The University of Alabama softball team will likely see another drop in the rankings, and could fall out of the top 16, potentially putting its chances of hosting an NCAA regional in jeopardy.
Although freshman outfielder Kaylee Low went 3-for-4 with two home runs, Alabama took a 6-3 loss at No. 19 Arkansas, with the Razorbacks winning winning the series and moving ahead of the No. 15 Crimson Tide in the SEC standings.
Alabama fell to 26-13 overall and 7-8 in SEC play while Arkansas is 33-9 and 8-7.
Freshman Mary Haff (20-3) earned the win for Arkansas while senior Alexis Osorio (10-6) took the loss. She gave up three earned runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings, with five strikeouts and two walks.
The two-time All-American’s ERA is up to 2.29. In comparison, she was was 23-8 with a 1.21 ERA last season, 19-7 and 2.39 ERA as a sophomore, and 22-9 with a 1.75 ERA as a freshman.
Tow drove in all three runs and improved her season totals to 10 home runs and 26 RBI.
Sophomore Gabby Callaway was the only other Crimson Tide player to have multiple hits, going 2-for-4.
Callaway’s two-run home run held up in the series opener, giving Alabama a 6-1 lead in the sixth inning and the Crimson Tide held on for a 6-5 victory on Friday. Haff threw a shutout on Saturday as Arkansas evened the series, 3-0. Junior Courtney Gettins (10-3) took the loss.
Alabama returns home to face Southern Miss on Wednesday, followed by a weekend series against Tennessee beginning Saturday (5:30 p.m. ET).