Alabama's Women's College World Series run comes to an end vs. Florida State
No one expected another perfect game from Alabama pitcher Montana Fouts when she entered the circle for Monday night’s do-or-die game against Florida State in the Women’s College World Series.
However, no one expected the Seminoles to score 3 runs in the first, 1 more in the second and another 4 runs in the third inning to take an 8-0 lead. Fouts left the game after 2.1 innings of work, giving up 7 of the 8 FSU runs (6 of which were earned runs).
The Tide managed to hold the Seminoles scoreless after that, but the bats didn’t do enough to bring them all the way back. Thus, Alabama’s season came to an end with an 8-5 loss to an FSU team that just wouldn’t go away.
Bailey Hemphill launched a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 5th inning to cut the FSU lead:
A two-run @bailey_hemphill 💣 cuts the deficit in half for the Tide!
— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) June 8, 2021
Lexi Kilfoyl pitched well in relief of Fouts, going 4.1 innings and allowing only 1 run. But, Alabama’s season still came to an end one step short of the Women’s College World Series final.
Now, Florida State and Oklahoma will meet up in the final with a title on the line. The tournament is being played in Oklahoma City, so we’ll see if the Sooners’ home-state advantage helps them take home the championship.