The Big Ten champions stand between Alabama and an another appearance in the Women’s College World Series.
The Tide will open a best-of-three NCAA super regional Friday night against Northwestern. The 7 p.m. CT start from Rhoads Stadium will air on ESPN2.
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PREGAME: Montana Fouts, in her first game since May 11, will start in the circle for Alabama as she returns from a leg injury. The Tide’s lineup: LF Jenna Johnson, 3B Ashley Prange, C Ally Shipman, DP Bailey Dowling, 2B Kali Heivilin, RF Larissa Preuitt, 1B Emma Broadfoot, SS Kenleigh Cahalan, CF Kristen White.
Mike Rodak is an Alabama beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mikerodak.