The Alabama baseball team improved to 3-1 for the season on Wednesday with a 13-1 win over Nicholls State at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
The story of the night in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday was runs for the home team and a lot of them as the Alabama baseball team picked up their third win of the season, beating Nicholls State 13-1 at The Joe.
Alabama used a pair of two-run frames to begin the game to jump out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back. Nicholls State only run for the night came during the top of the sixth inning when they pieced together three singles to put a run on the board.
Good hustle on the base paths during the first placed two Tide baserunners on the corners that set up Cody Henry on a sacrifice fly to score a run. Georgie Salem drew a bases-loaded walk to score the second run of the inning. With 2 RBI singles from Cobie Vance and Chandler Taylor in the second, the Tide padded their lead on the Colonels.
Two more back to back two-run Alabama frames in the fourth and fifth pushed the Tide to the 8-0 lead. Taylor answered the call again, plating one run on an RBI single. Chandler Avant added the second run in the fourth that pushed Keith Holcombe across the plate. The Tide led off the fifth with a home run from Connor Short, followed by a double from Salem. A ground out from Chance Vincent allowed Salem to score.
Alabama added five more runs in the eighth off of five hits to cement the Tide victory.
Mike Oczypok got the win for the Tide on the mound with three innings of work allowing three hits, one run, three walks and four strikeouts. Ray Castillo got the start on the mound going three innings as well, giving up two hits, no runs, no walks, and four strikeouts. The rest of the Tide’s bullpen made up of Tyler Adams, Brock Love and Sam Finnery held the Colonels hitless through the last three innings of the game.
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Up next for Alabama is a three-game home stand against North Dakota beginning on Friday. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. CT and can be seen on SEC Network+.