Notes From Bama's Baseball Romp
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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