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THIS WEEK: NCAA TUSCALOOSA SUPER REGIONAL
No. 8 Alabama (55-7) vs. No. 9 Texas (45-15)
Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Rhoads Stadium
  • Thursday, May 23 – 8 p.m. CT – ESPN
  • Friday, May 24 – 8 p.m. CT – ESPN
  • If Necessary Saturday, May 25 – 1 p.m. CT – ESPN
SCOUTING ALABAMA
  • Alabama is 55-7 entering this week's NCAA Super Regional round, having won its 15th-straight NCAA Regional round last weekend in Tuscaloosa
  • The Tide continues its streak as the only team in college softball to play in every Super Regional round since the current postseason format was adopted in 2005
  • Alabama went 3-0 last weekend, extending its NCAA-record streak to 40-straight Regional victories, which stretches back to 2007
  • Tide pitcher Montana Fouts was selected as one of three finalists for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Freshman of the Year, with the winner to be announced next week in Oklahoma City prior to the start of the Women's College World Series
  • The Tide placed a program-best six athletes on the NFCA All-Region team, its highest total since 2012 and tied for the most in program history
  • In addition to five All-SEC accolades, two Freshman All-SEC and two SEC All-Defensive honors, junior Sarah Cornell was named the league's Pitcher of the Year, Montana Fouts the Freshman of the Year and Patrick Murphythe Coach of the Year
ALL-TIME VS. TEXAS
  • Overall: Alabama leads 3-2
  • In Tuscaloosa: 2-0 | In Austin: 1-1 | At Neutral Sites: 0-1
  • Current Streak: Alabama +2
  • Last Meeting: May 17, 2009 - Tuscaloosa, Ala. - W, 7-0 NCAA Regional
ALABAMA IN SUPER REGIONAL PLAY
  • Alabama is the only team in college softball to play in all 15 Super Regional rounds since the current postseason format was adopted in 2005
  • The Tide has hosted nine of the 14 Super Regionals it has played in, winning eight of those
  • Six of the nine Super Regional rounds in Tuscaloosa were won by Alabama in two games. The Tide overcame a game-one loss to defeat Stanford (2011) and Oklahoma (2015) in three games, while a three-game series loss to Hawai'i (2010) stands as Alabama's only home loss in the round of 16
ALABAMA SWEEPS TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL
  • Alabama swept its three opponents last weekend in Tuscaloosa, defeating Alabama State on Friday before earning a pair of victories over Arizona State on Saturday and Sunday
  • Alabama has not lost a game in the regional round since 2007, a streak of 40-straight which stands as an NCAA record
  • The Tide has now won 15-straight NCAA Regional rounds, the longest active streak in D1 softball
  • Alabama improved to 96-42 (.696) in NCAA Tournament play, including a 59-9 (.868) mark in regional play and 52-3 (.945) at home in regionals
MONTANA FOUTS NAMED TOP-THREE FINALIST FOR SCHUTT SPORTS/NFCA FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
  • Alabama freshman pitcher Montana Fouts is one of three finalists for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division-I Freshman of the Year, announced Tuesday
  • Ten finalists were announced on May 9, with the current cut to three as the final one before the award is presented on May 28 in Oklahoma City prior to the Women's College World Series
  • Fouts is joined by Minnesota outfielder Natalie Denhartog and Northwestern pitcher Danielle Williams as finalists
  • Former Alabama All-American Alexis Osorio was previously a top-three finalist for the award in 2015
REAGAN DYKES SETS NEW UA CAUGHT STEALING RECORD
  • With two runners caught stealing over the regional weekend, Reagan Dykes passed Kendall Dawson (2009-12) for the career school record at 46
  • Dykes and Dawson are the only two catchers in program history with over 40 runners caught stealing
  • Dykes' 16 runners caught stealing last year was one off the single-season school record of 17 set by Dawson in 2011
  • Dykes, Dawson and Lacy Prejean (2000-03) are the only three catchers in school history with at least 16 runners caught stealing in a season
HEMPHILL REACHED BASE STREAK AMONG ALABAMA'S BEST
Bailey Hemphill has reached base safely in 34-straight games, which stands as one of the longest streaks in program history:
Longest Reached Base Streaks at Alabama
  1. Kelly Kretschman - 1998 - 49
  2. Jordan Praytor - 2006 - 35
  3. Haylie McCleney - 2016 - 34
  4. Bailey Hemphill - 2019 - 34
  5. Kayla Braud - 2011 - 33
ALABAMA AMONG THE NATIONAL LEADERS
  • The Tide leads the SEC and ranks fifth nationally with 139 stolen bases
  • Alabama paces the conference and is ninth in the country with 79 home runs over 62 games, averaging 1.27 per contest
  • The Tide is first in the SEC and sixth nationally with 395 runs scored
  • Alabama's 55 wins is the most in the nation, with Florida State (54), Louisiana (52), Oklahoma (52) and James Madison (51) as the only other 50-win teams
  • Junior Bailey Hemphill is second on the NCAA leaderboards with 76 RBIs, the leader among players still active in the NCAA Tournament, and third with 23 home runs
  • Sophomore Kaylee Tow is third in NCAA D1 softball with 63 walks
  • Junior Elissa Brown's 46 stolen bases is tops among SEC players and fourth nationally and the leader among players still playing in the NCAA Tournament
ALABAMA PLACES PROGRAM-BEST SIX ON NFCA ALL-REGION TEAM
  • The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its 2019 Division-I All-Region honorees Thursday and Alabama placed a program-best six across the South Region's three teams
  • Freshman Montana Fouts, junior Sarah Cornell and sophomore Kaylee Tow earned First Team All-Region distinction, with junior Elissa Brown and sophomore Bailey Hemphill earning second team honors and freshman Skylar Wallace placing on the third team
  • The six honorees are the most for the Crimson Tide since 2012, and tied for the program's largest total in a single season
  • Alabama has placed at least two on the list every year since its inaugural 1997 season and has earned a total of 101 awards in 23 years
  • The honor is the first for Fouts and Wallace and the second for Tow, Brown and Hemphill. Cornell previously earned First Team All-Northeast Region in 2017 and 2018 at Hofstra
HOME SWEET HOME
  • Alabama is 26-3 (.897) at home this season, sporting its highest home winning percentage since 2014 when the Tide went 28-3 (.903)
  • Tide hitters have outscored the opponents 173-77 this season at Rhoads Stadium
  • Tide pitching owns a 2.03 ERA this season at home, holding the opponent to two or fewer runs in 19 of the 29 games played
HEMPHILL SLUGGING TOWARDS UA SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS
  • Bailey Hemphill's 23 home runs is 2nd all-time at Alabama, with her grand slam in last Sunday's game against Arizona State pushing her past Kaila Hunt's 2012 total of 22
  • Kelly Kretschman holds the UA single-season record at 25, which has stood since 1998
  • Hemphill's 76 RBIs is tied for 4th all-time at UA, the most since Marisa Runyon set the single-season record in 2015 with 80
  • Only three other Tide players have surpassed 70 RBIs in a season: Marisa Runyon (80 - 2015), Kaila Hunt (77 - 2012) and Charlotte Morgan twice (79 - 2008, 74 - 2010)
ELISSA BROWN PASSES 100 CAREER STOLEN BASES
  • In the first inning of game three against Kentucky on April 28, junior Elissa Brown stole her 100th career base, becoming the seventh player in program history to do so and the first since Haylie McCleney (2013-16)
  • Of the six to reach the milestone before her, Brittany Rogers (2006-09), Kayla Braud (2010-13) and Kelly Kretschman (1998-01) were the only ones to reach 100 stolen bases before the end of their junior season
  • She now has 107 stolen bases, good for sixth on the UA career record list and 11 shy of Haylie McCleney's (2013-16) fifth-place total of 118
  • Brown has 46 stolen bases this season, which ranks fifth in UA single-season history
TOW WALKING UP THE LEADERBOARDS
  • Sophomore Kaylee Tow is third nationally with 63 walks, putting her within reach of the UA and SEC single-season records
  • Her 63 walks is second in UA single-season history, three away from Cassie Reilly-Boccia's (2010) record of 66
  • Reilly-Boccia's mark is the fifth-highest in SEC single-season history, with Arkansas' Devon Wallace (2013) leading the way with 79
  • Three of the top-five marks in SEC history have come in the last four years, including Auburn's Kasey Cooper (71 - 2016), Florida's Amanda Lorenz (70 - 2018) and Florida's Kayli Kvistad (67 - 2017)
UP NEXT
The winner of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional will secure its spot as one of eight teams in the 2019 Women's College World Series. Action at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City begins Thursday, May 30.
 

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SUPER REGIONALS
DATES/SITES/PAIRINGS:
*Indicates Host Institution
All times ET

Oklahoma* vs. Northwestern Super Regional- May 24-26 at Norman, Oklahoma
Game 1: Oklahoma vs. Northwestern | Friday, May 24, 3 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 2: Oklahoma vs. Northwestern | Saturday, May 25, 4 p.m. | ESPN
Game 3: Oklahoma vs. Northwestern | Sunday, May 26, 2 p.m. | ESPN

Alabama* vs. Texas Super Regional- May 23-25 at Tuscaloosa Alabama
Game 1: Texas vs. Alabama, Thursday, May 23, 9 p.m. | ESPN
Game 2: Texas vs. Alabama, Friday, May 24, 9 p.m. | ESPN
Game 3: Texas vs. Alabama, Saturday, May 25, 2 p.m. | ESPN

Florida* vs. Tennessee Super Regional- May 24- 26 at Gainesville, Florida
Game 1: Florida vs. Tennessee, Friday, May 24, 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 2: Florida vs. Tennessee, Saturday, May 25, 6 p.m. | ESPN
Game 3: Florida vs. Tennessee, Sunday, May 26, 2 p.m. | ESPNU

Florida State* vs. Oklahoma State Super Regional- May 23-25 at Tallahassee, Florida
Game 1: Oklahoma State vs. Florida State, Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m. | ESPN
Game 2: Oklahoma State vs. Florida State, Friday, May 24, 7 p.m. | ESPN
Game 3: Oklahoma State vs. Florida State, Saturday, May 25, 12 p.m. | ESPN

Washington* vs. Kentucky Super Regional at Seattle, Washington
Game 1: Washington vs. Kentucky, Friday, May 24, 9 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 2: Washington vs. Kentucky, Saturday, May 25, 10 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 3: Washington vs. Kentucky, Sunday, May 26, 10 p.m. | ESPN2

Ole Miss* vs. Arizona Super Regional - May 25-26 at Tuscon, Arizona
Game 1: Ole Miss vs. Arizona, Friday May 24, 7 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 2: Ole Miss vs. Arizona, Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m. |ESPN2
Game 3: Ole Miss vs. Arizona, Sunday, May 26, 8 p.m. | ESPN2

Minnesota* vs. LSU Super Regional - May 24-26 at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Game 1: Minnesota vs. LSU, Friday, May 24, 5 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 2: Minnesota vs. LSU, Saturday, May 25, 6 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 3: Minnesota vs. LSU, Sunday, May 26, 4 p.m. | ESPN

James Madison vs. UCLA* Super Regional- May 24-26 at Los Angeles, California
Game 1: James Madison vs. UCLA, Friday, May 24, 9 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 2: James Madison vs. UCLA, Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m. | ESPN
Game 3: James Madison vs. UCLA, Sunday, May 26, 4 p.m. | ESPNU
 

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Time to bitch and moan about the times....8pm cst tonight. 🐎:poop: ... :p
 

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Time to bitch and moan about the times....8pm cst tonight. 🐎:poop: ... :p
When the schedule was initially released, tomorrow's game was at either 4:00 or 5:00. I'll be out of school by then but wife, who's a principal at a rival school, won't be. Now that it's at 8:00, we could go...But I'm sure it's sold out.
 

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When the schedule was initially released, tomorrow's game was at either 4:00 or 5:00. I'll be out of school by then but wife, who's a principal at a rival school, won't be. Now that it's at 8:00, we could go...But I'm sure it's sold out.
I was hoping for a 6pm time myself, 8pm start finishing at around 10 or later puts it to close to my "get up" time (3:30am)
 

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IF the NCAA allows players to benefit from their likeness, Bama has a HUGE advantage.
 

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OH NO!!! Well we get to hear about Oklahoma, Florida & Kelly Barnhill all night. Beth Mowins in the booth. Thanks for the MUTE button!!!
 

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That throwing error happened because Colt McCoy wasn't in the game.
 

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Schroeder tattooed that ball! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! Elish looks shaken now.
 

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@bamanc50, what did you notice?

no pop ups
Her and her sidekicks are big, big Oklahoma, Florida, and PAC 12 fans. Just about every game she announces it’s all about what I mentioned above. Heck, after the 2012 championship game against Okey she was about to cry because of the rain. That was her excuse for Okey losing.
 

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