The Alabama baseball team won its season finale Saturday against the Georgia Bulldogs, 6-4. With the win, Alabama improved to 21-34 on the season, its worst record since 1994.
Georgia jumped onto the scoreboards first, scoring off an RBI single in the top of the first inning. The Bulldogs extended its lead in the third, when Alabama starting pitcher Charley Sullivan gave up two earned runs off three hits to put the score at 3-0.
Alabama was finally able to rebound in the bottom of the fourth inning when Austen Smith got the team’s first hit of the day with an RBI single, scoring Ben Moore from second. Alabama tied the game in the next inning, after a two-RBI double from senior Jared Reaves that scored seniors Jon Kelton and Hunter Gregory.
Despite only allowing three hits, Alabama dropped game two of its series with Mississippi State 3-2 on Saturday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
With the loss, Alabama falls to 17-30 and 6-17 in Southeastern Conference play while the Bulldogs improve to 29-17 and 12-11 in the SEC.
Freshman Jon Keller (1-5), in his seventh start of the season, pitched a career-high 7.0 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on just three hits with five strike outs. Evan Mitchell (2-1) earned the victory for the Bulldogs, pitching 1.1 innings of middle relief without allowing a hit or a run.
“On the mound we did a really good job today,” head coach Mitch Gaspard said. “Jon Keller did a really good job, and then Jake Hubbard came up with two good innings. Our young guys certainly did a good job and did their part to give us a chance to win.”