Notes From Tide Baseball Victory
Alabama (29-15, 12-9 SEC) has won nine of its last 12 SEC games, with series wins over Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky the last four weeks. Alabama has won five of its last six SEC games with back-to-back series wins over Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
The Crimson Tide won its second one-run SEC game of the season on Sunday, beating Kentucky 3-2. Overall, Alabama is 3-4 in one-run games this season.
Alabama recorded two outfield assists on Sunday and now has eight this season.
Senior right fielder Kent Matthes (Orlando, Fla.) recorded his fourth outfield assist of the season when he doubled up UK designated hitter Andy Burns at first base on a pop up to right field in the third inning. It was Matthes 20th career outfield assist, leaving him two shy of Scott McClanhan's all-time record of 22 career outfield assists. McClanahan played from 1999-2002.
Freshman left fielder Taylor Dugas (Lafayette, La.) recorded his second outfield assist of the season when threw out Keenan Wiley at home to end the seventh inning.. Dugas also scored two of the Tide's three runs in the win.
For the season, Alabama has eight outfield assists, including four by Matthes and two each by Dugas and senior center fielder Tyler Odle.
Redshirt freshman Jon Kelton (LaGrange, Ga.) made his first career SEC start on Sunday as the Tide's designated hitter. Kelton had started one other previously against Alabama A&M on March 18.
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