Tide Softball Wins Two In Bama Bash

Alabama softball opened its weekend at the Bama Bash with a pair of wins, defeating Virginia Tech, 8-0, in five innings before earning a comeback 8-3 victory over UCF in the nightcap. Alabama improved to 10-2.

Alabama (10-2) was strong on both sides of the ball, hitting .415 as a team while allowing just three runs, two earned, in the circle. Kallie Case, Haylie McCleney and Danielle Richard each earned four hits on the day, with Richard hitting three doubles and McCleney hitting her first career grand slam.

With hits in both games, Richard extends her career-best hitting streak to 10 games while McCleney has reached base safely in every game so far this season.

Leslie Jury got the win in the first game against Virginia Tech, allowing just one hit, but giving up five bases on balls against one strikeout. Jaclyn Traina was the winner in the second game against UCF, giving up five hits, two earned runs, and striking out !0.

The Tide limited Virginia Tech (6-3) and UCF (8-2) to a combined .143 average with just six hits.

Alabama Coach Patrick Murphy is now just one win away from having 800 career victories as Alabama's head coach.

Alabama continues its weekend with two games on Saturday, playing Virginia Tech at 1:30 p.m. CT and UCF at 4 p.m. CT.

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