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Hawai'i softball shut out by Alabama

HONOLULU—The University of Hawai'i softball team (18-8, 0-0 Big West) was over powered by No. 4 Alabama (30-0, 3-0 SEC) who launched four home runs in a 9-0, five-inning win to end Day Three of the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic. Hawai'i starter Izzy Dino suffered the loss on Friday night at the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
 
After holding the Crimson Tide off the scoreboard in the first inning, Alabama racked up six runs in the next two innings—all coming off home runs. Maddie Morgan hit a solo shot in the second inning. In the third, 'Bama had three balls leave the yard with Kaylee Tow hitting a two-run home run, followed by Bailey Hemphill who hit a solo home run and Merris Schroder who hit a two-run roundtripper.
 
In the fifth Alabama added three more runs as Clare Jenkins had a two-RBI single and Tow drew a walk with the bases loaded to give the Crimson Tide a 9-0 lead.
 
In the loss, UH's Callee Heen went 2-for-2 at the plate.
 
Izzy Dino (7-4) took the loss, giving up four runs on five hits with a strikeout in 2.1 innings. Emily Klee threw 1.2 innings in relief. She allowed five runs on five hits with two walks. Ashley Murphy tossed the final inning, giving up a hit with two walks.
 
Alabama's Montana Fouts (11-0) spaced four hits and walked one batter. She struck out seven in five innings of work.


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