Alabama baseball cruises past Grambling, 12-2, in Eight Innings

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Crimson Tide used a pair of grand slams and 14 combined hits to take down Grambling, 12-2, on Wednesday evening at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With the win, Alabama improves to 19-29 overall on the season and closes out its 2017 non-conference schedule with a 14-10 record.

Alabama’s offense collected 14 total hits with 12 of the 13 Tide batters reaching base safely against Grambling. Eight of the nine UA starters recorded at least one hit, with the output highlighted by grand slams from Hunter Alexander and John Trousdale. Alexander finished 1-for-3 with the homer, two runs, a pair of walks and a season-high four RBI. Trousdale’s grand slam walked it off for the Crimson Tide for the run-rule win, as the freshman finished 1-for-2 with four RBI and a run scored.

Deacon Medders (2-0) collected his second win of the season, throwing a season-long 6.0 innings of scoreless baseball. Medders allowed only three hits and issued two walks while striking out four across his career-high 97 pitches of work.

The Crimson Tide will close out its regular-season home schedule with a three-game series against the seventh-ranked Florida Gators from Friday through Sunday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. First pitch of games one and two is set for 6 p.m. CT on SEC Network+ with the series finale airing nationally on SEC Network for a 3 p.m. CT start.