Game Notes From Tide Win Over Vols
Alabama has won 10 straight SEC home series, dating back to the 2007 season. The Crimson Tide closed out the 2007 season with three straight home series wins against Georgia, South Carolina and Arkansas. UA won all five home series last year and has beaten Georgia and Tennessee at home to open the 2009 slate. *Alabama hit one home run on Saturday and now has 60 home runs in 29 games this season. The 60 home runs are the most in school history after 29 games, breaking the previous record of 59 home runs in 29 games by the 1997 team. The 1997 team is the most prolific home run-hitting team in school history with 160 homers. *Junior left-hander Del Howell (Tuscaloosa) struck out 13 Tennessee batters on Saturday, his second-highest strikeout total of the season. Howell struck out 14 batters in a 24-0 win over Alabama A&M on March 17, 2009. The 14 strikeouts set the UA single-game record for a seven-inning game. *Howell was the winning pitcher in both of Wells' milestone wins this season. He was the winning pitcher in UA's 24-0 win over Alabama A&M on March 17, as Wells earned his 600th win for the Crimson Tide. Howell was the winning pitcher on Saturday as Wells notched his 800th all-time victory. *Sophomore second baseman Ross Wilson (Hoover, Ala.) hit his seventh home run of the season on Saturday. Wilson has now homered in five of his last six SEC games, including all three at Florida last weekend. Wilson also extended his hitting streak to eight games on Saturday. *Freshman left fielder Taylor Dugas (Lafayette, La.) extended his hitting streak to 19 games with an eighth-inning single on Saturday.
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