By: Adam Hambright
MOBILE, Ala.- Alabama Baseball traveled to Mobile and defeated South Alabama 4-0 to start their four-game road trip.
After starting the season with 14 consecutive wins, the Tide had lost two out of their last three games and needed to get back on track before SEC play.
The Jaguars were able to hold one of the best offenses in the nation statistically to only four runs by not allowing Alabama to get a read on any one pitcher. South Alabama used a total of 10 pitchers in the game with none of them going over one inning of work.
Will Hodo broke the scoreless tie in the third inning with a two-run home run. The home run gave the Crimson Tide 39 on the season which is good for third in the SEC and national rankings.
Dominic Tamez added to the lead with an RBI single in the fourth inning, bringing in Drew Willamson. Then Hodo brought in his third RBI of the game when he singled in the fifth inning scoring Caden Rose.
While the Alabama offense was not as explosive as they have been earlier in the season, tonight they did not have to be thanks to Luke Holman.
Holman gave another phenomenal performance on the mound. This time pitching seven shutout innings, striking out nine batters and only giving up three hits.
Alton Davis II came into the game in relief and continued what Holman started. Davis II pitched the final two innings and did not allow a hit to secure the victory.
The victory improved the Tide’s record to 16-2 on the season and the team will look to keep their momentum going forward as they prepare for conference play.
No. 24 Alabama will play a three-game series at No. 5 Florida with the opening game starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network.