ALABAMA BASEBALL LOSES FIRST SERIES OF SEASON
Alabama baseball fell to No. 8 Ole Miss 12-2 on Sunday at Oxford-University Stadium losing the series 2-1. The loss puts the Crimson Tide at 17-4 (1-2 SEC), while the Rebels improve to 14-6 (2-1 SEC).
“Today was a rough day for us as we didn’t really do anything well,” said Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon in a press release. “Thankfully, it only counts as one loss. We are all anxious to play again on Tuesday and get back to playing clean baseball as we have the majority of the first four weeks of the season.”
Ole Miss started fast against the Crimson Tide with seven runs in the third inning. Later in the fifth; Ole Miss would score five runs adding to the score making it 12-0.
Alabama would get on the board in the sixth with two runs, the only runs of the game for the Crimson Tide. A leadoff walk from freshman T.J. Reeves followed by a double from junior Morgan McCullough put two on to start the sixth. Senior Keith Holcombe hit to the right side for a two-RBI single. The next three innings went scoreless.
Holcombe led Alabama in hits going 3-of-4 which included two doubles and both RBI’s. Along with Holcombe McCullough finished 2-of-3 with a double, a walk and one run scored. Ole Miss starter Gunnar Hoglund (1-0) earned the win while Will Freeman (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season.
Alabama returns to action for a four-game homestand at Sewell-Thomas Stadium beginning on Tuesday, March 19 against Maine. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.