TUSCALOOSA, Ala.-Coming off a 1-2 weekend in conference play this past weekend to Arkansas, Alabama returned back to Sewell-Thomas Stadium to open up an eight-game homestand with a 10-2 win over the Troy Trojans.
Jacob McNairy got the ball for the Tide in his third straight midweek game and opened the ballgame with a one-two-three inning which really set the tone in his outing.
After stranding the lead off runner in the first the Tide’s bats really got rolling
The Tide’s bats started slow in the ballgame, which was not the case this past weekend putting up 44 hits in three games, but began to get on base and play some small ball early to go up on a fielders choice from Bryce Eblin and a single from Mac Guscette.
The Tide proceeded to deliver the knockout punch in the next two innings scoring one in the third and five in the fourth inning thanks to RBIs from Tommy Seidl, Andrew Pinckney, William Hamiter, Ed Johnson, and Eblin.
Eblin racked up RBI number three of the game in the sixth on a dropped infield pop-up.
“We got a lot of production up and down the lineup scoring in five of the eight innings,” said Coach Brad Bohannon on how his offense performed tonight.
After allowing a solo home run in the top of the fifth McNairy’s solid outing on the bump was finished as he went 4.2 innings allowing one run with four-K on four-H on 75 pitches for the Tide earning his third straight win as the midweek starter. The Tide were able to use a barrage of arms out of the bullpen to secure the win using four pitchers in Hunter Furtado, Aiden Moza, Alton Davis, and Brayden Gainey, who all combined for 4.1 innings tally three-K as a group on three hits and only allowing one run.
“Praise God and get a good pitch to hit,” said Seidl on his mindset at the plate.
Alabama was led at the plate by Seidl who went 3/3 at the plate with three singles and an RBI and Williamson who went 2/4 with two singles and a RBI. As a team Alabama drew eight walks.
The Tide look to carry this momentum into a crucial SEC series against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Game one will be televised on the SEC Network + at 6 central on Thursday April 6th.