Alabama women's softball wins national championship | News
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (WBRC)- The University of Alabama women's softball team won its first national championship in school history early Thursday morning, defeating Oklahoma 5-4 in a rain-delayed, hard-fought game.
The Crimson Tide stormed back from a three-run deficit to capture the National Championship with a 5-4 win over the Oklahoma Sooners. In addition to being the first-ever softball title for the Alabama program, it is also the Southeastern Conference's first championship in the sport.
Alabama clinched the win around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Oklahoma City. The game was delayed nearly three hours by rain.
The Crimson Tide (60-8) overcame two rain delays and a three-run deficit in large part to a four-run fourth inning to down the Sooners (54-10). UA sophomore pitcher Jackie Traina struck out six, including USA Player of the Year Keilani Ricketts for the final out to set a school record with 361 strikeouts. She also moved her school record win total to 42-3.
The softball title gives the Crimson Tide four national championships this season. The other championships were in football, gymnastics, and women's golf.
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