OXFORD, Miss. – The Alabama softball team posted a shutout over Ole Miss in the first game but the Rebels bounced back with a walk-off win in Game 2 at the Ole Miss Softball Complex on Saturday.
Alabama (39-12, 11-8 SEC) earned its 24th shutout of the season in Game 1, 2-0.
Alabama held a one-run lead into the seventh inning of Game 2, but Ole Miss (33-17, 7-13 SEC) strung together four hits in the bottom of the seventh to plate two runs and win in walk-off fashion, 2-1.
The two teams were scoreless for the first five innings of the series opener but a pair of runs by the Crimson Tide in the top of the sixth proved enough. Alexis Osorio (19-6) went the distance in the circle, holding the Rebels to just one hit with nine strikeouts. Elissa Brown posted her second straight multi-hit game, going 2-3 at the top of the order, while Marisa Runyon and Bailey Hemphill earned the team’s two RBIs in the contest. Chandler Dare went 1-2, extending her hitting streak to a season-best six games.
In the second game for Alabama, Marisa Runyon accounting for the lone RBI and two of the team’s three hits. Sydney Littlejohn (14-5) took the loss in the circle, holding Ole Miss scoreless on three hits before the Rebels’ big seventh inning.
The two teams conclude the weekend series on Monday at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.