Alabama Baseball Shut Out in Series Finale with Tennessee, 3-0
Alabama suffered a 3-0 shutout loss in game two of the afternoon. With the loss, the Crimson Tide moves to 16-9 overall and 1-5 in Southeastern Conference play.
Tennessee jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first. The Vols drew a walk with one down before back-to-back singles with an error on the second hit plated a pair of unearned runs. In the sixth, Tennessee added one more. A leadoff single and a wild pitch put a runner in scoring position before a two-out single to right crossed a run, making it a 3-0 game, the eventual final.
Alabama received another strong pitching performance from its arms. Starter Garret Rukes (1-1) contributed 3.0 innings, allowing two runs – both unearned – on three hits and two walks while striking out four for the hard-luck loss. The redshirt freshman handed the ball over to redshirt sophomore Kyle Cameron out of the bullpen. Cameron allowed one earned run on four hits with two strikeouts across his 3.0 relief innings to keep the Crimson Tide within striking distance.
Next up for the Crimson Tide is a trip to Montgomery to face off with Auburn for the annual MAX Capital City Classic on Tuesday evening. The non-conference contest is scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. CT first pitch at Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits.