BIRMINGHAM, Ala – The Crimson Tide got off to a rough start but managed to
stir up a potential comeback, ultimately ending in a loss to UAB.
The Tide started off with giving up a home run to UAB’s red shirt senior Josh
Sears in the bottom of the 1st to make it 2-0. Alabama then came out in the top of
the 3rd with Bryce Eblin hitting a double to score, Pinckney and Williamson to tie
the game 2-2. Tommy Seidl brought in Eblin with a sacrifice fly to give the tide the
The Tide rolled into the bottom of the 3rd with a pitching change, relieving Ben Hess
(2 innings) for Jake Leger. The pitching change was not enough to stop the
Blazer’s offense, using a bunt to tie the game 3-3 in the bottom of the 4th .
In the bottom of the 5th , Bama decided to call the bullpen and bring up Hagan
Banks to relieve Jake Leger (2 innings). Banks held off the Blazers, while Owen
Diodati hits a home run to give the Tide the lead 4-3 in the top of the 6th.
Banks pitched his 2nd perfect inning of the day to hold off the Blazers in the bottom
of the 6th inning.
Luke Holman came from the bullpen to relieve Hagan Banks (2 innings) in the
bottom of the 7th .
Holmes’ pitching was not enough to stop the Blazers from scoring as another bunt
brings in a run, tying the game 4-4 in the bottom of the 7th inning.
The Blazers do not stop there, hitting a single in the bottom of the 8th and gaining
the lead 5-4. This caused the Tide to bring in Hunter Hoops from the bullpen
relieving Luke Holman (1.3 innings) to finish out the game.
Alabama was not able to penetrate the Blazer’s defense, ultimately losing the