The No. 9 Texas A&M softball team travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for its final three-game regular season series against No. 18 Alabama beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at Rhoads Stadium.
Kevin Brown (play-by-play) and Jenny Dalton-Hill (color) call the action for Friday and Saturday’s contests on the SEC Network. Eli Gold (play-by-play) and Karen Johns (color) are on the call for Sunday’s game on SEC Network+ at 1:30 p.m. Authenticated subscribers can access the streams through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on their computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices.
Louie Belina and Evan Roberts bring the action to listeners on Willy 1550 AM in the Bryan-College Station area and online at www.12thMan.com/showcase.
Texas A&M is 40-12 (13-8 SEC) on the season and coming off a series sweep against then-No. 12 Auburn. The Aggies christened Davis Diamond with a 3-1 victory on Friday before Kristen Cuyos hit a walk-off single in the seventh on Saturday. The Maroon & White closed out the series with a dominating 7-1 win on Sunday.
Kelbi Fortenberry, Riley Sartain and Tori Vidales led the offense with four hits on the weekend, as Vidales blasted two home runs and drove in four. Fortenberry and Sartain each plated a pair. Trinity Harrington, Samantha Show and Lexi Smith recorded wins on the weekend, holding Auburn to a .162 average on the weekend.
Harrington allowed just four hits in a complete game effort on Friday, as Show fanned eight and allowed just two baserunners in her first career seven-inning shutout. Smith struck out three in six innings, giving up six hits and an unearned run.
Sarah Hudek tops the Aggies with a .340 average on the year followed by Ashley Walters, who is hitting .336 and Vidales at .333. Sartain and Vidales lead the team with 10 home runs, as Vidales paces the team with 49 RBI. In the circle, Harrington is 13-2 with a 1.52 ERA. Smith holds a 9-2 mark and a 1.13 ERA. Show is 11-4, while Maddie MacGrandle has added five wins.
Alabama enters the weekend with a 29-17 (9-12 SEC) ledger. The Crimson Tide are led by Elissa Brown, who is hitting .353, and Kaylee Tow, who leads the team with 10 home runs. In the circle, Alexis Osorio is 12-8 with a 1.97 ERA and Courtney Gettins is 11-4 with a 2.52 ERA.