*Courtesy Alabama Media Relations
This weekend, Alabama (48-11) hosts the Nebraska Huskers (44-16) at the Tuscaloosa Super Regional. The winner of the best-of-three series punches its ticket as one of eight teams to advance to next weekend’s Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.
Thursday, May 22 Game One - 8 p.m. CT - ESPN
Friday, May 23 Game Two - 5 p.m. CT - ESPNU
Game Three (if necessary) - 8 p.m. CT - ESPN
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Play by play: Adam Amin - Analysis: Amanda Scarborough
ALABAMA DEFEATS SOUTH ALABAMA, 3-0, TO ADVANCE TO SUPER REGIONAL
Alabama punched its 10th-straight ticket to a Super Regional round with a 3-0 shutout over South Alabama Sunday at Rhoads Stadium in the Tuscaloosa Regional. Three runs against a talented Jaguar pitching staff proved enough to earn the win, as Jaclyn Traina shut out the South Alabama bats, allowing just two hits with 11 strikeouts.
ALABAMA IN THE NCAA SUPER REGIONALS
- Alabama is the only school in the country to advance to the Super Regional round every year since the round’s inception in 2005.
- This season marks the seventh time the Tide will host a Super Regional. Alabama is 11-3 overall in Super Regional games in Tuscaloosa and has only lost one Super Regional round at home.
- Nebraska is the second Big Ten opponent Alabama will face in the Super Regional round, having previously defeated Michigan in two games in 2012.
- Nebraska will be the seventh ranked opponent Alabama has faced in the Super Regional.
- Only twice over ten years has an Alabama Super Regional been decided in three games.
Alabama in the NCAA Super Regional Year-by-Year
2005 vs. #5 Texas A&M (College Station, Texas)
- W, 4-1
- W, 6-5
2006 vs. #7 Stanford (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
- W, 4-1
- W, 8-7 (8)
2007 vs. #11 Washington (Seattle, Wash.)
- L, 4-3
- L, 7-5
2008 vs. Missouri (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
- W, 6-1
- W, 7-1
2009 vs. Jacksonville State (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
- W, 9-0 (5)
- W, 9-0 (5)
2010 vs. #19 Hawaii (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
- W, 8-0 (5)
- L, 8-7
- L, 5-4
2011 vs. #11 Stanford (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
- L, 5-2
- W, 10-0 (5)
- W, 1-0
2012 vs. Michigan (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
- W, 4-1
- W, 4-3
2013 vs. #5 Tennessee (Knoxville, Tenn.)
- L, 3-2
- L, 5-3
ALABAMA IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
- Alabama has made 16-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, making the Tide one of just 10 teams with an active appearance streak of at least 16 years:
Arizona - 28
Oklahoma, Washington - 21
Michigan - 19
Stanford - 17
Alabama, Cal State Fullerton, UCLA, Louisiana-Lafayette, Notre Dame - 16
- The Crimson Tide have made eight Women’s College World Series Apperances: 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
- Alabama’s 2012 National Championship was the first for any SEC school.
- Alabama is 70-34 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
NEXT TIME OUT: WOMEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
Next week, the winners of each of the eight Super Regional sites will head to Oklahoma City for the 2014 Women’s College World Series. Action at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium begins on Thursday, May 22, starting with a double-elimination tournament that will narrow the field to two remaining teams, who will play a best-of-three series on Monday, June 2. The winner of that series will be the 2014 national champion.