Alabama softball off to best start in program history

Alabama softball off to best start in program history

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - They’re the only undefeated Division I team left in the country. At 31-0, Alabama catcher Reagan Dykes never imagined the Crimson Tide would have a record like that to start off her senior year.

“Definitely not, it’s never something that popped up in my mind." said Reagan Dykes.

The Crimson Tide’s 31-0 start is the best in program history, beating the previous record of 27-0 set in 2001.

“We’re not getting complacent, which is a huge part of the success we’re having. We’re not overlooking any team because a lot of teams play, bring their best game when they play us," Dykes added.

One of the biggest keys to the Tide’s success so far has been at the plate. The Tide’s been more consistent than they’ve ever been.

“The last couple of years we had to hit four singles in a row to score one and now you look at the board and we have nine runs and three hits, and that’s how we’re scoring runs is we’re getting the big hit when we need it," said Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy.

The No. 3 Crimson Tide has hit 46 home runs so far, which ties Georgia for the lead in the SEC.

“We are able to produce one through nine and the last couple of years we’ve been struggling with that like we’ve been relying on one or two people to get us going but now the whole lineup is strong," said Dykes.

Alabama is currently tied for the 19th longest win streak in NCAA softball history. The Crimson Tide travels to Texas A&M this weekend for a three-game series with hopes of extending that stat.

Copyright 2019 WBRC. All rights reserved.