“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.”
"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."
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."
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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