Alabama falls in game two; faces deciding game three Saturday in Super Regional

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)- Alabama softball had its Oklahoma City plans put on hold Friday night.

The Crimson Tide lost to Texas 7-5 in game two of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional, making the best of three series tied at one.

The teams will play a deciding game three Saturday for a spot in the Women’s College World Series.

The scoring started early for the Tide, loading the bases in the first inning. A Reagan Dykes sacrifice ground out brought in the first run, while a Skylar Wallace 2 RBI single made it 3-0 shortly after.

A scary moment came in the top of the 2nd inning when Texas pitcher Miranda Elish took a ball to the face from the Longhorns’ catcher trying to make a throw to second base. Elish was helped off the field and taken to the hospital. As of Friday night, she was doing well, according to her family.

With Elish out, Alabama continued the scoring in the second inning, tacking on one more run on a throwing error to make it 4-0.

Krystal Goodman started the game for the Tide on the mound but was pulled in the third inning when Texas began to threaten with runners on the corners. Game one winning pitcher Montana Fouts came on in relief and gave up two home runs to let the Longhorns tie it, 4-4.

Goodman came back in the game in the bottom of the fourth where the Longhorns added three more runs.

Game three is set for a 1pm first pitch Saturday. 

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