Baseball Field 1563858 1920

Alabama baseball is still in the hunt for a bid to the SEC Tournament, but a 9-4 loss Thursday night at Georgia didn’t help.

The Bulldogs scored three runs in the third inning, building up an early lead that the Crimson Tide was able to diminish, but not completely erase. Alabama scored runs in the fifth and sixth inning to cut Georgia’s advantage down to just one run before the Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and three runs in the eighth that propelled them to victory.

Alabama’s Kobe Morris hit a solo home run while Brett Auerbach, Tyler Gentry and Joe Breaux each chipped in an RBI.

Tyler Ras got the start on the mound for Alabama, but dropped to 1-3 on the season after only pitching 2 and 2/3 innings and giving up four earned runs.

With the loss, Alabama fell to 30-24 overall and 7-21 in conference play and remains tied in the standings with Kentucky and South Carolina. The Crimson Tide could help their postseason prospects by stealing at least one game from Georgia over the weekend. Game two is set to start at 6 p.m. CT on Friday night.

Categories: Alabama, Sports