Tennessee defeats Alabama 10-9 on walk-off double


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Volunteers scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, including a walk-off double, to defeat Alabama 10-9 Sunday. The Crimson Tide took the three-game series 2-1.

Ben Moore put Alabama on the board in the top of the first when he scored on an error, but Tennessee answered with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning.

The Crimson Tide took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth when Austen Smith hit a two-run homer.

Alabama turned this lead into an 8-2 advantage by scoring five runs in the six. Smith hit another two-run blast followed by an RBI single from Chance Vincent and a two-RBI double by Ben Moore.

The Volunteers put together a six-run eighth inning to tie the game, but a solo home run by Moore put Alabama back in the lead at 9-8 in the top of the ninth.

Tennessee then scored two runs for the win in the bottom of the inning.

Smith went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Moore went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Crimson Tide.

Jon Keller pitched seven innings and gave up two runs on six hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Kyle Overstreet (0-1) notched the loss. He recorded one out and gave up two runs on two hits with one walk.

Alabama (28-12, 12-6 SEC) will host Southern Miss at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.

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