Alabama Baseball Beats Tennessee Tech to Stay Undefeated
The 20th-ranked Alabama Baseball team continues dominating their opening slate of games by defeating the Tennesse Tech Golden Eagles. 7-4. This win improves the Crimson Tide to 4-0 on the season after sweeping the Richmond Spiders in their opening series.
To open up the game, Coach Brad Bohannon gave the start to sophomore right-hand pitcher, Luke Holman. The Golden Eagles on the other hand started Matt Gelorme but both pitchers did not stay in the game for a long time. Throughout the entire game, Tennesse Tech decided to throw eight different pitchers into the game (Gelorme, Tyler Zarella, Josh Beasley, Elvin Delic, Daniel Walter, Colt Taylor, Parker MacCauley, and Jaxson Pease) while Alabama only brought in five (Holman, Jake Leger, Zane Probst, Hagan Banks, and Braylon Myers).
The game started off slow for the Crimson Tide as the Golden Eagles got out to the early lead after Eddie Garza hit a solo home run into deep left-center field. When it was Alabama's turn to hit they responded with a run of their own. After Andrew Pinckney, Jim Jarvis, and Colby Shelton loaded the bases with zero outs, Drew Williamson hit a ground out, which turned into a double play, but Williamson did get an RBI by bringing Jarvis home.
The scoring stalled out for both teams in the second inning, but the third inning is when Alabama opened up the floodgates. Shelton was the first batter up and he hit a solo home run into the student section, which is in right field, to put the Crimson Tide up 2-1. After Pinckney hit a triple, Williamson came up again and got his second RBI by bringing Pinckney in from third base.
Tennessee Tech tried to fight back in the game with a John Dyer solo home run in the top of the fourth inning. But every time the Golden Eagles scored Alabama responded right back. In the bottom of the fifth inning, with a runner on first base, Williamson added to his great day with a two-run home run to extend Alabama's lead to 5-2.
Williamson also brought in the sixth run of the day when he singled into right-center field and brought in Caden Rose from third base.
The Golden Eagles responded in the seventh inning and tried to make this a game. After two straight scoreless innings, Tennessee Tech has finally put a run on the board. This time it was Theo Bryant IV who hit a single and brought in Troy Baunsgard for an RBI. Then with bases loaded and one out for the Golden Eagles, John Dyer hit a sac fly into right field. Even though he got thrown out, he brought in Theo Bryant IV to cut into the Alabama lead.
Tennessee Tech gained a little life but Alabama very quickly sniffed that out and put the dagger in the Eagle's heart. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Will Hodo iced the game as he hit a solo home run into right-center field.
With this win, the 20th-ranked Crimson Tide improve to 4-0 in this young season. Alabama's next game will be on Wednesday, when they play UT Martin, at 3 p.m. CST, at Sewell- Thomas Stadium.