Category: Softball

Softball Staff Named National Coaching Staff of the Year

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy, associate head coach Alyson Habetz, assistant coach Stephanie VanBrakle, volunteer assistant coach Adam Arbour, student assistant coach Whitney Larsen and director of operations Kate Harris of the 2012 NCAA Division I National Champions Alabama softball team have been named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I National Coaching Staff of the Year, the Association announced.

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UA Up for Three ESPYs

Two Alabama teams have been nominated for three ESPYS, ESPN announced this week. The ESPYS celebrate the best athletes and moments of the past year in sports. The Alabama football team is up for Team of the Year after winning its second BCS National Championship in three years with a convincing 21-0 win over LSU in January. On the heels of winning its first national title in program history, the Alabama softball team has been nominated for two ESPYS, with head coach Patrick Murphy up for Best Coach/Manager while sophomore All-American pitcher Jackie Traina is a Best Female College Athlete nominee.

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Softball Wins First National Championship

The Alabama softball team claimed its first national championship in program history as it downed Oklahoma, 5-4, Wednesday night at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. With the win, Alabama won the best-of-three series against the Sooners, 2-1, and finished the season, 60-8. The Crimson Tide becomes the first school from the Southeastern Conference to ever win a national title in softball. Oklahoma ends their season with a 54-10 record.

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Alabama Sweeps SEC Softball Titles

The top seeded Alabama softball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 10-1, run-rule victory over the Florida Gators in the Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship Game. The SEC tournament title was the fifth for the Crimson Tide, putting them into a tie with LSU for most overall.

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Softball Drops Series Opener to Florida, 4-1

The Alabama softball team dropped the opening game of its series against Florida, 4-1, Friday night in front of 3,240 fans at Rhoads Stadium. With the loss, Alabama falls to 45-6 overall and 21-5 in the Southeastern Conference, while Florida improves to 44-8 overall and 21-5 in the SEC. The loss deadlocks the two teams into a tie atop the SEC standings.

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