Alabama softball loses to Florida State, will play Seminoles again Monday
Alabama softball’s 20-game winning streak has been snapped. Florida State topped the Crimson Tide 2-0 Sunday in the Women’s College World Series. The teams will play again Monday, battling for a spot in the National Championship Series.
Alabama, which was off Saturday after going 2-0 to open the WCWS, did not start star pitcher Montana Fouts on Sunday. Lexi Kilfoyl took the mound against the Noles, pitching all six innings. Kilfoyl allowed 2 earned runs on 7 hits, striking out nine of the 26 batters faced in a 106-pitch outing.
The scoring ice was broken in the bottom of the fifth when Kilfoyl issued a two-out bases-loaded walk, scoring FSU’s Dani Morgan. It was Morgan, again, who scored the Noles’ second run. After her triple, she came around on a Josie Muffley two-out single in the sixth inning.
FSU used two pitchers. Caylan Arnold went into the fifth inning, allowing two hits. Kathryn Sandercock relieved Arnold, allowing no hits in the remaining 2.1 innings of work. Sandercock picked up the win in the game.
Florida State played the semifinal game on limited rest. FSU’s elimination game against Oklahoma State went past 2 a.m. local time Sunday morning in Oklahoma City.
Monday’s Alabama-Florida State game is set to take place following the James Madison-Oklahoma game, which begins at 4 p.m. ET.
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