Montana Fouts continues to pile up the strikeouts, tallying 16 Bulldogs for a new career high.
The first two innings went by pretty fast with not a lot of action on the base paths. In the third inning, the Bama speed of Kat Grill, Elissa Brown, and Alexis Mack took over with the Crimson Tide scoring two runs without the ball getting out of the infield.
Clips from @AlabamaSB’s 4-0 victory over Mississippi State are here!@alexissmack got the scoring started with an RBI to drive in @katgrill08, and then a Bulldog error allowed @Lissatiara22 to score to make it 2-0 Tide in the third. pic.twitter.com/ec8F0g6ijC— Out of the Box (@OutoftheBox_Pod) March 4, 2021
Bailey Dowling just missed a home run to the deepest part of centerfield, but it was good enough to send another runner plateward. Mack would collect her second RBI on the night in the fourth to make the score 4-0, which was more than enough with Fouts in the circle.
Alexis Mack makes it a four-run lead with an RBI single— Alabama Softball (@AlabamaSB) March 4, 2021
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Fouts (7-0) knocked down 16 of the 25 batters she faced. MSU big bopper Fa Leilua whiffed three times and Mia Davidson twice.
Career high 16 strikeouts for @MontanaFouts and Alabama wins! #Team25 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/1VLBtLDav8— Rhoads Ragers (@RagersRhoads) March 4, 2021
The Tide ace has double digit Ks in five of her seven starts this year. She has a total of 77 victims in 40.1 innings of work - just under two per inning.
The next game for Alabama is Friday against Kent State at 4 p.m. CT with a second game to follow 30 minutes after the conclusion.