By: Nicholas Elliott

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- Alabama carried its momentum from last night’s win into today and won its first SEC series of the season on a 6-1 win against arch-rivals Auburn in the Iron Bowl of Baseball.

“Our guys have been doing what they’ve been doing all year kept fighting and it was a big weekend series win and hopefully the momentum carries intoi next weekend,” said Coach Brad Bohannon on the first SEC series win of the year.

Jacob McNairy got the ball for the Tide in game three and continued to pitch to contact. allowed one run on 3.2 innings, but was able to tally five-K.

The bats started quiet and did not come alive until the fifth when Tommy Seidl walked in a run then Drew Williamson hit two in on an RBI single up the middle, which brought the fans to their feet inside the Joe.

The Alabama bullpen silenced the Auburn bats, for the most part, allowing just two hits. The great work of Freshmen Riley Quick, who earned his first save as a college pitcher, threw 3.2 innings and struck out two.

“It feels good I’m always comfortable when you got the guys behind me and it was exciting to get the win,” said Quick on his outing today.

Coach Bohannon made a gutsy call with two strikes and two outs in the inning to call a double steal and Jim Jarvis executed it perfectly sliding under the catcher to score.

“Happy it worked and glad that we were able to catch them offguard and rolled the dice on a 0-2 count and it was beautiful to see it executed,” said Bohannon on the double steal.

Insurance runs are what the Tide needed when Bryce Eblin split the gap in left to add an RBI, then Jarvis hit a triple.

Alton Davis got his second save in his second outing of the weekend and secured the weekend series victory to help the Tide to move to 6-9 in conference play.

“It was really good for me to be able to move to 2-1 against those guys in series in my career, and meant alot to the guys in the locker room to get it done,” Jarvis said on what it meant to beat Auburn.

The Tide was led at the plate by Jarvis who went 2-4 with an RBI, and Andrew Pinckney who went 2-3.

Alabama will travel to Birmingham to face the UAB Blazers at Regions Field. First pitch is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. central.