Alabama Softball Voted The Favorite In SEC Preseason Poll

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The defending Southeastern Conference champion Alabama softball team is the preseason favorite for the 2020 title, as the SEC released its annual preseason coaches' poll Wednesday.

The Crimson Tide received 11 of a possible 13 first-place votes, ahead of second-place Tennessee (2). Alabama returns 13 players from its 2019 championship team, including SEC Pitcher of the Year Sarah Cornell, SEC Freshman of the Year Montana Fouts and All-SEC honorees Elissa Brown, Bailey Hemphill, Maddie Morgan, and Skylar Wallace.

The Crimson Tide opens its 2020 season at the Joanne Graf Classic in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. 7-8. There, Alabama will play two games each against North Carolina and host Florida State.

2020 SEC Softball Preseason Coaches' Poll

First Place Votes in Parenthesis

PlaceSchoolPoints
1Alabama (11)143
2Tennessee (2)129
3LSU117
4Kentucky101
5Florida92
6Georgia84
7Arkansas80
8Ole Miss62
9South Carolina56
10Missouri54
11Auburn52
T12Mississippi State22
T12Texas A&M22


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LSU Travels To The Judi Garman Classic

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BATON ROUGE – The No. 4 LSU Softball team will travel to Fullerton, California for the Judi Garman Classic Thursday through Saturday at the Anderson Family Fields.  All five of LSU's games this weekend will stream online through FloSoftball. A fee to watch will be required. All five games will also be available via live stats at LSUStats.com.

THE Spring Games Weekly Viewing Guide: March 2-8

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THE Spring Games is back. With over 500 college softball teams participating, THE Spring Games is undoubtedly the largest college softball event in the world.

Loyalty and Consistency Keys To Success For LSU Softball

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Prior to the start of the 2020 season, the LSU Tigers were picked to finish third in the SEC Coaches poll behind Alabama and Tennessee. They opened the season ranked 11th in both the ESPN/USA Softball poll and USA Today/NFCA DI Coaches poll.

Alma College Remains 3-0 at THE Spring Games

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Alma College remains perfect at THE Spring Games after picking up their third straight win over Capital University, winning 9-3. They also plowed through their competition on Sunday, winning 22-1 over Northern Vermont-Johnson and 11-3 over Hanover College. 

What To Watch For At The 2020 Judi Garman Classic

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March is right around the corner, and the last week of February means play in the Judi Garman Classic will close out the opening month of the 2020 NCAA Softball. Cal State Fullerton will again host the 13-team event starting on Thursday, February 27 and running through Sunday.

South Dakota Finishes 4-1 at THE Spring Games This Week

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The Coyotes wrapped up their trip to THE Spring Games by defeating Merrimack 8-0. They were able to capture a 4-1 record on the week while improving their overall record to 8-8. 

Dawn Bodrug Throws A Perfect Game As Stony Brook Goes 5-0 On The Week

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Stony Brook had quite the showing at THE Spring Games as they went 5-0 on the week after defeating both Georgetown and Cornell. Not only did they leave Florida with a perfect 5-0 record on the week, but Dawn Bodrug also added on a perfect game to wrap up their journey at THE Spring Games. 

2020 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Photos: UCLA

UCLA softball photos from the 2020 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic taken by Kelvin Kuo from USA TODAY Sports.

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