Tigers Sweep Tide
The Alabama baseball team lost to the LSU Tigers 13-11 on Sunday afternoon, getting swept for the first time this season.
Right-handed pitcher Jacob McNairy started on the mound for the Crimson Tide. He pitched 4.0 innings, recording three hits, five runs, four earned runs, two walks, and four strikeouts.
Alabama got on the board first in the first inning, scoring one run off the bat of designated hitter Dominic Tamez, giving the Tide the early 1-0 lead.
LSU responded in the second inning, scoring two runs off the bat of first baseman Jared Jones, who hit a two-run home run to put the Tigers ahead 2-1.
The Tigers extended their lead in the third inning, scoring one run off the bat of center fielder Dylan Crews, who hit a solo home run, putting LSU up 3-1.
The Crimson Tide retook the lead in the fourth inning, scoring three runs. Second baseman Ed Johnson and shortstop Jim Jarvis both hit RBI doubles and right fielder Andrew Pinckney hit a sacrifice fly, to put Alabama up 4-3.
Alabama extended its lead in the fifth inning, scoring three runs. First baseman Drew Williamson started the scoring off with a leadoff home run, Johnson brought a runner home after reaching base due to a throwing error, and catcher Mac Guscette hit a sacrifice fly to put the Tide up 7-3.
LSU had a monster six-run inning in the fifth to retake the lead. Crews, third baseman Tommy White, and catcher Alex Milazzo recorded RBI singles, while designated hitter Cade Beloso and shortstop Jordan Thompson drew RBI walks, and Jones hit a sacrifice fly to put the Tigers in front 9-7.
Left-handed pitcher Hunter Furtado came in for relief in the fifth inning. He recorded two hits, four runs, four earned runs, and two walks without recording an out.
Right-handed pitcher Hunter Hoopes came in for relief for Furtado. He pitched 2.2 innings, recording three hits, one run, one earned run, three walks, and two strikeouts.
Alabama cut the two-run deficit in half in the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly off the bat of Tamez to make it a 9-8 LSU lead.
The Crimson Tide tied up the game in the seventh inning, scoring one run off the bat of Jarvis, who hit an RBI double.
LSU responded in the seventh inning, scoring two runs to retake the lead. The first score cam from an RBI single by Milazzo and the second came from Crews drawing a bases-loaded walk, giving the Tigers the 11-9 lead.
Right-handed pitcher Zane Probst came in for relief in the seventh inning, recording no hits, no runs, no earned runs, and two walks.
Right-handed pitcher Braylon Myers came in to close the game, recording two hits, two runs, two earned runs, and a strikeout.
The Tigers capped off its scoring with two more runs in the eighth inning. Both runs were solo home runs, the first from Thompson and the second from right fielder Paxton Kling.
Alabama attempted a comeback in the ninth inning, scoring two runs on a home run from left fielder Tommy Seidl, however it was not enough to avoid the sweep.
The Alabama Crimson Tide takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 6 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.