Photo report: Another SEC title for the Tide

After just missing out on the regular-season title, the Tide players were frankly determined to make their mark this past weekend at the SEC Tournament in Birmingham. <br><br>Five days and five games later, Alabama had earned the championship trophy.

South Carolina Head Coach Ray Tanner congratulates Tide Coach Jim Wells, following the game. Tanner's Gamecocks finished up as SEC regular-season champions with the Tide second, while Bama took the SEC Tournament title with SC as the runner-up.


The Alabama players and coaches pose with the Tournament Trophy and the SEC sign.


Alabama fans cheer their team's title. 13,000+ were on hand for the championship game, marking the third-largest crowd in SEC Tournament history. And the tournament total of 124,000+ was a record.


SEC Commissioner Roy Kramer made his way to the field following the game to hand out All-Tournament medallions and the Championship Trophy. Interestingly, when announced Kramer (who is retiring this July) was roundly booed by the heavily Alabama crowd.


Second baseman Peter Stonard examines his award. Along with pitcher Jeffrey Norris and 1st baseman Brent Boyd, Stonard was voted to the All-Tournament team.


Senior Brent Boyd answers media questions following the game. Boyd hit .500 for the weekend and was named Most Valuable Player for the tournament.


Instead of accepting the trophy himself, Coach Wells sent out the Tide seniors to do the honors. Here they hoist the trophy to the crowd.


Left to Right: Scott McClanahan, Lance Cormier, Coach Wells, Brent Boyd, Jeremy Brown and Shane Sanders. All season long Wells has given credit to the Tide seniors for much of the squad's success.



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