Traina Pitches Tide Softball Past Kentucky

Senior All-America Jaclyn Traina didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning, then had to pitch out of a bases loaded, no outs situation in the bottom of the seventh inning at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday as the Crimson Tide defeated Kentucky, 2-0.

Alabama improved to 52-11 on the year while the Kentucky Wildcats dropped to 50-18.

With the win, Alabama has Saturday off, returning to play on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. CDT. The Tide's opponent will be determined by a trio of games in the loser's bracket that will be played Saturday and early Sunday.

Traina picked up the win for Alabama in the pitching circle, pushing her record to 25-3 on the season, while Kelsey Nunley took the loss for Kentucky, falling to 30-10.

Alabama produced all the scoring in the game with its third home run in two games when sophomore Leona Lafaele sent the ball over the left centerfield fence, scoring freshman Peyton Grantham who singled earlier in the inning. Lafaele's home run, Alabama's seventh in NCAA Tourney play this season, is also her seventh of the season and fourth with two outs.

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