Posted March 24, 2012 on
The Alabama baseball team dropped the opening game of its Southeastern Conference series versus No. 17 Mississippi, falling to the Rebels by a score of 11-7 on Friday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With the loss, the Crimson Tide falls to 8-14 and 0-4 in the SEC, while Mississippi improves to 16-6 and 2-2 in SEC play.
BEST OF MAXIM
The expectation prior to this season was that Alabama baseball was in a rebuilding phase with young pitchers, but that the Crimson Tide might be able to make in with good offense. So far that hasn’t worked too well. And the outlook for quick improvement isn’t good.
Brett Booth’s two-out, two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning propelled the Alabama baseball team to a dramatic, 3-2, win over the No. 17-ranked Mississippi Rebels on Saturday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With the victory the Crimson Tide improves to 9-14 on the season and 1-4 in Southeastern Conference play while the Rebels fall to 16-7 (2-3 SEC).
If there is an Alabama player who came into his own in the nick of time it is Kevin Norwood. Not only did the upcoming junior wide receiver have a big game in New Orleans when Marquis Maze was lost to a hamstring injury, he is one of the most experienced returning men at a position that is rebuilding for 2012.
Robert Lester looks around and doesn’t see any starting teammates from the 2011 team in the Alabama secondary. But Lester’s not concerned. The upcoming fifth-year senior safety is more than a glass-half-full kind of guy. He sees hard work filling the glass.