Florida may’ve taken 10 innings to dispatch Liberty in the first game of the day, but it wasn’t tough sledding for them against Elon. The Gators chomped them 11-0 in a game that only lasted five innings after the run rule was instituted down at the Citrus Classic. Nicole DeWitt picked up her seventh RBI of the season while Amanda Lorenz racked up her second double of the year.
13th-ranked Tennessee was on the wrong side of a 4-2 defeat against Texas. The Vols fell behind early and attempted to get back in the lead late but ultimately fell short of the task. One of the few bright spots of the game was Megan Gregg’s solo homer in the fifth inning, her fourth of the year.
Elsewhere, Ole Miss continues to destroy the competition. The Rebels, now 11-2, thumped both Colgate and Stetson, winning by a combined score of 11-2. Courtney Syrett and Alyssa Gonzalez each cranked homers in the victory over Colgate.
Second-ranked Auburn reeled off two more victories, defeating Yale 9-0 and 15th-ranked James Madison 4-0. Courtney Shea was the big bopper for the Tigers on Saturday, belting two home runs, one in each game, and brought her RBI total up to 14 on the year.
Kentucky’s struggles weren’t apparent on Saturday as they whipped up yet another sweep of their competition. After completing one on Friday, the Wildcats had deja vu as they defeated both Memphis and FAU on Saturday. Neither were close as UK defeated Memphis 9-1 and FAU 6-2. At 9-4, the Wildcats look like they’re back in business after struggling a bit out of the gate.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are back on a hot streak as they scored a combined 17 runs against Gardner Webb (9-0) and Texas Tech (8-0) in their sweep at the Bama Bash Classic. In the game against Texas Tech, both teams were held scoreless for five innings. Demi Turner led the team offensively, hitting a triple with an RBI and two stolen bases. Merris Schroder and Chandler Dare added to the run column with two RBI’s each in the game. Sydney Littlejohn pitched five innings, allowing two hits against Texas Tech. Alexis Osorio got the save. Peyton Grantham and Carrigan Fain led the team with the sticks against Gardner-Webb. Both hit a double, getting two RBI apiece. Madi Moore pitched allowing two hits and struck out three of her opponents. The Crimson Tide are back to what they know and that's winning.
Georgia squeezed by Cal State Fullerton after a bit of a struggle in the first few innings with a 6-4 win. CSU Fullerton came out the gate swinging, scoring four runs in the first two innings, giving pitcher Mary Wilson Avant a hard time. Avant gave up six hits, four runs with only one strikeout. Brittany Gray came to the Lady Bulldogs aide only giving three hits. Alysen Febrey led UGA with her third double of the season and two RBI. Finally, Sydni Emanuel racked up two RBI’s to put her up to 16 of the season.
No. 18 Texas A&M remains undefeated (17-0) as they dominated No. 14 Michigan and BYU. Against the 14th ranked Wolverines, Trinity Harrington earned her fourth win, giving five hits with three strikeouts in six innings. Payton McBride earned her first save, giving up one hit in the seventh. The Aggies scored in every inning except two against BYU. Riley Sartain carried the big stick hitting two homers and a double with four RBI. Erica Russell went long getting her first home run of the season. Samantha Show gave up a run, two hits in six innings with eight strikeouts for her sixth win of the season.
Softball Schedule - March 8
|Virginia Tech vs. South Carolina||6 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Alabama State vs. Auburn||7 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Valparaiso vs. Alabama||7 p.m.||SEC Network+||WatchESPN|
|Texas A&M vs. Sam Houston||7:30 p.m.||ESPN3/WatchESPN|
|Illinois vs. Mizzou||8:15 p.m.|