Baseball 2018 UA BSB --Tide drops series against Texas A&M

TerryP

I do my own stunts but never intentionally.
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#41
We needed to rebound big after yesterday's loss. The 2-1 loss in 11 on Friday night stung, but we really needed to get our confidence built back up today. I'll take 13 runs on 18 hits ANY DAY!!!
I saw that described as "guts."

Hate to see one of the starters pulled in three innings. It's not a good night.

I think I saw the count at 85 pitches over five innings today. That's what's stuck in my mind.
 

TerryP

I do my own stunts but never intentionally.
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#42
Coming out of the weekend, how do you feel about what you've learned?

I'm still watching pitching.
Holcombe has been fun to follow. We'll see some unsung guys soon.
Let's not over look things like weather in their trip to OU. Saturday's game would have been a bad day to watch baseball as a fan. Cold, 20+ wind...

Southern Miss Wednesday...of note is a sweep of Mississippi State to open the season. They were at home.
 

UAgrad93

Jack of all trades!!
HARRY'S
#44
Coming out of the weekend, how do you feel about what you've learned?

I'm still watching pitching.
Holcombe has been fun to follow. We'll see some unsung guys soon.
Let's not over look things like weather in their trip to OU. Saturday's game would have been a bad day to watch baseball as a fan. Cold, 20+ wind...

Southern Miss Wednesday...of note is a sweep of Mississippi State to open the season. They were at home.
Starting pitching is my question mark outside of Finnerty. Walters has been pretty dependent during his time but had a rough outing on Saturday. I know the conditions weren't great and that definitely didn't help.
Can Holcombe keep it rolling? Chandler Taylor has proven he can hit when given a decent pitch in an AB. Avant and Alexander have been solid.
 

BamaFan334

Verified Member
#45
Good win to salvage a trip to the Midwest. May have lost the series, but atleast we were in it for a chance to win the series with ne victory and a loss in extra innings. one ass whooping, but that happens every day in baseball somewhere. Even Clayton Kershaw has teams that have his number on some days.
 

BamaFan334

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#46
Good win to salvage a trip to the Midwest. May have lost the series, but atleast we were in it for a chance to win the series with ne victory and a loss in extra innings. one ass whooping, but that happens every day in baseball somewhere. Even Clayton Kershaw has teams that have his number on some days.
 

TerryP

I do my own stunts but never intentionally.
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#47
one ass whooping, but that happens every day in baseball somewhere. Even Clayton Kershaw has teams that have his number on some days.
Anytime we're looking at the starter being pulled in the third it's not a good sign. I don't know if I mentioned/posted the number or not...my recollection has Walters throwing over 50 pitches in 3.1 innings.
Walters has been pretty dependent during his time but had a rough outing on Saturday. I know the conditions weren't great and that definitely didn't help.
Everyone got rocked Saturday. I'd bet Stutts ERA is close to 30. :eek: Conditions? I wouldn't mind that wind in golf but with it chilly as well? Not ideal baseball weather for anyone in my view.
but atleast we were in it for a chance to win the series with ne victory and a loss in extra innings.
It was certainly disappointing the way the game ended with an unearned run being the final straw. Errors. There were a handful of them in the game on Saturday as well: Jett with two I believe. They've been playing some pretty good defense so far this season.
 

UAgrad93

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#50
Coach Bohannon and the boys are 11-2 after taking tonights midweek game against #16 Southern Mississippi 3-0. 5 pitchers held the #14 offense in the nation to 2 hits!!! This is coming primarily from the same bunch that produced only 19 wins last year.
 

UA Press Release

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The Tide earned its second shutout victory of the season on Wednesday

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Five Crimson Tide pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout win over No. 15 Southern Miss by a score of 3-0 on Wednesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With a second shutout victory on the year, Alabama improves to 11-2 overall, including a 9-0 record at home, the longest home winning streak since the 2010 season.

"It was a good win," said Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon. "I told the kids yesterday that if we want to be the team that I think we can be, the two things that we have to do are: We have to consistently play really good baseball, and we have to beat some really quality teams. If you beat multiple good teams over time, then you are pretty good; (Southern Miss) is a very good club. I didn't think we were exceptionally sharp today, offensively, but obviously we threw a shutout with five guys pitching, and I was really excited about our staff tonight."

Alabama's pitching shut down the powerful Southern Miss offense, beginning with redshirt freshman Garrett Rukes throwing 3.0 innings of scoreless baseball in his start. Rukes was replaced by redshirt sophomore Brock Love (1-0), who worked 2.0 frames of no-hit baseball, striking out a team-high three batters en route to earning his first win of the season.

Junior Mason Duke followed with 1.0 inning of work, before sophomore Deacon Medders hurled 2.0 innings. Left-hander Dylan Duarte closed out the game with his first save of the season, as the junior pitched the final inning to secure the win for the Tide.

Both teams went scoreless early, until the bottom of the fourth when Alabama got on the board. Senior Hunter Alexanderdoubled to lead off the inning and was followed by a bunt single from Keith Holcombe, a junior, to put runners on the corners. Alexander later came in for the game's first run, as fellow senior Chandler Avant doubled in the Tide's designated hitter to give the home team the lead. Junior Jett Manning crossed the second run of the inning one out later, sending a sacrifice fly to left to bring in Holcombe and make it a 2-0 Crimson Tide lead after four.

Alabama added one insurance run in the bottom of the seventh. Manning led off the inning with a walk and then stole second to put himself in scoring position. A groundout to short moved Manning to third before a fielder's choice infield grounder from sophomore Walker McCleney resulted in a throw to the plate, with Manning avoiding the tag for a run and make it a 3-0 affair after seven, the eventual final.

The Crimson Tide hitters were led by Avant, with the second baseman finishing 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. The two-hit performance was Avant's team-leading ninth of the season.

Next up for Alabama is a three-game weekend series with New Mexico State from March 9-11, as a part of the Tide's nine-game homestand. The Crimson Tide and Aggies are scheduled for a 6 p.m. CT first pitch on Friday followed by a 2 p.m. start on Saturday. The series finale on Sunday is slated for 1 p.m. CT. All three games at The Joe will air live on SEC Network+.

Five Pitchers Combine for Two-Hit Shutout of No. 15 Southern Miss - Alabama Athletics
 

Destiny's Child

It's Rolling Baby
#57
Great to see us off to a good start. Southern miss is a good win for sure. If we can win the weekend we may start to sneak up in the rankings ourselves
 

UAgrad93

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#58
We host New Mexico State this weekend. They were leading the nation in scoring before scoring a grand total of 2 runs in lopsided losses at Miss State. This is the same Miss State that Southern Miss swept to open the season.
 

BamaFan334

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#59
We host New Mexico State this weekend. They were leading the nation in scoring before scoring a grand total of 2 runs in lopsided losses at Miss State. This is the same Miss State that Southern Miss swept to open the season.
Just went to their page to check them out and saw this...

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I mean, shit. Will they not call after five like in little league or like they do in college softball? Still would have been 28-0.