TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The second day of the T-Mobile Crimson Classic couldn’t have happened on a more beautiful day. The sun was out, and the stands were packed to watch the No. nine ranked University of Alabama softball team play a double-header.
Alabama vs Robert Morris
The Crimson Tide took on Robert Morris in the first of their two matchups. Alabama defeated Robert Morris 4-0 the day prior and looked to go up 2-0 in the series with a win Saturday.
The Alabama Crimson Tide swiftly defeated the Colonials 10-0 after five innings played, with their record becoming 14-3.
Jaala Torrence put on one of the best pitching performances of the season, throwing her first career no-hitter, and only allowing one runner on base all game. She would improve her record on the season to 4-2, and her ERA on the season falls to 2.36.
“I think the whole bullpen came into this weekend with an attack mentality. Just today, it was great. My defense was firing me up, they were making plays, and the offense was having a day. So, it all just pieced together perfectly,” Jaala Torrence said.
The dominance was replicated on both sides of the ball, as the Crimson Tide would score eight of their ten runs in the fourth inning.
Kenleigh Cahalan got the home-run party started in the second inning with a solo shot to center field. In the fourth inning; Bailey Downing would come in to pinch hit and hit a three-run homerun to extend the lead to ten.
Alabama vs Longwood
Alabama was not done for the day, as their second game of the day took place at 1:30 CT against the Longwood Lancers.
Montana Fouts would take the circle for the Crimson Tide, and she produced at the highest level. Fouts racked up 12 strikeouts over seven innings of play. She concluded the game with a three-pitch inning.
“Montana was as good as she’s ever been,” Head Coach Patrick Murphy said. “I thought her velocity was really good, a couple times it was 71. It was around 68 to 71 almost the entire game.”
The offense put up five runs over the seven innings, all of them being RBI singles or doubles. Kenleigh Cahalan was the offensive sparkplug of the day, racking up four RBI over two games.
The Crimson Tide managed to go 2-0 on the day and improve their record to 15-3. They will look to face Longwood and Mercer on Sunday, March 4th, beginning at 11:15 a.m CT.