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No. 3 Softball Claims Series with 5-1 Win

Alabama retakes sole possession of SEC lead


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The third ranked Alabama softball team closed out the series with a 5-1 victory over Arkansas, Sunday afternoon at Bogle Park. With the win, the Crimson Tide improves to 45-5 on the season and 21-4 in Southeastern Conference play.

Alabama banged out 10 hits with sophomore Kaila Hunt leading the way with a 3-for-3 effort. Sophomore Jackie Traina batted 2-for-2 and earned her 29th win in the circle. The right-hander allowed one run on five hits and struck out 10 in her 22nd complete game of the season.

After Devon Wallace once again stung the Crimson Tide with a home run, Traina returned the favor. The sophomore blasted a two-run home run over the wall in right-center in the second inning to give Alabama a 2-1 lead.

Alabama added two more runs in the third. Hunt hit a sac-fly that scored Jennifer Fenton and then Jazlyn Lunceford smashed a double off the wall in left to score pinch-runner Keima Davis.

Senior Amanda Locke increased the lead to 5-1 with her 16th home run of the season. Locke turned on a 1-2 pitch and sent it well over the wall in left.

With the win and Florida loss, Alabama once again reclaims sole possession of first place in the SEC standings.



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