Alabama Baseball Plays AU Tuesday

Although Tuesday's Alabama baseball game against Auburn in Montgomery won't count in Southeastern Conference standings because it is an extra game, anytime the Crimson Tide takes on the Tigers, it matters.

Alabama is not clicking on all cylinders after a couple of weeks of play. Bama lost two of three to Tulane and had another road loss to Southern Miss last week and is now at 5-6 on the season.

The Crimson Tide will take on Auburn in the Capital City Classic at Riverfront Park in Montgomery at 7 p.m. CST Tuesday. The game will be regionally telecast by CSS.

Later this week Alabama will host the Alabama Baseball Classic at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Bama will meet East Carolina at 6 p.m. Friday, Louisville at 4 p.m. Saturday, and Oral Roberts at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Alabama's two wins in a 2-3 week were good ones. The Tide came from behind to defeat South Alabama in Tuscaloosa, then took the middle game of the three-game series at Tulane by scoring five runs in the first inning and holding on for a 6-2 victory.

Freshman right-handed pitcher Jake Hubbard had a win and a save in those two games. In four and two-thirds innings he did not give up a run. He gave up four hits, but had three strikeouts and only one walk.

Jared Reaves had a good week at the plate with a .368 average, including a two-run single in the eighth inning that provided the winning margin against South Alabama. Reaves has hit safely in 10 straight games.

As a team, Bama hit .245 in the five games.

Alabama did well in the field last week, turning eight couble plays and committing just four errors in 180 chances.

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