Photo by Lexi Hall from The Crimson White
By Austin McWaters
The Crimson Tide entered the second weekend series of the season at 4-1, after a win on
Tuesday against the in-state Jacksonville State Gamecocks, and falling in a Wednesday contest
to UT-Martin. Wright State comes into Tuscaloosa off of a shortened 6-9 season in 2020 that
seems underwhelming on the face, but was highlighted by a win over a top-ranked Louisville as
well as two wins over a top-25 Tennessee team.
Tyler Ras, who received the nod in place of injured Connor Prielipp, had a strong showing for
the Crimson Tide, allowing only one earned run over six innings pitched with a total of five
strikeouts. Grayson Hitt allowed 3 runs in the 7th , while Brock Guffey completed the final 2.2
innings of the contest, allowing no earned runs in his innings pitched.
Alabama had a strong showing offensively in the first two innings, as Peyton Wilson opened the
first inning with a solo home run. In the second this was paired with two runs batted in by
William Hamiter and Caden Rose respectively.
In the fourth Zane Denton had another solo home run for the Tide while T.J. Reeves connected
with his own, his first home run of the 2021 season. A walk drawn by Drew Williamson with
bases loaded brought the score to 6-1 Alabama by the end of the inning.
The Tide added a single run in the 5 th with an RBI by Rose. Wright State put together a three run
rally to bring the game within three-runs, but a third RBI by Caden Rose in the 7th inning closed
our final score at 8-4 Alabama.