Alabama Walks Off Nicholls in Tuscaloosa Regional
The Alabama baseball team defeated Nicholls 4-3 in Game 2 of the Tuscaloosa Regional on Friday night.
Right-handed pitcher Luke Holman started on the mound for the Crimson Tide. He pitched six innings, recording five hits, two runs (two earned), two walks, and five strikeouts.
Nicholls got on the board first in the second inning after second baseman MaCrae Kendrick hit a solo home run to right field to give the Colonels the early 1-0 advantage.
Both teams added runs to the board in identical ways. Alabama tied up the game in the fifth inning. Third baseman Colby Shelton hit a leadoff triple and second baseman Ed Johnson brought him in with a sacrifice fly. Then, in the sixth inning for Nicholls, Alvarez hit a leadoff triple and designated hitter Gerardo Villarreal brought him home with a sacrifice fly to put Nicholls up 2-1.
Alabama knotted the game up in the sixth inning. Center fielder Caden Rose hit a leadoff double, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by shortstop Jim Jarvis, and first baseman Drew Williamson brought him home with an RBI double.
Right-handed pitcher Kade Woods came in for relief in the seventh inning. He pitched 1.2 innings, recording two hits, one run (one earned), and three strikeouts.
Nicholls retook the lead in the seventh inning on a solo home run to right field by center fielder Wes Toups to put the Colonels back up 3-2.
Alabama tied the ballgame up again in the seventh inning with a solo home run to left field by catcher Mac Guscette to even things at three.
Left-handed pitcher Alton Davis II came in for relief In the eighth inning. He pitched the reminder of the game, recording one walk and three strikeouts.
Jarvis ended the game, hitting an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to secure the 4-3 win.
The Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team takes on Troy in the winner's bracket of the Tuscaloosa Regional on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 8 p.m. CT. Coverage will be on Tide 100.9 FM and the Tide 100.9 app which is free to download in the App Store.