June 05, 2011; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide pitcher Brett Whitaker (7) throws against the Florida State Seminoles during the third inning of the Tallahassee regional of the 2011 NCAA baseball tournament at Dick Howser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Baseball: Tide Keeps SEC Tournament Hopes Alive, Sends No. 21 Ole Miss Packing in the 10th-Inning, 7-5


The Alabama Crimson Tide (34-25) baseball team stayed true to form on Thursday afternoon winning in come-from-behind fashion. The Tide topped the No. 21 ranked Ole Miss Rebels (38-21) 7-5 in ten innings.

Freshman shortstop, Mike White, lifted the Crimson Tide to victory with a two-run single in the 10th inning off of Ole Miss closer Brett Huber.

After surrendering three runs on three hits in the second inning, Alabama starter Spencer Turnbull was able to control the Rebel’s offense for most of the game. Turnbull held Ole Miss hitless for 5.1 innings before walking the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Mitch Greer would take over in relief in the seventh. The Tide’s third pitcher Tucker Hawley (5-2) pitched three shutout innings in route to the win.

Thursday’s come-from-behind win was the Tide’s second of the SEC Tournament. Alabama faced a 3-1 deficit in Tuesday’s win-or-go-home game against the Auburn Tigers but were able to win by a final of 6-3.

Alabama advances to face the loser of Thursday night’s game between No. 2 seed LSU and No. 3 seed Arkansas. Friday’s game will begin at 3pm CDT and will air on CSS and on WatchESPN.

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