Alabama has only three players who played 2018-2021 and were eligible for a bonus super-season in 2022. One has announced her return, one has announced a retirement, and a third is up in the air.
Kaylee Tow has been a starter from Day 1 as a freshman. She is a two-time NFCA Second Team All-American (2018-19), and a Third Team All-American (2021). She has announced her return.
Kaylee Tow is back for her fifth year according to her post on Instagram a few minutes ago @kaytow12— Brett Greenberg (@74Talk) June 8, 2021
Murph brings back a huge part of this year’s offense and leader for #Team26 pic.twitter.com/ltRWLW8THs
Maddie Morgan is a fan favorite around RBR and never quite got the credit she deserved. She started 171 games for the Tide, mostly at the hot corner. The Lynwood, Washington native has decided to hang it up.
Looks like Maddie Morgan @Maddie_Morgan00 won’t use her COVID year option and is calling it a career according to her Instagram post.— Brett Greenberg (@74Talk) June 9, 2021
What a four years it was for Maddie, a player all the way from Washington.
She will be deeply missed by @RagersRhoads & BamaU. #00forever pic.twitter.com/tVwkFgWmTZ
And finally there is outfielder KB Sides. RBR sources heard earlier that she would not be returning. Now, there are reports that Dora, Alabama’s favorite daughter will be transferring.
#Alabama softball senior outfielder KB Sides has entered the NCAA transfer portal, per a source.— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) June 9, 2021
Sides played in 184 career games for UA over the last four seasons.
Sides is another RBR favorite (well, aren’t they ALL our favorites?) and one of the most underappreciated hitters on the team. It’s possible she changes her mind, but it’s up in the air right now. If she does depart, that would be six regular starters gone from the team.
UPDATE: Yeah, she’s gone.
If I could tell baby KB in the second photo anything it would simply be this: you are going to face many bumps in the road, heartbreaks, and storms but you will prevail. You will win a SEC championship, a SEC tournament championship, two WCWS appearances, overcome injuries pic.twitter.com/ps8uUl6Q5t— Kendall Beth Sides (@SidesKendall) June 10, 2021
Those who are leaving, we wish them well and hope they come back and see us sometime. For those staying, we can’t wait for next season.