WCWS FINAL GAME ONE: Florida Gators 5 Alabama 0

Alabama has been in this position before, down a game and needing two wins for the championship but can 'Bama pull off two wins if Rogers continues to pitch like she did last night?

“There's three things you need to win a high-caliber softball game: great starting pitching, great team defense and you need to get the timely hits,” Alabama coach Patrick Murphy said. “They were 3-for-3 and we were 0-for-3. “I think that's the story of the game.”

Gators get to Traina, Alabama now needs two straight for WCWS title │AL.com

"We had the rally-busters," Murphy said. "Two double plays and we just didn't continue an inning. And that's not like us. That was the one thing we really tried to work on this year because last year that was my No. 1 negative in our offense. We just didn't continue innings. "And tonight, it came back again."

Florida Gators Softball Dominates Game One Of Championship Series Against Alabama │Crimson and Cream Machine

Alabama Head Coach Patrick Murphy was offering praise to the Florida sophomore as well. "I thought Hannah was terrific tonight," Murphy said. "It was probably one of the best games she's pitched against us, but I think it's just continuation of her postseason."

All at once: Full-throttle Florida rolls Alabama, 5-0, stands one win from national championship │Alligator Army

Rogers was the star on this night, as she has been throughout this postseason, and she shined brightly on the diamond. She scattered four hits, all singles, and allowed three of them in the bottom of the seventh. No Tide player reached third, and no batter threatened to park one of her dipping, diving pitches over the fence.

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