Tallahassee, FL (WIAT)-The Alabama Crimson Tide’s baseball season came to an end on Sunday with the 9-8 loss to Troy in the Tallahassee Regional.
Alabama outhit Troy 15-8 but the Trojans scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the walk off win.
“It was a tough one and a tough way to lose. I thought our guys competed really hard,” head coach Mitch Gaspard said. “This has been a season that we’ve been on the edge like that late in games, but we’ve been able to finish most of them off and today we weren’t. We allowed Troy too many opportunities and they did a good job to get some big hits there in the ninth inning. It doesn’t take away that our guys competed extremely hard and I think our young guys learned a lot from the tournament. We’ve just got to regroup and get better for next year.”
The Crimson Tide had the 8-5 lead going into the final inning when closer Ray Castillo took the mound allowing four runs on three walks, two hit batters and two hits in a third of an inning.
Alabama collected 15 hits as eight of the nine starters had at least one hit in the game.
Chance Vincent had a career-high three hits, going 3-for-4 with a run scored.
Leading off at the plate for the first time in his career, Mikey White was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
The Tide will lose seven seniors as they conclude their season 35-28 overall.