The ninth-ranked Alabama softball team returns to the friendly confines this weekend for a 3-game series against South Carolina (20-10, 1-5).
Behind the 1-2 punch on the mound of Alexis Osorio and Sydney Littlejohn, Alabama (28-3, 5-1) has been difficult to score against — its 1.12 team ERA is seventh-best in the country — and at home where the Crimson Tide are undefeated this season, it’s even more difficult. Osorio leads the nation in strikeouts with 180 and Littlejohn is 26th with 107.
Here’s what you need to know about this weekend’s series in Tuscaloosa:
Alabama softball vs. South Carolina game times, details
Game 1: Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 2: Saturday, March 25, 3 p.m. ET
Game 3: Sunday, March 26, 2:30 p.m., ET
Location: Rhoads Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
What TV channels are the Alabama softball vs. South Carolina games on?
SEC Network+ is televising all three games of the 3-game series of SEC play.
How can I watch the Alabama softball vs. South Carolina games online?
How can I listen to the Alabama softball vs. South Carolina games?
You can follow the game on the Crimson Tide Sports Network. Here is a list of the CTSN affiliates.
What you should know
Fast start in league play
Alabama is 5-1 in SEC games this season and the Crimson Tide leads these categories in league play: batters struck out (45), hits (42). They are second in runs scored (32) and team ERA (0.92). Prospects for continuing the fast start are good — Alabama is 19-0 at Rhoads Stadium this season and is outscoring opponents at home 107-9.
Tough to hit
Last season, Alabama recorded 17 shutouts. This season, the Crimson Tide have 19. They’ve done it with a pair of dominating pitchers in Alexis Osorio (16-1, 0.76) and Sydney Littlejohn (9-1, 0.44). They two have combined for 287 strikeouts in 171.2 innings pitched this season.