TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama and Minnesota needed nine innings to settle its NCAA Regional matchup on Saturday, with neither team scoring until a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth gave the Crimson Tide a one-run victory.

With the win, Alabama (44-16) advances to its 15th-straight NCAA Regional final, playing for a title every season since 2003. The Tide’s NCAA Regional win streak also extends to 33 games, last falling in a regional game in 2007. The shutout over Minnesota (55-4) is the 25th of the season for Crimson Tide pitching staff, just one shy of the single-season school record.

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