In the blink of an eye the tournament goes from 64 teams to 16. Waking up this morning as one of the teams that gets to play another day is an amazing feeling, to say the least. It hasn't been an easy road for us this year.
First we want to send congratulations to the 64 teams who made it into the 2013 NCAA tournament. For the Alabama softball program, this makes 15 in a row. Our coaches, players and staff couldn’t be more excited.
Sorry readers, it has been a while since we have written. As you know, we have been a little busy at the best place on earth for college softball ... Oklahoma City!
If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with much conviction or passion. -- Mia HammOuttie love. The Crimson Tide outfielders start their practice every single day with those words. Our outfield is defined by love for a position that sometimes is overlooked, respect for what they do and a desire to strive to be better each and every day.
The goal this year is simple. Alabama softball’s 20 players, five coaches, four managers, countless support staff and even some lucky fans have a constant reminder of the goal when we look down at our wrists.
Battery: two or more cells electrically connected to work together to produce electric energy.
That's exactly what the Alabama softball battery is -- pitchers and catchers working as hard as possible to charge our team. They are the life force of the Crimson Tide. And when they all click together, you're going to see something quite electric.
A lot of people didn’t believe in us. Not one coach voted for us to win the SEC, but we sit here on a flight to New York, champions. Alabama softball won its third SEC regular-season championship in a row and fourth overall.
Alabama softball spends a lot of time on the road. You would think traveling with 20 girls may be difficult, but we make it work. Passing the time is never hard, and with Alabama softball, traveling is always an adventure.
"To play the game is great, to win the game is greater, but to love the game is the greatest of all." –- AnonymousWe come from all over the country, from small towns in Alabama to big cities in New York.