Notes From Bama Baseball Sweep

Alabama's baseball team won all three games against Tennessee this weekend to even the Crimson Tide's Southeastern Conference record at 6-6. Bama will host LSU next weekend with two of the games scheduled to be regionally-televised. Here are Alabama baseball notes.



Alabama pulled off its first SEC series sweep since the 2006 season. The last time the Tide recorded a sweep was May 18-20, 2006 when the UA swept Tennessee in Knoxville to close the regular-season and clinch the 2006 SEC Championship. The last time Alabama pulled off a home sweep was against Vanderbilt on April 22-23, 2006.

Alabama won all four games this week to match its season-high four-game winning streak. The Tide also won four straight games from Feb. 24-28 this season.

Alabama hit two more home runs on Sunday and now has 62 home runs this season. The Crimson Tide has homered in 28 of 30 games, including 11 of 12 SEC games.

Senior right fielder Kent Matthes (Orlando, Fla.) hit his NCAA-leading 17th home run of the season on Sunday. Matthes' two-run home run gave the Tide a 2-0 lead in the first inning. He has homered in 15 of his 28 games and he has hit at least one home run against 11 of the Tide's 15 opponents. Matthes has homered in all four Sunday SEC games.

Matthes' first-inning home run was his 37th career home run, tying Joe Caruso (1994-97) for eighth place on the school's all-time home run list.

Freshman left-fielder Taylor Dugas (Lafayette, La.) went 2-for-4 and scored three runs on Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 20 games.

Alabama will host LSU in a three-game Southeastern Conference series next weekend in Tuscaloosa and single-game tickets are now on sale for all three games.

COX Sports Television (CST) and Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) announced today that they will carry the final two games of the series live and the time of Saturday's game has been pushed back two hours to accommodate CSS' schedule.

The Tide and Tigers will meet on Friday at 6:35 p.m. CDT The teams will now play Saturday at 6:06 p.m., and Sunday at 2:06 p.m.

Lyn Rollins, Ronnie Rantz and Scott McClanahan will call the action from Tuscaloosa.

Tickets for the Alabama-LSU series are available through the Athletic Ticket Office, beginning Monday, April 6, at 8 a.m. (CDT). Tickets may also be purchased online at www.RollTide.com.

In addition, the Coleman Coliseum parking lot will be available next weekend for all RVs and fans wishing to tailgate for the Alabama-LSU series. Please check www.RollTide.com for UA Gameday policies and procedures.

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