Crimson Tide softball prepping for tournament; Fouts’ condition touch and go

By WVUA-23 Sports Reporter Juliet Brown

Alabama’s ace pitcher Montana Fouts left last week’s SEC Tournament game vs. Arkansas game with an apparent leg injury. Crimson Tide fans speculated what this could mean for the team as it prepares for this weekend’s Tuscaloosa Regional Tournament.

The Crimson Tide’s first game is against Long Island University on Friday.

Alabama softball head coach Patrick Murphy joined Gary Harris on Tide 100.9 and provided an update on Fouts’ status, saying she’s dealing with a hyperextended knee.

“It’s really truly day to day,” Murphy said.

Jaala Torrence, Lauren Esman and Alex Salter are the three pitchers on call to step up their game if Fouts winds up on the sidelines. All three pitched in the SEC Tournament. Salter relieved Fouts in the win over Arkansas and started against Tennessee while Torrence and Esmen relieved Salter in the loss.

The Crimson Tide plays Long Island in Game 2 of the regional tournament on Friday at 6 p.m. The first game of the regional tournament is Middle Tennessee vs. Central Arkansas.

All games in the Tuscaloosa Regional Tournament will stream live on ESPN+.

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