Alabama softball takes rare road trip to Seattle | Crimson White

Anatomy of a long road trip for one of the top softball programs in the country.

The opportunity to travel to Seattle doesn’t come around too often for the Alabama Crimson Tide softball program. It gets that rare opportunity this weekend, as it takes part in the Husky Classic, hosted by the University of Washington.

For freshman Maddie Morgan, this represents an opportunity for her to show off her talents to her hometown and show her teammates where she grew up.

“I’m super, super excited for it,” Morgan said. “I am excited to bring Alabama softball to Washington because most of them have never been to the Pacific Northwest, not even the west coast. I am excited for them to get to experience that and where I grew up.”

The team will have dinner at Morgan’s grandmother’s house on Thursday night, which will provide an opportunity for Morgan’s family to learn about her second family.

“I’m also excited for my family to meet my softball family because I know there isn’t that many opportunities that gets to happen,” she said. “I am very thankful for this opportunity.”

Alabama will face Washington twice during the weekend and play BYU, Portland State and Northwestern once each.

Washington presents Alabama with another top-10 opponent on the season, as the team has already played Baylor and Florida State twice.

The Crimson Tide is 1-2 in such games in 2018, with Alabama splitting the two games with Florida State this past weekend.

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