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Live Updates: Alabama Baseball vs Florida at the SEC Tournament (Elimination Game)

Live stats, updates and analysis as the Crimson Tide once again seeks to reach the SEC Tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010.

HOOVER, Ala. — Saturday morning 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. 7-seed Florida on Saturday morning is now the lone team standing in-between Alabama and a trip to the semis.

Should the Crimson Tide lose, it will be given a pat on the back as it climbs into its bus and heads home. With a win, Alabama will advance to the semifinals where it face Texas A&M — a team that bested the Crimson Tide on Friday evening by a score of 12-8.

First pitch between the Crimson Tide and the Gators is scheduled for a 9:30 a.m. CT, with the game being broadcast on SEC Network.

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Final: Florida 11, Alabama 6

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Bottom 9 

  • Andrew Pinckney strikes out looking to end the game.
  • Following a lineout from William Hamiter and a ground from Dominic Tamez, Drew Williamson draws a two-out walk.
  • Caden Rose leads off the bottom of the ninth with a single 

Top 9

  • The Gators score four runs on two hits to take an 11-6 lead into the bottom of the ninth.
  • Florida busts it open with a three-run home run from Mac Guscette. The Gators lead 11-6. 
  • Antoine Jean is in to pitch for Alabama. Dylan Ray went 22/3 innings, giving up a run on two hits, a walk and a hit by pitch while striking out three batters.
  • The call is confirmed, Florida leads 8-6
  • Florida scores a run on a fielder's choice as Jim Jarvis' throw home is too late to catch Fabian. The play is under review. 
  • Jac Caglianone singles up the middle, and the Gators have runners on the corners with one out. 
  • Jud Fabian draws a one-out walk for Florida.

Bottom 8 

  • A fly out from Bryce Eblin ends the inning, and Alabama is down to its final three outs.
  • Tommy Seidl flys to center, two outs.
  • Jim Jarvis draws a one-out walk for Alabama.

Top 8 

  • Florida goes down in order in the top of the eighth. Dylan Ray has allowed just two base runners over 21/3 innings pitched.

Bottom 7 

  • Alabama's late-inning hitting continues to be a problem as it goes down in order in the seventh.

Top 7 

  • Dylan Ray works his way out of a big jam as he gets Colby Halter to fly out to end the inning. 
  • Mac Guscette strikes out swinging, two down.
  • Josh Rivera grounds out to third and the runners don't advance.
  • Jac Caglianone doubles to right, and the Gators have runners on second and third with no outs.
  • Jud Fabian draws a leadoff walk for Florida.

Bottom 6 

  • Hamiter pops up and Alabama leaves two runners on in the sixth.
  • Caden Rose legs out an infield single, and Alabama has runners on the corners with two outs for William Hamiter. 
  • Bryce Eblin lines a two-out double to right.

Top 6

  • Ray gets a strikeout to end the top of the sixth.
  • Dylan Ray is coming in to pitch for Alabama. Jake Leger's final line: four innings pitched, two earned runs, four hits, two walks, two strikeouts. 
  • BT Riopelle grounds into a double play but Florida scores a run to take a 7-6 lead.
  • Sterlin Thompson singles to right-center, and Florida has runners on the corners with no outs.
  • Wyatt Langford leads off the inning by drawing a walk.
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Bottom 5 

  • Zane Denton strikes out to strand Williamson at second base.
  • Williamson takes second on a wild pitch.
  • Andrew Pinckney strikes out looking for the second out.
  • Drew Williamson rips a one-out single to right field.

Top 5

  • Alabama gets out of the jam as Colby Halter grounds out to third to end the inning. 
  • Mac Guscette grounds into a double play. Florida has a runner on third with two outs.
  • A single from Josh Rivera puts runners on first and second with no outs.
  • Jac Caglianone draws a leadoff walk for Florida. 

Bottom 4 

  • Alabama goes down in order. A rare quick inning from both teams.

Top 4

  • Florida goes down in order in the top of the fourth.

Bottom 3 

  • Alabama scored a pair of runs on three hits to tie the game at 6-6 heading to the fourth inning.
  • Tommy Seidl lines out as Alabama leaves runners on base. 
  • Jim Jarvis singles to left
  • Following a fly out from Andrew Pinckney, Zane Denton is hit by a pitch.
  • Drew Williamson ties the game on a home run to center. It's 6-6.
  • Dominic Tamez strikes out for the first out of the inning. 
  • William Hamiter leads off the bottom of the third with a single to right.

Top 3 

  • Florida leaves a man on second but scores a run on two its to extend its lead to 6-4.
  • Langford grounds out to first but brings in another run for the Gators. It's 6-4, Florida.
  • Coby Halter legs out an infield single and Florida has runners on the corners with one out for Wyatt Langford. 
  • Mac Guscette hits a one-out double to right.

Bottom 2 

  • Alabama goes down in order in the bottom of the second. It's 5-4 Florida heading to the third.

Top 2 

  • Leger gets Alabama out of the jam. Florida leads 5- 4 heading to the bottom of the second.
  • Jake Leger is coming in to pitch for Garrett McMillan. McMillan's final line: 12/3 innings, five earned runs, five hits, two walks, two hit by pitches. 
  • Following a flyout, a hit by pitch puts runners on first and second with two outs for the Gators.
  • Brock Guffey is warming up in the bullpen for Alabama.
  • Florida draws a one-out walk.
  • Wyatt Langford hits his second leadoff home run in as many innings to make it 5-4 Florida.

Bottom 1 

  • Alabama scores four runs on three hits in the bottom of the first.
  • Zane Denton ties it up with a three-run home run to right field. 4-4. 
  • Pinckney strikes out looking, two down. 
  • A walk by Drew Williamson puts runners on first and second with one out for Andrew Pinckney.
  • Following a groundout from William Hamiter, Dominic Tamez knocks in Rose with an RBI single. It's 4-1, Florida.
  • Caden Rose hits a leadoff double for Alabama. 

Top 1 

  • Florida scores four runs on four hits to make it 4-0 heading to the bottom of the first.
  • A two-run single from Josh Rivera makes it 4-0 Florida.
  • Jac Caglianone hits an RBI double to make it 2-0 Gators. Florida has runners on second and third with two outs.
  • A hit by pitch puts runners on first and second with two outs.
  • Zane Denton makes a nice barehand play on a groundball to throw out the runner at first. Florida has a man on second with two outs.
  • Following a groundout, Florida puts a runner on with a walk. 
  • Florida leads off the game with a home run from Wyatt Langford. 1-0, Gators.

Pregame

  • Alabama is the home team for today's matchup. The Crimson Tide is dressed in its pinstripe uniforms. Florida is in its road greys.
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  • Today's weather: 64 degrees Fahrenheit, clear skies, 2% chance of rain, winds 2 m.p.h. to the south-southeast
  • Today's umpires:
    • HP: Brandon Cooper
    • 1B: Brian deBrauwere
    • 2B: Damien Beal
    • 3B: Eddie Newsom
  • Alabama starting lineup can be found below.
  • Florida starting lineup:
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Alabama Starting Lineup

Caden Rose, McNeese State, February 19, 2021
William Hamiter at Ole Miss, 2022
Dominic Tamez, 2022 SEC 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
Andrew Pinckney, 2022 SEC Baseball 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
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 Garrett McMillan makes a pitch as Alabama baseball opened the season with a series with Xavier Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Alabama Vs Xavier Season Opener
Alabama infielder Jim Jarvis (10) steps on second base to force out Texas A&M outfielder Jordan Thompson (31) as Alabama Crimson Tide takes on Texas A&M Aggies during the SEC baseball tournament at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala., on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Alabama outfielder Andrew Pinckney (21) slides safely into second base as Texas A&M infielder Kole Kaler (1) fumbles the ball as Alabama Crimson Tide takes on Texas A&M Aggies during the SEC baseball tournament at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala., on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Alabama dugout reacts to a run scored as Alabama Crimson Tide takes on Texas A&M Aggies during the SEC baseball tournament at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala., on Friday, May 27, 2022.