Junior first baseman Austen Smith, freshman second baseman Kyle Overstreet and sophomore right fielder Ben Moore combined for eight runs batted in, as the Alabama bats led the Crimson Tide to victory over Tulane, 12-6, at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on Sunday. Alabama moves to 8-3 after the win and Tulane drops to 6-6.
"The biggest thing today was the win," UA head coach Mitch Gaspard said. "We needed to get a win after this weekend. After really struggling on the offensive end of things the first two games, it was nice to get some flow in the line-up."
Trailing 5-4 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning, Alabama batted around and exploded for six runs in the inning after two were out. Georgie Salem walked and Mikey White doubled of the wall to spark the rally. Moore then delivered a double that bounced over the left field wall to score both Salem and White, giving the Tide a 6-5 advantage. After Booth and Roberts walked to load the bases, Smith singled to center field to make it 8-5, then Overstreet capped the inning with a two-run single, making the score 10-5 in favor of the Tide.
Smith and Overstreet had two hits and three RBIs each and Moore pitched in with a 2-for-4 performance that included two RBIs and two runs scored. Freshman shortstop Mikey White, senior third baseman Kenny Roberts and senior designated hitter Andrew Miller all drove in a run for the Tide as well. Booth reached base four times in the game, including three walks and being hit by a pitch, and scored three times. Roberts was 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored.
COURTESY: Alabama Media Relations
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