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Alabama Softball Opens SEC Play at Home This Weekend vs. Arkansas

Alabama Softball Opens SEC Play at Home This Weekend vs. Arkansas

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama softball begins Southeastern Conference play this weekend at home, hosting Arkansas for a three-game series starting Saturday, March 18. All three games will be broadcasted live on the SEC Network.

This Week: #16/13 Alabama vs. #9/12 Arkansas

  • Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Rhoads Stadium
  • Video: SEC Network
  • Radio: The Crimson Tide Sports Network at 97.5 FM in Tuscaloosa |
  • Saturday, March 18 – 4:30 p.m. CT
  • Sunday, March 19 – 5 p.m. CT
  • Monday, March 20 – 6 p.m. CT

Scouting Alabama

  • Alabama opens conference play this weekend with a three-game home series against Arkansas
  • The Crimson Tide returns to Rhoads Stadium this weekend after a six-game road swing, last playing at home on Tuesday, March 7 against Western Michigan
  • Alabama is coming off a 5-2 road win at UNA Tuesday night in Florence, Ala.
  • In the win over the Lions, Montana Fouts threw her 1,000th career strikeout, becoming the fifth player in program history to reach the milestone
  • Kenleigh Cahalan leads the offense with 29 hits, 25 runs scored and a .377 batting average, while Ashley Prange is close behind with 23 hits, including a team-leading nine home runs and 28 RBIs
  • The Alabama pitching staff has a 1.96 ERA with 179.0 innings pitched, led by Montana Fouts at 10-3 with a 1.71 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 81.2 innings pitched
  • Murphy is in his 25th season as head coach at Alabama with a 1,214-339 (.782) record
  • Alabama returns 11 players from last year’s team, including All-SEC honorees Montana Fouts, Ashley Prange, Ally Shipman and Bailey Dowling, while also welcoming five freshmen and three transfers

Inside the Series vs. Arkansas

  • Overall vs. Arkansas: 62-12

    • In Tuscaloosa: 32-2 | In Fayetteville: 25-9 | At Neutral Sites: 5-1

  • Current Streak: Alabama +1
  • Last Meeting: April 11, 2021 – Fayetteville, Ark. – W, 2-0
  • Last Meeting in Tuscaloosa: March 8, 2020 – W, 9-1 (6)

Last Time Out: at UNA

  • Alabama overcame an early 1-0 deficit with a five-run fourth inning ultimately proving enough to earn the 5-2 win over North Alabama Tuesday night in Florence, Ala.
  • Emma Broadfoot, a UNA transfer to the Tide this season, provided the go-ahead two run double that put Alabama ahead for good
  • The Tide is now 7-3 this season when the opponent scores first
  • Bailey Dowling’s three hits tied her career high, previously doing so on Feb. 21,…

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