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UPDATE: Alabama-Northwestern Softball Super Regional To Be Aired In Prime Time

Will she or won’t she? Drama is building for the possible return of Montana Fouts.

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Gary Cosby Jr.-Tuscaloosa News / USA TODAY NETWORK

The eight Super Regionals are set and Big Ten Champions Northwestern will be flying south to face the Crimson Tide for a best-of-three series and the honor of moving on to the Women’s College World Series.


  • Friday, May 26 Alabama vs Northwestern 7 p.m. CT Tuscaloosa - ESPN2
  • Saturday, May 27 Alabama vs Northwestern 8 p.m. CT Tuscaloosa - ESPN
  • Sunday, May 28 Alabama vs Northwestern (if necessary) TBA Tuscaloosa - TBA

The first game has been scheduled for The Deuce and second game will be on the flagship. Should there be a third game, it would be surprising if it was not a spotlight game as well. Mike Couzens will handle play-by-play with the lovely and talented Kayla Braud on color commentary.


There has been much speculation that the NCAA/ESPN stacked the deck in Alabama’s favor with a favorable schedule. The proposed purpose was to give the Tide the best opportunity to advance without Montana Fouts and set up a possible resurrection return for the biggest and most well-known star of the sport.

Almost everyone who follows the sport was shocked when Alabama was awarded the No. 5 seed overall after finishing fourth in the conference. In addition, the NCAA parceled out three teams to Tuscaloosa that had no business being in the postseason tournament. It is arguable that the Tuscaloosa Regional was one of the easiest lineups including the four Regionals seeded higher than the Tide. Next comes Northwestern who is no pushover, but the Wildcats are somewhat new to the spotlight. Last season, the Cats made their first WCWS since 2007 but were eliminated after two games by a collective score of 19-3.


Would it surprise you to see Montana Fouts pitch in the Super Regional?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Yes! Let the girl heal so she doesn’t walk with a limp the rest of her life!
    (107 votes)
  • 22%
    No, she might be good for a inning.
    (115 votes)
  • 56%
    Not in the least. They are setting this whole thing up.
    (292 votes)
514 votes total Vote Now

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