his future is “in doubt.” He weighs the severity of the concussions against the number of them.Read More
- Longest TD run by UA QB since Blake Sims?
- Short Horns to pay $10,000 per....UA to pay $10,001
- **Recruiting Q&A - post questions in here (Answers posted)
- Gary D
- Game times for LSU and Mississippi St.?