Alabama and LSU will get the primetime treatment on Saturday.
Alabama Baseball is looking to tie the series on Saturday night in front of a national audience after two mid-inning LSU comebacks gave the Tigers the 6-5 win on Friday.
Alabama led 2-0 late in the 3rd inning of Game 1 of the series in Tuscaloosa before LSU responded by scoring five runs in the top of the 5th inning. Tyler McManus opened the LSU inning with a solo home run, and Tre’ Morgan scored two runs on a right field blast. Between those long balls was an RBI single from Jacob Berry and a double RBI from Cade Doughty to give LSU a 5-2 lead.
Alabama recovered three singles from Andrew Pickney, Dominic Tamez and Tommy Seidel to tie the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the 5th inning.
The lead was short-lived, as Dylan Crews reportedly picked Josh Stevenson to put LSU ahead, 6-5, a lead they wouldn’t give up.
Luke Jarvis led the Crimson Tide in hits, while Andrew Pickney scored two runs in the loss. Garrett McMillan had a strong start on the mound for Alabama. In 5.0 innings of work, McMillian struck out six batters while delivering just one walk and one earned run.
Game 2 of the series between Alabama and LSU is scheduled for a first pitch at 7:30 p.m. CT at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa. The game will air nationally on SEC Network
- When: Saturday, May 7
- Time: 7:30 p.m. CDT
- Location: Sewell Thomas Stadium, Tuscaloosa
- Television: SEC Network
- Diffusion: Fubo TV
- Jacob McNairy (4-2 | 4.94 ERA | 47 K | 11 BB | 51.0 IP)
- Blake Money (2-3 | 4.86 ERA | 51 K | 17 BBs | 53.2 IP)