Alabama softball lands transfer infielder

The Alabama softball program announced Tuesday the incoming transfer of infielder Taylor Clark from Virginia Tech. A junior, Clark was a two-year starter for the Hokies. She will be eligible to play next spring. A native of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Clark...

McCleney helps USA softball qualify for Olympics

MAKUHARI, Japan — The U.S. qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics by winning gold at the Softball World Championship on Sunday, defeating Japan 7-6 in 10 innings in the gold medal game. Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run with...

UA softball team finishes summer tour of Japan

The Alabama softball team closed out play Sunday on its summer tour of Japan, playing to a tie with Great Britain and dropping the second game of the doubleheader at Naruto Sports Park. The first game was called with the...

Alabama softball splits doubleheader in Japan

The Alabama softball team split a doubleheader with the New Zealand national team Thursday in exhibition play in Japan. New Zealand won the first game, 7-6, coming from behind after Alabama took a 6-3 lead. Alabama rallied from a 5-0 deficit...

Alabama softball taking off for Japan

Patrick Murphy has been around. Alabama’s softball coach has traveled to Canada, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, the former Czech Republic, Columbia and Venezuela. He will add Japan to the list starting Thursday, when the Crimson Tide’s plane touches...

Former Hofstra softball standout transfers to Alabama

Alabama softball added another transfer pitcher to its 2019 roster, as former Hofstra standout Sarah Cornell will continue her collegiate career with the Crimson Tide. Cornell, a junior from Westbury, N.Y., was the 2018 Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the...

UA alumni McCleney, Kretschman shine for Team USA

IRVINE, Calif. — Former Alabama softball standouts Haylie McCleney and Kelly Kretschman represented Team USA at the USA Softball International Cup this past week at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, Calif. McCleney earned gold with Team Red while Kretschman...

Alabama releases NCAA violations from 2017-18

Alabama self-reported 13 violations of NCAA Level III and IV rules in the 12-month period that ended June 30, nine fewer than in the previous year, according to a document posted Friday on the school’s athletics website. Of those, eight...

Incoming UA softball players earn national honors

A pair of incoming Alabama softball players earned national recognition this week. Pitcher Montana Fouts was named the ALL-USA High School Player of the Year by USA Today and the MaxPreps National Softball Player of the Year. Incoming transfer pitcher...

Alabama 2019 softball schedule coming together

Alabama softball will host Missouri, Mississippi State, Georgia and Kentucky at Rhoads Stadium in SEC play in the 2019 season while visiting Texas A&M, South Carolina, Florida and LSU, The Tuscaloosa News has learned. The Crimson Tide will play a...

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