LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Alabama freshman Jackie Traina got the job done at the plate and in the circle to lead the No. 1 ranked Crimson Tide softball team to a 4-0 win over Virginia, Sunday morning at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Alabama wrapped up the Citrus Classic with a 4-1 record at the tournament and improve to 20-1 on the season.
Traina improves to 8-0 in the circle after pitching five innings while allowing just two hits and striking out seven. Senior Kelsi Dunne closed out the game with two perfect innings of relief.
The freshman batted a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, scored a run and drove in four. Fellow freshman Ryan Iamurri collected two hits while sophomore Kayla Braud tallied a hit and scored a run.
Traina again got Alabama an early cushion as she ripped a two-run double to the wall in right-center to open the first inning. The freshman took a 3-2 pitch the other way to plate Braud and junior Jennifer Fenton.
Traina struck again as she tattooed her 10th home run of the season with a lined shot over the wall in left. The home run extended the Alabama lead to 4-0 as Fenton was brought home on the blast in the third inning.
Braud finished off the Citrus Classic with a .643 average, adding nine hits and seven RBI. Traina was 3-0 in the circle and batted .417 with two home runs and seven RBI.
Alabama will cap off its road trip with a single game in Atlanta, Ga., when the Tide face Georgia Tech, on Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. CT.