TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama Baseball came away with a win Tuesday afternoon and
continued their seven-game win streak.
Ben Hess started the day for the Tide. Hess pitched for four innings and faced 14 batters,
seven of which he struck out. He only gave up one hit in the top of the second to Belmont’s
second baseman Jack Capobianco.
With his first appearance in the field since his injury, William Hamiter started in right
field for the Tide. Hamiter made his presence felt in the away half of the second inning after he
threw a good ball to Dominic Tamez which caught Capobianco out at home.
The Tide didn’t get their first hit of the day until the bottom of the third. Bryce Eblin
singled through the right side. This started a chain reaction of Bama hits. Jim Jarvis recorded an
RBI after he drove in Eblin with a single to center. Then, Zane Denton hit his first of two RBIs,
which drove in Jarvis. The Tide led at the end of the third 2-0.
Luke Holman came in to replace Hess in the top of the fifth. Holman gave up three hits
but no runs. He gave the Tide 1.2 innings of work.
The Tide woke their bats up again in the home half of the fifth. After Tamez hit a single
up the middle, Denton drove Tamez home with his second RBI of the day. The Tide led at the
end of the fifth 3-0.
In the top of the sixth, after two stolen bases by Belmont, Hunter Hoopes came in to pitch
for the Tide. Hoopes faced five batters in his 1.1 innings of work. Of the five batters he faced, he
struck out one.
Tommy Seidl started the Tide’s three up, three down top of the seventh with a laser to
second. Seidl threw the ball from the warning track to second base, which resulted in the Tide’s
first out of the seventh.
The Tide decided to make a call to the bullpen in the top of the eighth. Hunter Furtado
answered. Furtado pitched for only one inning and allowed one run. Alabama pitching coach
Jason Jackson said, “Furtado was a little rusty, he hadn’t pitched over the weekend, but it was
good to get him out there for an inning.”
The Belmont Bruins tried to start a comeback after first baseman Brodey Heaton drove in
right fielder John Behrends. This would be the only run the Bruins scored.
Braylon Myers ended the game for the Tide. He struck out two batters in the ninth. Myers
was credited with the save.
The Tide ended the day with eight total hits and three RBIs. Zane Denton and Jim Jarvis
led with two hits apiece, followed by Hamiter, Seidl, Eblin, and Tamez all with one hit. Ben
Hess was credited with the win. Hess said, “Winning is the best part about playing baseball. As a
team we really kinda caught a hot streak here.”
Alabama improves to 22-12 on the season. Belmont is not in Alabama’s conference, so
their conference record remains the same, 7-5. The Belmont Bruins fall to 21-12 on the season
and continue a loosing streak of two games. Alabama’s next game will be at Lindsey Nelson
Stadium in Knoxville at 6:30 p.m.