TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama took the series over the top-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks behind freshman Zane Adams’ best pitching performance all season. With the 5-0 win, Alabama moves to 24-12 on the season and 6-9 in the SEC.

“Electric stuff, and he just competed his tail off today,” said Coach Rob Vaughn on Adams’ performance.

Alabama got on the board thanks to a two-out RBI single by Ian Petrutz to right field, scoring Mac Guscette from third. Gage Miller reached base to start the game for the 35th straight game, breaking the Alabama record that stood since 2012.

It was the Adams show all afternoon – starting with the first inning – where they got ahead in counts and let the defense work. Adams faced trouble in the sixth inning with runners on the corners with two outs but worked out of it with a fly ball out to center.

“It felt good today,” said Adams on the start.

Until after the seventh inning stretch, it seemed to be a lid on home plate for the Tide’s bats, but that was no more when Bryce Eblin launched a 2-run home run to right field to a ruckus right field. Adams went back out in the eighth, getting another shutdown one-two-three frame, and the offense responded with the dagger with a sacrifice fly by Evan Sleight and TJ McCants scoring on an error after stealing third.

Alton Davis II came in to close out the game for the second day in a row. The victory was the first time since 2009 that the Tide won a series over the number one team and the first shutout over a top-ranked team in program history.

Adams finished the game pitching 8.0 innings, allowing four hits, walking just one batter, with five punchouts on 97 pitches and tallying the win. With the start, it was the longest start by an Alabama starter of the entire season. As a staff, in the last two games, Alabama has walked just three batters.

“The results of that do matter, and when you do not put guys on for free, hitting is just hard,” said Vaughn, who said the pitching staff walk number is down.

Alabama’s next game is a midweek contest against the UAB Blazers. The first pitch will be at 6 p.m. central time on the SEC Network +.