Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Tide Softball Completes Sweep of Bulldogs

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Tide Softball Completes Sweep of Bulldogs

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STARKVILLE, Miss. | The second-ranked University of Alabama softball team swept the series against Mississippi State with a 9-3 victory Sunday afternoon at the MSU Softball Stadium.

Sophomore Kaila Hunt hit a home run while freshman Danae Hays recorded her first career grand slam to pace the Tide offense. Despite being outhit 9-6, Alabama (35-1, 12-1 in Southeastern Conference) used a six-run fourth inning to race past the Bulldogs (19-18, 3-13 SEC).

Sophomore Jackie Traina earned the win to improve to a perfect 21- 0 on the season. Traina allowed two runs -- one earned on seven hits while striking out five in six innings.

Alabama scored its 65th first inning run of the season, once again seizing the early advantage. Senior Jennifer Fenton was able to score on a senior Cassie Reilly-Boccia single after singling to start the game and stealing second.

After Mississippi State tied the game at one in the third inning, Alabama answered in a big way in the fourth. …

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