Softball Drops 2-0 Decision to No. 12 Alabama
Move to 24-23 on the season
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Southern Miss softball team dropped a hard-fought, 2-0 decision to No. 12 Alabama on Wednesday night. The Golden Eagles move to 24-23 on the season.
Lauren Holifield led the team offensively, going 2-for-3 on the night, her seventh multiple hit game of the season. Chase Nelson drew a walk in the first inning to extend her reaching base streak to 15 games.
Kim Crowson got the start in the circle, her 18th of the season. Crowson allowed two runs on six hits in five complete innings of work. Jillian Johnson came in relief at the top of the sixth and allowed no runs and no hits in her inning of work.
Samantha Reynolds got the first hit of the night in the top of the third inning, a perfectly placed bunt but was stranded after a diving catch in foul territory ended the inning.
The Crimson Tide (37-9) got on the board in the bottom of the third inning plating one run on a sac fly by Reagan Dykes.
Holifield’s first hit was in the top of the fourth, a single through the left side and was then moved over on a sac bunt by Caitlyn Aldous but a fly out ended the scoring threat.
Alabama’s catcher, Dykes, who hit the sac fly to plate the first runner in the third, was brought home by a single up the middle in the bottom of the fifth.
A scoreless sixth inning and three outs in the top of the seventh kept the score, 2-0.
Next up for the Southern Miss softball squad is the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky. The two teams will meet in a C-USA three-game series this weekend, April 22-23 with a doubleheader on that Saturday and a single game finale on Sunday. There will be live stats, in game tweets and radio coverage by Josh West on 1400 AM The Score in the local Hattiesburg area.