Tide Travels to Knoxville to Take on First Ranked Volunteers
Alabama baseball is heating up at the right time heading into the biggest series of the year against number one ranked Tennessee.
The Crimson Tide is 21-12 on the year coming off a big sweep last weekend against seventh ranked Ole Miss.
Junior pitcher Garrett McMillian got the win in game one, throwing seven innings, allowing three runs and striking out four. Designated hitter and shortstop Jim Jarvis lead the way for the Crimson Tide offense as both players went 3-of-5.
In game two, Alabama defeated the Rebels in extra innings 12-10. Freshman Dylan Ray was awarded the win, improving to 1-2 on the year. Senior Drew Williamson was very productive. The Brewton native went 3-of-4 with five RBIs including a grand slam. Junior Zane Denton had a clutch two-run home run in the tenth that ended up being the dagger for the Crimson TIde.
In the series finale, Alabama won 7-3 thanks to three home runs by Tommy Seidl, Andrew Pinckney, and Zane Denton. Sophomore Grayson Hitt went six and a third innings, only allowing three runs and striking out eight.
Alabama has already played a number one team once this year when it faced off against Texas. Despite a three-game sweep for the Longhorns, the Tide competed in each game closely and was position to win each each of them.
The Crimson Tide is on a seven-game win streak heading into Knoxville and has a chance to jump up the conference standings with a few wins. First pitch at Lindsey Nelson Field will be at 5:30 P.M. on Friday and Garrett McMillan will be on the mound to open the series for Alabama.