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Late home run ends Tennessee softball’s SEC run

A day after tying Alabama’s career home run record against Kentucky, Bailey Hemphill stood alone as the Crimson Tide’s lone home run leader. That’s after belting a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning of the SEC Semifinals against Tennessee.
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Lady Vol softball(Tennessee Athletic Communications)
Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A day after tying Alabama’s career home run record against Kentucky, Bailey Hemphill stood alone as the Crimson Tide’s lone home run leader. That’s after belting a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning of the SEC Semifinals against Tennessee.

After striking for three runs on three hits to retake the lead in the top of the sixth, Tennessee didn’t have enough left in the tank to finish the job.

With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Alexis Mack reached on an infield single before Hemphill - the 2021 SEC Player of the Year - punished a ball over the left field fence to make it 6-5 Alabama.

Tennessee now waits to see what the selection committee decides on Sunday evening. Knoxville was listed as one of 20 potential regional sites last week.

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