College softball: Naples High grad Traina leads Alabama to SEC title

Naples High School graduate Jackie Traina and Alabama beat Florida for the second straight day to win the SEC Championship in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Sunday.

Traina (31-2), a sophomore right-hander, drove in a run and pitched a complete game to lead the third-ranked Crimson Tide a 5-3 victory over Florida.

The Gators will be seeded third in the conference tournament, which begins Thursday back in Tuscaloosa, and will face No. 6 seed LSU at noon ET.

Alabama scored four times in the first, and one was on a Traina RBI single. The Gators rallied with three runs in the fourth against Traina, who got a strikeout and two foul-outs to get out of the inning. Traina allowed five hits, three runs, walked three and struck out six.

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