BATON ROUGE, La. – Alabama softball wrapped up its regular season slate with a 5-1 win over LSU on Sunday, capping the series sweep.

The sweep is the first for Alabama (50-6, 18-6 SEC) over LSU (40-15, 14-10 SEC) in Baton Rouge since 2005 and the first for either team on the road since 2006. This weekend, paired with the most-recent series between the teams in 2017, marks the first back-to-back series win for either team since LSU won consecutive meetings in 2006-07.

The series sweep is the fourth this season for Alabama, previously taking three games from Missouri, Georgia and Florida. The 50 wins is the most for the Tide in the regular season since 2007.

“I was really proud of Krystal Goodman and all the new players that got to play,” UA head coach Patrick Murphy said. “Taylor Clark came up with the RBI and played great defense. We had the key five-run inning and made it stand up. It was a really well-pitch weekend for us and credit goes to Stephanie VanBrakle Prothro for calling all the right pitches. Krystal limited the damage. The one run was a solo home run and they had some people on but she kept them from scoring.”

Goodman (10-0) led the way in the circle, throwing a complete game with just one run allowed on five hits with a season-high seven strikeouts. Five players in the Alabama lineup contributed a hit, including a solo home run from Kaylee Tow, a two-run single from senior Merris Schroder and an RBI single from Clark.

Alabama begins postseason play at the 2019 SEC Softball Tournament in College Station, Texas. The Crimson Tide will be the No. 1 seed, opening play on Thursday at 4 p.m.

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