Alabama Softball falls to Tennessee 5-3 in Super Regional - Montgomery Alabama news.

Alabama Softball falls to Tennessee 5-3 in Super Regional

The Alabama softball team saw its season come to an end as it fell in game two of the Knoxville Super Regional to Tennessee, 5-3, Saturday evening at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. The Crimson Tide finishes its season with a 45-15 record while the Lady Vols advance to the Women's College World Series with a 49-10 mark.

Alabama raced out to an early 3-0 lead but Tennessee was able to chip away and eventually took the lead for good by scoring four runs over a three inning span to advance to Oklahoma City.

Jackie Traina was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs – three earned on eight hits to finish the season 19-8.

Senior Kayla Braud finished her final game in a Crimson Tide uniform with a 2-for-3 effort. Freshman Haylie McCleney and junior Molly Fichtner also tallied two hits apiece. Fichtner added two RBI and a double.

In what eluded the Tide in the first game of the series was not a problem in the first inning of game two as Alabama cashed in on its first opportunity of the contest. Fichtner gave the Tide a 2-0 lead when she grounded a two-run single up the middle to score Braud and McCleney.

Alabama added another, taking advantage of a couple Tennessee mishaps. With the bases loaded McCleney skied a fly ball to center that was dropped which enabled sophomore Danae Hays to score and give the Tide a 3-0 lead in the second.

Tennessee would fight all the way back and then take its first lead of the contest in the fifth inning. A Madison Shipman sac-fly in the third got the Lady Vols on the board and then they added two more in the fourth on another sac-fly, this time off the bat of Rainey Gaffin. Raven Chavanne then evened the score with a single to left. Kat Dotson tallied the go-ahead run on another sac-fly in the fifth.

UT would cap off its scoring and add an insurance run in the seventh when Melissa Brown singled in a run on a ball that snuck through up the middle.

Braud finished her All-American career as the all-time leader in batting average (.438) at Alabama.  She finished ranked second in on base percentage (.512), runs (271), hits (344) and stolen bases (182).

Powered by Frankly
<div id="CDEV-footer"> <div class="top"> <div class="search-box"> <div class="wnSearchBox" id="WNSearchBox-bottom"><form method="get" onsubmit="return wnValidateSearchTerm(this,0)" action="/Global/searchresults.asp"><span>Can't Find Something? </span><input type="text" class="wnQueryText" name="qu" size="20" value="" placeholder="Search For It Here"><input type="submit" class="wnSubmit" value="Search"></form></div> </div> <div class="station-info"> <div class="logo"><img src="" width="152" height="152" border="0" /></div> <div class="contact"> <div>12 East Delano Avenue<br>Montgomery, AL 36105</div> <div>(334) 288-1212</div> </div> <div class="fcc"> <div><a href="/link/579351/wsfa-public-file">FCC Public File</a></div> <a href=""></a> <div>(334) 613-8256</div> <a href="/link/418389/eeo-public-file">EEO Report</a> <a href="/link/723956/closed-captioning">Closed Captioning</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="footer-main-nav"> <ul class="link-group"> <!--<li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li>--> </ul> </div> <div class="news-link"> <ul class="link-group"> <li><a href="">Texas News Now</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="copyrightText"> <a id="wnLogo" href=""><img src="" id="wn"></a> <div class="text"> All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/8774923/privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, and <a href="/story/8775106/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div>