With the bases loaded, a single back up the middle from Chance Vincent capped off Alabama baseball’s 4-3, comeback win over third-ranked Mississippi State. The walkoff win improved the Crimson Tide to 25-19 and 10-10 in SEC play.

Alabama used four walks in the ninth to load the bases and tie the game at 3-3, before Vincent lined a single back up the middle to bring home Georgie Salem for the win. The teams had each scored two in the fourth, before going scoreless into the ninth. The Bulldogs scored one in the top half of the inning on a sacrifice fly. The Tide then began walking in the home half on its way to a season-high 10 free passes.

Vincent led Alabama with two hits as eight of nine batters reached base in the game. Matt Foster (5-3) entered the game in the seventh and allowed just one run on his way to his fifth win of the season. Mississippi State used nine pitchers, but Ryan Cyr (1-1) took the loss.

Crimson Tide starter Jake Walters threw 6.1 innings striking out six. He has now struck out five or more batters in eight of his last 11 appearances. Walters allowed two earned runs, matching his last four starts combined. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all but one start this season.

Alabama and Mississippi State will return to the field for the start of the day’s second game and the series finale at 5:45.

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