Alabama Advances to Super Regionals for First Time Since 2010
Alabama Baseball had an opportunity to host a regional for the first time since 2006 over the weekend, and they did not squander the opportunity, going 3-0 to advance to super regionals for the first time since 2010. The Crimson Tide will now have a chance to make it to Omaha for the first time since 1999 if they can upset #1 seed Wake Forest in a 3-game series in Winston-Salem.
Alabama won its first game in the regional by way of their first walk-off win of the season against Nicholls State on Friday, with Jim Jarvis delivering a single in the bottom of the 9th to score the winning run.
Saturday’s matchup against Troy was another back and forth thriller, with Alabama taking the lead in the 9th inning via a throwing error and then being able to hold on and close it out 11-8. The clinching game of the regional, which was delayed until after 9:30 p.m., offered much less drama, as the Tide closed out Boston College with an 8-0 victory.
The bad news for Alabama is that Wake Forest is looking the part of the #1 team in the country. The Demon Deacons defeated George Mason 12-0 in game one, crushed Maryland 21-6 in game two, then took down George Mason again 15-1 in the final game of the Winston-Salem regional.
Wake Forest will be by far the biggest challenge of the season for Alabama, but the Crimson Tide are playing like a confident bunch who believe they are capable of defeating anyone. Wake very well may be too much for Alabama to overcome, but if Alabama can stay hot for a couple games, you never know what could happen on the diamond.