It was one of the first games for the Crimson Tide this season, and among the more forgettable. The University of Alabama baseball team lost to Jacksonville State 2-1 in 10 innings on February 28. Now they have a chance to see how they stack up down the stretch.
“I think we’re a little bit different,” head coach Greg Goff said on Monday. “I’m looking forward to those guys coming in here and having another chance. Coach Case and that program does a really good job. I definitely want another opportunity to play those guys and see where we are.”
Alabama took a 1-0 lead early, but mustered just six hits and one walk in the game. The Gamecocks scored the winning run in the top of the 10th on a wild pitch from Deacon Medders. That was just the second appearance of the year for the freshman. Medders (1-0, 3.08 ERA) is slated to start Tuesday’s game.
UA is 5-4 in midweek games so far this season, including 2-4 against in-state opponents in midweek games.
“Jacksonville State is a solid team,” sophomore Sam Finnerty said. “It’s a midweek game and midweek games are big. We’re going to have to come out and play our game and find a way to win.”