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Joe Breaux's single walks off Alabama over Valparaiso

It seemed like Alabama was going to squander another opportunity with runners on base. It had runners on first and second. No outs.  Third baseman Cobie Vance popped up a bunt attempt, followed by a strikeout by right fielder Gene Wood. Outfielder Joe Breaux, who didn’t have a hit coming into the final inning of regulation, slapped slider for a single to right, bringing in pinch runner Connor Stutts for the 6-5 win over Valparaiso.


Alabama breaks another school record on day three of SECs

  The University of Alabama swimming and diving team broke another school record on the third day of competition at the Southeastern Conference Championships being held on the campus of Texas A&M. Freshman Leonie Kullmann finished with a school record in the women’s 200 freestyle. Kullmann won the B final, finishing 9th overall and besting her own record set earlier in the season.


The Brad Bohannon era starts with a win over Valparaiso

Heading into the fourth, Alabama was struggling with runners on base. It was 1-for-9 with runners on base and 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. The first time through the order, Valparaiso starter Jon Tieman had allowed three hits and stranded four runners.  Then in the bottom half of the fourth, with two runners on freshman catcher Sam Praytor came up to bat. He lined a ball to the right-center field gap, doubling in the first runs of the game. From then on, Alabama wouldn’t look back. It plated eight runs in the inning, jumping ahead 8-1, before defeating Valparaiso 16-2. 


Alabama swimming and diving wins men's 200 freestyle relay during second day of SEC Championships

The men finished the second day of SEC Championships by winning the 200 freestyle relay. Junior Robert Howard, sophomore Zane Waddell, senior Braxton Young and junior Laurent Bams held a narrow lead on second place Florida. The women’s 200 freestyle relay team, made up of freshman Flora Molnar and seniors Temarie Tomley, Lindsay Morrow and Bailey Scott, finished third, earning a spot on the podium.


Women's basketball shifts focus to one game at a time

Beginning with Sunday's game at Ole Miss, Alabama women's basketball head coach Kristy Curry declared the team's remaining five games as a "two-week season" that will define how the players and coaches will look back on this year.  In order to make the most of the two-week season, the team is maintaining a narrow focus on being 1-0 for each game. Looking ahead to future opponents and considering tournament seedings have a time and a place, Curry said, but not during a late-season run.