BY NICK TAYLOR
Kent Mathes mashed a game winning solo homer as the Alabama baseball team came from behind Wednesday to beat Nicholls State 8-7 in ten innings. This was his 4th round tripper of the season. The game got off to a bad start for bama, as the tide found themselves trailing 7-0 after the top of the fifth inning concluded. Alabama's bats would wake up in the bottom of the 5th inning as the tide put up a 4-spot in that frame, thanks to a Taylor Dugas triple and a two-run homer by Tyler Odle. Bama would procreed to shut out Nichools state the last five innings thanks to great bullpen work by David Head. The tide would tack on a pair of runs in the eigth inning and one in the ninth to tie the score at 7-7 and send the game into extras where the tide would capture the victory after Mathes hit the game winning blast.
ALABAMA will play a four game series with Illinois-Chicago highlighted by a saturday doubleheader. game stats here