TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– The Tide fell to 20-10 after an 8-4 loss to the Troy Trojans.
Connor Shamblin was the starter for the Crimson Tide. Shamblin had a one-two-three inning to start the game, but the second inning was a different story. After Troy earned three walks to load the bases, the Trojans nine-hole hitter Reed Smith hit a grand slam into the Alabama bullpen in left field.
Alabama responded the following inning as Daniel Carinci had a sacrifice fly to drive in Brett Auerbach to make the score 4-1. In the third it did not get any easier for the Tide. Troy scored 3 more runs to make the contest 7-1. With the Tide struggling, Justin King looked to spark the team, hitting a home run in the fourth to make the contest 7-2.
The Trojans did not score again until the ninth inning, plating one more run to make the score 8-2. The Crimson Tide made some noise in the ninth inning scoring two runs.
The final on Tuesday night was 8-4 with Alabama falling to the Trojans.
Troy improved their record to 14-14 on the year, while Alabama lost their first game to an in-state opponent.
The Tide is 3-6 since March 19th, but Alabama looks to rebound versus South Carolina as they will start a weekend series Thursday.
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