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Live Updates: Alabama Baseball vs 2-Seed Texas A&M (SEC Tournament)

Live stats, plays, information and analysis as the Crimson Tide look to advance to the tournament semifinal.

HOOVER, Ala. — Friday afternoon at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Alabama baseball has the opportunity to advance the furthest it has in an SEC Tournament since 2010.

That season, Alabama entered the tournament as a 7-seed before taking down 2-seed Auburn and 6-seed Ole Miss. The Crimson Tide beat 1-seed Florida in the semifinals 5-2 before finally losing to 8-seed LSU 4-3 in the championship game.

Alabama entered this year's SEC Tournament as one of the underdogs at an 11-seed. However, with wins over 6-seed Georgia and 3-seed Arkansas, the Crimson Tide is proving that they shouldn't be underestimated.

Should the Crimson Tide lose, it will face 7-seed Florida in an elimination game. Should it be victorious, though, Alabama will advance to the semifinals where it will wait to play the winner between the Aggies and the Gators.

First pitch between the Crimson Tide and the Aggies is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. CT, with the game being broadcast on SEC Network.

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Final Score: Texas A&M 12, Alabama 8

Bottom 9

  • Seidl grounded to second, Eblin out at second on the play. Ball game.
  • Eblin singled to right field.
  • Denton struck out swinging at a ball in the dirt, out at first. Two down, and the Crimson Tide is down to its final out.
  • Diodati struck out looking. One out.

Top 9

  • Rock popped up to second. Three outs.
  • Moss singled to right, but was hosed at second by Pinckney in right field. Two outs.
  • Werner flied out to center. One out.
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Bottom 8

  • Tamez grounded out to second. Inning over.
  • Williamson flied out to right. Two outs.
  • Pinckney struck out swinging. One out.

Top 8

  • Myers snagged a red-hot grounder from Kaler, then calmly underhands it to first. Three out.
  • Braylon Myers replaces Furtado on the mound for the Crimson Tide.
  • Thompson drew a walk. Runners at the corners, two out.
  • Minnich advanced to third on a wild pitch.
  • Minnich doubled down the right field line, Targac scored from second. 12-8 Aggies.
  • Claunch flied out to center. Two down.
  • Targac drew a full-count walk.
  • Bost flied out to right. One out.
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Bottom 7

  • Rose flied out to the warning track in right center field. Two runners are left stranded. Inning over.
  • Jarvis struck out swinging. Two out.
  • Seidl struck out swinging at a ball in the dirt, thrown out at first. Both runners stay put. One out, runners on first and second for Jarvis.
  • Eblin doubled off of the wall in right-center field. Tamez scored, Diodati scored, Denton advanced to third. 11-8 Texas A&M. Runners on second and third, nobody out.
  • Denton singled to left. Both runners advance one base. Bases loaded, nobody out for Eblin.
  • Will Johnson takes over on the mound for Texas A&M, replacing Cortez.
  • Diodati drew a full-count walk. Runners on first and second, nobody out for Denton.
  • Tamez hit a leadoff single to center.

Top 7

  • Rock flied out to right. Three outs.
  • Moss singled to right field.
  • Werner blasted a three-run home run to the Texas A&M bullpen. 11-6 Aggies.
  • Hunter Furtado replaces Holman on the mound.
  • Kaler singled to center, Targac scored, Minnich advanced to third. 8-6 Texas A&M. Runners at the corners, two out for Werner.
  • Thompson struck out looking. Two out.
  • Minnich singled through the left side, Targac advanced to third.
  • Claunch struck out swinging. One out.
  • Targac advanced to second on a wild pitch.
  • Targac drew a four-pitch walk to start the inning.
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Bottom 6

  • Williamson grounded out to second, and the inning is over.
  • Pinckney struck out looking. Two out.
  • Rose flied out to left. One out.

Top 6

  • Bost lined out to second.
  • Rock was hit by the pitch with the bases loaded, and Texas A&M takes a 7-6 lead. Bases still loaded, two out for Bost.
  • Luke Holman replaces Guffey on the mound for Alabama.
  • Moss was hit by the pitch. Bases loaded, two outs for Rock.
  • Thompson advanced to third, Kaler to second after a failed pickoff attempt by Guffey sailed to center field.
  • Rose made a phenomenal outstretched catch in center field to prevent the Aggies from gaining the lead. Two out, runners on first and second for Moss.
  • Kaler singles to left, Targac and Claunch score. 6-6 tie. Runners on first and second, ne out for Werner.
  • Thompson drew a full-count walk. Bases loaded, one out for Kaler.
  • Claunch stole second, Targac stole third.
  • Minnich struck out looking. One out.
  • Green's time on the mound is over for Alabama, as he is replaced by LHP Brock Guffey.
  • Claunch was hit by the pitch. Runners on first and second, nobody out for Minnich.
  • Targac drew a full-count walk to start off the inning.
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Bottom 5

  • Jarvis grounded to short, Eblin out at second for the third out. Inning over.
  • Seidl popped up to short. Two out, Eblin on first for Jarvis.
  • Eblin reached first on a fielder's choice, Denton out at second. Runner on first, one out.
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  • Denton singled to right.
  • Chris Cortez is the new pitcher on the mound for the Aggies, replacing Palisch.

Top 5

  • Bost flied out to right. Three out.
  • Final line for Hitt: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 7 K, 100 TP/56 ST.
  • Hitt's day on the mound is done for Alabama. Replacing him is Landon Green.
  • Rock hit a three-run home run to the Texas A&M bullpen. 6-4 Alabama. Still two outs.
  • Moss struck out swinging. Two away.
  • Werner singled up the middle. Runners on first and second, one out for Moss.
  • Kaler flied out to right. One out, runner on first for Werner.
  • Thompson drew a four-count walk.
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Bottom 4

  • Diodati grounded out to first. Three out.
  • Tamez stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by the catcher. Two out, runner on third for Diodati.
  • Tamez singled to left, Pinckney scored. 6-1 Alabama.
  • Williamson struck out looking. Two out.
  • Pinckney stole second.
  • Pinckney singled to left, Rose advanced home. 5-1 Alabama.
  • Rose stole second.
  • Rose singled to right. Runner on first, one out for Pinckney.
  • Jarvis struck out swinging. One out.

Top 4

  • Minnich, with a full count, struck out looking. Three out.
  • Claunch drew a walk. Runner on first, two out.
  • Targac struck out swinging. Two away.
  • Bost struck out swinging. One out.
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Bottom 3

  • Seidl grounded to third. Inning over.
  • Eblin hit a sac-bunt back to the pitcher, out at first. Denton advanced to second.
  • Denton singled to left. Runner on first, one out for Eblin.
  • Diodati flied out to center. One out.

Top 3

  • Rock struck out swinging. 1-2-3, and the inning is over for Hitt.
  • Moss flied out to left field. Two out.
  • Werner grounded out to second. One out.
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Bottom 2

  • Tamez struck out looking. Inning over.
  • Williamson lined out to short. Two out, runner on second for Tamez.
  • Dettmer's day on the mound is done for the Aggies. Now pitching for Texas A&M is LHP Jacob Palisch.
  • Pinckney stole second base.
  • Pinckney reached first on an error by the third baseman, Rose scored. 4-1 Alabama.
  • Rose tripled to the right field corner, Seidl and Jarvis score. 3-1 Alabama with one out and a runner on third for Pinckney.
  • Jarvis singled to center, advanced to second on an error by the center fielder. Seidl advanced to third. Two runners in scoring position with one out for Rose.
  • Seidl singled to right. One out, runner on first for Jarvis.
  • Eblin flied out to left. One out.

Top 2

  • Kaler grounded to short, Thompson out at second for the third out.
  • Thompson drew a full-count walk. Runners at the corners, two out.
  • Claunch advanced to third on a wild pitch.
  • Minnich flied out to left (sac-fly), Bost scored. 1-1 tie with two outs.
  • Claunch doubled down the left field line, Bost advanced to third.
  • Targac struck out swinging. One out.
  • Bost singled up the middle.
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Bottom 1

  • Denton grounded to short, Diodati out at second for the third out.
  • Diodati drew a walk. Runners on first and second with two out for Denton.
  • Tamez reached on a throwing error by the third baseman, advanced to second. Runner on second, two out for Diodati.
  • A sac-fly to center by Williamson scored Pinckney from third. 1-0 Alabama.
  • Pinckney reached first on a fielder's choice, Rose out at second. A throwing error by the shortstop got the ball past the first baseman, and Pinckney advanced to third. One out, runner on third.
  • Rose singled off of Dettmer's first pitch of the game. Runner on first, nobody out for Pinckney.

Top 1

  • Rock flied out to center field. Side retired in order.
  • Moss struck out swinging. Two down.
  • Werner grounded out to short. One out.
  • Hitt's first pitch is in for a strike, and we are underway at The Met.

Pregame

  • This might just say all you need to know about Texas A&M's approach to this game:
  • And that'll do it. Kentucky defeats Vanderbilt 10-2. Alabama and Texas A&M will start at 5:30 p.m. CT.
  • We have now entered the top of the ninth where, unless Vanderbilt scores eight or more runs, the game will be over after the next three outs. Alabama and Texas A&M are slated to start 30 minutes following the conclusion of the game.
  • Kentucky and Vanderbilt are currently in the bottom of the seventh inning at 4:13 p.m. CT, with the Wildcats winning 10-2.
  • Today's weather: 77 degrees Fahrenheit, partly cloudy, no chance of rain, winds 9 m.p.h. south-southwest.
  • Today's umpires:
    • HP: Eddie Newsom
    • 1B: Brian duBrauwere
    • 2B: Jason Bradley
    • 3B: Brandon Cooper
  • Alabama starting lineup can be found below.
  • Texas A&M starting lineup:
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Alabama Starting Lineup

Caden Rose
Andrew Pinckney
Drew Williamson
Dominic Tamez, 2022 SEC Tournament
Owen Diodati, Alabama baseball
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
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 outfielder Tommy Seidl (20) and other players wait to greet Alabama outfielder Andrew Pinckney (21) after he scored on a wild pitch while playing against Murray State at Sewell-Thomas Stadium Friday, March 4, 2022.
Jim Jarvis at Ole Miss, April 8, 2022
Grayson Hitt, Alabama Baseball
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