The University of Alabama Football and Crimson Tide Sports Source
May 24, 2017
Alabama joined several other SEC teams that took advantage of being Regional hosts . . . Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Crimson Tide will meet No. 1 seeded Florida in primetime starting Thursday in Gainesville. ESPN will televise Game 1 at 6 p.m. CT . . .
Pat Murphy's softball team beat Minnesota to sweep its NCAA Regional and advance to the Super Regionals for the 13th straight year . . .
The Crimson Tide will meet No. 1 seeded Florida in primetime starting Thursday in Gainesville . . .
Demi Turner was the Crimson Tide's emotional spark this past week . . .
The more things change in SEC and NCAA softball, the more Alabama stays the same . . .
Alabama is the only team in America to advance to a Super Regional every year since the format came into play for the 2005 season . . .
Alabama was seeded 16th, but still drew the Big Ten champions, who were snubbed by the selection committee that seeded the tournament . . .
With a fired-up crowd at Rhoads Stadium, the one run was all Alabama needed . . .
Alabama beat the Minnesota 1-0 to advance to its 13th straight super regional . . .
Live score: Minnesota 0, Alabama 0 . . .
No. 16 Alabama beat Minnesota 1-0 in nine innings in the winners' bracket of the Tuscaloosa regional, a super-regional-caliber marathon miscast on the second day of the tournament . . .
"She threw a seven-inning no-hitter against one of the best hitting teams, with a lot of home runs and doubles in their stats," he said . . .
Now the Tide waits. Alabama sits alone in the winners' bracket, where the ladies will presumably face Minnesota again, needing only one win to move on to the super-regionals . . .
"That was one heck of a game," Crimson Tide coach Patrick Murphy said . . .
Minnesota's Sara Groenewegen walked in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to send Alabama into the Tuscaloosa Regional championship, 1-0 . . .
Alabama and Minnesota were locked in a hard-fought pitcher's duel as Alexis Osorio (22-7) and Sara Groenewegen (30-3) were both stellar in the circle . . .
The gauntlet for Alabama will feature a great between Alabama's strikeout ace, Alexis Osorio, and a pitcher with the second-best ERA in the country, Sarah Groenewegen . . .
Alabama 5, Albany 1 . . .
The victory extends a streak of 32 straight wins in regional play for the Tide, which hasn't dropped a regional game since 2007 . . .
No. 14 Alabama changed its approach and broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 5-1 victory over the Great Danes . . .
Junior second baseman Demi Turner was medically cleared to fully practice and rejoined her teammates on the field . . .
Can Minnesota compete with Alabama and Florida? . . .
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