COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Alabama softball held a 3-1 lead through five innings against Texas A&M Sunday, but the Aggies rallied with two runs to tie it in the sixth before a walk-off RBI single in the seventh handed the Crimson Tide its first loss of the season, 4-3.
Alabama (33-1, 5-1 SEC) took the first lead of the game after solo home runs from sophomore Kaylee Tow and junior Claire Jenkins in the opening half-inning before Texas A&M (18-13, 2-7 SEC) cut the lead in half with an RBI single in the third. Some heads-up base running from freshman Skylar Wallace in the top of the sixth brought the lead back to two runs but the Aggies took advantage of a well-placed RBI single in between three defenders and a fielding error to plate two runs and tie it at 3-3. Alabama loaded the bases in the top of the seventh but could not score, setting up Texas A&M for the walk-off RBI single in the bottom half.
The Tide’s 33-win streak heading into today’s contest is the longest to start a season in program history and is tied for the third-longest in NCAA history.
Tow’s home run was part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate, extending her reached-base streak to 15 games. Jenkins’ home run gives her five across six SEC contests this season. In the circle, freshman Montana Fouts (12-1) takes her first loss, allowing a season-high seven hits over 6.0 innings.
Next up, Alabama begins a five-game home stand at 6 p.m. Wednesday against Georgia Tech.