Alabama will travel to Oxford for a three game weekend series vs. Ole Miss. Saturday’s contest will air on SEC Network, while Sunday will be televised on ESPN. Friday’s series opener will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT with Saturday scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. CT. First pitch for Sunday’s series final will come at Noon CT.
Alabama plated seven runs in the bottom of the first, and built a 10-0 lead by the end of the second in support of a strong outing from starter Will Carter in the nightcap.
Alabama sent 11 batters to the plate in the home half of the first, scoring seven runs on five hits – including a pair of triples - and three walks. The Tide’s 3-through-5 hitters strung together three consecutive RBI-hits resulting in four runs, before Georgie Salem and Chance Vincent capped the frame with a pair of RBI-singles.
The Tide plated another three runs in the bottom of the second to build an early 10-0 cushion in support of Carter. Carter followed game one starter Nick Eicholtz’s dominant performance with a strong outing of his own, limiting the Delta Devils to just three runs on eight hits and six strikeouts over five innings. Carter surrendered three runs in the third, but held Mississippi Valley State scoreless in each of his other four frames.
In the opening game, Eicholtz’s strong seven innings of work helped propel Alabama to its 3-1 win over Mississippi Valley State. In just his third start of the season, Eicholtz turned in a career-high seven quality frames to help stamp the victory.
Eicholtz scattered just three hits, holding the Delta Devils to just one run while striking out five. The Tide also received two scoreless innings of relief from right-hander Ray Castillo, who notched his fourth save of the season.
Mikey White (2-for-3, one run scored) and Chance Vincent (2-for-3 with a double) each turned in multi-hit efforts for the Tide, while Georgie Salem and Kyle Overstreet registered an RBI apiece.