HATTIESBURG, Miss. —
Rusk native Sydney Littlejohn, a true freshman at Alabama, worked five innings and allowed just three hits to pick up the pitching win for the No. 7-ranked Crimson Tide women as Alabama crushed Southern Miss, 12-0, on Tuesday night at the USM Softball Complex.
Littlejohn, who got the start in the circle, struck out five and walked one during the 84-pitch effort.
Leslie Jury came in to work two innings of scoreless relief for Alabama as Littlejohn and Jury were able to earn the combined shutout.
Littlejohn ran her record to 9-1 on the year with the win.
Alabama batters tallied 12 hits in the game and scored four runs in the sixth inning and five more in the final frame to glide to victory.
The Crimson Tide (40-8) return to Southeastern Conference play beginning at 7 p.m. this evening when Georgia comes to Tuscaloosa for a three-game weekend series.