Saban throws first pitch at start of Alabama baseball win
By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Grace Brister
The Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team shut out the Samford Bulldogs 13-6 after Alabama head coach Nick Saban threw the first pitch of the game.
In the bottom of the fourth, Drew Williamson hit a single to right field bringing in Jim Jarvis for the first run of the game.
Dominic Tamez hit a sacrifice fly allowing Tommy Seidl to score for the Crimson Tide.
In the bottom of the fifth, Ed Johnson hit a solo homerun over left field to put up another run for Alabama.
The Bulldogs fight back with a two run home run from John Anderson. Lucas Steele follows it up with a solo homerun to tie the game 3-3 in the top of the 6th inning.
Alabama’s Colby Shelton put’s the Crimson Tide back on top with a three run home run in the bottom of the sixth.
An RBI-double from Johnson brings in Caden Rose to advance the lead 7-3.
Samford’s Garrett Staton hit a solo home run in the top of the 7th.
In the bottom of the 7th, Seidl hit a sacrifice fly bringing in Jarvis for Alabama.
A Bulldog double brought in two runs for Samford, making it 8-6 in the top of the 8th.
Shelton doubled and brought in in two runs, and Johnson hit a sacrifice fly allowing two more to come in for Alabama in the bottom of the 8th. Alabama scored three more runs in the inning for a Crimson Tide win.
The win advanced Alabama baseball’s record to 29-12, and the Tide heads to Baton Rouge on Friday, April 28, to take on the LSU Tigers.