In search of their 12th appearance in the Women's College World Series, Alabama softball made the trek out to Seattle for redemption against No. 5 Washington.

In game one of the series, Alabama drew first blood thanks to Sydney Booker's two-run double with two outs in the top of the second inning.

The Crimson Tide maintained their 2-0 lead all the way into the seventh inning until the Huskies tied it up with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh. In extra innings, Washington scored the game-winning run on Taylor Van Zee's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

The Huskies followed up their late-game heroics with a dominating 6-0 win Saturday to clinch a WCWS berth.

In this week's season finale of the Across the Diamond podcast, James Hardy and Josh Smith analyze the offensive struggles that Alabama experienced in Seattle, the loss of Alexis Osorio from the pitching staff and a look ahead toward the 2019 season.

Other topics include:

Alabama softball's incoming freshman class for 2019 including the potential contributions for Montana Fouts.

Who will be the key pieces for Alabama softball in 2019?

A progress report of Auburn, Samford and Troy's NCAA Regional appearances.