Bama Baseball Wins Series After 11th Inning Heroics
In the second game of their series against Wright State (0-3, 0-0), and the first of a Saturday doubleheader, the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team (5-1, 0-0) handily defeated the Raiders 8-7 after 11 innings. This secured a series victory for the Crimson Tide.
While the storyline so far in the season for Alabama has been hot bats and home runs, neither were seen consistently until the 11th inning. Northridge graduate William Hamiter, the sophomore left-fielder from Tuscaloosa, hit a game-winning single that brought in Drew Williamson and ended a two-inning scoreless stalemate.
Securing the pitching win for Alabama was Chase Lee. The right-hander McCalla native recorded four strikeouts and only allowed two hits in his two innings pitched.
As for hitting, Alabama looked colder than usual. Williamson, the junior first-baseman, scored two runs and recorded one hit. Third-baseman Zane Denton managed three hits. Along with his obvious late-game heroics, Hamiter paved the way for Alabama with three RBIs.
The glaring problem for Alabama, though, was the three errors and the countless drops by outfielders and infielders, alike.
Wright State took advantage of this at the plate by scoring all seven of their runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings.
Raiders’ right-handed senior Austin Cline recorded a loss in game one of the doubleheader.
Alabama will close their series with Wright State directly after this game in the second half of the doubleheader. In the upcoming week, Alabama will be traveling to Birmingham on Tuesday for a matchup with UAB at Regions Field. On Wednesday, the Crimson Tide will host the Troy Trojans. To close out the week, ‘Bama will be traveling to Charleston, South Carolina for a three-game series with the College of Charleston.