Tide softball steamrolls ASU in 8-0 victory
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Jeremy Bryant
The University of Alabama softball team is running hot and their latest win shows them at peak form while creating sweet history. Redshirt freshman Alex Salter pitched a no-hitter for the Tide for one of the rare times in the school’s long history.
The Tide featured all of their freshman in the starting lineup against the Alabama State University, and sent the Yellow Jackets home early with a 8-0 victory in five innings. The Yellow Jackets did mange to get a walk in the game, but it was soon erased thereafter.
Salter’s no-hitter marked the 40th time such accolade has been achieved in Alabama softball history, but the first of Salter’s young career. As for the Yellow Jackets, they fall on the wrong side of history once again; this is the third no-hitter in the last four meetings between the two teams.
The Tide put up one of their best performances, getting 11 hits on the day. Everyone in the starting lineup reached home plate at least once. Salter was not the only savior on the day with the rest of the team enjoying no errors, and a good showing from as Megan Bloodworth. She led the way with two hits and her first RBI in the last six games.
This victory extends Alabama’s win streak to five after the ugly showing they put up in their March 20 loss to Kentucky. The defeat instilled a fire in the team as they have outscored their opponents 39-9 since then.
They remain ranked inside the Top-10 college rankings as the Sand Mountain Showdown against Jacksonville State has been rescheduled to April 2, because of weather conditions across the state.
Their next test will come against No. 18 Georgia for their weekend trilogy for the chance to strengthen their standings inside the conference. The first game will air on ESPN2, starting April 2 at 3:30 p.m.