Softball Hosts Nationally Ranked Alabama in Final Midweek Game

April 21, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The University of Southern Mississippi softball team hosts nationally-ranked Alabama in a single game on Tuesday evening at the Southern Miss softball complex. The game between the Golden Eagles and the Crimson Tide is slated for 6:00 p.m.

Live stats and in-game tweets (@USMSoftball) will be available throughout the game.

The game will be Team Night with free admission for any softball team that submits a roster to the Southern Miss Marketing Department by Monday, April 21. Teams are asked to email full rosters to In addition, the game will also be Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night with $3 tickets for all USM Faculty and Staff with a valid ID.

The Last Meeting
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April 16, 2013
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
No. 4 Alabama Shuts Out Southern Miss on Tuesday
Three unearned runs in the first inning provided No. 4 Alabama the cushion they needed to take down Southern Miss, 11-0, in five innings on Tuesday from Rhoads Field.

Southern Miss enters the midweek contest with a 22-24 overall record. The Golden Eagles won a three-game Conference USA series on the road against Louisiana Tech, 2-1, to improve to 10-11 in C-USA play.

Alabama comes to Hattiesburg with a 39-8 overall record, including a 15-3 mark in SEC play. The Crimson Tide enters the nonconference midweek tilt after claiming a pair of nonconference games over the weekend against Georgia Southern and North Carolina.

The Tide holds a slight 4-3 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools. The Black and Gold are 2-0 all-time against Alabama in Hattiesburg, but 0-4 against the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Southern Miss claimed the first game of the series back in 2000 - a 3-0 victory in the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. for the only neutral site meeting between the two teams.

Last season, the Crimson Tide posted an 11-0 run-rule victory over the Golden Eagles in Tuscaloosa. Sarah Evans and Mackenzie Sher each recorded hits in the game, while pitcher Kaitlin Wilson notched a team-best three strikeouts in two relief innings.

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