Tide Downs Hogs In Series Opener
Austen Smith excelled at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a triple, knocking in four of Alabama's five runs. Taylor Dugas also continued to swing a consistent stick, going 3-for-4 with one walk and two runs to raise his on-base percentage to a whopping .512.
The Tide also received another solid performance from starting pitcher Nathan Kilcrease (4-1, 2-1 SEC). The senior went seven innings, allowing only two earned runs on six hits while walking two and striking out seven to earn the win. Alabama closer Jonathan Smart earned his sixth save of the season, fourth in SEC play, coming in for 1 1/3 innings of work and striking out three. Arkansas starter Cade Lynch (2-1, 0-1 SEC) took the loss for the Razorbacks.
Alabama returns to action on Saturday for game two of three versus the Razorbacks. The Tide looks to throw junior lefty Adam Morgan (3-1, 1-0 SEC) while Arkansas has not yet announced its starter for the midday game. First pitch is scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. CDT start at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
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