BY NICK TAYLOR
Alabama baseball dropped game 2 of their series with SE Missouri saturday 8-3. The Tide got off to a bad start in the opening inning,as bama starter Miers Quigley struggled to get into a rhythm finding the strike zone. ALL-AMERICAN second baseman Ross Wilson also made a few uncharistic errors which didn't aide Quigley's cause.
Quigley departed the game in the 2nd inning and was relieved by an overall solid bullpen effort, especially from senior hurler Casey Kebodeaux who retired 8 of the 1 batters he faced during his appearance which spanned the latter part of the seventh inning through out number two of the ninth inning. This contest also marked the return of ALL-AMERICAN Brandon May to the lineup, who was held out opening night as a precautionary measure due to a sore wrist. Perhaps the game's most exciting moment came in the 7th inning when Clay Jones, the tide 1st baseman belted his first career homerun to left-center field. In the end though inconsistent pitching, lack of timely hitting, and critical errors proved to be too difficult for the tide to overcome. The tide will try to capture a series when sunday against SEMO as they send freshman hurler Adam Morgan to the mound. First pitch will be approx 2:05 at Sewell-Thomas stadium...