Bama Wins with a 4 Run 1st Inning
Alabama baseball used a four-run first inning to gain the early advantage and would go on to outlast Troy, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With the win, the Crimson Tide improves to 23-20 on the season.
“It was a good win for us tonight,” said Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon. “It wasn’t a perfect win, but it was a tough weekend for us, and I’m really proud of our kids for starting the game hot. We also pitched several guys and did a good job out of the bullpen, so I’m glad to get a win. There were a lot of positives tonight.”
The Alabama offense was highlighted by Chandler Avant, who finished 2-for-4 on the night for his team-leading 18th multi-hit game of the season. The senior also contributed a team-high three RBI and added one run scored. Freshman Sam Praytor joined Avant with a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3.
On the mound, Alabama starter Brock Love (2-0) earned his second win of the season. The redshirt sophomore tossed 1.0 scoreless frame and struck out a pair of Trojan hitters in his first start since March 12, 2017. The Tide relief effort consisted of six additional arms that combined for the final 8.0 innings with redshirt sophomore Kyle Cameron earning his first career save. Cameron dealt 2.0 scoreless frames with one strikeout on the backend to help secure the Alabama win.