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Live Updates: Alabama Baseball vs No. 5 Arkansas (Game 2)

Updates, stats and information as the Crimson Tide continues its quest to clinch a berth in the SEC Tournament.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After a 7-3 come-from-behind victory by Arkansas on Thursday evening, Alabama baseball seeks revenge on Friday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Alabama has the opportunity to clinch with a win on Friday evening or if both Mississippi State and Missouri lose. Should either of those situations occur, the Crimson Tide will have a berth in next week's SEC Tournament, albeit as a low seed.

First pitch is set for 7 p.m. CT, with the game being broadcast on SEC Network.

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Final Score: Alabama 8, Arkansas 6

Top 9

  • Lanzilli struck out swinging. Ball game.
  • Dylan Ray enters the game to replace Guffey on the mound.
  • Moore singled through the left side, Wallace advanced to second. Two out, runners on first and second for Lanzilli.
  • Turner flied out to left, and the Razorbacks are down to their final out.
  • Wallace singled through the right side. Runner on first, one out.
  • Leach popped up to second. One out.
  • Leach pinch hit for Gregory.
  • Rose to center field, Eblin to second base, Pinckney to right field.

Bottom 8

  • Tamez grounded out to third. Inning over.
  • Williamson advanced to second on a wild pitch.
  • Williamson reached on an error by the shortstop.
  • Pinckney struck out swinging. Two out.
  • Hamiter struck out swinging. One out.

Top 8

  • Battles grounded into a double play. Side retired.
  • Stovall struck out swinging. One out.
  • Webb singled to center field. Nobody out, runner on first for Stovall.

Bottom 7

  • Rose grounded out to short. Inning over.
  • Jarvis struck out swinging. Two out.
  • Diodati struck out swinging. One out.
  • Kole Ramage replaces Vermillion on the mound.

Top 7

  • Slavens struck out looking for out number three.
  • Brock Guffey enters the game, replacing Hess on the mound. Runner on first with two outs for Slavens.
  • Lanzilli doubled down the left field line. Both Moore and Wallace score. 8-6 Alabama with two outs.
  • Moore singled to left, Wallace advanced to second.
  • Turner struck out swinging. Two out.
  • Wallace reached on a fielder's choice, Gregory out at second. One out.
  • Gregory hit by pitch.
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Bottom 6

  • Seidl grounded out to first. Inning over.
  • Denton flied out to left. Two out.
  • Tamez grounded out to third, Williamson advanced to second. One out.
  • Williamson drew a four-pitch walk.
  • Pinckney hit a leadoff solo home run to left field. 8-4 Alabama.

Top 6

  • Battles grounded out to short. Side retired in order.
  • Stovall grounded out to third. Two out.
  • Webb struck out looking. One out.
  • Ben Hess replaces McNairy on the mound for Alabama. Final line for McNairy: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 7 K, 100 TP/62 ST.

Bottom 5

  • Hamiter flied out to center field. Inning over.
  • Rose struck out looking. Two out.
  • Jarvis advanced to second, Diodati to third on a passed ball.
  • Zebulon Vermillion replaces Morris on the mound for Arkansas.
  • Jarvis reached on a fielder's choice to the pitcher (sac-bunt), Diodati advanced to second, Seidl scored. 7-4 Alabama with runners on first and second, still one out for Rose.
  • Diodati singled to right field, Seidl advanced to third, Denton scored, Tamez scored. 6-4 Alabama. One out with runners at the corners for Jarvis.
  • Seidl singled to right center, Denton advanced to second, Tamez to third, Williamson scored. 4-4 tie. Still one out with bases loaded.
  • Denton drew a full-count walk. Bases loaded, one out for Seidl.
  • Tamez advanced to second, Williamson to third on a wild pitch.
  • Zack Morris replaces Connor Noland on the mound for the Razorbacks.
  • Tamez singled through the left side, Williamson advanced to second, Pinckney scored. 4-3 Arkansas. One out, runners on first and second for Denton.
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  • Williamson singled through the right side. Runners at the corners, one out for Tamez.
  • Pinckney reached on a fielder's choice to second base, Hamiter out at second, Rose scored. 4-2 Arkansas. One out.
  • Hamiter singled to right field. Rose advanced to third. Nobody out, runners at the corners for Pinckney.
  • Rose drew a full-count walk.

Top 5

  • Slavens struck out looking.
  • Lanzilli singled to center, Moore advanced to second, Turner scored. 4-1 Arkansas.
  • Moore walked. Runners on first and second with two outs for Lanzilli.
  • Turner doubled to right center, Battles scored. 3-1 Arkansas.
  • Wallace struck out swinging. Two out.
  • Battles advanced to third on a wild pitch.
  • Gregory grounded out to pitcher, Battles advanced to second. One out.
  • Battles singled to second.

Bottom 4

  • Jarvis grounded out to first. Inning over.
  • Diodati struck out swinging. Two out.
  • Seidl flied out to center field. Runners stay put. One out.
  • Denton singled to right field. Williamson scored, Tamez advanced to second. 2-1 Arkansas.
  • Tamez singled through the right side, Williamson advanced to third. Nobody out with runners at the corners for Denton.
  • Williamson singled through the left side. Runner on first, nobody out.

Top 4

  • Stovall grounded out to catcher. Three out.
  • Webb grounded into a double play. Two out.
  • Slavens singled to right center, Lanzilli scored. 2-0 Arkansas.
  • Lanzilli doubled down the left field line. Runner on second, nobody out.
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Bottom 3

  • Pinckney struck out looking, and Alabama leaves three runners on base.
  • Hamiter singled to second, all runners advanced. Bases loaded with two out for Pinckney.
  • Rose flied out to right field. Two out.
  • Jarvis walked, Diodati advanced to second.
  • Diodati singled to first. Runner on first, one out.
  • Seidl flied out to right. One out.

Top 3

  • Moore struck out swinging. Side retired in order.
  • Turner grounded out to second. Two down.
  • Wallace struck out swinging. One out.

Bottom 2

  • Denton struck out swinging. Inning over.
  • Tamez grounded out to short. Two out.
  • Williamson grounded out to short. One out.

Top 2

  • Gregory struck out swinging for the third out.
  • Battles grounded out to short. Slavens scored. 1-0 Arkansas. Two out.
  • Stovall doubled down the left field line. Slavens advanced to third. One out, runners on second and third.
  • Webb struck out swinging. One out.
  • Slavens drew a full-count walk. Runner on first, nobody out.

Bottom 1

  • Pinckney grounded out to third. Inning over.
  • Hamiter grounded out to second. Two out.
  • Rose struck out swinging, thrown out at first. One out.

Top 1

  • Lanzilli lined out to third. Three up, three down for McNairy.
  • Moore drew a four-pitch walk. Runner on first, two outs.
  • Turner struck out swinging. Two down.
  • Wallace grounded out to second. One out.

Pregame

  • It's Senior Night at The Joe:
  • First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT, with the game being broadcast on SEC Network.
  • Tonight's umpires:
    • HP: Derek Mollica
    • 1B: Clint Fagan
    • 2B: Alex Ransom
    • 3B: Tyler Simpson
  • Tonight's weather: 92 degrees Fahrenheit, clear with 12-15 m.p.h. winds due north
  • Alabama starting lineup posted below.
  • Arkansas starting lineup:
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Alabama Starting Lineup

Caden Rose
William Hamiter, Alabama baseball
Andrew Pinckney
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, Alabama baseball catcher
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 right fielder Tommy Seidl
Owen Diodati, Alabama baseball
Jim Jarvis bunting
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.