Alabama vs. Arizona Wildcats softball video highlights, score in the 2021 WCWS

Erik Hall
The Tuscaloosa News

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Arizona Wildcats softball teams meet in the 2021 Women's College World Series on Thursday, June 3. 

Alabama defeated Arizona 5-1. 

The Arizona Wildcats went to 41-14 overall. Alabama improved to 51-7 overall.

Alabama faces the Florida State/UCLA winner on Friday night. Arizona goes against the Florida State/UCLA loser on Saturday. 

Here are the top plays from the game.

Abby Doerr 2-run home run

Alabama's Abby Doerr hit a two-run home run over the left-center field fence that also scored Maddie Morgan in the bottom of the sixth inning. It put Alabama ahead 5-0 vs. Arizona. 

2 Arizona players, one catch

Alabama's Bailey Hemphill hit a fly ball to center field, and Arizona Wildcats shortstop Jessie Harper tipped the ball before center fielder Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza caught the ball. 

Bailey Hemphill solo home run

Alabama softball catcher Bailey Hemphill hit a solo home run over the left-field fence in the third inning. It put Alabama ahead 2-0 vs. Arizona.

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Montana Fouts striking out Wildcats

Alabama Crimson Tide starting pitcher Montana Fouts struck out five of the first six batters she faced. 

Alabama softball pregame warmup

Members of the Alabama softball team warm up in left field before facing the Arizona Wildcats. 

Alabama softball player KJ Haney (No. 24) receives throws from infield groundball practice. 

Arizona softball arrives at the stadium

Members of the Arizona Wildcats softball team walk into the stadium to face Alabama. 

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Alabama softball defeated the Arizona Wildcats 5-1 at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Patrick Murphy is the Alabama Crimson Tide softball head coach. Mike Candrea is the Arizona Wildcats softball head coach. 

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik