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The Alabama baseball team opened NCAA-tournament play on Friday afternoon when they took on NC State at J.C Love Field. The stadium is located on the campus of Louisiana Tech. The Crimson Tide is one of 64 teams in the field. With the win, Alabama will take on the winner of the NC State vs. Rider game on Saturday.
The two teams combined to hit six home runs and two singles. Alabama’s Jackson Tate was 1-for-4 with no RBI. The loser of this game will face the winner of the Louisiana Tech vs. Rider game. After the game, the winning team will play the runner-up in the College World Series.
During the first inning of the game, the two teams exchange pitchers. Senior Reid Johnston and junior Tyler Ras take the mound for Alabama. After a scoreless first inning, Ras and Mensik take turns securing the lead. However, the Tigers are out to break the tie when Hamiter hits a double to right field.
The Tide is struggling offensively through the fourth inning. Five different players have struck out. Despite this, Ras gave up a two-out double to start the bottom of the inning. Fortunately, Ras escaped with no further runs on his next three pitches. Freeman then recorded the final two outs of the fifth inning.
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The second game of the NCAA Tournament saw Alabama fall 8-1 to second seeded North Carolina State. In this first game of the regional, the Tide were outhit by seven runs, including five home runs, with three by Tyler McDonough. Alabama came back to score once in the bottom of the second inning with a solo homer by Jackson Tate.
Alabama managed just two hits in the first game. However, the bats struggled to get on base. The Tigers managed a single by William Hamiter in the first inning, but the rest were left stranded. NC State took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. The Tigers had two base runners when William Hamiter singled and then was caught in a double play by Sam Praytor.
In the second game of the tournament, Alabama and NC State both won one inning each. Ras, the starting pitcher, allowed seven runs in four innings. NC State will face the winner of the Louisiana Tech-Rider game on Saturday. The Bama Maven gives his predictions for the matchup. A win for Alabama would be huge for the program.
With a win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Alabama is sure to advance to the College World Series. In addition to that, the Crimson Tide’s offense will also need to step up and win this game. With just 41 hits in two45 at bats over the last eight games, Bama’s offense needs to wake up and produce some high-quality production.
Despite missing Connor Prielipp, the Bama pitching staff has a solid pitching staff. The pitching staff is ranked in the bottom third in the SEC in ERA, opponent batting average, strikeouts, and walks, but it has been inconsistent against hitters, and it is not a good place to be without a good offense.
After a 1-2-3 inning, Chase Dollander was pulled after the second inning. He took a line drive off his heel with two outs and was chased out at first, but not before Trey Lipscomb fielded the ball and fired it across to second for the second out. Chase Dollander would not return to the game. The Volunteers were ahead 8-1 after the second inning. Seth Stephenson and Evan Russell each hit solo homers in the inning.
Despite a 1-2-3 inning, Alabama’s bullpen did not fare any better. Junior lefty Jake Leger and sophomore right-hander Hunter Furtado combined to give up three home runs and three runs in two innings. After the 1-2-3 inning, freshman Braylon Myers tossed a scoreless ninth, striking out two in his third relief appearance.
The Crimson Tide tied the game in the top of the fourth inning with five runs. Rutledge singled in two runs and senior DH Brandon May and sophomore second baseman Nick Avila singled in two runs each. Then, senior first baseman Matt Bentley drew a bases-loaded walk to force home May, but USA reliever Travis Johnson struck out Jake Smith to end the inning.
The Bulldogs added one run in the eighth inning, with a leadoff double that scored a run. The Tigers added two more runs in the ninth inning, and then tacked on another in the sixth inning, where a sophomore shortstop hit a two-run single. In the end, Georgia picked up its second top-25 win of the season in the SEC Tournament, and made its case for an NCAA tournament bid.