Dunne dominant as ‘Bama downs Baylor 3-0



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kelsi Dunne pitched six spotless innings, Whitney Larsen and Kaila Hunt had RBI singles and second-seeded Alabama moved into the Women’s College World Series semifinals by beating Baylor 3-0 on Friday night.

Dunne (29-4), the Southeastern Conference’s pitcher of the year, pushed her scoreless streak to 24 2-3 innings by allowing just four singles. She hasn’t given up a run since the third inning of the Crimson Tide’s 5-2 loss to Stanford in their super regional opener.

Jackie Traina threw a scoreless seventh for her fourth save.

Amanda Locke drove in the first run for Alabama (53-9) with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Hunt singled and scored on Larsen’s two-out base hit in the fourth and then provided her own RBI single with two outs in the fifth.

Holly Holl had two of the five hits by Baylor (46-14).