The noise emanating in the Hoover Met was not the sound of thunder from a pending storm but instead the clap of Tennessee bats. Just two days after losing to the Crimson Tide in extra-innings, Tennessee hammered the Crimson Tide 11-0 to eliminate Alabama from the SEC Tournament in just seven innings.
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced off with the Florida Gators in the third round of the SEC Tournament this afternoon. The Tide received a strong effort from starting pitcher Dylan Smith but could not provide the pitcher with enough run support to threaten the Gators. Florida defeated Alabama 7-2 to stay unbeaten in Hoover and send Alabama into the loser's bracket.
The Alabama Crimson Tide, competing in the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2016, faced a must-win situation today in Hoover, AL. The Crimson Tide rose to the challenge by defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks by a score of 9-3 in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.
The Alabama Crimson Tide finished 29-22 this season with a conference record of 12-17. The Crimson Tide's effort in conference was enough for the program to make the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2016. With the strong season against tough competition, Brad Bohannon's Crimson Tide had four players earn a combined six spots on the SEC's postseason award list.
As the baseball regular season comes to a close, Alabama took time to recognize it’s graduating seniors during a short ceremony before Friday’s game. Outfielder Jackson Tate, Catcher Sam Praytor, relief pitcher Chase Lee, catcher Johnny Hawk, and pitcher William Freeman were each honored with plaques of their framed jerseys and pictures.