Tide Baseball Rallies to Victory in Game Two against High Point
The No. 20 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team rallied from a six-run deficit to remain undefeated on the season, defeating High Point 10-6 in the second of the three-game series.
Connor Ball (1-0) earned the win for the Crimson Tide, with Braylon Myers (2) earning the save for his second of the season. Patrick Libby (1-1) was given the loss for the Panthers.
In a game that had little action going early, both teams each used an explosive inning to do most of the scoring on the day.
High Point started the scoring for the day with a big third inning off of Alabama starter Ben Hess. The Panthers crushed three home runs to jump out to a 6-0 lead, jeopardizing the Crimson Tide’s unbeaten season early.
However, Alabama found their high-powered offense that they’ve been accustomed to so far this season in the fifth inning. An RBI from Caden Rose on a fielder’s choice gave the Tide its first run of the game, and they wouldn’t stop there.
Andrew Pinckney tacked on another RBI off another fielder’s choice to kick off a two-out rally for the Tide. Bryce Eblin knocked in two more to keep the inning alive, and a three-run blast from Dominic Tamez gave Alabama the lead, one they would not give up.
The Panthers were held scoreless after their big third inning. Ball replaced Hess for the Crimson Tide in the fourth inning, with Zane Probst and Braylon Myers finishing the day on the mound.
Alabama added three more runs in the eighth inning to cushion the lead thanks to a three-run home run from Drew Williamson, the fourth of the year for the first baseman. The Crimson Tide’s 10 runs marks the fifth time in seven games that they have scored 10 or more runs in a game.
The series wraps up Sunday with game three at 1 p.m. CT. Alabama looks to secure the sweep, which would be the second for the Tide this season.