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Live Updates: Alabama Baseball Takes on Arkansas in the Second Round of the SEC Tournament

Alabama has advanced to double-elimination play after defeating Georgia yesterday.

HOOVER, Ala. – After defeating 6-seed Georgia in a single-elimination game yesterday by a final score of 5-3, 11-seed Alabama now turns its attention to 3-seed Arkansas in the first game of double-elimination play.

A win would advance Alabama in the winner's bracket, while a loss would move the Crimson Tide to the elimination bracket, just one loss away from elimination from the tournament.

The game was originally supposed to be played at 9:30 a.m. today, but due to weather delays has been pushed back until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game of the day between Auburn and Kentucky.

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Live Updates

Final Score: Alabama 4, Arkansas 3

Bottom 9

  • Bohrofen struck out swinging at a ball in the dirt, out at first. Ball game.
  • Jean is replaced on the mound by closer Dylan Ray.
  • Diggs grounded out to second. Two out.
  • Jean struck out Webb. One out.

Top 9

  • Three up, three down for Alabama as we head to the bottom of the ninth.

Bottom 8

  • 1-2-3, and Jean retires the Arkansas side in order.

Top 8

  • Alabama is retired, this time leaving one runner on base.

Bottom 7

  • Slavens struck out swinging at a ball in the dirt, thrown out at first. Inning over, and Alabama dodges a bullet.
  • Green is replaced by Antoine Jean. Two outs, runner on first.
  • Leger is replaced on the mound by Landon Green for Alabama.

Top 7

  • A 1-2-3 inning for Evan Taylor and the Razorbacks.
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Bottom 6

  • A two-run blast by Lanzilli pulls the Razorbacks within one. 4-3 Alabama with nobody out in the sixth.
  • Tamez was shaken up after a wild pitch caused Slavens to reach first. After being looked at by the trainer, Tamez remains in the game.

Top 6

  • Three up, three down for the Crimson Tide in the sixth.

Bottom 5

  • Wallace grounded out, and that might have been Jackson's best pitching change call this season. Inning over.
  • The call to the bullpen pays off for the moment, with Leger striking out Gregory. Two out, runners at the corners and Wallace at the plate.
  • With runners at the corners, one out and a 2-2 count on Gregory, Alabama pitching coach Jason Jackson makes a call to the bullpen. McNairy is replaced by LHP Jake Leger on the mound.

Top 5

  • Williamson is tagged out whilst sliding into home plate for the third out of the inning.

Bottom 4

  • McNairy retires the side safely, and Alabama remains ahead 4-1.

Top 4

  • Arkansas catcher Turner attempted to pick off Seidl at third, but a throwing error gives him enough time to advance and score. Rose to second, Eblin to third. 4-1 Alabama.
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Bottom 3

  • Battles crushed a one-out solo home run to give the Razorbacks their first run. 3-1 Alabama.

Top 3

  • Williamson fouled out to third, Rose tagged home and scored. Pinckney advanced to third. 3-0 Alabama.
  • Arkansas replaces McEntire on the mound, replacing him with Zack Morris. Runners on second and third with one out as Williamson steps into the batter's box.

Bottom 2

  • The inning concludes with McNairy's first strikeout of the game.
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  • Jarvis snow coned a line drive for the first out of the side.

Top 2

  • With the bases loaded, Seidl beat out a double play effort to reach first (fielder's choice). Jarvis out at second, Tamez scored, Denton advanced to third, then scored. 2-0 Alabama.
  • Williamson caught stealing second. One out.

Bottom 1

  • A 6-4-3 double play puts away the Razorbacks in the first.

Top 1

  • Three up, three down for Alabama in the top of the first.
  • First pitch by Arkansas starter Will McEntire is fouled off by Caden Rose and we are underway at The Met.

Pregame

  • This afternoon's umpires:
    • HP: Jason Bradley
    • 1B: Jeff Head
    • 2B: Kevin Sweeney
    • 3B: Scott Cline
  • Current weather conditions: 77 degrees Fahrenheit, cloudy, 20 percent chance of rain, winds 10 m.p.h. headed north-northwest.
  • Starting lineup for Arkansas:
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  • Starting lineup for Alabama can be found by scrolling down below.
  • With Kentucky defeating Auburn 3-1, Alabama and Arkansas will now officially begin at 4:30 p.m. CT.
  • Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn will be absent for tonight's game due to an undisclosed illness, per Arkansas baseball.
  • Tennessee baseball officially announced that its game with Vanderbilt that was scheduled for Wednesday night has been pushed to Thursday.
  • While the last home run update was being written, Kentucky went on ahead and blasted yet another solo home run. 3-1 Wildcats courtesy of Adam Fogel.
  • Kentucky has now responded with a solo home run of its own in the top of the ninth by Oraj Anu, giving the Wildcats a 2-1 lead.
  • Auburn has now tied Kentucky 1-1 thanks to a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth by Sonny DiChiara.
  • Kentucky has a 1-0 lead over Auburn in the top of the 8th at 3 p.m. CT. Alabama could have a start time around 4:15 at the rate things are moving, but rain is expected to move into the area before 5. 
  • At 2:15 p.m. CT, Auburn and Kentucky just finished the fifth inning with Kentucky holding a 1-0 lead. Hoover looks to be clear of rain for at least the next couple hours. 
  • Auburn and Kentucky are tied 0-0 after the end of the 3rd inning.
  • Auburn and Kentucky have begun on schedule.
  • Auburn and Kentucky are now scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m. CT. Alabama's game will start 30 minutes after its conclusion.
  • Weather delays have already begun. The Auburn/Kentucky game, which was supposed to begin at 9:30 a.m., has been given a first pitch time of TBD.

Alabama Starting Lineup

Caden Rose
William Hamiter at Ole Miss, 2022
Andrew Pinckney, 2022 SEC Baseball Tournament
Alabama infielder Drew Williamson (18) fields and throws to first as he plays a ball hit by a Murray State batter at Sewell-Thomas Stadium Friday, March 4, 2022. Alabama Baseball Vs Murray State
Dominic Tamez, 2022 SEC Tournament
Alabama's Zane Denton (44) celebrates with Owen Diodati (16) after Denton hitt a home run against Tennessee during the NCAA baseball game in Knoxville, Tenn. on Sunday, April 17, 2022
Jim Jarvis, Alabama baseball
Alabama right fielder Tommy Seidl
Alabama infielder Bryce Eblin (13) loses control of the ball as he attempts to turn a double play in the game with Georgia Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Alabama pitcher Jacob McNairy (34) got the start for the Crimson Tide in game two of the weekend series with Georgia Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
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Ben Hess, 2022 SEC Baseball Tournament
Andrew Pinckney, 2022 SEC Baseball Tournament

2022 SEC Tournament Schedule

Dates: Through Sunday, May 24-29

Location: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Ala.

All posted times CT

Wednesday's Games

First round

(Single-elimination)

Game 4, 12:45 p.m. - #5 Auburn vs. #12 Kentucky [SEC Network]

Second round

(Double-elimination format)

Game 5 - #3 Arkansas vs. Alabama [SEC Network]

Game 6 - #2 Texas A&M vs. Florida [SEC Network]

Game 7 - #1 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt [SEC Network]

Thursday's Games

Game 8 - 9:30 a.m. #4 LSU vs. Winner Game 4 [SEC Network]

Third round (TBD when played)

Game 9  - Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 [SEC Network]

Game 10 - Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 [SEC Network]

Game 11 - Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 [SEC Network]

Game 12 - Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 [SEC Network]

This story will be regularly updated