Kyle Overstreet's walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted Alabama to their biggest win of the year, as the Crimson Tide defeated the second-ranked LSU Tigers, 4-3, in a Southeastern Conference game on Sunday afternoon from Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With the win Alabama improves to 24-18 overall and 9-9 in the SEC, and the loss drops the Tigers to 37-4 overall, 15-3 in conference play.
After Alabama loaded the bases off LSU reliever Joey Bourgeois, Georgie Salem flied out to center field to set the table for Overstreet's heroics. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Overstreet singled to center field to drive in Mikey White for the game-winning run. For Overstreet it marked the 15th two-out RBI of the season for the freshman second baseman.
White was hit by a pitch to open the inning, was bunted over by Chance Vincent, and advanced to third on an error on Andrew Miller's bunt to third. The Tigers elected to intentionally walk Kenny Roberts to load the bases, setting a force at any base. After Salem flied out, Overstreet delivered the clutch base hit to give the Tide their first win over a top-5 team since defeating second-ranked South Carolina, 2-1, on May 19, 2011.
The game-winning single in the 10th inning was the only hit of the game for Overstreet, who finished the day 1-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored. Sophomore right fielder Ben Moore and junior designated hitter Austen Smith each pitched in an RBI single and freshman shortstop Mikey White posted a single, a RBI, was hit by a pitch and scored the game-winning run. Freshman center fielder Georgie Salem notched a double and a run scored.
Sophomore righty Spencer Turnbull struck out four in nine innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, with two walks and a hit by pitch. Despite throwing nine innings, Turnbull did not factor into the decision as the game went into extra innings. Freshman right-hander Keaton Haack (1-1) earned the first victory of his career after pitching a perfect final 0.2 innings.
COURTESY: Alabama Media Relations
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