College softball: Top-ranked Alabama, Jackie Traina lose first game of season

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Alabama player and Naples High Graduate, Jackie Traina, pitches against FGCU during the LaQuinta at the Airport Tournament at FGCU on Friday Feb. 15, 2013.

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William DeShazer/Staff Alabama player and Naples High Graduate, Jackie Traina, pitches against FGCU during the LaQuinta at the Airport Tournament at FGCU on Friday Feb. 15, 2013.

University of Alabama star pitcher and Naples High grad Jackie Traina suffered her first loss of the season Wednesday night when the top-ranked Crimson Tide lost to No. 4 Florida, 8-4, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Traina (10-1) gave up eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings. The junior struck out six. It also was the first loss of the season for the defending national champion Tide (22-1).

The Gators (23-1) scored three times in the sixth to come from behind and take the lead, then added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh.

The Tide scored two runs in the third on a wild pitch and bases-loaded walk to take a 2-1 lead, then the Gators tied it up in the top of the fifth. Alabama went back ahead on Kaila Hunt’s RBI double and Danae Hays’ RBI single.

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