By: Jake Reichert
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – It did not take long for the Crimson Tide to get their bats rolling in their Wednesday night game back at The Joe against Alabama State as they won 21-7. They are fresh off their first road game, which resulted in a victory, the night before.
Alabama was able to push across seven runs in the first two innings of their game under the lights against the Hornets. Two runs came across in the first from an Ed Johnson RBI single and a RBI groundout from Drew Williamson. The explosive five run second inning came from big at-bats from Guscette, Seidl and Jarvis.
The Tide did not stop there. The bats stayed alive throughout the duration of the game including another five run fourth inning. Will Hodo started the inning off strong with no doubter solo shot into the right field terrace. Mac Guscette kept his scorching bat going with a liner down the left field line to push two more across on a two RBI double. Ed Johnson came up to the plate right after Guscette and drove in another run.
Tommy Seidl had a fabulous night at the plate. With going 4-4 and tallying up four RBIs, Seidl powered the top of the lineup for Alabama.
Seidl discussed what boosted him in his four at-bats today.
“Just seeing the baseball pretty well. It helps you get hits and kinda like Jim said, days like this kinda just happen,” Seidl said.
Besides the three, five run innings for the Tide, Alabama scored runs in five of six innings they batted in. It will be hard to take down Alabama if their lineup continues to consistently score runs throughout each game.
Coach Bohannon discussed how scoring in multiple innings and using the small ball helps his team.
“I think once we get into league play we will become more active on the bases and do a little more of the short game. We really haven’t done much of it because the game hasn’t really called for it,” Bohannon said.
Alabama was able to capitalize on heads-up baserunning against the Hornets. With multiple pass balls and stolen bases, the Crimson Tide was able to take a handful of bases and even score runs solely from their performance on the base paths.
The lineup from Alabama State did not perform quietly in their loss. They were able to produce seven runs off of 11 hits.
After their two midweek wins Alabama is set to face Columbia in their series this weekend.. All games will be live on SEC Network+. This is Alabama’s last full series before their first SEC series starting on March 16 against the Florida Gators.