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Alabama won the series against LSU in Baton Rouge, but missed on sweep

Alabama was on verge of sweep at LSU, but came up just short after Tigers rallied

Alabama had a three-run lead and was six outs away from a three-game sweep of LSU in the Southeastern Conference series opener Sunday, but the seventh-ranked Tigers salvaged the final game with a six-run eighth inning in Baton Rouge.

Alabama won the first two games of the series, but LSU took the final game, 7-5.

Bama fell to 13-6 and is 2-1 in SEC play, while the Tigers improved to 14-5 and 1-2.

 The Crimson Tide carried a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth, but a string of five hits by LSU led to a six-run bottom of the eighth as the Tigers took the lead, 7-4. Alabama rallied for one run in the ninth and got the tying runs in scoring position before a close strike call ended the contest at 7-5 in favor of the home team.

Chance Vincent led the Crimson Tide in hits, finishing 3-for-5. Also contributing multi-hit efforts were Chandler Avant (2-3), Cobie Vance (2-4), and Daniel Cucjen (2-3), while Chandler Taylor had a pair of RBI with his team-leading fourth home run of the season.

Next up for the Crimson Tide is a Tuesday trip to Birmingham to face off with the UAB Blazers. The two teams are scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. CDT contest at Regions Field, the home of the Double-A Birmingham Barons. The matchup will be the 81st meeting between the two in-state rivals, with Alabama owning the all-time advantage, 47-23.


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