Baseball

Baseball wins second SEC series

Alabama picked up its second SEC series win on Saturday after splitting its double header against Missouri. The Crimson Tide lost in game one's pitcher's duel 1-0, but came back to win 5-1 in the second game. “Overall, I’m excited to have won consecutive SEC series against ranked teams,” Alabama coach Brad Bohannon said in a press release. “Now, we have to carry that momentum into our midweek game on Tuesday.” 


Baseball takes game one against Missouri

Alabama took game one at Missouri on Friday. The Crimson Tide held on to win 2-1 for its 19th win of the season, tying last year's win total.  Alabama's pitching led the way. Starter Sam Finnerty was phenomenal for his second straight start. He allowed just one run over seven innings of work. He struck out a batter to pick up his team-leading fourth win of the season.


Baseball loses third straight game to Jacksonville State

Timely hitting was Alabama’s Achilles heel once again. The Crimson Tide failed to record a hit with a runner on base and finished just 1-for-9 with two outs, losing to Jacksonville State 4-0. It was the first time in 38 matchups Jacksonville State shutout the Crimson Tide. “Jacksonville State absolutely took it to us,” coach Brad Bohannon said. “I am really, really disappointed in our group. I obviously did a very poor job of trying to get our kids ready to play tonight. It was noticeably our worst effort of the year.”


Brad Bohannon squares off against former teams

Alabama coach Brad Bohannon has been in the SEC since 2004. In that 14 year stretch, he helped turn around Kentucky and Auburn, before starting at Alabama. Bohannon faced his most recent team on Tuesday in the MAX Capital City Classic. Auburn won the game 5-2, behind a pair of home runs from Will Holland. Now, Bohannon faces No. 6 Kentucky for the weekend series.


Alabama drops ninth MAX Capital City Classic

MONTGOMERY, Ala— Alabama has struggled in the MAX Capital City Classic. Alabama has dropped nine of the 10 MAX Capital City Classics including Tuesday’s 5-2 loss.  “I thought Auburn outplayed us in every facet of the game,” coach Brad Bohannon said. “They had better at bats, they pitched better, and obviously I think what stood out was their defense. Jay [Estes] made some plays in center that were difference making plays.”


Chandler Taylor leads Alabama to MAX Capital City Classic

Chandler Taylor has never had a problem with power. The junior has led Alabama in home runs all three years since joining the roster.  Through the team’s first 25 games, Taylor leads the team with nine home runs, seven more than any other player on Alabama’s roster. The left-handed slugger is also slugging .642, which leads the team.  


Keith Holcombe stays with baseball

The last three years Keith Holcombe jumped from the national championship into baseball mode. The first two years, he played the first weeks of the season before returning to football for the start of spring practice. But this year, football coach Nick Saban said that he would remain with baseball for the rest of the season.