Following their wild, walk-off win over Nicholls State, Alabama used a big error in the ninth to get past in-state opponent Troy and advance to the regional finals.

Going into the ninth, Alabama looked like they would be on the end of a surprising 8-7 upset on their home field. Then, with runners on second and third and two outs, Tommy Seidl hit a grounder to Trojan shortstop Tremayne Cobb Jr., who threw the ball past the first baseman, allowing both runs to score and give Alabama a 9-8 lead.

Andrew Pinckney followed that with a RBI triple, and Dominic Tamez singled to score Pinckney and give Alabama an 11-8 advantage. Alabama turned to closer Alton Davis II in the ninth, who shut the door and preserved the 11-8 win for the Crimson Tide.

Alabama was led by Pinckney, who went three-for-five with a homerun and two RBIs. Caden Rose also had two RBIs while going two-for-three, with two walks as well.

On the mound, starter Garrett McMillian struggled, allowing six runs, with five runs coming in the third inning that helped Troy take the lead. Hunter Hoopes got the win to move to 2-1 on the year, pitching one inning on shutout baseball.

Another big story was the errors by Troy, not just in the ninth, but throughout the game. The Trojans committed four errors on the night and with a struggling pitching staff in the regional, it was just too much for Troy to overcome. They will play Boston College on Sunday at 2 pm.


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The win means that Alabama moves to 42-19 on the year and will have to play the winner of Troy vs. Boston College in the regional championship and a spot in the Super Regionals. It would be the Crimson Tide’s first appearance in the Super Regional since 2010, and a highlight for the program once caught up in controversy.