The University of Alabama softball team is just one win away from joining Georgia in the 2016 Women’s College World Series. And it did it in walk-off style.
Demi Turner’s RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Crimson Tide a 2-1 win over Washington on Friday night. The game was Alabama’s first extra-innings outing of the season.
“That was a great game,” Tide coach Patrick Murphy said, per a team release. “They came prepared and they are really well-coached. Hopefully we can get it and do it again tomorrow. I knew somebody would come through. We had a couple of opportunities earlier in the game to get the ball out of the infield and I thought eventually something would go through.”
Washington took the lead in the second inning on an infield single and an errant throw that allowed the runner at second base to score. Alabama tied it up in the fourth inning after Turner drew a bases-loaded walk.
If Alabama wins Game 2 on Saturday (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), it will be heading to Oklahoma City next week. If the Huskies force a Game 3, that will be held at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.