Alabama baseball claimed a pair of victories over South Alabama on Saturday at Stanky Field. The Crimson Tide won game one of the doubleheader, 10-5, and followed with a 6-1 victory in the nightcap to claim the series sweep. After the 3-0 weekend in Mobile, UA improves to 10-2 overall on the season.

“To win a doubleheader, after going to the bullpen in the first inning of the first game, is very impressive,” said head coach Brad Bohannon. “I just can’t say enough positive things about these guys. It’s hard to win on the road and even harder to sweep. Our team really grew this week.”

Alabama showed out on both the mound and at the plate on Saturday. The Crimson Tide arms totaled 27 strikeouts and limited the South Alabama hitters to a .215 average across the doubleheader to help secure the pair of wins. The hitters wrapped up the two games batting .338 with 13 extra-base hits and eight walks while going a perfect 6-for-6 on stolen bases.

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The Crimson Tide will return home this week to kick off a six-game homestand at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The stretch will begin with a pair of single midweek matchups, first against UAB on Tuesday, March 5 at 5 p.m. CT. Alabama will return to the diamond the very next day for a 6 p.m. contest against South Dakota State at The Joe. Both games will air live on SEC Network+.

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