When the Hawaii softball team arrived in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the Rainbow Wahine were greeted by a message board flashing "Aloha Y'all."
The Alabama softball team scored all nine runs with two outs and used a seven-run fifth inning to run-rule Arkansas, 9-0 late Thursday night in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. After the win the Crimson Tide improves to 46-9 on the season and has now won 22 in a row.
Alabama will now face Tennessee in the semifinals on Friday, May 14. The Lady Vols downed the Georgia Bulldogs, 6-4 in game three of the day. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.
SEC Freshman of the Week
Kayla Braud - Alabama
IF, Eugene, Ore.
Braud helped jump start the Crimson Tide to the Hatter Invitational team title … the rookie batted .615 (8-for-13) with five runs and five RBI … she also added three stolen bases … Braud batted 2-for-3 with three RBI against Rhode Island and followed that up with a 2-for-3 effort against Stetson and a 3-for-3 finale against No. 14 Ohio State.
The University of Alabama placed two members on the USA Softball Women's National Team, which was announced Monday.
Outfielder Brittany Rogers and catcher Ashley Holcombe were both named to the 18-member squad after excelling in a week-long tryout last week in California.
This marks the first time Alabama has ever had two players on the national team. Former UA All-American Kelly Kretschman was a longtime member of the national team and earned two Olympic medals, but has retired from international competition.
And the jinx goes on.
The University of Alabama softball team’s first-game woes at the Women’s College World Series continued Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium with a 6-1 loss to Michigan, the worst defeat ever by the Crimson Tide at the national championship event.
Alabama (52-10) has now lost its first game in all six appearances at the WCWS
The fourth-seeded Tide will have Friday off and will have to win two games Saturday to stay alive and reach the semifinal round. The Tide will play either Florida or Arizona in an elimination game.
The third-ranked Crimson Tide beat Jacksonville State 9-0 on Saturday to complete an NCAA Super Regional run-rule sweep of the Gamecocks, with Kelsi Dunne becoming the first player in history to throw back-to-back no-hitters in NCAA Tournament play.
Alabama (52-9) punched its ticket to the national championship event, which starts next Thursday in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The third-ranked University of Alabama turned an NCAA-record five double plays Sunday on the way to a 7-0 victory over Texas to advance to the super regional round of the NCAA Softball Tournament.
the University of Alabama’s senior All-American outfielder has achieved what only a dozen players before her have been able to achieve. Rogers this season became the 13th member of NCAA softball’s 100-200-300 Club, with more than 100 career stolen bases, more than 200 runs scored and more than 300 hits.
The center fielder from Dacula, Ga., who was a top 25 finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, is the only active player with membership in the club.
The No. 4 University of Alabama softball team opened its three-game series against South Carolina by suffering a 3-2 loss Friday afternoon at Beckham Field.
The Gamecocks secured the win with a walk-off single by Laura Mendes with two outs in the eighth inning.
The second game was suspended due to lightning and will resume today at 1 p.m. The Tide led that game 4-0 in the fifth inning.
The University of Alabama is one of only three schools with a trio of players to make the cut as top 25 finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award, with the finalists announced Wednesday.
Senior outfielder Brittany Rogers, junior pitcher/first baseman Charlotte Morgan and sophomore pitcher Kesli Dunne were all named as finalists. Senior third baseman Kelley Montalvo was on the top 50 watchlist for the award, but was not named as a finalist.