Florida Takes Rubber Game From Tide

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alabama baseball fell, 7-4, to fourth-ranked Florida in Saturday’s series finale, as the Gators put together a three-run eighth to break a 4-4 tie. With the loss, UF takes the series and the Tide moves to 14-12 on the season, 4-5 in conference play.

Alabama received another solid start from Geoffrey Bramblett, with the sophomore tossing seven innings and allowing four runs on seven hits to keep the Crimson Tide in the game all afternoon. Following Bramblett’s exit, the Gators put together three runs on two hits and an error in the eighth inning to move ahead for good.  

The Crimson Tide offense was led by Will Haynie, who knocked a two-run shot in the sixth to finish with two RBI and a run scored on the afternoon. Alabama also received two-hit efforts from J.C. Wilhite and Chandler Avant, with Avant recording his eighth multi-hit game across his last nine played.  

Next up for Alabama is a Tuesday contest with in-state foe UAB. The Crimson Tide and Blazers will face off at 6:30 p.m. CT inside Regions Field, home to the Double-A Birmingham Barons. Following the trip to Birmingham, the Tide will welcome the top-ranked LSU Tigers to Hoover for a three-game series from Thursday until Saturday.


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