TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Austin Smith went 3-for-4 to help lead Alabama to an 8-0 win over Mississippi Valley State Friday.
Spencer Turnbull (1-1) spread three hits over seven innings and picked up the win.
Connor Sheppard allowed three runs on four hits in five innings. He took the loss.
Alabama (7-5) hosts Mississippi Valley State for the second game of the series today at 3:05 p.m.