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WCWS: Tide Rolls To Victory Over Arizona

OKLAHOMA CITY – Alabama scored two runs in the first and exploded for eight runs in the second inning en route to a 14-0 five-inning victory over Arizona on Saturday afternoon at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. 

The Crimson Tide (53-10) advances to face Arizona State at approximately 8 pm CDT tonight. Arizona concludes its season with a 46-17 record. 

Alabama centerfielder Brittany Rogers led off the game with a single, stole second and scored on a single by Kelley Montalvo for the opening run of the game. Montalvo would score from first base on a double by Charlotte Morgan to give the Crimson Tide a 2-0 lead after half an inning of play. 

Bama sent 13 batters to the plate in the second inning, racking up eight runs on as many hits, including a pair of singles from left fielder Whitney Larsen in the frame. 

It was more of the same in the third inning. Alabama’s Lauren Parker and Charlotte Morgan both singled in the inning, and with runners at the corners a passed ball plated Parker. Pinch runner Lisa Elizondo came home would score on a double by Cassandra Reilly-Boccia. 

Morgan added another pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning, connecting on a home run over the left field fence to make the score 14-0. 

That offensive output marked new Women’s College World Series records for runs scored by a single team and margin of victory. It also marks the worst loss in Arizona softball history. 

The Crimson Tide racked up 16 hits and each one of the nine starting hitters in their lineup had at least one RBI in the game. Seven of the nine scored at least one run in the game. 

Alabama starting pitcher Charlotte Morgan tossed five innings, striking out three and scattering five hits and a walk. She improves to 18-6 on the season. Arizona used its entire stable of pitchers in the game. Sarah Akamine started the game and took the loss (22-8) before being relieved by Jennifer Martinez and Lindsey Sisk before Akamine returned to the game in the third inning.