TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The No. 3 ranked Alabama softball team earned its seventh regional title and fifth in a row by downing Texas 7-0 Sunday afternoon in the championship game at the NCAA Softball Tuscaloosa Regional.
The Crimson Tide turned an NCAA record five double plays and banged out 11 hits to advance to its fifth straight NCAA Super Regional. After the regional win, Alabama improves to 50-9 overall while Texas finishes its season at 40-20.
"It was a very entertaining game," said Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy. "I think that's the first time in my career here that the fans wanted the game to go seven innings. The coaching staff certainly didn't, but you could tell they wanted us to go out and keep playing defense. What a great game by the defense. Charlotte [Morgan] got ground balls and the defense took care of the rest. That was very impressive."