Aggies unable to get past Alabama’s offensive dominance in 13-3 loss

www.thebatt.com – RSS Results in sports* of type article Texas A&M softball has been relatively unsuccessful in Southeastern conference play so far this season, winning only one of the six games.Against No. 4 Alabama on Friday, it was no different.The scoring started for the Crimson Tide with a three-run homer by junior utility player, Bailey Hemphill. Hemphill put Alabama on the board early, as she was the third batter to step up to the plate.
“Part of it is just having our pitcher’s back. Part of it’s also just trying to not let runners be on base when that happens,” senior third baseman Riley Sartain said. “Making sure we get outs whenever we can and making that incredible play, so that when the big hitter does make the home run there is no one on base. Solo home runs will never make you lose a game.”Hemphill’s home run in the first was the first of many — four total in the six innings played .The home runs accounted for eight of Alabama’s total runs.Despite the defensive setback, A&M starting sophomore pitcher Kayla Poynter digged the Aggies out of the hole and struck out the next two batters. She did this again in the second inning after junior center fielder Elissa Brown and freshman second baseman Skylar Wallace returned home from a single to right by sophomore first baseman Kaylee Tow.Poynter would go on to play 1.1 more innings, and was replaced on the mound while the score was 6-0 by redshirt freshman pitcher Hannah Mayo. Mayo finished out the 3.2 innings and had seven hits on seven runs with five walks.The Aggies had a string of single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning, with a home run of their own by sophomore catcher and third baseman Dani Elder in the bottom of the sixth. The home run was the …


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