Softball wins at tournament

CW Staff

The No. 8- ranked Alabama softball team claimed the Hatter Invitational championship by defeating No. 14 Ohio State for the third time in the weekend by the score of 7-1 Sunday morning at Patricia Wilson Field in Deland, Fla.

The Crimson Tide has now won six straight games and earned five victories over the course of the tournament to improve to 7-2 on the year.

Alabama freshman Kayla Braud ignited the Tide at the plate all weekend by finishing her first road trip with a 3-for-3 performance, adding two runs and a stolen base. Over the weekend the rookie batted .615 (8-for-13) with four runs and five RBIs.

Junior Kelsi Dunne capped off her homecoming by earning the win on the strength of 4 2/3 innings of relief. Dunne allowed just one hit and struck out eight to improve to 3-2 on the season. Morgan started the game for the Tide and allowed one run on five hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Alabama will continue its road trip, heading to UAB on Tuesday. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.