STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Alabama softball team’s 20-game winning streak ended Saturday night in Starkville as Mississippi State earned a 1-0 decision.
Alabama (27-3, 4-1 SEC) was shut out for just the second time this season, with its two hits tied for its lowest offensive output of the season. Mississippi State (22-6, 2-3 SEC) had a no-hitter until the sixth inning, scoring its lone run in the second inning following a fielding error.
Demi Turner and Chandler Dare tallied the Tide’s lone hits while Sydney Littlejohn (9-1) suffered her first loss of the season, allowing just the one unearned run in a complete-game effort.
With a runner on first and one out in the bottom of the second for Mississippi State, a fielding error on a sacrifice bunt attempt put runners at the corners. After a strikeout, a flare dropped down in shallow right field to score an unearned run and give the Bulldogs the first lead of the game.
The three-game series concludes Sunday in Starkville, with first pitch between Alabama and Mississippi State set for 4:30 p.m. at Nusz Park.