Coming off a rough weekend series at Tennessee, Alabama will try to get back into the win column when it hosts Southern Miss on Wednesday night.
The Crimson Tide suffered 2 dramatic losses to the Volunteers over the weekend before the third game on Monday night was called because of inclement weather when Alabama had a 3-1 lead.
Consequently, Alabama dropped to No. 12 in the USA Today/NFCA poll and the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. Alabama is 36-9 overall and 10-7 in SEC play.
Alabama is No. 14 in the latest NCAA Rating Percentage Index, which is used in determining postseason seeds.
Southern Miss (14-22) is ranked No. 102.
Alabama softball vs. Southern Miss, time, details
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Rhoads Stadium
Weather forecast: According to the Weather Channel on Tuesday night, there’s a slight chance of rain in the area earlier in the day. The temperature is expected to be 83 degrees at game time, with mostly clear skies and a slight wind.
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What you should know
- Alabama is 8-2 in the series, having won 5 straight against Southern Miss. The last time the teams played was April 1, 2015, a 12-1 victory for Alabama.
- Southern Miss is coming off a series win against UTSA in Conference USA play. Samantha Reynolds is the leading hitter with a .338 batting average, and Lauren Holifield tops the team in home runs with 8. No starting pitcher has more than 7 wins.
- Freshman Bailey Hemphill is second in the SEC with 42 walks, while her .510 on-base percentage is sixth.
- Off from SEC play for a week, Alabama will host No. 9/10 Washington on Friday and Saturday.