Alabama’s offense is too much for Southern Miss
By WVUA-23 Sports Reporter Molly Harrold
Alabama’s offense had a break-out performance in a 13-0 win over Southern Miss.
The big inning was the fifth. Alabama scored seven runs in the inning, which is tied for the most runs its scored in one inning this season. Colby Shelton led off the fifth inning with his first homerun of the season to give the Crimson Tide 3-0 lead.
After Alabama loaded the bases, Ed Johnson delivered a clutch two-run single to make the score 5-0. Later in the inning, Dominic Tamez drove in a run on a fielder’s choice, before Will Hodo came through with a two-run double to give Alabama a 8-0 lead.
Jim Jarvis drove in the final run of the inning on a sacrifice fly.
Alabama improves to 10-0 in midweek games this season and Tide head coach Brad Bohannon says he’s proud of how his team bounced back following a tough series against Mississippi State.
“I challenged our team yesterday by telling them that we have to play our best baseball more consistently really soon,” Bohannon said. “The guys brought it tonight. Jacob (McNairy) gave us a great start. It was big when Zane Probst came in in the fifth to get the final out, which gave us a chance to really break the game open there in the bottom of that inning.”
McNairy and Probst led a collective group of six pitchers that combined to shutout Southern Miss.
The Crimson Tide (24-10) begins an SEC series with Auburn (19-13-1) on Friday. Game 1 is 6:00 p.m. at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.