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Bama blanked by LSU

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HOOVER, Ala. -

In the second round of the 2013 SEC Baseball Tournament, the Alabama Crimson Tide suffered a 3-0 loss to the second-ranked and No. 2 seeded LSU Tigers on Wednesday afternoon from the Hoover Met.

Following the loss, Alabama will play the No. 21 ranked Mississippi Rebels in an elimination-game on Thursday morning with first pitch scheduled for 9:30 p.m. CT from the Hoover Met.

"We tip our hat to LSU and Cody Glenn, he was outstanding" Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard said. "He changed speeds and moved the ball around. We couldn't get any good swings off and they played clean. With the exception of the first inning, where I thought we were sloppy and they put good swings on him. Charley responded and I was really pleased with the way he settled in and was able to go the distance and save the bullpen."

LSU (49-8) scored all their runs in the first inning, scoring three times on three hits against Alabama (33-25) starting pitcher Charley Sullivan. Sullivan (5-6) would go on to throw all eight innings, allowing three earned runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

On the other side of the field, LSU's starting pitcher Cody Glenn blanked the Tide for seven innings, allowing five hits with two strikeouts. En route to his seventh win of the season, Glenn (7-2) did not allow a runner to reach second base until the seventh inning, when the Tide had runners on first and second with two outs.

LSU relievers Nick Rumbelow and Chris Cotton threw two scoreless innings to finish the shutout. Cotton retired all three hitters he faced in the ninth to record his 13th save of the year.

Brett Booth had two of the Tide's six hits and finished the day 2-for-4. Kenny Roberts, Georgie Salem, Kyle Overstreet and Chance Vincent all had singles for Bama.

Tigers' freshman shortstop Alex Bregman had three of the eight LSU hits, as he finished the day 3-for-4 with a run scored. Sean McMullen was 1-for-3 with a run scored and Mason Katz and Christian Ibarra were both 1-for-3 with an RBI.

 

LSU did all its scoring in the bottom of the first inning. After McMullen singled off the glove of UA third baseman Kenny Roberts, he advanced to third on a fielding error by Bama left fielder Andrew Miller. Mark Laird grounded out to short to allow McMullen to score the first run.

With the bases empty, Bregman doubled to the corner in left field and Katz walked to put runners on first and second. With the runners moving on the pitch, Raph Rhymes hit a slow roller back between home plate and the pitcher's mound. Poor communication by Sullivan and Booth left home plate uncovered and Bregman scored from second as Sullivan threw out Rhymes at first. Katz scored the third run of the inning and the last run of the game on a single by Ibarra.

After the three-run first, LSU was limited to six base runners over the next seven innings. For Alabama, Glenn allowed six base runners through seven innings, and faced three batters over the minimum through his first six innings of work.

Alabama had a couple of late chances, getting a pair of runners on in the seventh and eighth innings. In the seventh, Austen Smith was hit by a pitch and Booth singled with two outs, but the threat ended when Miller grounded out to first. Off Rumbelow in the eighth, the Tide got a one out single by Roberts and Salem reached on an error. Overstreet flied out to left and Ben Moore grounded out to second, ending Alabama's best scoring opportunity of the day.

The Crimson Tide will continue play in the SEC Tournament with the 9:30 a.m. CT game against No. 21 Mississippi on Thursday. Alabama is slated to start sophomore right-handed pitcher Spencer Turnbull (4-3, 3.61) and the Rebels will counter with freshman righty Jacob Wageuspack (0-1, 2.89).

Jonathan Huskey

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