University of Alabama

Crimson Tide baseball finishes sweep of Tennessee

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama got another strong pitching performance and hit two more home runs as the Crimson Tide completed its three-game sweep with an 8-4 win over Tennessee at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Alabama (20-10, 6-6 SEC), which matched its longest winning streak of the season with its fourth straigh, pulled off its first Southeastern Conference series sweep since taking three from Tennessee in Knoxville to close out the 2006 regular season. Alabama had not swept an SEC foe at home since winning all three games against Vanderbilt in 2006.

Tennessee (12-19, 1-11 SEC) was swept for the third weekend in a row and has now lost 10 straight SEC games.

Junior right-hander Adam Scott, making his first career SEC start, worked 7 1-3 innings and held the Volunteers to four runs on eight hits for his first career win. He added four strikeouts and did not walk a batter.

Sophomore Nathan Kilcrease retired all five batters he faced to run his scoreless inning streak to 14 1-3 innings.

Senior right fielder Kent Matthes and freshman left fielder Taylor Dugas had two hits each for the Tide. Matthes hit his NCAA-leading 17th home run in the first inning to open the scoring.