During the 2024 T-Mobile Crimson Classic, the Alabama softball team suffered their first loss of the season but sandwiched the loss with two top-25 wins over No. 19 Arizona.

Last weekend, Alabama’s bats did the heavy lifting. This weekend, runs were at a premium, and the Crimson Tide had to lean on their pitching staff to win them games. Over the span of the four-game series, the Crimson Tide offense only managed to produce four runs, while the pitching staff held the opponents to just three runs.

Alabama set the tone for the weekend in the opener with a 1-0 win over Northern Iowa. After loading the bases in the first inning, Bailey Dowling drove in the only run of the game with an RBI groundout.

The first inning run would be all that was needed as Kayla Beaver tossed her second complete-game shutout of the season, striking out nine batters to secure the 1-0 win.

On Friday, Alabama faced off against their first ranked opponent and gained their first ranked win of the season with a 2-1 victory over No. 19 Arizona.

Abby Duchscherer provided all the runs that the Crimson Tide would need by way of a two-run homer in the first inning.

Kayla Beaver had her second solid start in as many days, allowing just one run in six innings of work. Alea Johnson came into the game and finished the last inning to record the save and preserve the one-run win.

On Saturday, Alabama split their games, losing their first game of the season to South Alabama, 2-0. The Crimson Tide followed up the loss with a 1-0 shutout against No. 19 Arizona.

Alabama’s offense could not get anything going in the 2-0 loss to South Alabama. In the second game of the day, a solo home run by Marlie Giles was enough for a 1-0 win over No. 19 Arizona. Jaala Torrence was the starting pitcher in both games and recorded both a win and a loss despite two solid pitching performances. Kayla Beaver entered the game and recorded the final two outs against Arizona to earn her third save of the season.

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