Alabama Baseball Drops Series to Arkansas
Alabama (21-8, 3-6) baseball lost to the No. 6 Arkansas (23-5, 6-3) Razorbacks in a back-and-forth rubber match 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.
"This was a tough one. We had a chance to win a signature series on the road against a top-10 opponent," Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon said. "We just needed to make one more big pitch or get one more big hit. We did a lot of really good things this weekend, competed really, really well. Unfortunately, it just wasn't quite enough to win a series."
Alabama got on the board first when Dominic Tamez drove home Jim Jarvis and Andrew Pinckney to put the Tide on top 2-0. The junior now has 14 runs batted in and is batting .292 on the season.
Arkansas quickly responded with two of its own in the bottom of the first inning. Jared Wegner brought home Tavian Josenberger with an RBI single, and then Arkansas tied the game on a wild pitch from Grayson Hitt.
Hitt started the game for Alabama, pitched four innings, gave up three earned runs, walked three and had three strikeouts in an up and down performance.
Alabama was able to climb back in front via a solo home run by Jarvis in the fifth inning. It was his fourth home run this year and RBI 17.
Wegner answered with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Razorbacks their first lead of the game. He is now batting .365 with 11 home runs this season.
Alabama tied the game in the top of the sixth when Tommy Seidl scored on a wild pitch, but Arkansas went right back in front in the bottom half when Parker Rowland drove in Harold Coll, who ended up being the game-winning run.
Garrett McMillan (0-1) took the loss in the game, while Arkansas pitcher Dylan Carter (4-0) got the win.
Alabama will play Troy (20-9) at home on Tuesday at 6 p.m.