By: Tanner Thompson
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- The Crimson Tide continue their hot weekend with a 3-2 win, completing the sweep against the Mizzou Tigers at Taylor Stadium.
It was a pitchers game through the first six innings. Jacob McNairy had the start for the Tide and only allowed two hits through seven innings.
Mizzou’s starter Logan Lunceford had a good game up until his pitching change in the sixth; despite a scary third inning where he walked three straight batters but found his way out of it.
Both offenses were just about silent until the 6th inning, when Tommy Seidl sent a fastball far over the left field wall. The ball was hit 112 mph off the bat and was quite the wake up call for both teams.
Tyler Wilmsmyer was the only bright spot for the Mizzou offense for most of the game. Wilmsmyer had the only two hits for the Tigers as well as three steals through the 7th, including a home base steal on a wild pitch.
Bats finally got hot in the 7th inning. Andrew Pinckney kicked it off with a solo home-run to left, followed by three straight hits from Caden Rose, Mac Guscette and Jim Jarvis. Guscette had the last scoring hit from the tide with an RBI single to right field, making the game 3-1 Crimson Tide.
The Tigers were able to advance a runner to third against McNairy in his final inning, who was taken out in the middle of a full count at-bat. Right-hander Alton Davis II took over in a tough situation. Mizzou was able to bring in the man on third with a sac-fly to right field to make the game 3-2 in the 7th.
There was no offense to speak of until the bottom of the 9th, when Mizzou’s Matt Garcia hit a double to right field that stayed fair by only a few inches. With a runner in scoring position and in danger of a tie game, Davis was able to shut the door on the Tigers with a shallow fly-out.
Alabama ends its road-trip with its first SEC sweep of the season, and is headed home for a matchup against the Samford Bulldogs Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET.