The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide softball team continued to hold its homefield well in its current 12-game homestand, beating Samford 11-0 in five innings on Wednesday and South Alabama 4-0 on Thursday. Through the first seven of the 12-straight home games, Alabama has won all seven by a combined 57-2.
The Tide has won its last two games with power, getting a two-run home run from sophomore third baseman Danielle Richard on Wednesday and an RBI double from junior second baseman Kaila Hunt in the same game. On Thursday, it was catcher Molly Fichtner that hit a three-RBI double in the bottom of the third inning to give Alabama three of its four runs in the win over South Alabama.
Alabama pitcher Leslie Jury was just two outs short of pitching a no-hitter on Wednesday against the Bulldogs, allowing a hit with one out in the top of the fifth inning. It was the only hit Jury allowed, as she pitched the complete game with five innings and striking out two batters. Jackie Traina pitched for the Tide on Thursday, allowing three hits while walking six batters and striking out nine.
Alabama (18-0) is set to host the Easton Classic on Friday and Saturday. Click here to read more about the Easton Classic.