Alabama Drops LSU Series, Loses Final Game 12-3
The Alabama Crimson Tide dropped its final matchup of a three game series with LSU, losing 12-3 and falling to sixth in the western division of the SEC.
Sunday afternoon did not get off to the start Alabama was hoping for. The Tiger's designated hitter, Gavin Dugas, was walked on the first at bat of the day, and from there, LSU scored three runs in the first inning.
"Grayson wasn't sharp out of the gate again today and gave them some freebies in the first and they capitalized on it," head coach Brad Bohannon said.
Three seemed to be a popular number for the day as every time LSU scored, it was in threes. The Tigers scored three runs in the first, fifth, seventh, and eighth innings, taking advantage of Alabama's defensive errors.
The Crimson Tide scored a single run in the bottom of the first inning after Drew Williamson hit an RBI-double, allowing Jim Jarvis to score.
In the first two games of the series, Alabama's offense was on fire, scoring five runs Friday and eight runs Saturday, but that was more indicative of the Tigers' lackluster defense than the Tide's potent bats.
When LSU cleaned up their defensive performance, Alabama's offense was almost nonexistent. Only six Crimson Tide players got on base Sunday afternoon after every player at bat reached Saturday. There were no walks awarded from the Tigers' pitching staff which had given up eight in Saturday's game.
Caden Rose hit a solo homerun for the Tide in the seventh inning. Eric Foggo came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning and hit another solo home run, closing out the 12-3 loss.
"It was great," Bohannon said. "[Foggo] has kinda had a stretch for two or three weeks where he played a decent amount, hasn't been in there a lot lately, and that can be hard on a player, so I was really proud of him for coming in and being aggressive."
The loss gives Alabama an overall record of 26-22 and 10-14 in SEC play. Alabama hopes to gain some momentum Tuesday night when they play to Jacksonville State before heading to Auburn to play in the Iron Bowl Friday. Tuesday's game will stream on SECN+ at 6 p.m.