On the final day of the Green & Gold Classic, the Alabama Crimson Tide dominated against the tournament host UAB Blazers with a final score of 15-0 in 5 innings. This game marked their strongest offensive showing of the year, scoring a season-high 15 runs. Their previous highest best was 13 in a run-rule win over Longwood.


The Crimson Tide got off to a strong start in the first inning thanks to star player Abby Duchscherer. She hit a 2-run shot to left-center field, extending her team lead in both home runs and RBIs. Later in the inning, Kali Heivilin tallied a single that brought in another run, increasing Alabama’s lead to three.

Alabama stayed hot in the third inning with back-to-back RBI singles for Jenna Johnson and Kenleigh Cahalan. Then Duchscherer followed up with an RBI double down the right-field line bringing home Cahalan.

The Crimson Tide had one of its best offensive innings of the year with 7 runs in the third. The inning started with a walk from Larissa Preuitt and then back-to-back bunt singles for Kristen White and Jenna Johnson. After a career-best 4-4 performance the night prior, Johnson went 2-2 in this one with 3 runs scored.

“Jenna has been awesome. She is just a constant pest, she’ll do anything to get on base. She will bunt, she’ll take free bases, she does it all,” said Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy.

Kenleigh Cahalan came up to the plate next and drove in both Preuitt and White with a 2-run double to left center. Abby Duchscherer followed up with a 2 RBI single to left. Duchscherer went 3-4 with a total of 5 (!!) RBIs.

The third inning scoring continued for Alabama when Kendal Clark blasted a ball to the parking lot for another 2-run shot. Marlie Giles finished off the scoring in the inning with a solo shot to right, the first of two home runs for her in the game. Alabama collected a total of 7 runs on 6 hits in the inning, extending their lead to 13-0 in the third.

Alabama added two more runs in the 5th inning off of Marlie Giles’s second home run of the day. Giles finished the day going 2-2 with 3 RBIs.

“Just like last night, we were able to put up a crooked number on their relief pitcher. Today we put up 7 runs on their second-arm so we are definitely proud of that,” Murphy said.

Starting pitcher Jaala Torrence picked up her team-leading 6th win of the year in this one. She only pitched 2 innings striking out 4 on just one hit. Alea Johnson came in behind her and struck out 3 in just 2 innings of work as well. Alex Salter finished the game off with a scoreless final frame.

NEXT: Alabama will travel on the road on Wednesday to face off against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks with the first pitch set for 5 pm CT.