Alabama Softball Has Begun Work

If it's cold and rainy in Tuscaloosa it is two things: One, January; and, Two, the start of baseball and softball practice. The women got it started Monday, and despite the bad weather had a nice workout in the Crimson Tide's indoor practice facilities.

Alabama Coach Patrick Murphy has much to be pleased about. His Crimson Tide had a productive first day, he said.

He added, "It was great to have everyone back together after a lengthy break. We are lucky to have two indoor facilities which serve us well when it rains."

In their first team practice of 2014, the team did an eight-station hitting circuit, worked on throwing and fielding fundamentals and ran through team defensive situations.

"We will continue to work on fundamentals and get lots of swings over the next couple of practices," said Murphy. "Specifically, Danielle Richard, Jadyn Spencer, Jordan Patterson and Haylie McCleney all hit the ball really well."

The Crimson Tide will open the 2014 season in just over three weeks when Bama heads to Troy for the Troy Subway Invitational, which begins on Friday, Feb. 7. Alabama will play five games over three days with match-ups against Kennesaw State, North Florida, Northwestern State, Middle Tennessee State, and Troy.

Tide fans will have an opportunity to get a preseason peek at the 2014 team at Alabama Softball Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Rhoads Stadium. Fans will have a chance to meet the team, win prizes, and watch a scrimmage.

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