Alabama drops Arizona in first round of College World Series

Crimson Tide standout Montana Fouts held the Wildcats to two hits while striking out 16
Published: Jun. 3, 2021 at 6:09 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 8:15 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Alabama’s Montana Fouts and Bailey Hemphill lived up to the hype as the Crimson Tide beat the Arizona Wildcats Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

Fouts struck out 16 as the Crimson Tide rolled to a 5-1 win. Hemphill had a solo home run and scored twice while pinch hitter Abby Doerr added a two-run home run.

The Wildcats will play Florida State on ESPN at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Seminoles and Wildcats faced off three times this season with Florida State winning twice. The losing team will see its season end while the winner will play again on ESPN at 6:30 p.m.

Alabama moved on to the winners’ bracket and will play UCLA at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Jessie Harper hit a solo home run in the seventh inning for Arizona while Janelle Meono had the other hit for the Wildcats.

College World Series Schedule

Thursday, June 3

Game 1: James Madison 4, Oklahoma 3, 8 innings

Game 2: Oklahoma State 3, Georgia 2

Game 3: Alabama 5, Arizona 1

Game 4: UCLA 4, Florida State 0

Friday, June 4

Game 5: James Madison 2, Oklahoma State 1

Game 6: Alabama 6, UCLA 0

Saturday, June 5

Game 7: Oklahoma vs. Georgia, 9 a.m. (ESPN)

Game 8: Arizona vs. Florida State, 11:30 a.m. (ESPN)

Game 9: Oklahoma-Georgia winner vs. UCLA, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Game 10: Arizona-Florida State winner vs. Oklahoma State, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, June 6

Game 11: James Madison vs. Game 9 winner, 10 a.m. (ESPN)

Game 12: Alabama vs. Game 10 winner, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

*Game 13: Game 11 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 4 p.m. (ESPN2)

*Game 14: Game 12 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 6:30 p.m (ESPN2)

Championship Series

Monday, June 7

Game 1: Teams TBA, 4:30 p.m (ESPN)

Tuesday, June 8

Game 2: Teams TBA, 4:30 p.m (ESPN)

Wednesday, June 9

*Game 3: Teams TBA, 4 p.m (ESPN)

* if necessary

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