Bama softball drops series to Texas A&M
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter AJ Holliday
University of Alabama softball lost its series to Texas A&M over the weekend. The Tide won Sunday 4-2 to avoid the sweep, thanks to a strong outing from senior Montana Fouts. With the series loss, the Tide fell to 39-8, 14-7 SEC. The Aggies improved to 26-18, 5-13 SEC. Bama is now second in the SEC, behind Arkansas.
Game one started in Alabama’s favor as the Tide led 4-1, but five unanswered runs down the stretch was enough for the Aggies to earn the win. Bama has out-hit its opponents 32 times this season, but its just the third time they’ve lost while doing so.
Game two came as a huge surprise as for the first time in almost six years, the Tide were defeated by the run-rule. A seven-run second inning and one run in the fourth would prove to be too much for the Crimson Tide to overcome. With Bama down 8-0 in the top of the fifth, the Crimson Tide were able to score one run to extend the game. But in the bottom of the inning a fielding error would allow the Aggies to score the game-winning run to win 9-1.
Bama was able to salvage the series Sunday. Jenna Lord got the Crimson Tide on the board first with a solo home run off the scoreboard. The Aggies only scored two runs in game three, but every time they scored, the Tide answered. Fouts earned her 20th win of the season, her third 20-win season in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama will be on the road again as they head to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to take on Western Kentucky. The two will play on April 27 at 4 p.m.