Senior shortstop Sydney Booker went 2-for-3 with a pair of triples and
three RBI, and sophomore first baseman Bailey Hemphill hit a three-run home run as the Alabama softball team remained unbeaten
against UAB with a 10-5 victory on Tuesday night.
It was the fourth two-triple game in program history, and first since Jordan Praytor on April 17. 2005.
Hemphill’s home run, her team-leading sixth of the season, gave Alabama (20-7) its first lead of the game in the
second inning, 5-3.
Freshman starter Madison Preston exited after just 1.1 innings pitched, having yielded three runs, two earned, and five
hits. Junior Courtney Gettins (7-2) earned the win in relief, yielding just two runs, one earned, while getting the final
outs in the final inning. She gave up two hits over 5.2 innings.
Freshman Elissa Brown, sophomore Gabby Callaway and seniors Sydney Booker and Demi Turner all went 2-for-3. Freshman Emily
Kachel (8-8) took the loss in relief.
UAB (10-20-1) led 1-0 in the first inning and 3-2 in the second at Rhoads Stadium.
Booker’s first triple was in the right-field gap, and he second was down the left-field line.
Meanwhile, Alabama announced that senior
ace Alexis Osorio had suffered a concussion when struck in the face by a hit ball at Auburn on Sunday. She has not been
cleared to play and there is no immediate timetable for her return.
Earlier this month she tied an NCAA record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game with 21 in a 7-2 victory over Fordham.
She’s 65 away from becoming the fourth player in program history with 1,000 career strikeouts.
Alabama will host Ole Miss for a three-game series beginning Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.