Alabama bat-and-ball sports took Tuesday seriously, combining to go 2-0 with a combined score of 18-4, as the Alabama softball team beat Southern Miss 11-0 in a mercy-rule decision and the baseball team beat UAB 7-4.
The baseball team got another strong midweek start from walk-on Mike Oczypok, throwing six innings and giving up five hits and one run. Oczypok’s record improved to 3-0 with the win while Jay Shaw go this fist save with a 1.2 inning appearance in which he gave up just one hit.
Alabama catcher Ben Moore had a nice night at the plate, ripping a two-RBI double in the first inning then a RBI triple in the third. Right fielder Andrew Miller also had a multi-hit game, going 2-4 from the plate with one RBI.
It was a bench-clearing night for the Crimson Tide softball team, as all but one player saw the field in the 4.5 innings of action.
Offensively, the Tide did it with both speed and power. Alabama stole three bases, including one by left fielder Kayla Braud, who went 2-2 from the plate and worked around the bases to score a run both times.
The power came from the bats of catcher Jordan Patterson and first baseman Jadyn Spencer, both hitting deep balls in the bottom of the 4th to extend Alabama’s lead to the final 11-0 margin.
Both teams will stay at home for the weekend to capitalize on the crowds in Tuscaloosa for A-Day. The baseball team hosts Texas A&M in a three-game series starting on Friday and the softball team will do the same against Mississippi State.