The 13 inning Marathon, Alabama vs Kentucky
Alabama and Kentucky battled for 13.0 innings in Sunday’s series rubber match, with the Wildcats ultimately coming through to defeat the Crimson Tide, 3-2.
Alabama (47-6, 15-6 SEC) found itself in an early 2-0 hole after Kentucky (32-19, 14-10 SEC) scored runs in the first and third innings. Two runs in the sixth, including an RBI double from senior Reagan Dykes, tied the game up and neither team scored in the seventh, forcing extra innings. After five scoreless innings, an RBI single by the Wildcats in the top of the 13th broke the tie. The Tide got the potential tying run on base in the bottom half but could not bring her in.
The 13 innings marks the longest game for Alabama since playing 14 at LSU on April 8, 2011. Junior Elissa Brown was 3-for-6 in the leadoff spot, also swiping a pair of bases. Her first stolen bases marked the 100th of her career, becoming the seventh player in program history to reach the milestone. Of the six previous to do so, only three hit triple digits in their junior season.