TROY — After three hitless innings, a seventh-run fourth helped lift Alabama to an eventual 8-0 victory over Troy Sunday.

Alabama’s (5-0) first hit of the day against Troy (3-2) came in the top of the fourth, an RBI double from junior Bailey Hemphill. That sparked a seven-run rally, with a solo home run from sophomore Kaylee Tow in the sixth, giving the Crimson Tide an eight-run lead for the final margin of victory after a scoreless bottom half of the inning.

Six Tide batters tallied a hit in the winning effort, led by a 2-for-4 day from junior Elissa Brown. Hemphill’s RBI was the 100th of her career and freshman Skylar Wallace drove in a pair on her second career hit, a fifth-inning single. Freshman Montana Fouts (2-0) shut out the Trojans with just three hits allowed and four strikeouts.

Next weekend, Alabama heads to Tucson, Ariz., for the Hillenbrand Invitational, playing five games over three days starting Friday, Feb. 15 against USF at 12:15 p.m. CT.

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