Monday, May 7, 2007
Baseball Rolls Past Gators on Sunday, Drops Series
It took a little longer for Alabama to put Florida away on Sunday, but they finally got it done. After blowing a four run lead, the Crimson Tide avoided a three game sweep at the hands of the Gators with a extra inning 7-5 win. Tyler Odle hit his first career home run for the Tide in the 10th inning, on a two run blast that put Jim Wells club in front for good.
Odle had gone 0-4 on the afternoon with two strikeouts before the big blast. "I had not had a good day at the plate, so I was just looking for a good pitch to hit. It was a fastball, middle-in and I got a good swing on the ball. This was a big win." said Odle.
It certainly was a much needed win for Alabama after dropping Friday and Saturday's games to the Gators 6-2 and 9-3 respectively. With the win Alabama now finds itself eighth in the SEC standings with 6 games remaining in the regular season. Eight of the twelve SEC teams make the SEC Tournament later this month in Hoover, AL.
Alabama host the # 8 Arkansas Razorbacks this weekend. Arkansas is currently 36-14 overall and 16-8 in the SEC. A full preview of the series will be provided later in the week.
Posted by Nick Johnson at 12:30 PM