Coach Patrick Murphy watched as the ball rolled away from Arizona catcher Robyn Porter hands near home plate. There was no time to yell at sophomore Demi Turner to go for it, but luckily for Alabama, he didn’t have to.
“I saw it [the ball] behind her and so I just went,” Turner said. “Speed never slumps so if you have speed on your team I mean you can run all over.”
Turner’s game-winning run in No. 4 Alabama’s 4-3 victory over No. 15 Arizona came after junior Chandler Dare made a heads up play to kick the ball out of Porter’s glove as she slid home in the bottom of the seventh.
“I was like well shoot maybe the ball’s off line so I just put my foot where her glove was and good things happened,” Dare said.
This was the Crimson Tide’s first win over Arizona since beating the Wildcats on May 30th in the 2009 World Series. This is also the program’s first home victory over Arizona after hosting the Wildcats four previous times.
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Source:: The Crimson White Sports