ALABAMA SOFTBALL OPENS FALL SEASON THIS WEEKEND WITH A DOUBLEHEADER

Alabama softball will open its fall season this weekend at Rhoads Stadium with a doubleheader.

The Crimson Tide will play Pensacola State at 2 p.m. and Memphis at 4 p.m on Saturday. Then, in a similar format, Alabama will face Wallace State and Montevallo Sunday, October 20. To close out the fall season, the Crimson Tide will play Marion Military Institute in a 10-inning game Sunday, October 27, at 1:30 p.m.

Each of the five games will be played at Rhoads Stadium. Admission is $5 and tickets will be sold at the gate. The proceeds made from fall softball games benefit the Bama Softball Walk-Off Club, the official booster club for Alabama Softball.

Head Coach Patrick Murphy, SEC’s Coach of the Year, is entering his 22nd season with the Crimson Tide returning 13 players from last year’s team that won 60 games, claimed the program’s fifth SEC regular-season title and advanced to the final day of bracket play at the 2019 Women’s College World Series. All-Americans Montana Fouts, Bailey Hemphill and Kaylee Tow, SEC Pitcher of the Year Sarah Cornell and All-SEC honorees Elissa Brown, Maddie Morgan and Skylar Wallace return.

The Crimson Tide adds four freshmen and one transfer to its roster. Former Oregon All-American Alexis Mack and freshmen Karla Hice (Ardmore, Ala.), Lexi Kilfoyl (Land O’ Lakes, Fla.), Jenna Johnson (Franklin, Tenn.) and Savannah Woodard (Warrior, Ala.).

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