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Alabama Athletics | April 7, 2015

Head coach Patrick Murphy earns 900th career win as No. 7 Alabama shuts out UAB

  Patrick Murphy has led Alabama to nine Women's College World Series berths, winning it all in 2012.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Alabama used a big fifth inning to earn a 10-0 run-rule shutout against UAB on Tuesday night in Birmingham. The win gave Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy his 900th career victory.

Murphy is now 900-255, including a 28-20 record as interim head coach at Northwest Missouri State in 1995 and an 872-235 record in 16-plus seasons as the head coach at Alabama.

Alabama (30-9) wouldn't score until the third inning but a big seven-run fifth inning sealed the run-rule victory for the Crimson Tide. Eight of the starting nine in Alabama's lineup would earn a hit, led by Danae Hays and Marisa Runyon with two-hit performances batting fourth and fifth, respectively. The Tide scored five of their 10 runs on a trio of home runs, as Hays, Chaunsey Bell and Jadyn Spencer each knocked out a homer. This is the fourth time this season Alabama has hit three home runs in a game.

Starter Leslie Jury (6-3) went the full 5.0 innings for her sixth victory of the season, allowing just two hits in the shutout victory.

UAB (24-11) starter Megan Smith (11-6) lasted just 2.1 innings, taking the loss.

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