CF product Runyon leads Alabama to World Series

WSBAt this time last year, Carolina Forest’s Marisa Runyon was wrapping up her stellar high school softball career and looking forward to starting a college one at Alabama. It didn’t take her long to have an impact.

The freshman played a key role in the Crimson Tide winning their NCAA super regional over the weekend and punching a ticket to the College Softball World Series. In her first season, Runyon is already Oklahoma City-bound.

On Saturday, Runyon had a first inning RBI that proved to be the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Nebraska. On Friday night, Runyon’s seventh inning homer helped the Tide force extra inning and win a wild one in the 12th.

Runyon has seen her role increase as the season has progressed, starting in 13 games and appearing in 29. She is batting .333 with five homers and 16 RBIs as a utility infielder.

Alabama will face the winner of the Tennessee-Oklahoma super regional in the first round of next week’s CSWS.

Photo courtesy of UA Athletics

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