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Baseball swept by Tennessee

Alabama baseball was swept by Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennesse after losing both games of the Sunday double header. Alabama lost the first game 2-1 then was shut out 3-0 in the final game of the series. With the losses, Alabama is now just 1-5 in SEC play.


Alabama's pitching is battle tested before Tennessee

Alabama’s pitching was considered its weak link to start the season. Through 22 games, it has been consistent, allowing just 3.5 runs per game, including four shutouts.  The bullpen has come up big, throwing 97 ⅓ innings, led by sophomore pitchers Davis Vainer, Deacon Medders and junior transfer Mason Duke, who have all thrown 15 ⅔ innings. 


Baseball's rally falls short against Georgia

Alabama had chances, but it failed to capitalize. It had a chance in the seventh and in the ninth, but failed to do the damage it needed, falling to Georgia 6-5 in the Sunday finale. “We’re two swings away from being 3-0 in the SEC, and I guess you could say we are a swing away from being 0-3,” Alabama coach Brad Bohannon said. “That’s SEC baseball for you.”


Baseball splits Friday double header

Alabama split its double header on Friday. The Crimson Tide lost its first game 3-0 against New Mexico State, while it bounced back in game two, winning 3-1.  It was a pitcher duel in the first game of the double header. Starter Sam Finnerty and Justin Dehn went pitch for pitch for the first six innings. Finnerty retired the first batter, but then hit a batter and allowed two straight singles, scoring the first run of the game. The Aggies would score one more run in the inning, coming off a third straight single. 


Cody Henry leads Alabama's high powered offense

Senior Cody Henry has been one of Alabama’s most dangerous hitters 13 games into the season. The first baseman is hitting .333, which is fourth among starters, and leads the team in RBIs with 17, four more than any other teammate.  His best series came last weekend against Oklahoma. He hit .500 [4-for-8] with four RBIs. He led the team in RBIs over the weekend and was tied for most hits during the weekend.  “Cody had a great weekend [against Oklahoma] and he’s a great player,” coach Brad Bohannon said.


Baseball takes down its first ranked opponent of the year

Alabama and Southern Miss were two of the most dangerous offenses coming into Wednesday’s game. Both teams ranked in the top-20 in batting average and in the top-15 in runs scored. But pitching was the dominate force in Alabama’s 3-0 win over No. 16 Southern Miss. “I told the kids yesterday ‘if we want to be a good team, the two things we have to do is consistently play pretty good baseball and we have to beat some good teams,’” coach Brad Bohannon said. 


High powered offenses meet in Tuscaloosa for baseball's midweek game against No. 16 Southern Miss

Alabama has an experienced lineup, and its shown through the first 12 games of the season. Outfielder Walker McCleney, first baseman John Trousdale and catcher Sam Praytor are the only players who have started for head coach Brad Bohannon that aren’t at least a junior.  Alabama’s offense has scored double digits runs six times this season, while recording double digit hits in eight of the team’s 12 games. The Crimson Tide recorded a season high 18 hits in Sunday’s win over Oklahoma.


Alabama baseball avoids sweep against Oklahoma

Alabama avoided a sweep against Oklahoma on Sunday with a 13-1 over the Sooners. The Crimson Tide recorded a season-high 18 hits in the win. “I’m very pleased with today’s effort; it was a good team win for us,” Alabama coach Brad Bohannon said in a press release. “As bad as we were in all areas yesterday, we were equally as sharp today. I’m hopeful that we can carry this momentum into Wednesday against a very good Southern Miss team.” 


Baseball loses first series of the year

Coming into the series against Oklahoma, Alabama was undefeated and was extremely hot. The flight to Oklahoma cooled off the Crimson Tide, as it lost game two of the series 16-4.  The Sooners dominated the Crimson Tide. They totaled 17 hits, put up 16 runs and walked nine times.