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Alabama gets two softball victories to run winning streak to 19 games

Alabama gets back to SEC softball play at Mississippi State this weekend

Another no-hitter and two more wins. Just another week in Alabama softball action.

After defeating Winthrop, 1-0, in the first of two games Wednesday, the Alabama softball team got its fourth no-hitter of the year in downing Georgia Southern, 9-0.

Alexis Osorio (14-1) and Madi Moore combined on the five-inning no-hitter in the second game of the day at Rhoads Stadium. In the opening game, Sydney Littlejohn (9-0) pitched a complete game four-hitter and Chandler Dare came through with the winning hit in the seventh inning for the only run of the game against Winthrop.

The two wins to end Bama’s 12-game home stand improved the Crimson Tide winning streak to 19 games and eighth-ranked Alabama’s record to 26-2.

Alabama had just two hits through six innings against Winthrop (11-14) before Dare came through with a clutch RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to win, 1-0. The offense came alive against Georgia Southern (12-11), plating nine runs in five innings while Alexis Osorio and Madi Moore combined to throw the fourth no-hitter of the season for Alabama.

 Next up, Alabama continues SEC play with a three-game road series in Starkville, Miss., against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (20-5, 1-2 SEC) starting Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m. CT.

No runs were scored in the first 6 ½ innings of Alabama’s 1-0 win over Winthrop. In the bottom of the seventh, Dare had her second consecutive winning walkoff RBI. In a weekend sweep of Arkansas, Dave had a walkoff home run in the Sunday game.

Against Winthrop Wednesday, Bama had just two hits through six innings, but loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh on a batter hit-by-pitch and two bunt singles. Dare then pulled the first pitch off the wall in right field to drive in Sydney Booker with the only run of the game in the win over the Eagles.

Meanwhile, Littlejohn had a career-best 14 strikeouts against just one walk in her complete game, four-hit shutout.

Runs came in bunches for the Tide in the second game win over Georgia Southern, Alabama scoring at least two in each of the four innings Bama came to bat. Demi Turner had three of the team’s seven RBIs from the leadoff position with a bases-loaded double in the third inning. Sydney Booker added two more from the eight spot with a fourth-inning double.

The no-hitter by Osorio and Moore was the 33rd in program history. Osorio went three perfect innings, striking out seven of the nine batters she faced. Moore gave up a walk and hit a batter in her two innings of no-hit pitching.

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