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No. No. 14 Alabama Softball vs. No. 10 Duke

OKLAHOMA CITY – Alabama softball is fighting to keep its season alive in Friday’s Women’s College World Series elimination game against Duke.

The first pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m., and unlike Thursday, the weather forecast and skies look clear for the game to start on time. BamaCentral will receive updates from Devon Park in Oklahoma City throughout the game.

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Foreplay

I’m happy to report that all signs point to this match starting on time.

WHO: Alabama (38-19) vs. Duke (52-8)

When: Friday, May 31, 6:00 PM CT

Where: Devon Park, Oklahoma City

TV: ESPN

Radio:The Crimson Tide Sports Network on 97.5 FM in Tuscaloosa with Tom Canterbury and Gray Robertson on the phone

Series history: Alabama leads, 1-0

Last encounter: The two teams have met just once, with Alabama going 5-3 in the Clearwater Invitational last season.

Last out, Alabama: The Crimson Tide lost the opening game of the WCWS to No. 6 UCLA, 4-1. Starter Kayla Beaver was great in the circle, outside of giving up a three-run home run in the sixth inning.

Last time out, Duke: The Blue Devils were ruled 9-1 by No. 2 Oklahoma in six innings. The Sooners hit three two-run home runs. Duke’s only run came on a solo home run by Francesca Frelick in the second inning.

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