Oct. 28, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- The Alabama softball team continued its winning ways during the fall season, as they won a pair of games against Tennessee State on Sunday afternoon at Rhoads Stadium. The Crimson Tide won game one, 19-0 in four innings, and followed it up with an 11-3 win in five innings in game two.
Freshman Haylie McCleney went 4-for-4 with two grand slams, eight runs batted in, and scored four times as Alabama cranked out 15 hits en route to the 19-0 win in four innings. Alabama scored nine runs in the first inning, as Kallie Case hit a RBI single, Kaila Hunt hit a two-run home run, Kayla Braud hit a RBI single, and McCleney hit her first grand slam.
The Tide tacked on four more runs in the second inning, with Braud hitting a three-run homer, and added six more in the third, with McCleney hitting her second grand slam of the game.
Leslie Jury earned her third win of the fall season, throwing a four inning no-hitter, with four strikeouts and one walk on the afternoon.
The Crimson Tide jumped out to a big lead once again in game two, plating eight runs on six hits in the first inning. Jadyn Spencer hit a single with the bases loaded to start the scoring, and Alabama scored seven runs before Tennessee State could record an out.
Alabama tallied another run with a Jordan Patterson RBI single in the second inning, but went scoreless during the third and fourth innings as TSU scored three runs. The Tide, however, ended things quickly in the fifth inning, with Patterson, Andrea Hawkins, and Kayla Braud all getting on base, and Ryan Iamurrie ended the game with a two-run single to make it 11-3.
McCleney added another three hits, and Iamurri had three RBI on the afternoon. Pitcher Jackie Traina pitched five innings of three-hit ball, striking out seven batters.
Next Time Out
Alabama will close out its fall slate by taking on crosstown foe Shelton State on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 6 p.m., at Rhoads Stadium. Admission is $5.