Alabama softball plays its final neutral-site game of the regular season when it heads to Florence, Ala., to face Lipscomb on Wednesday night. After a series loss at Missouri over the weekend, the Crimson Tide fell out of the top 10 in both major polls, dropping from No. 9 to No. 11 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and No. 12 in the USA Today/NFCA poll. Playing in a conference that currently boasts 11 ranked teams, Alabama is 32-6 overall and fourth in the SEC with an 8-4 league record. The Lady Bisons, who play in the Atlantic Sun, are 27-10.
Alabama softball vs. Lipscomb, game time, details
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Florence Sportsplex, Florence, Ala.
Important note: Due to expected storms throughout the state, many schools are closed Wednesday including the University of Alabama. Everyone is strongly urged to closely monitor conditions throughout the day. As of late Tuesday night the game was still scheduled.
What’s the best way to keep up with the Alabama softball game vs. Lipscomb?
The game will not be televised, or shown live on either school website. The best options for Crimson Tide fans not attending are:
What you should know
- Alabama second baseman Demi Turner went to the hospital on Saturday with a facial injury, and her status moving forward has not been disclosed. The leadoff hitter was coming off an elbow injury that sidelined her last season.
- One of the bright spots for Alabama last weekend was junior infielder Peyton Grantham, who tied a school record for home runs in a single game with three on Saturday. The first Crimson Tide player to have a multi-home run game since Leona Lafaele against Texas A&M on April 15, 2016, she hit three.
- Friday’s 2-0 loss was the first of the season in which Alabama out-hit its opponent.
- First baseman Caitlin Plocheck leads Lipscomb in batting average (.349), hits (45) and home runs (seven), while Mandy Jordan is the ace with 17-5 record to with a 1.16 ERA, and 176 strikeouts. Opponents are batting .191 against her, but she’s given up 10 home runs.
- Alabama leads the all-time series, 6-1. The last meeting was a 6-1 victory on Feb. 22, 2015, in Tuscaloosa.
- Next up, Alabama returns home this weekend for a three-game showdown with No. 8 LSU. Two of the games will be broadcasted on television, 9 p.m. ET Saturday on SEC Network and 3 p.m. Sunday on EPSN2.