Notes From Bama's Baseball Romp

Alabama batted around in each of the first two innings, sending 22 batters to the plate and cruised to a 19-6 win over No. 24 Mississippi on Sunday afternoon at Swayze Field. The Tide scored 14 runs on 16 hits in the first two innings and stroked four doubles and four home runs.



Here are other notes from Alabama's romp over Ole Miss on Sunday.

*The top two hitters in the lineup – Taylor Dugas and Josh Rutledge – went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI in the first inning. Dugas and Rutledge both tied the Alabama single-game record with two hits in the inning.

*Dugas matched his career high with four hits in the win over the Rebels and extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

*Rutledge recorded a career-high five RBI in the win over Mississippi, including his first career SEC home run in the second inning.

*Senior right fielder Kent Matthes (Orlando, Fla.) hit two home runs on Sunday to up his NCAA-leading total to 15 home runs in 22 games. He has three multi-homer games this season against SE Missouri State (Feb. 22), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (March 7) and Mississippi (March 22). He has homered against every UA opponent this season, with the exception of Texas Pan-American and Alabama A&M.

*Junior DH Brandon May (Mariette, Ga.) his third home run of the season, with a three-run blast to right field in the first inning. He has 12 career home runs at UA, with 10 of those home runs coming on the road.

*Junior left-hander Del Howell (Tuscaloosa) went 2-0 in two starts on the mound this week and threw 11 shutout innings in wins over Alabama A&M (March 17) and Mississippi (March 22). In the two starts, he allowed seven hits and recorded 18 strikeouts and walked four. The Mississippi game was his first career SEC regular-season start on the mound. He started an SEC Tournament elimination game against Kentucky on May 23, 2008.

*Junior Cal Tinsley (Tuscaloosa) made his SEC debut on Sunday as the backup third baseman and singled in his first career conference at-bat in the sixth inning.

*Junior right-hander Adam Scott (Hueytown, Ala.) made his first appearance on the mound since March 3. He worked two scoreless innings and allowed one hit and struck out three batters.

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