Just when it looked as if it was going to rain on the Alabama softball team's parade, the Crimson Tide rallied and won its first national championship.
Alabama spotted Oklahoma a 3-0 lead, then scored four runs in a fourth inning that was delayed briefly by rain. The Crimson Tide went on to win Game 3 of the Women's College World Series' best-of-three championship series 5-4 Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.
The national championship is Alabama's fourth during the 2011-12 academic year, tying a Southeastern Conference record set by Arkansas in 1994 and tied by Georgia in 1999. Alabama never previously had won more than one national championship before the gymnastics team and women's golf team won titles to go with the crown the football team won in January.
Alabama is the first SEC team to win the national championship in softball.The start of the game was delayed nearly three hours by rain... Read more: Alabama softball team wins its first national championship | al.com