KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Crimson Tide fell in walk-off fashion for the second straight game to Tennessee in Sunday’s game. A seventh-inning home run gave the Volunteers a 2-0 win.
Sydney Littlejohn (14-3) suffered her third loss of the season, giving up just two hits in the game until Brooke Vines’ two-run home run in the seventh inning. All three of Littlejohn’s losses this season have been shutouts, allowing two or fewer runs in each of them. Alabama out-hit the Vols, 4-3, but left seven runners on base.
The Tide scratched two hits across in the top of the first and a would-be home run tailed just foul before a popup ended the half-inning. Another big shot by Bailey Hemphill in the top of the third fell just shy at the warning track in right field, as the score remained 0-0 heading to the bottom of the third.
With the score still 0-0, Tennessee’s Meghan Gregg drew a walk to begin the bottom of the seventh inning, and Vines ended it on one swing, sending a two-run home run to straightaway center to defeat Alabama, 2-0.
With the loss, the Tide (36-9, 10-7 SEC) suffers its second SEC series loss of the season while Tennessee (39-5, 11-3 SEC) extends its winning streak to 18 games.
The series finale is set for 6 p.m. today and will be live on SEC Network.