After beating Rider 3-1 on Saturday, Alabama baseball will look to avert elimination again Sunday afternoon against host Louisiana Tech at Ruston Regional.
The first pitch at JC Love Field on Pat Patterson Field is set for 2pm (CT) on ESPN3.
However, it will be a family reunion for Crimson Tide.
Bulldogs assistant coach Mitch Gaspard managed Alabama from 2010-2016, leading Crimson Tide to four NCAA Tournament appearances and one super-regional appearance.
Alabama coach Brad Bohannon did a tinkering to Sunday’s lineup compared to the rest of the weekend. First baseman Drew Williamson will be on the bench, while Zane Denton will fill the position.
Bryce Eblin will start shortstop with Jim Jarvis on to third base.
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Here are your starting lineups:
Nr. 3-Seed Alabama Crimson Tide (31-24, 14-19 SEC)
1. Peyton Wilson – 2B
2. William Hamiter – RF
3. Sam Praytor – C
4. Zane Denton – 1B
5. Owen Diodati – DH
6. Jackson Tate – LF
7. Bryce Eblin – SS
8. Caden Rose – CF
9. Jim Jarvis – 3B
Jacob McNairy – P
Nr. 1-seed Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (41-18, 22-8 C-USA)
1. Taylor Young – 2B
2. Hunter Wells – 3B
3. Parker Bates – CF.
4. Steele Netterville – DH
5. Cole McConnell – LF
Jorge Corona – C
7. Philip Matulia – RF
8. Manny Garcia – 1B
9. Alex Ray – SS
Jarrett Whorff – P
Top 1 – Louisiana Tech batting
- Young was founded to McNairy on a bundle.
- Wells doubled down on the left field line.
- Bates grounded out to McNairy.
- Netterville knocked out a ground ball to third base for an RBI single in the infield. Wells scored.
- McConnell joined the center field.
MID 1 – Louisiana Tech 1, Alabama 0
Bottom 1 – Alabama batting
- Wilson struck out swinging.
- Praytor smoked a ball over the field wall to the left in the middle for a 2-run homer run.
- Denton knocked and looked.
- Diodati due to others.
END 1 – Alabama 2, Louisiana Tech 1
Top 2 – Louisiana Tech batting