Alabama baseball’s 9.1 runs per game would turn heads on most scouting reports around the country. That has the Crimson Tide (10-2) offense tied for 11th-best in the country. But Alabama will be facing two teams this week that have posted even bigger numbers.
Midweek opponent Southern Miss (8-3) ranks fourth in the country with 10.5 runs per game. The Golden Eagles have scored at least five runs in every game this season and finished up their las weekend with a 20-4 win over Nicholls State in Pensacola, Fla. Southern Miss swept Mississippi State in its first weekend series of the season.
New Mexico State arrives on Friday with the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense. The Aggies average14.2 runs per game and have scored 15 or more runs in five of 12 games this season. That number is buoyed by a 39-0 win over Mississippi Valley State on Feb. 23. There are 61 Division I teams around the country that hadn’t scored 39 runs in their entire season as of Monday.
Alabama’s 109 runs are 38.9 percent of its full season production a year ago, when the Crimson Tide averaged 5.2 runs per game.