Photo by Davida Franklin from The Crimson White
By Brandon Mraz
The Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team headed east for a three game series against the College of Charleston. Friday night the Crimson Tide had Tyler Ras on the mound to start off the series. Ras did not disappoint, going six innings, giving up three hits, no runs, and six strikeouts. Ras has been on a tear with solid outings coming in his last two performances and this performance was nothing short of excellence.
The Crimson Tide offense had a day on Friday scoring eight runs starting with Peyton Wilson continuing his stellar play hitting a home run in the top of the third inning. Wilson now has five home runs on the season and is solidifying himself as one of the top offensive players on the Crimson Tide team. Later in the third the bases were loaded for William Hamiter who singled to drive in two runs. The Tide would come back and get runners on the corners in the sixth to set up a sac bunt by Jackson Tate to score Zane Denton.
After six innings the Crimson Tide were cruising and came back for more in the seventh. Caden Rose hit a solo shot for his first home run of the season to put the score at 5-0. The Tide would go down in the seventh and bring in Jacob McNairy to pitch. McNairy cruised through the Charleston batters in both the seventh and the eighth to keep Charleston off the board. The Crimson Tide came back in the eighth to score one run off a Jarvis bunt and Charleston error. The Crimson Tide would also score off a fielder’s choice to make the score 7-0. Finally, Peyton Wilson hit a sac fly to score another to reach the final score of 8-0.
The Crimson Tide took care of business on Friday and will be looking to continue their dominant play throughout the rest of the weekend series. The Crimson Tide will have Dylan Smith on the mound for game 2 in Charleston.