Alabama Gets Much Needed Win Against South Alabama
Alabama gets a big win against the South Alabama Jaguars in the mid-week game to improve their record to 15-11. This is the Tides first mid-week win since March 8 where they beat Troy 8-1.
Freshman Ben Hess got the start for the Tide, pitching three innings and only allowing two runs on one hit with four strikeouts. Unfortunately for Hess, his two runs came off a home run from USA outfielder Will Turner. That was Turner's third home run of the year to give the Jags a early 2-0 lead.
South Alabama started junior Tyler Lehrmann, and he went four innings giving up four runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Alabama got four runs back in the fourth, as senior Drew Williamson got Alabama on the board first with an RBI single.
Bryce Eblin followed it up two batters later with a three run homer to make the score 4-2 for his second home run of the year.
"Yeah, I was down 0-2 or 1-2 and I wasn't trying to do to much and just try to get those runners in and somehow put it over the fence," Eblin said.
The Jaguars got one run back in the fifth on a Hunter Stokes groundout to second against Bama reliever Hagan Banks that scored Turner. South Alabama tied the game in the eighth inning, sophomore Kasey Donaldson doubled to left which scored junior Santi Montiel.
Junior Jim Jarvis started the bottom of the ninth off with a double down the right field line, followed by a groundout to second by senior Tommy Seidl. Zane Denton and Owen Diodati were intentionally walked which sent sophomore Andrew Pinckney to the plate with bases loaded and a chance to walk it off.
On a 0-2 count Jaguars pitcher Jackson Boyd threw a wild pitch which scored Jarvis from third to win the game for the Crimson Tide. Junior Jake Leger was the winning pitcher and Boyd took the loss for the Jaguars
The Crimson Tide will be back in action this weekend as they host the Texas A&M Aggies with a chance to gain some ground in the Sec Standings.