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Alabama softball beats Nebraska 6-5 in 12 inning game

From the University of Alabama Athletics Department:

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  – The Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers 6-5 in a marathon game that stretched 12 innings, to close out game one of the 2014 NCAA Softball Tuscaloosa Super Regional being held at Rhoads Stadium.

It is tied with Missouri-LSU in 2012 in Columbia, Mo., for the longest Super Regional game in the format's 10-year history.

After falling behind 4-0 through the first one and a half innings, Alabama clawed back to tie the game 5-all in the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo homerun by freshman Marisa Runyon. The two teams then battled through an extra four and a half scoreless innings before another solo homerun, this time by Tide freshman Peyton Grantham, in the bottom of the 12th put the game to bed just after midnight.

Freshman Sydney Littlejohn picked up the win for Alabama, pushing her record to 11-2 on the season, while sophomore Emily Lockman took the loss for the Sooners, falling to 20-5.

The two teams returns to action Friday at 5 p.m. for game two of the best-of-three series on ESPNU. If a third game is necessary, will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT

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