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Softball adds 2022 MAC Player of the Year in transfer portal

Softball adds 2022 MAC Player of the Year in transfer portal

July 9, 2022

After losing six players to the transfer portal after its loss in the NCAA Regional, Alabama softball added a high-profile transfer in outfielder Faith Hensley from Ball State.   “First I want to...

Recapping Alabama softball’s recent roster movement

Recapping Alabama softball’s recent roster movement

May 31, 2022

Team 27 will have some different faces next season.  Following Alabama’s defeat at the hands of Stanford in the Tuscaloosa Regional final on May 22, the subsequent days saw a multitude of Alabama...

Alabamas Montana Fouts (14) throws a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 6-0 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on May 22 at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Softball’s season ends with loss to Stanford in NCAA Regional final

May 22, 2022

That’s a wrap for Team 26. After losing a game on Saturday, No. 6 Alabama needed to win back-to-back games against Stanford Sunday afternoon to avoid elimination in the Tuscaloosa Regional. With two...

Alabama left fielder Jenna Johnson (88) crosses the plate after hitting a home run in the Crimson Tides 6-2 victory over the Chattanooga Mocs on May 21 at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Softball defeats Chattanooga to advance to regional final

May 22, 2022

Live to fight another day. After falling to Stanford in the winner’s bracket, No. 6 Alabama had its back against the wall heading into a win-or-go-home elimination game against Chattanooga just five...

Softball shut out by Stanford, moves within one game of elimination

Softball shut out by Stanford, moves within one game of elimination

May 21, 2022

For the first time since 2007, Alabama softball has lost a game in regional play. The No. 6 Crimson Tide (42-12) was shut out 6-0 Saturday afternoon by Stanford (38-19) in the winner’s bracket of...

Alabama pitcher Montana Fouts (14) throws a pitch in the Crimson Tide’s 3-0 victory over the Chattanooga Mocs on May 20 at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Softball shuts out Chattanooga in first game of NCAA Regional

May 20, 2022

Alabama took one step closer to Oklahoma City Friday afternoon. The sixth-seeded Crimson Tide (42-11) won its 44th consecutive game in regional play, defeating Chattanooga (29-26) in Game 1 of the Tuscaloosa...

Softball set to host NCAA Regional

Softball set to host NCAA Regional

May 19, 2022

The road to Oklahoma City starts in Tuscaloosa. Last weekend, Alabama softball (41-11, 16-8 SEC) was selected as the No. 6 national seed in the NCAA Softball Tournament, marking the 23rd straight tournament...

Softball set to defend its title in the SEC Tournament

Softball set to defend its title in the SEC Tournament

May 11, 2022

Beginning Thursday afternoon, No. 6 Alabama (41-10, 16-8 SEC) will begin its defense of last season’s SEC Softball Tournament Championship in Gainesville, Florida. Alabama has the most SEC Tournament...

Alabama first baseman Kaylee Tow (12) fires up her teammates in the Crimson Tides 3-1 victory over the No. 23 Missouri Tigers on May 8 at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Softball wins regular season finale, series over No. 23 Missouri on Tow’s ‘Senior Day’

May 8, 2022

Alabama softball won its regular season finale Sunday afternoon – and its second straight game for the first time since mid-April. The No. 8 Crimson Tide (41-10, 16-8 SEC) won the rubber match over...

Alabama catcher Ally Shipman (34) celebrates after sliding into home plate in the Crimson Tide’s 3-1 victory over the No. 23 Missouri Tigers on May 7 at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Softball evens series with No. 23 Missouri Saturday afternoon

May 8, 2022

Alabama took a step in the right direction Saturday afternoon. After having lost four of five games, No. 8 Alabama (40-10, 15-8 SEC) got its first win since April 24, defeating the No. 23 Missouri Tigers...

Alabama starting pitcher Montana Fouts (14) throws a pitch in the Crimson Tides 3-2 loss to the No. 23 Missouri Tigers on May 6 at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Softball drops game one to No. 23 Missouri in extra innings Friday night

May 6, 2022

The slump for the Alabama Crimson Tide continues. Sliding eighth-ranked Alabama (39-10, 14-8 SEC) fell to red-hot No. 23 Missouri (33-17, 12-9 SEC) by a final score of 3-2 in eight innings on Friday...

Final home series on deck for Alabama softball this weekend against No. 24 Missouri

Final home series on deck for Alabama softball this weekend against No. 24 Missouri

May 6, 2022

The end of the season is rapidly approaching. This weekend will be Alabama softball’s final home series of the regular season, as the Missouri Tigers come to Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa for games...

Alabama pitcher Montana Fouts (14) looks on in despair in the Crimson Tide’s 3-1 loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on April 27 at WKU Softball Field in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Softball slips up again at Western Kentucky in midweek road trip

April 27, 2022

This was not your typical midweek game. The scene in Bowling Green, Kentucky was one-of-a-kind leading up to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers’ game against the sixth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Fans...

No. 2 Alabama softball picks up late runs to avoid sweep at Texas A&M

No. 2 Alabama softball picks up late runs to avoid sweep at Texas A&M

April 24, 2022
No. 2 Alabama (39-8, 14-7 SEC) avoided a sweep Sunday afternoon by defeating Texas A&M (26-18, 5-13 SEC) 4-2 in College Station, Texas.
Texas A&M crushes softball in series-clinching game two Saturday

Texas A&M crushes softball in series-clinching game two Saturday

April 23, 2022

No. 2 Alabama (38-8, 13-7 SEC) could not get anything going in game two against the Texas A&M Aggies (26-17, 5-12 SEC), falling 9-1 in five innings. The loss is the Crimson Tide’s worst of the...

No. 2 Alabama falls in series opener at Texas A&M

No. 2 Alabama falls in series opener at Texas A&M

April 22, 2022

No. 2 Alabama softball fell Friday evening to the Texas A&M Aggies at Davis Diamond in College Station, Texas, by a final score of 6-4. The Crimson Tide (38-7, 13-6 SEC) was unable to find any sustainability...

Alabama freshman Kali Heivilin (22) is embraced by her teammates after hitting her first collegiate home run against North Alabama on April 19 at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Freshmen take advantage of opportunity, softball sweeps midweek doubleheader

April 19, 2022

Every Alabama freshman was able to contribute on Tuesday night. In a midweek doubleheader, head coach Patrick Murphy was able to utilize depth and multiple lineups in back-to-back wins over the North...

Softball shuts out Mississippi State, sweeps second SEC team this season

Softball shuts out Mississippi State, sweeps second SEC team this season

April 17, 2022
After two nail-biters against the Bulldogs in games one and two, No. 2 Alabama (36-6, 13-5 SEC) secured a comfortable 4-0 victory over Mississippi State (26-17, 7-8 SEC) to clinch the Crimson Tide’s second sweep of an SEC team this season.
Bloodworth’s walk-off double completes comeback against Mississippi State

Bloodworth’s walk-off double completes comeback against Mississippi State

April 16, 2022

No. 2 Alabama (35-6, 12-6 SEC) defeated Mississippi State (26-16, 7-7 SEC) in walk-off fashion for the second day in a row by a final score of 7-6 after trailing 5-0 in the third.  After the walk-off...

Woodard steals home to walk off against Mississippi State in game one

Woodard steals home to walk off against Mississippi State in game one

April 14, 2022

No. 2 Alabama (34-6, 11-5 SEC) secured a hard fought 2-1 win in game one of a weekend series against Mississippi State (26-15, 7-6 SEC)  after a walk-off steal of home plate. Two of the Crimson Tide’s...

Florida avoids sweep, beats Alabama in game three behind wild fourth inning

Florida avoids sweep, beats Alabama in game three behind wild fourth inning

April 12, 2022

It’s hard to beat a team twice; three times is even more difficult. No. 4 Alabama (33-6, 10-5 SEC) was unable to complete that task as No. 6 Florida (31-9, 8-7 SEC) avoided the sweep, winning game...

Softball dominates No. 6 Florida in game one

Softball dominates No. 6 Florida in game one

April 10, 2022

ESPN knows people tune in when these two teams square off. No. 4 Alabama and No. 6 Florida have combined to win the last 13 SEC regular-season championships, resulting in them receiving a nationwide...

No. 4 Alabama softball prepares for top-10 clash with Gators this weekend

No. 4 Alabama softball prepares for top-10 clash with Gators this weekend

April 6, 2022
In a rematch of last year’s SEC tournament championship, the No. 4 Crimson Tide (31-5, 8-4 SEC) and No. 7 Gators (30-6, 7-5 SEC) will meet in Gainesville, Florida, for a weekend series starting on Saturday.
Softball evens series with No. 18 Georgia after strong sixth inning

Softball evens series with No. 18 Georgia after strong sixth inning

April 3, 2022
Yesterday, head coach Patrick Murphy wanted more timely hits out of his Alabama squad.
Murphy ejected as softball’s comeback falls short against No. 18 Georgia

Murphy ejected as softball’s comeback falls short against No. 18 Georgia

April 3, 2022

Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy was ejected for the first time this season Saturday afternoon. Murphy’s ejection came after an argument with an umpire over a strike call against senior Ally Shipman...

Softball looks to build momentum against No. 15 Georgia

Softball looks to build momentum against No. 15 Georgia

April 1, 2022

Alabama softball has turned things around, but it will be tested this weekend at Rhoads Stadium. No. 4 Crimson Tide will take on No. 15 Georgia in a three-game weekend series starting Saturday. Alabama...

Salter throws no-hitter, softball run-rules Alabama State

Salter throws no-hitter, softball run-rules Alabama State

March 30, 2022

Alabama’s youth led it to a Tuesday night win. No. 4 Alabama (29-4, 6-3 SEC) run-ruled Alabama State (14-16, 6-3 SWAC) by a final score of 8-0 in five innings inside Rhoads Stadium during a nonconference...

Fouts strikes out 16 in South Carolina sweep

Fouts strikes out 16 in South Carolina sweep

March 27, 2022
No. 4 Alabama (28-4, 6-3 SEC) secured its first sweep in an SEC series this season in a 6-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Beckham Field over South Carolina.
Junior pitcher Lexi Kilfoyl throws a pitch to a University of Louisiana-Monroe batter on Oct. 17, 2021.

Alabama softball clinches series against South Carolina

March 27, 2022

Unlike game one, Alabama softball took care of South Carolina with ease Saturday. The Crimson Tide (27-4, 5-3 SEC) secured a 10-2 win in Columbia against the Gamecocks (18-12, 2-6 SEC) with the help...

Haneys grand slam propels softball over South Carolina

Haney’s grand slam propels softball over South Carolina

March 26, 2022

Alabama needed an unlikely hero to secure its fourth win in conference play Sophomore KJ Haney answered the call, smacking a grand slam to give the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide (26-4, 4-3 SEC) a 7-5 win...

Alabama beats UAB in midweek clash

Alabama beats UAB in midweek clash

March 23, 2022

The Crimson Tide defeated UAB 8-1 in the midweek SEC series. After getting its first series win in SEC play against No. 13 Kentucky last weekend, fourth-ranked Alabama (25-4) made the short drive down...

Alabama softball wins weekend series against No. 8 Kentucky

Alabama softball wins weekend series against No. 8 Kentucky

March 20, 2022

After losing the series in the opening weekend of conference play, No. 3 Alabama (24-4, 3-3 SEC) defeated No. 8 Kentucky (20-5, 3-3 SEC) in a weekend series, winning two out of three games. Alabama...

Alabama softball sweeps doubleheader, improves to 3-0 in Crimson Classic

Alabama softball sweeps doubleheader, improves to 3-0 in Crimson Classic

March 6, 2022

Senior Montana Fouts was utilized to her full extent this weekend. No. 2 Alabama (19-0) improved to 3-0 in the T-Mobile Crimson Classic on Saturday, defeating both Texas (11-9) and Miami (Ohio) (4-8)....

Bloodworths solo home run leads softball to thrilling victory Friday night

Bloodworth’s solo home run leads softball to thrilling victory Friday night

March 5, 2022

No 2. Alabama (17-0) got all it could handle from Texas (10-8), but was able to escape with a 5-4 victory Friday night. “They’re a good team, we knew that they’d give us a really good game,”...

Opinion | Student-athletes must find balance

Opinion | Student-athletes must find balance

March 2, 2022
Student-athletes today are faced with a difficult task.
No. 2 Alabama softball wins rematch over No. 20 Louisiana in five innings

No. 2 Alabama softball wins rematch over No. 20 Louisiana in five innings

February 27, 2022
Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy got two wins over his alma mater this weekend.
Alabama softball heads to Mardi Gras Mambo

Alabama softball heads to Mardi Gras Mambo

February 24, 2022
This weekend, Alabama will travel to Youngsvillie, Louisiana, for another multi team event, the Mardi Gras Mambo.
Senior catcher Ally Shipman signs to her teammates after reaching base during a 2-0 win over No. 8 Virginia Tech on Feb. 19, 2022.

No. 2 Alabama Softball picks up two shutouts in day two of Easton Bama Bash

February 19, 2022

No. 2 Alabama (8-0) continued its stellar start to the 2022 season on the second day of the 23rd annual Easton Bama Bash with a pair of shutouts against No. 8 Virginia Tech and Middle Tennessee State.  The...

Senior Ashley Prange scores a double on Friday, Feb. 11

Alabama softball picks up two dominant wins in day two of Candrea Classic

February 13, 2022

No. 2 Alabama (3-0) built on Friday night’s impressive win with a sweep of Pac-12 opponents Oregon State (1-2) and No. 9 Arizona (2-1). Alabama defeated Oregon State 5-1 and run-ruled Arizona 11-0...

Graduate infielder Kaylee Tow playing first base against ULM on Oct. 17

Three Alabama Softball Players Named Preseason All-Americans

February 9, 2022
Three Alabama softball players received major preseason recognition.
Alabama softball breaks season ticket sales record

Alabama softball breaks season ticket sales record

February 1, 2022

Parties at Rhoads Stadium will have more regular attendees this season than ever before. Alabama softball broke a program record on Monday, selling over 3,000 season tickets for the 2022 season. Alabama...

Montana Fouts is prepared to build on last season’s success

Montana Fouts is prepared to build on last season’s success

January 26, 2022
Alabama softball’s senior pitcher Montana Fouts may have had the most successful 2021 calendar year of any Crimson Tide student-athlete. 
Alabama head coach Nick Saban surveys the field before the SEC championship game on Dec. 4, 2021.

Opinion | Nick Saban is not ruining college football

January 7, 2022

Sports are remembered by dynasties. From Michael Jordan’s Bulls and Steph Curry’s Warriors to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s Patriots in the NFL, the greatness of dynasties helps shape how fans...

Kirby Smart and Nick Saban have history 

Kirby Smart and Nick Saban have history 

November 28, 2021

Many Alabama fans thought Georgia head coach Kirby Smart was the heir to throne as Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s longtime defensive coordinator.  Now, after this season, college football fans are...

Pete Golding speaks at a press conference in December 2019.

Are Alabama fans mad at the wrong coordinator?

November 18, 2021
There has always been weariness of Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding since he was hired at Alabama at the end of the 2018 season, replacing Jeremy Pruitt after Pruitt took the Tennessee head coaching job. 
Wide receiver Jameson Williams tiptoes down the sideline on a big play against New Mexico State on Saturday.

Analysis: Big plays from Williams are vital to Alabama’s offensive success

November 13, 2021

Throughout this season, Alabama football has struggled to find guys to make big plays.  But Ohio State transfer Jameson Williams has been consistent as the primary explosive playmaker in Alabama’s...

Alabama softball releases 2022 schedule

Alabama softball releases 2022 schedule

October 28, 2021

Alabama softball released its 2022 season schedule on Wednesday. It features many games against top-tier opponents that will prepare the team for another Women’s College World Series run. The schedule...

Golf finishes fifth, falls to San Diego State at Jackson T. Stephens Cup

Golf finishes fifth, falls to San Diego State at Jackson T. Stephens Cup

October 22, 2021

Alabama men’s golf traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas, from Oct. 18 to 20 for the team’s final tournament of the fall season, the Jackson T. Stephens Cup. The first two days of the tournament featured...

Alabama men’s basketball ranked No. 14 in Preseason AP Poll

Alabama men’s basketball ranked No. 14 in Preseason AP Poll

October 18, 2021

The Alabama men’s basketball team was slated at No. 14 in the Preseason AP Poll. This is the first time in head coach Nate Oats’ three-year tenure that the Crimson Tide has received a preseason...

Jones Free chipped-in for birdie on the 18th hole to secure a 3-2 win over Ole Miss in Tuesday’s final round of SEC Match Play.

Alabama golf finishes SEC Match 3-1

October 13, 2021
Alabama men’s golf made the short trip to Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama on Oct. 10 for three days of SEC Match Play and left with a 3-1 record. 
Alabama finishes top five at Olympia Fields Invitational

Alabama finishes top five at Olympia Fields Invitational

September 24, 2021

Alabama men’s golf earned a top five finish in Chicago at the Olympia Fields Invitational with a 15-over-par team total. The tournament consisted of a loaded field, including 12 of the top 40 teams,...

Alabama men’s golf shakes off early struggles, places 10th overall

Alabama men’s golf shakes off early struggles, places 10th overall

September 14, 2021

Alabama men’s golf began its season on Friday, Sept. 10 at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona. After three days of competition, the team tied for 10th place overall.  The Crimson...

Preview | Tide tees off new season in Arizona

Preview | Tide tees off new season in Arizona

September 9, 2021
The Alabama men’s golf team begins its 2021-22 season this weekend at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona.  
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