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Crimson Tide's win streak continues with series sweep

4 days ago
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ATHENS, Ga. - Fourth-ranked Alabama Softball completed the weekend road sweep over No. 21 Georgia with a 6-3 win Sunday afternoon.

After two scoreless innings, Alabama (39-7, 15-6 SEC) got on the board with a run in the third and then tacked on two more in the fourth to take a three-run lead over Georgia (29-17, 7-14 SEC). The Bulldogs earned their first hit of the game in the fifth inning and tacked on a pair of runs soon after with a two-run home run to make it 3-2. Patience at the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the sixth scored three more runs for Alabama with a hit-by-pitch and a pair of walks. Georgia loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth and got a run on a double play before a strikeout ended the inning with the score at 6-3. The Tide couldn't add to its lead in the seventh but the Bulldogs went down in order in the bottom half to close out the game.

Alexis Mack set the pace from the leadoff spot with a 3-for-5 day, scoring two runs. Kaylee Tow went 2-for-3 and Maddie Morgan earned a double, giving Mack, Tow and Morgan at least one hit in all three games this weekend. Taylor Clark and Elissa Brown each had two-hit performances at the bottom of the order. Montana Fouts (17-3) took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning, ending the complete-game win with 11 strikeouts.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alabama improves to 49-20 all-time vs. Georgia, including the last eight straight, with a 20-11 mark in Athens
  • Since the game two loss to Florida on April 17, the Tide has won seven straight including six over ranked opponents
  • The win clinched Alabama's first three-game road sweep over Georgia since 2001
  • The 23 runs scored over the weekend is the second-highest total for the Tide over the Bulldogs in a three-game series, just one shy of the record 24 earned in 2008 and 2001
  • Alabama has won five of its seven SEC series, including three sweeps
  • The Tide is now 9-3 on the road in SEC play this season
  • Alexis Mack, Maddie Morgan and Kaylee Tow each earned at least one hit in all three games this weekend
  • The game was Mack's sixth three-hit game of the season, giving her 13 multi-hit games this season
  • Tow's 2-for-3 day improves her team-leading total to 15 multi-hit games this year
  • Montana Fouts went the distance in both games this weekend, giving her 15 complete games for the season, and her 10 strikeouts Sunday marked her 13th game this season with double-digit Ks including seven against ranked foes

SCORING SUMMARY

  • T3 | With Bailey Hemphill at second, a single to center from Kaylee Tow moved her to third base and a bobble on the play allowed her to score on the error (1-0, 0 Out)
  • T4 | With the bases loaded, Taylor Clark scored from third on a sac fly RBI (2-0, 0 Out)
  • T4 | Alexis Mack scored from third on a passed ball (3-0, 2 Out)
  • B5 | Georgia's Payden Bordeau hit a two-run home run (3-2, 2 Out)
  • T6 | KB Sides was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded (4-2, 1 Out)
  • T6 | Jenna Johnson drew a bases-loaded walk (5-2, 1 Out)
  • T6 | Savannah Woodard drew a bases-loaded walk (6-2, 1 Out)
  • B6 | A run came home on a double play (6-3, 0 Out)

UP NEXT- ALABAMA VS. OLE MISS (TUSCALOOSA, ALA.)

  • Thursday, May 6 - 6 p.m. CT
  • Friday, May 7 - 6 p.m. CT
  • Saturday, May 8 - 11 a.m. CT (SEC Network)