Michigan drops Alabama 6-1 at WCWS

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Amanda Chidester homered and Teddi Ewing
had three hits and two RBIs as Michigan beat Alabama 6-1 Thursday
night at the Women's College World Series.

The Wolverines (47-10) took an early lead by capitalizing on
wild pitching by Kelsi Dunne, who last week became the first
pitcher to throw back-to-back no-hitters in the NCAA tournament.

Dunne (28-4) hit one batter with a pitch and walked two others
to force in a run in the second inning. Chidester then hit her
eighth home run in the third, and Ewing's first of two RBI singles
pushed the lead to 3-0 in the fourth.

Fifth-seeded Michigan then added three more runs in the sixth as
the Crimson Tide (52-10) misplayed bunts on consecutive plays.

Nikki Nemitz (28-5) threw a three-hitter and lost her bid for a
shutout on Whitney Larsen's RBI double with Alabama down to its
last out.