Alabama Softball Sweeps Tennessee
Alabama was trailing 2-0 on Friday when rain forced postponement of the game until Saturday afternoon. Bama came from behind to win that game 5-2. The original three-game series was reduced to two games with the second game played following the completion of the first on Saturday. In that second game, Bama romped to a 12-0 five-inning win.
Alabama, ranked third in the nation, has now won 12 consecutive games and has improved its record to 45-8 overall and 21-6 in SEC play.
Alabama will be the second seed in the SEC Tournament, which begins Thursday in Knoxville. Florida, the nation's number one team, is the number one Seed in the SEC Tournament.
The Lady Vols (37-15-1, 12-12-1 SEC) opened the series with two runs on Friday but in the start to the continuation on Saturday the Crimson Tide plated a run in the third, two in the fourth and one in each of the sixth and seventh to earn the key road victory. Amanda Locke batted 2-for-3 with a home run for Alabama. Kelsi Dunne earned the win, scattering five hits and allowing one earned run behind nine strikeouts. Tennessee went through three pitchers in the contest with Danielle Pieroni (6-2) being tagged with the loss.
In the second game, Bama was able to combine the pitching of Charlotte Morgan and the power of the Crimson Tide lineup to run past No. 15 Tennessee 12-0 in five innings.
Alabama opened the game with a run in the first and put up an eight spot in the second to put the game away. The runs were more than enough for Morgan (14-6) as she only gave up an infield chopped single in the game. Morgan struck out three and walked one in five innings.
Alabama was led at the plate by Kellie Eubanks and her four RBI, including a home run, while Ashley Holcombe hit a home run and drove in three.
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