With the end of their season on the line Sunday afternoon, Alabama softball defeated Northwestern 3-2 to advance to their 14th appearance in the Women’s College World Series.
Alabama came into Saturday night with their backs against the wall needing a win to force a third game to decide who would punch their ticket to the Women’s College World Series, and the Crimson Tide came through with a 2-1 victory over Northwestern.
In her first game back in two weeks, Montana Fouts did not look like her usual self and the Crimson Tide lost the first game of the super regionals to No. 12 Northwestern 3-1 on Friday.
A Middle Tennessee State victory in the first game Sunday forced a one-game scenario to determine who would advance to the NCAA Super Regionals, but Alabama was able to squeak past the Blue Raiders 1-0 to advance to the Super Regionals for the 17th time in 18 seasons.
Coming off a dominating performance Friday, Alabama started off Saturday’s game a little shaky, but a big fourth inning powered them past Middle Tennessee 12-5.
Friday night Alabama softball hosted the opening round of the NCAA Tournament for the 18th straight time, defeating Long Island University 5-0, led by an outstanding pitching performance from Jaala Torrence.
Alabama is the top seed in the Tuscaloosa Regional that runs Friday through Sunday, joined by Middle Tennessee State, Central Arkansas and Long Island University.