April 26, 2011
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -
Jared Reaves had four of Alabama's 15 hits and drove in a couple of runs to lift the Crimson Tide to a 7-3 non-conference baseball victory over No. 15 Southern Miss here Tuesday night at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
The Golden Eagles (30-10) lost for the first time in nine games at home as the Tide jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a Brandt Hendricks RBI double and a Brett Booth sacrifice fly.
Tyler Koelling and Marc Bourgeois, who each had two hits, both collected solo homers in the bottom of the second to tie the score. For Koelling it was his fourth of the season, while Bourgeois smashed his sixth. Isaac Rodriguez also added two hits for the home squad.
The Crimson Tide (24-18) took for the lead for good one frame later as they plated three runs. After two were out, Taylor Dugas and Brock Bennett singled. Reaves then drove in his first run of the night with a single which proved to be the go-ahead run in the contest. Bennett then scored on a wild pitch and the throw from catcher Jared Bales skipped away from pitcher Dillon Day to allow another run to come home.
After UA scored added to its lead in the sixth on a Bennett RBI double, the Eagles responded with their final run of the night on a RBI single up the middle to make the score 6-3.
Reaves then drove in his final run in the eighth for the final margin of victory.
Alabama starter Adam Windsor (3-0) threw three innings to register the victory as he allowed two runs on six hits and posted two strikeouts, while Taylor Wolfe registered his first save of the season by shutting out the Eagles over the final 3 1/3 and did not give up a hit to go along with five strikeouts.
Southern Miss returns to action Friday, when they travel to Conference USA foe East Carolina. Games times (central time) for the weekend are 5 p.m., on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m., on Sunday. Please note the Friday and Sunday times are different than previous schedules.