Athletes vying for individual honors

With Alabama ranked in the Top Five and leading the SEC, Tide baseball has received plenty of deserved publicity so far this season. But a team is made up of players, and several current athletes are being touted for individual honors.

Brent Boyd: All-SEC Candidate

Boyd opened the season as UA's starting second baseman for the third year in a row

After missing five games with an abdominal injury, Boyd has made the move to first base, where he has started the last six games

Brent Boyd

The switch was also made to improve the first base position both offensively and defensively

Ranks 4th all-time with 223 career games played

Ranks 3rd all-time with 887 career ABs Third on the UA charts with 218 runs Third on the all-time hits list with 293 career hits. Joe Caruso is second with 309 hits.

Tied with Sam Bozanich for fourth place with 56 career doubles. Trails Caruso's third place total (58) by two doubles. Also tied with Caruso for seventh place with 37 career home runs

Ranks sixth all-time with 181 career RBI Ranks 5th at UA with 468 career total bases

Posted 87 career multiple hit games and 42 career multiple RBI games

Leads Alabama with 10 game-winning RBI this season, including four straight vs. Auburn (April 26-28) and UAB (May 1)

Also tallied 22 GW RBI in his career

In 18 SEC games, Boyd is batting .319 (22-for-69) with six HRs and 17 RBI

Leads all UA hitters in SEC play with six HRs

Hitting for a higher average in SEC play (.319) than non-SEC play (.276) this season Appeared in 23 non-SEC games, compiling a .274 (25-for-91) average with one HR and 19 RBI

At home, Boyd has appeared in 28 games and is batting .291 (30-for-103) with six HRs and 29 RBI

On the road, Boyd is batting .250 (12-for- 48) with only four RBI in 11 games

Riding five- game hitting streak, where he is batting .333 (5-for-15) with three HRs and seven RBI. Also hit safely in six of last seven games, compiling a .385 (10- for-26) average with five HRs and 13 RBI

Boyd has accounted for five of UA's last seven home runs

Struck out only one time in his last 36 atbats

Named National Hitter of the Week by the NCBWA and SEC Player of the Week (April 29) after hitting three home runs and collecting three game-winning RBI in UA's series sweep of Auburn (April 26-28)

Homered in three straight games (April 26-28) for the first time in his career

Smashed walk-off, two-run HR in 9th inning of UA's 6-5 win (April 27) in game two of series

Started his first career game at first base against Ole Miss (April 20) and two home runs and drove in five runs

Sparked seven-run first inning with third career grand slam against Ole Miss

Tied career high with two home runs against the Rebels, his third career multi homer game. His last two HR game also came against Ole Miss (April 22, 2000)

Also matched hit career high with his fourth career five RBI game

Missed entire Kentucky series (April 12- 14) due to oblique abdominal strain

Smacked second home run of the season in series opener with Florida (1-for-3) on April 5

Posted career high seven at-bats in UA's 10-6 win at South Carolina. Also started his 200th career game at USC

Matched career high with two doubles in UA's 14-2 win over Tennessee (Mar. 16).

Also matched his season high with three hits in the win over the Vols

Scored at least one run in career-best 10 straight games (Feb. 22-March 9), tallying 13 runs scored

Posted season-high 10-game hitting streak (Feb. 17-March 6), where he batted .375 (15x40) with one home run and eight RBI

Named SEC Player of the Week (March 4) after leading Alabama to championship of the 2002 Hormel Foods Classic. At the HFC, Boyd batted .462 (6x13) with five runs, one home run and four RBI

Recorded season high three hits, including first home run of the year, in UA's 9-0 win over Tennessee (March 1) in HFC opener

Jeremy Brown: All-American, All-SEC Candidate

UA's starting catcher for the second straight year

Committed first error of the 2002 season on April 5 (vs. Florida) to snap 84-game errorless streak. The streak covered a span of 608 chances without an error

Jeremy Brown

It was Brown's first error since May 27, 2000 at Stanford (NCAA Regional)

The 608 total chances without an error was the longest errorless streak in his UA career. His previous best was 444 errorless chances set as a freshman (1999), also snapped against Florida

Reached base safely in 96 of last 99 games

Brown has reached base 18 times in his last 28 plate appearances (.643 on-base pct)

Alabama career record holder for runs scored (229), base on balls (181) and putouts (1,552)

Ranks third in SEC history with 181 career walks

Third at Alabama with 231 career games played, trailing Andy Phillips school record by 13 games

Brown's .344 career batting average is 8th on the all-time charts

Fourth all-time with 842 career at-bats Fifth on the all-time UA charts with 290 career hits, trailing Keller's 4th place total (292) by two hits

Ranks sixth all-time with 55 career doubles, trailing Boyd's and Bozanich's 4th place total of 56 career two-base hits Fifth at Alabama with 45 career HRs, one of only five UA players with 40 or more career home runs

Fourth at UA with 487 career total bases, three behind Caruso's third place total (498)

Posted 89 career multiple hit games and 60 career multiple RBI games

Brown has 10 home runs this season to match his 55-game total from the 2001 season

Ranks among SEC leaders in on-base pct. (2nd, .543), walks (2nd, 41), RBI (4th, 50), slugging pct. (5th, .658), hit by pitch (T5th, 10), doubles (8th, 15) and home runs (T9th, 10)

In SEC play, Brown ranks among the league leaders in walks (1st, 20), doubles (T3rd, 9), on base pct. (4th, .485) and RBI (10th, 20)

In 21 SEC games, Brown is batting .329 (25-for-76) with three HRs and 20 RBI In 25 non-SEC games, Brown is batting .373 (28-for-75) with seven HRs and 30 RBI

In 30 home games, Brown is hitting .300 (27-for-90) with seven HRs and 27 RBI Leads UA with seven HRs at the Joe this season

Brown is UA's leading hitter on the road, compiling a .436 (24-for-55) average with three home runs and 20 RBI. Also added eight doubles

Alabama's best hitter in April, compiling a .370 (20-for-54) average with two HR, 15 RBI

No RBI in his last six games

Hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games for Bama, batting .407 (22-for-54) with two HRs and 15 RBI

Reached base 24 times in his last eight games, an average of three per game

Second on UA team with 12 multiple RBI games

Collected two hits and reached base four times (2-for2, 2 BB) in UA's 8-1 win over UAB (May 1)

Collected at least one double in four straight games (April 14-21), totaling six two-base hits

Posted season high 11-game hitting streak (April 3-21), where he batted .436 (17-for-39) with two home runs and 16 RBI

The 11-game hitting streak was the longest by an Alabama player this season, surpassing the 10-game streak of Beau Hearod and Brent Boyd

Reached base four times in series finale against Ole Miss (3 BB, HP) Tallied three hits and three RBI in UA's 14-7 win over Samford (April 17). Also added two doubles and scored three runs Batted .429 (6-for-14) at Kentucky (April 12-14) with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI. Collected three hits in series finale.

Reached base four times (2B, BB, 2 HP) in UA's 5-3 win at UAB, scoring two runs

Smacked game-winning two-run home run as UA beat Austin Peay 12-10 on April 3. It was Brown's second game-winning HR this season

Scored winning run in 8th inning against Southern Miss (April 2)

Posted nine-game hitting streak (14-for- 35, .400) from March 15-30

Posted seven hits and 11 RBI in stretch of 11 at-bats from March 26-29

Collected team-high 30 RBI in the month of March

Tallied back-to-back five RBI games at Oklahoma (Mar. 26) and South Carolina (Mar. 29) for the first time in his UA career

Posted three hits (5 AB), including second career grand slam in 13th inning, as UA beat South Carolina 10-6 (Mar. 29).

Brown's last grand slam came in his freshman season against Vanderbilt

Collected three hits, four runs scored and added five RBI in Bama's 17-3 win at Oklahoma (Mar. 26). The four runs scored were the most in his career

Brown scored at least one run (14 total) in career high nine straight games (Mar. 3- 16)

Homered in four straight games for Alabama (March 6-10), posting five home runs in those four games

He joined Cary Williams (1989), Roberto Vaz (1997) and Aaron Clark (2001) as only players with home run in at least four straight games

Tallied at least one RBI in a career-high eight straight games (Mar. 1-12), totalling 16 RBI

Named SEC Player of the Week (March 11) after batting .375 (6x16) with five home runs, nine RBI and a 1.321 slugging mark in four games. Also added six runs and 21 total bases

Accounted for game-winning RBI with two-out home run against SE Louisiana (March 9) in the eighth inning of UA's 11- 9 win

Posted his third career multiple homer game at South Alabama (Mar. 6). Brown also hit two home runs against UAB (1999) and Miami, Ohio (2001)

Named to the 2002 Hormel Foods Classic All-Tournament team after batting .500 (5x10) in three games with two runs scored and four RBI

Opened the season with an 0-for-10 slump at the plate, his longest at Alabama since going 0-for-11 at South Carolina (2000)

Brent Carter: Freshman All-American Candidate

Carter is one of many talented freshman arms on the Tide staff this season. The lefty has seen action as starter and middle reliever this year

In 11 relief appearances this season, Carter has allowed 15 earned runs (4.60) ERA) and 27 hits in 29.1 innings

Averages more than one strikeout per inning out of the pen (29.1 IP, 33 K)

In SEC play, Carter has appeared in three games and allowed four earned runs and nine hits in five innings (4.00 ERA)

At Sewell-Thomas Stadium, he has appeared in six games (1 start, UNA) and compiled a 1-0 record and 2.61 ERA (19.1 IP, 17 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 18 K)

In six road games, Carter has no record and a 5.39 ERA (17 IP, 16 H, 10 ER, 5 BB, 22 K)

Pitched two innings against UAB (May 1) and allowed solo home run in 8th inning and added three strikeouts

Pitching for the first time since April 14, Carter allowed four runs and six hits in 3.1 IP out of the pen at Jax State (April 24)

The four runs and six hits are both career highs

Pitched three scoreless innings at UAB (1 H, BB, 4 K) on April 10

Pitched season-high 4.1 innings out of the pen at No. 3 South Carolina, allowing two runs and three hits. Also added four strikeouts

Tossed three scoreless innings (2 H, 4 K) at No. 17 Oklahoma (Mar. 26)

Tossed three hitless innings in relief against Tennessee (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 5 K) in his SEC debut (Mar. 16) to earn his second save

The five strikeouts against the Vols matched his career high set against Arkansas State

Picked up win in his first career start against North Alabama (7 IP, 4 H, R, 0 ER, BB, 4 K) on Feb. 26

Earned the save in his Alabama debut, pitching four solid innings against Arkansas State (4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) on Feb. 22

Lance Cormier: All-American, All-SEC Candidate, SEC Player of the Year Candidate, College Player of the Year

The workhorse of the Alabama pitching staff, Cormier leads the team in virtually every pitching category

Named to Baseball America's midseason All-American Team

Cormier

Cormier ranks among the league leaders in innings pitched (1st, 93.2), balks (t1st, 5), ERA (2nd, 2.59), games started (2nd, 12), wins (3rd, 8) and strikeouts (7th, 64)

In SEC play, Cormier ranks among the league leaders innings pitched (1st, 55.2), balks (1st, 5), wild pitches (1st, 7) and strikeouts (8th, 32)

Alabama averages 7.9 runs per game during Cormier's 12 starts this season, outscoring the opposition 95-44

Needs seven strikeouts to break Mike Sodders (1985-88) career strikeout record of 274 strikeouts. Cormier enters the Auburn game with 265 career strikeouts

In eight starts at home, Cormier is 6-1 with a 1.96 ERA this season, adding four complete games. He has worked 64.1 innings and allowed 14 earned runs and 59 hits, while adding 41 strikeouts

In seven SEC starts, Cormier is 3-1 with a 3.54 ERA. The senior has worked 55.2 innings and allowed 24 earned runs and 62 hits, adding seven walks and 23 strikeouts

In his last four starts, Cormier has a 1-1 record and two no decisions for the Tide

Pitched at least seven innings in 11 of 12 starts this season

Cormier became the all-time leader with his 82nd career appearance against Auburn (7.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 K) on April 26. Cormier surpassed Jonathan Blankenship's (1998-2000) school record of 81 career appearances

Suffered first loss since April 27, 2001 against No. 9 Ole Miss (9 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) on April 19. The game was his fourth CG of the year.

Turned in his shortest outing of the 2002 season at Kentucky (4.2 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) on April 12

The nine runs allowed are the most given up by Cormier in his career, surpassing his previous total of eight most recently at Ole Miss (2001)

Became UA's all-time victory leader against Florida (9 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, 8 K), his third complete game of the season

Surpassed Mike Innes (1968-71) for sole possession of first place on all-time wins list with the 4-1 win over Florida

Held the high-powered Gators to their lowest run total and second-lowest hit total of the year. At one point, Cormier retired 14 consecutive UF batters

Needs three saves to become the school's most prolific closer (Greg Hibbard/Troy Brauchle, 19 saves)

Denied his 28th career win and eighth of the season with no decision at South Carolina (8.2 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) on Mar. 29.

The 11 hits also matched his career high, tying the mark set at Kentucky (Mar. 17, 2001) last year

Recorded his 27th career win to tie Mike Innes (1968-71) as the school's all-time winningest pitcher at Arkansas (8 IP, 9 H, ER, BB, 8 K) on March 22. With his next win, Cormier will be the school's all-time winningest pitcher with 28 career victories

Notched second consecutive complete game and eighth of his career against Tennessee (9 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 K) on March 21. The 7-3 win over

Tennessee was Cormier's second of the season and fifth of his career against the Vols

Tossed seventh career complete game, defeating SE Louisiana (9 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 K), 7-2 on March 8

Cormier became the school's all-time leader for innings pitched with his complete- game victory over SE Louisiana (Mar. 8)

Pitched 23 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run (Feb. 17-March 8)

Tossed eight shutout innings against Tennessee (Mar. 1), adding career high 11 strikeouts in first-round of Hormel Foods Classic. It was his first career double figure strikeout game

Improved to 3-0 with win over Arkansas State (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, 4 K) on Feb. 23

In his second start of the 2002 season, Cormier beat Georgia Southern (7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) for his second win of the year (Feb. 17)

Pitched seven scoreless innings in 4-0 win over La. Tech (7 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K) on opening day (Feb. 12)

Alabama's opening day starter for the third consecutive year, a school record.

Compiled a 3-0 record with one save in four career opening day appearances.

Cormier has worked 24 innings and allowed 11 hits, one run, no earned runs, six walks and 17 strikeouts in his opening day career

Travis Garner: All-SEC Candidate

Garner

Garner has started 41 games for Alabama this season either in left or right field

Garner leads all hitters with a .411 batting average in SEC play

Also ranks sixth in on-base pct. (.476), ninth in doubles (8) and 10th in slugging pct. (.644)

In 21 SEC games, Garner is batting .411 (30-for-73) with three HRs and 11 RBI

Also riding an 11-game SEC hitting streak, where he is batting .405 (17-for- 42) with one home run, seven RBI and seven doubles

In 24 non SEC games, Garner is batting .280 (21-for-75) with one HR and 10 RBI

Batting 131 points higher in SEC player than non-SEC games

Batting .323 (30-for-93) in 29 home games with one home run and 14 RBI On the road, Garner is batting .378 (17- for-45) with 11runs scored, three home runs and six RBI

Batted .339 (19-for-56) in 17 games in April, with one HR and 12 RBI

Tallied five doubles in his last four games

Only UA starter without a sacrifice fly this season

Garner has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games (19-for-45, .422)

Matched career high with two doubles in UA's 6-5 win over Auburn (April 27)

Posted career high seven-game hitting streak (April 12-21), where he batted .480 (12-for-25) with seven runs and nine RBI

Tallied five hits (13 AB) in three game series with Ole Miss (April 19-21), adding two runs and one RBI

Tallied two hits (2 AB) and career-high five RBI in UA's 14-7 win over Samford (April 17)

Posted five hits in 11 at-bats (.455) at Kentucky (April 12-14), adding two extra base hits, three RBI and four runs scored Smacked fourth home run of the season (2 RBI) in UA's 10-1 win over the Cats (April 13)

Collected two hits, including ninth inning game winning RBI single, against Florida (April 7)

Tied Alabama single-game record with five hits (5-for-5) at South Carolina (Mar. 30). Also scored a career best four runs in that 9-6 loss to USC

Homered in back-to-back games at USC (Mar. 29-30) for the first time in his career

Smacked his first home run of the season in seventh inning against Ark. State (Feb. 23)

Beau Hearod: All-SEC Candidate

Hearod

Alabama's starting designated hitter in 44 of 45 games

Hearod missed his first game of the 2002 season at Jax State (April 24), leaving Scott McClanahan has the only UA player to start all 43 games a the same position this year

Hit safely in 34 of 44 games overall this season

In 21 SEC games, Hearod is batting .312 (25-for-80) with three home runs and 18 RBI

In 23 non-SEC games, Hearod is batting .321 (27-for-84) with five home runs and 23 RBI

At home, Hearod is batting .377 (40-for- 106) in 29 home games with five HRs and 30 RBI

Leads the UA team with 30 RBI at the Joe this season

In road games, Hearod is struggling with a .184 (9-for-49) batting average with three home runs and 10 RBI

Tallied just four hits in 20 at-bats (.200) on Wednesday with one HR and four RBI

Hitless in last eight at-bats over his last two games

Hearod has not struck out in his last 34 atbats, a span of eight games

Second on UA team with eight home runs this season, matching his season high set last year

Batted .364 (4-11) against Ole Miss (April 19-21) and was responsible for both RBI in the series finale

Smacked three-run home run in fifth inning of Bama's 5-3 win at UAB (April 10)

Tallied career high four hits and two doubles in UA's 6-5 win over Florida (4-5, 2 R, RBI) on April 7

Homered in back-to-back games vs. USC (Mar. 31) and USM (April 2) for the second time this season. Hearod homered in consecutive games with Georgia Southern (Feb. 16-17)

Homered in two of three games at South Carolina (Mar. 29-31)

Tallied his 100th career RBI at Oklahoma (1-5, 2 RBI) on Mar. 26

Posted career-high 10-game hitting streak (March 8-23), where he batted .457 (16-for-35) with two home runs and 14 RBI.

His previous high was an eight-game hitting streak (Mar. 16-April 1, 2001)

Tied career-high with four-game RBI streak (Mar. 15-22), where he collected nine RBI

From Mar. 12-22, Hearod had 12 RBI in a six-game span

Started his 100th career game at Arkansas (Mar. 22), where he collected one hit and two RBI in the Tide's 9-5 win

UA's leading hitter against Tennessee (Mar. 15-17), posting a .636 (7-11) average with one home run and seven RBI

Tallied game-winning RBI with two-run single in 7th inning of series opener and added three-run home run in game two of series with Tennessee

Recorded first career triple against Miss. Valley State (March 12)

UA's leading hitter vs. Ga. Southern (Feb. 15-17), compiling a .545 (6-for-11) mark with two home runs and three RBI

Homered in back-to-back games vs. Georgia Southern (Feb. 16-17) for the first time in his career

Scott McClanahan: All-American and All-SEC Candidate

McClanahan

Alabama's starting center fielder for the third consecutive year

Only UA player to play every game at the same position

UA's all-time leader with 21 career outfield assists, including seven this season

The seven OF assists this season is two shy of the single-season UA record

Also leads the SEC with seven OF assists

Mac's career high is eight OF assists in 2000

Team high 13 multiple RBI games Second on the team with 19 multiple hit games

Ranks among the SEC leaders in doubles (3rd, 18), RBI (6th, 45), at-bats (t7th, 180), runs scored (8th, 47), total bases (9th, 105) and stolen bases (11th, 49)

In SEC play, Mac ranks among the league leaders in doubles (3rd, 9), RBI (T3rd, 26), at-bats (4th, 92) and total bases (11th, 49)

Ranks 10th on the school's all-time list with 47 career stolen bases

In 21 SEC games, Mac is batting .283 (26-for-92) with four home runs and 26 RBI

Against non SEC foes, he is hitting a .391 (36-for-92) with three HRs and 20 RBI

Leads UA in hitting, runs scored (31), hits (36) and doubles (10) in non SEC play

At home, McClanahan is batting ..362 (42-for-116) in 30 games, with six HRs and 37 RBI

He leads the team in hits (42), doubles (12) and RBI (37) at the Joe this year

On the road, Scott is batting just .262 (16- for-61) with one home run and seven RBI

Batted .347 (25-for-72) in the month of April, with five HRs and 21 RBI in 17 games

Led UA with 23 runs and 21 RBI in April

Posted career high seven HRs and 45 RBI this season

Riding five-game hitting streak , where he ia batting .381 (8-for-21) with two HRs and six RBI

Also hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .367 (18-for-49) with two HRs and 15 RBI

Tallied 49 career infield hits

Struck out only two times in his last 56 atbats over his last 13 games

Tallied two hits and scored two runs in UA's 8-1 win over UAB (May 1)

Batted .308 (4-for-13) against Auburn (April 26-28) with two HRs and 5 RBI.

Smacked two-run HR in games one and three of series

Batted .417 (5-for-12) against Ole Miss with six RBI. Tallied three hits and four RBI in UA's 12-2 win on April 20.

Collected his 100th career RBI at Kentucky (April 14)

Reached base four times in 5-3 at UAB (April 10), collecting two hits, two walks and scoring two runs

Posted eight-game hitting streak (Mar. 23-April 3), where he batted .321 (14-for- 36) with 10 runs, two doubles, three home runs and six RBI

Posted four hits, four runs and three RBI in 12-10 win over Austin Peay (April 3)

Also recorded first career multiple home run game against APSU, hitting lead off home run in first inning and game-tying two-run HR in the 7th inning

Smacked first career lead off home run at South Carolina (Mar. 31) becoming first UA player to open game with home run since Casey Lambert vs. Nicholls State (2001)

Tallied three hits and drove in game-wining RBI with 13th inning double in series opener at South Carolina (Mar. 29). It was his 6th GW RBI this year and 10th of his career

Career high seven at-bats at USC (Mar. 29)

Reached base in each of his first four plate appearances at Oklahoma (Mar. 26), posting two hits, two walks and three runs scored. Also added three stolen bases in the win over the Sooners

Matched career high with five RBI in UA's 14-2 win over Tennessee (2-4, 2 runs) on March 16. Mac also had five RBI against Niagara (Mar. 6, 1999)

Named to Hormel Foods Classic All- Tournament Team after batting .333 (4x12) with three runs scored, two triples and two RBI in the three-game tourney

Matched career-high with three hits, including first triple of the 2002 season, against Tennessee (Mar. 1)

Posted career high six-game RBI streak (Feb. 16-24), totaling nine RBI

Alabama's leading hitter against Arkansas State (Feb. 22-24), compiling a .417 (5-for-12) with five RBI

Peter Stonard: All-American and All-SEC Candidate

Stonard

Entered the season as UA's starting right fielder for the second straight year

On April 12, he moved to second base replacing the injured Brent Boyd and has started the last seven games in the infield for Alabama

Appeared in 39 games this season, making 27 starts in right field, 10 second base and one at first base.

Missed six games due to suspension for violation of team rules. Missed one other game due to illness

Started five different positions in his UA career (RF, LF, DH, 1B and 2B)

Ranks among the SEC leaders in triples (t3rd, 4), sac flies (t3rd, 5), batting average (5th, .397), doubles (t5th, 16), slugging pct. (7th, .636), runs scored (t01th, 43), on base pct (11th, .448) and stolen bases (11th, 12)

In SEC play, Stonard ranks among the leaders in triples (t2nd, 3), doubles (t3rd, 9), hits (3rd, 33), runs scored (6th, 22), atbats (7th, 89) and batting avg (9th, .371)

In 21 SEC games, Stonard is batting .371 (33-for-89) with two HR and 13 RBI

Leads the team in SEC play with 22 runs scored

In 18 non SEC games, Stonard is batting .424 (28-for-66) with two HRs and 17 RBI In 27 games at the Joe, Stonard is batting .394 (41-for-104) with two HRs and 18 RBI

Leads the team in hitting and runs scored (30) at home this year

On the road, Stonard is UA's second-leading hitter at a .392 (20-for-51) clip with two home runs and 12 RBI

In the month of April, Stonard batted .366 (26-for-71) in 17 games with one HR and 15 RBI. Also scored 17 runs

Team high 21 multiple hit games

Posted six-game hitting streak, where he is batting .407 (11-for-27) with three doubles, six runs and three RBI

Also hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games for Alabama, batting .415 (22-for-53) with eight doubles and 10 RBI

Struck out only once in his last 62 at-bats for the Tide over his last 14 games

Batted .429 (6-for-14) against Auburn, with three runs scored and three doubles

Scored the winning run for UA in games one and two vs. Auburn

Collected three hits and scored both UA runs in 5-2 loss to Ole Miss (April 21)

Collected one double in three straight games (April 14-19), tallying five doubles Collected two hits (2B), scored two runs and added one RBI in UA's 17-4 win over Samford (April 17)

Alabama's second-leading hitter at Kentucky (April 12-14), posting a .571 (8- for-14) with five extra base hits, three runs and six RBI

Matched career high with four hits in UA's 11-9 win in series opener, adding two doubles, one home run and two RBI

Posted two hits and three RBI in Bama's 15-4 win in series finale

Posted two-run single in UA's three-run third inning to lead Crimson Tide to 4-1 win over Florida (April 5), his third GW RBI this year

Collected three hits, two runs and three RBI in UA's 12-10 win over Austin Peay (Apr. 3)

Collected his 100th career hit in the Tide's 12-10 win over Austin Peay (April 3)

Scored tying run in 8th inning against Southern Miss as UA posted 4-3 win

Played two games at first base against South Carolina, including first career start in series finale (Mar. 31)

Reached base four times (2-4, 2 BB) and matched career high four runs in UA's 17- 3 win at No. 17 Oklahoma (Mar. 26). Also added a career high three stolen bases

Matched season-high with three hits (3-5, 3 R) against Arkansas (Mar. 22). Stonard also hit his first career SEC home run in that game with the Razorbacks

Posted season-high six-game hitting streak (Feb. 24-March 15), where he batted .500 (12-24) with one home run an d four RBI

Collected three hits and matched career high four runs in win over Miss. Valley State (March 12). Also smacked his second home run of the year

UA's second-leading hitter vs. Ga. Southern (Feb. 15-17), compiling a .500 (6-12) average with one home run and three RBI

Recorded back-to-back three hit games vs. Ga. Southern (Feb. 16-17) for the first time in his career

Smacked first career home run (202 ABs) vs. Ga. Southern (Feb. 16) to ignite a four-run, third inning rally

Stonard opened the 2002 season with a four-game RBI streak, matching the longest streak in his UA career

Taylor Tankersley: All-American, Freshman All-American, All-SEC Candidate, SEC Freshman of the Year and National Freshman of the Year Candidate.

Tankersley

Another of the Tide's talented freshman arms, Tankersley has appeared as both a starter and reliever this season

The majority of his work this year has come in relief work

Named to Baseball America's midseason All-American team

In all games, Tankersley is third in ERA (2.72) and opponents batting avg (.210) In SEC games only, Tankersley ranks among the league leaders in saves (2nd, 3), appearances (3rd, 10), games finished (3rd, 9), relief appearances (3rd, 10), wins (3rd, 5), opponents avg. (t4th, .244) and ERA (7th, 2.88)

Tankersley has been involved in the decision or earned a save in each of his last

12 appearances out of the bullpen, compiling a 6-2 record with four saves in those 12 games

One win shy of tying the single-season freshman victory record shared by B.J. Green (1998) and Scott Murphy (1999)

Appeared in 14 games out of the bullpen this season, working 34 2/3 innings and allowing nine earned runs (2.34 ERA), 26 hits and adding 40 strikeouts

Averages 10.4 strikeouts per game (based on nine innings) out of the pen

Stranded 15 of 19 (78.9 percent) inherited runners this season

In his two starts, Tankersley has allowed five runs and eight hits in 11.1 innings, adding two walks and 13 strikeouts

In 10 SEC games, Tankersley has compiled a 5-2 record with three saves and a 2.88 ERA (35.1 IP, 40 H, 11 ER, 7 BB, 27 K).

At home, Tankersley has appeared in 10 games and compiled a 4-1 record with three saves and 2.54 ERA (28.1 IP, 19 H, 8 ER, 3 BB, 37 K)

Compiled a 12.3 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio at the Joe this season

In six road games (1 GS), Tankersley is 3- 2 with one save an 3.00 ERA (18 IP, 15 H, 6 ER, 7 BB< 16 K)

In two appearances against Auburn (April 26-28), Tankersley earned one win and one save, tossing 4.2 shutout innings

Notched 7th win of the year against Auburn (April 26), retiring five of the six batters you faced

Suffered first home loss of the year against No. 9 Ole Miss (3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 ) on April 21 as UA lost its first home series

Earned sixth win of the season at Kentucky (4.1 IP, H, 5 K) on April 12, pitching in relief of Cormier

Suffered a blown save, but notched his fifth win of the season against No. 6 Florida (0.1 IP, 3 H, ER) on April 7.

Yielded tying run in ninth inning only to see UA score winning run in bottom of the ninth

Picked up his fourth win of the season, working 3 2/3 scoreless innings against Austin Peay (April 3). He allowed only two hits and struck out eight batters.

Suffered loss at No. 3 South Carolina in series finale (0.1 IP, H, ER, BB) on Mar. 31

Beat No. 3 South Carolina (3.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 3 K) on the road Mar. 29. It was his third win of the 2002 season. Issued a season-high three walks in the game

Picked up first career SEC win at Arkansas (4.2 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 5 K) on Mar. 24. Tankersley entered the game in the fifth inning in relief of Sanders and struck out pinch-hitter Andrew Wishy with the bases loaded to escape the jam

Notched third save of the season at Arkansas (Mar. 22) as he retired Nick Pitts on a ground out with the bases loaded for the game's final out to secure Bama's 9-5 win

Earned save in his SEC debut against Tennessee (4 IP, 3 H, 5 K) on Mar. 17

Notched his first collegiate save against SE Louisiana (2.2 IP, H, 2 K) on Mar. 10

Suffered first career loss at Minnesota (5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) on Mar. 2 at the HHH Metrodome

Turned in an impressive debut for the Crimson Tide, beating Georgia State (4- 2) on Feb. 20. Tankersley (6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and shutout into the seventh in his collegiate debut


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