Alabama Baseball Weekly Report – May 10, 2021

(Games from May 3-May 9)

Overall Record: 28-17 (19-10 at home | 9-7 on the road)

SEC Record: 11-12

Record Last Week: 0-2 (0-2 on the road)

Streak: Lost 2

Last Week’s Results (0-2):

Friday, May 7 – Lost at Vanderbilt, 6-9

Saturday, May 8 – Lost at Vanderbilt, 2-6

Sunday, May 9 – Canceled at Vanderbilt

This Week’s Schedule (All Times Central)

Friday, May 14 – at LSU (29-18/9-15 SEC), Alex Box Stadium, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 15 – at LSU (29-18/9-15 SEC), Alex Box Stadium, 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 16 – at LSU (29-18/9-15 SEC), Alex Box Stadium, 2 p.m.

Team Notes

Alabama closed out last week at 0-2 after falling in a pair of games at second-ranked Vanderbilt over the weekend. The series finale in Nashville was canceled due to rain.

The Crimson Tide fell, 9-6, to the Commodores in the series opener on Friday night at Hawkins Field. The teams traded leads in the third and fourth innings with Vanderbilt gaining the advantage for good in the bottom of the fourth and adding one more for insurance in the sixth. Alabama was first on the board with three runs in the third with Vanderbilt countering for four in the home half. The Crimson Tide came right back with three runs in the top of the fourth, but Vandy countered once again, this time with a four-spot to take a two-run lead. The Commodores widened the gap with one more in the sixth to make it a 9-6 game, the eventual final. Vanderbilt was able to keep UA scoreless across the final 5.0 innings, but the Tide did not go quietly. Alabama was able to reach a baserunner in four of the final five frames and got runners in scoring position in three of those innings but stranded eighth during that stretch. UA’s best chance came in the seventh with two in scoring position and only one down but a flyout and groundout kept the Tide from mounting a comeback. Kumar Rocker picked up the win despite giving up six runs on six hits and five walks across 5.0 innings of work.

Alabama suffered a 6-2 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon. The Commodores got out front early with a pair in the first and one in the second. Alabama was able to get on the board with one in the top of the fifth, but Vandy countered with two in the home half to widen the gap. The Crimson Tide added one in the seventh, but Vanderbilt was able to answer with a run of their own to keep the Tide at a distance for the eventual 6-2 final. Alabama starter Dylan Smith suffered the loss, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts.

The Sunday matchup between Alabama and Vanderbilt was canceled. The Crimson Tide and Commodores made it through 1.0 full inning of play before rain forced a delay. The two teams sat in a just under two-hour rain delay before officially canceling the game.