Every starter in the Alabama lineup recorded at least one base hit and Austen Smith and Ryan Blanchard homered as the Crimson Tide defeated the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, 8-3, Tuesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The win boosts Alabama's record to 28-21 overall, and the loss drops the Delta Devils to 5-42.
Freshman left fielder Ryan Blanchard led the offensive charge for the Tide, with the first home run of his career, a three-run shot, a single and a pair of runs scored. Junior designated hitter Austen Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run. The home run was his team-best sixth of the season.
Sophomore catcher Ben Moore posted a 2-for-4 day with a pair of singles, an RBI and a run scored. Moore also had a trio of stolen bases, the most of his career and most by an Alabama player since Ross Wilson swiped three versus LSU on May 30, 2010. Moore is currently fourth in the SEC with 15 total stolen bases this season.
Senior third baseman Kenny Roberts turned in a 2-for-4 game and reached base three times on an RBI double, a single, a walk and also added a run scored, senior right fielder Andrew Miller registered a 2-for-3 game with a double, a single and a run scored, and freshman shortstop Mikey White finished 2-for4 with an RBI double and a single.
COURTESY: Alabama Media Relations
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