Behind a strong start from Jacob McNairy, Alabama advanced to its first Super Regional since 2010 with a 8-0 win over Boston College.

McNairy went 7.2 innings, giving up no runs and having a career high 11 strikeouts while throwing 108 pitches. The win gave him his seventh win of the year, boosting his record to 7-2.

While McNairy was great on the mound, the Alabama offense gave him plenty of run support, scoring four runs in the top of the first to jump out to a 4-0 lead before the Eagles ever held a bat. The inning was highlighted by a Mac Guscette single that scored the final two runs of the frame.

After the strong first, Dominic Tamez hit a rope into right field that scored Tommy Seidl, making it 5-0 in the top of the second. The third inning saw Seidl get an RBI of his own in the form of a single to score Guscette and push the lead to 6-0.

The final two runs were scored five innings later, with a Guscette two-run single to extend the lead to 8-0 and pushing his RBI total in the game to four. He finished the game with three hits, leading the team in both hits and RBIs against Boston College.

Alabama did a great job in the clutch situations tonight, with all of their runs being scored with two outs in the inning. Walks were an added plus for the Tide, with 13 total in the game, compared to just six for Boston College.


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The win propels Alabama to a Super Regional, where they will face the No. 1 overall seed in Wake Forest from June 9-11. The matchup will take place in Winston Salem, North Carolina in the Demon Deacons home stadium.

Alabama finished the regular season with a 9-9 record on the road, compared to a 29-8 record in Tuscaloosa. If they can overcome the odds and get out of North Carolina with a series win, the Crimson Tide will go to the College World Series for the first time since 1999.

With all that being said, Alabama will get a couple of days of rest to prepare for the matchup, and with some close calls this weekend, they need all the rest they can get.