In three SEC games this season Alabama softball has been held to just four hits. Two of those games resulted in a Crimson Tide loss.

Sunday’s four-hit affair was different as Alabama took a 4-0 win against Georgia. Although Alabama had just four hits, it made them count.

Merris Schroder made the biggest splash with an RBI single and a two-run home run.

The first hit for Schroder was set up when Georgia intentionally walked Bailey Hemphill to put runners at first and second in the third inning.

“I was just trying to put the ball in play,” she said. “When someone gets intentionally walked before you it’s easy to go up there and try to do too much. That’s when mistakes happen. Worked out to where I found a hole up the middle.”

Schroder was clutch again for Alabama in the fifth inning. With a runner on first base Schroder hit an opposite-field home run that just barely cleared the leftfield wall.

“I was just hoping it was going to stay fair because it had that lefty, opposite-field spin to it. I was pushing it fair as much as I could,” she said.

 

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