See Bailey Hemphill's mom receive applause when usher brings her Bailey's home run ball
Alabama softball catcher Bailey Hemphill hit a big home run in the third inning against the Arizona Wildcats at the Women's College World Series on Thursday, June 4.
Hemphill's solo home run gave Alabama a 2-0 lead against Arizona. Alabama won the game 5-1.
When the home run ball was retrieved, an usher brought the ball to Hemphill's mom, Christi Hemphill.
Alabama superfan Emily Pitek pointed out Christi Hemphill to the usher, and Christi then received applause from the Alabama softball fans as she caught the ball tossed to her by the umpire.
Bailey Hemphill scored both of Alabama's first two runs. She also scored in the first inning on a Jenna Johnson single.
Hemphill finished the game 1-for-2 with one RBI and two runs.
Alabama's next game is Friday night against the Florida State/UCLA winner. Arizona faces the Florida State/UCLA loser on Saturday.
Here's more Alabama softball news:
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- WCWS schedule:2021 NCAA Women's College World Series softball tournament bracket, schedule, game times
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Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.