This SEC Tournament has seen it’s share of drama. First off, several games were pushed back due to bad weather. In addition, there have been a good share of upsets by lower seeds. And now we have a walk-off home run in extra innings.
Alabama struggled offensively in the game, leaving the bases loaded in the third, fourth, and sixth innings. The Tide stranded 13 runners on base for the game. Georgia scored first on a questionable double down the third base line in the fourth inning that coach Patrick Murphy challenged - the first challenge of his career. Due to the weather, ESPN removed a few of their camera crew from their positions. This likely led to a “not enough evidence to overturn” call by the umps and the play stood, 1-0 Bulldogs.
As they have done so often this season, the Crimson Tide answered their opponent’s score with a score of their own in the next half inning. Bama tied the game at 1 without the aid of a hit, but left the bases jammed.
In the bottom of the eighth, Skylar Wallace led off and ran the count full until she got a pitch she liked. She surely loved the offering she got as she sent the yellow ball deep into the Texas night sky for the walk-off win. With the wind blowing in, Alabama missed a few other fly balls that might have gone out under better conditions. Wallace’s bomb was a no-doubter.
- Montana Fouts was phenomenal retiring 21 of the last 22 batters she faced. She notched her 15th win while allowing four hits and striking out nine over eight innings.
- Skylar Wallace was 2 for 3 with a walk, HR and both RBIs. I have a good feeling about this young lady. She is a future star.
The Tide will face the winner of this morning’s Ole Miss-Kentucky game tonight at 6pm CT on ESPN2. With Fouts throwing 127 pitches, she likely takes Friday off. Murphy will turn the Tide’s fate over to the combination of Sarah Cornell (20-1) and Krystal Goodman (10-0).
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