By: Adam Baranovsky

Alabama softball began their fifth SEC series of the season with a 4-3 victory against Mississippi State in Starkville in Friday afternoon’s pitching duel, clinching their 30th win on the season and seventh in SEC play. 

Montana Fouts was excellent throughout all seven innings, despite giving up a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning as the Bulldogs trimmed into the lead. However, Fouts did pitch her 15th complete game of the season recording nine strikeouts, five hits, three earned runs, and just one walk on 110 pitches.

Alabama does not seem to score a ton of runs whenever Fouts pitches, and that continued today as the Crimson Tide only mustered four runs all game. The offense was virtually non-existent for Alabama most of the day, but Jenna Johnson carried the way offensively for the team by going 2-4 with two RBI’s in the third and seventh innings recording her 17th and 18th RBIs of the season. Emma Broadfoot’s sacrifice fly RBI and a first inning passed ball was all the scoring that Alabama saw today. 

The Crimson Tide improves to 30-12 (7-6 SEC) and will look to win their third SEC series of the season tomorrow against Mississippi State at 1 p.m. C.T.