COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Alabama softball posted another dominant performance Saturday against Texas A&M, winning 11-1 in five innings to clinch the weekend series.
Alabama (33-0, 5-0 SEC) scored four runs in the opening inning, and six in the third before trading runs in the bottom of the fourth and top of the fifth. Alabama has scored 10 or more runs in four of its five SEC games.
Five of the 11 runs came on home runs from Merris Schroder and Bailey Hemphill, giving the Tide 15 games with two or more home runs. Schroder’s home run was part of a 2-for-4 day at the plate, driving in three runs to extend her hitting streak to six games. Hemphill’s grand slam pushed her season home run total 15. She also has 51 RBIs. Kaylee Tow reached base safely three times from the leadoff spot, pushing her streak to 14 games.
Sarah Cornell (11-0) threw 4 1/3 innings to earn the win in the circle, allowing just one run on four hits with four strikeouts while Krystal Goodman secured the final two outs in the bottom of the fifth, inducing a game-ending double play.
The final game of the weekend series with the Aggies (17-13, 1-7 SEC) is set for a 1 p.m. CT Sunday.