Notes From Tide's Romp Over LSU

Alabama rolled to a 13-5 win over second ranked LSU at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa Saturday night. The win evened the series at 1-1 and Alabama's SEC record at 7-7. Here are notes from the game.



*Alabama hit its 68th home run of the season on Saturday and has now homered in 31 of its 33 games this season.

*Alabama's 13 runs scored are the most by the Tide against LSU since a 17-6 win over the Tigers in Baton Rouge during the 2006 season. Alabama had not scored 10 or more runs at home against LSU since the 1999 season, when UA posted a 13-5 and 13-6 wins to sweep the NCAA Super Regional in Tuscaloosa.

*The Tide scored five runs on six hits in the bottom of the sixth inning and has scored five or more runs in an inning 17 times season, including five times this week.

*Alabama scored nine of its 13 runs with two outs, including seven of eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Brandon May had a two-out, two-run single in the fifth to give the Tide a 3-2 lead, then in the sixth Matthes (2 RBI), May (2 RBI) and Smith (RBI) posted three straight two-outs hits to put the Tide up 9-2.

*Junior DH Brandon May (Marietta, Ga.) went 4-for-4 with one run scored and four RBI in the win over LSU. It was his ninth career four-hit game and third of the 2009 season.

*Senior first baseman Wes Henderson (Oxford), making his second SEC start of the year, had three hits and three RBI in the win over LSU. He has homered in both of his SEC starts this year against Mississippi and LSU.

*Freshman left fielder Taylor Dugas (Lafayette, La.) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored on Saturday to extend his hitting streak to 23 games.

*Junior left hander Del Howell (Tuscaloosa) earned his fourth win of the season on Saturday. He had nine strikeouts in seven-plus innings and has recorded 36 strikeouts in 20 innings at home this season. Howell struck out three LSU batters in the seventh inning, including Tyler Hanover and Jared Mitchell to end the inning with the bases loaded.

*LSU center fielder Jared Mitchell struck out four times in the game against Howell and is the second player in as many weeks to strike out four times against the left-hander. Tennessee catcher Blake Forsythe struck out four times last Saturday against Howell.

*Redshirt freshman right-hander Tyler White (Brandon, Miss.) worked two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in his SEC debut for the Tide on Saturday.

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