The fourth error of the night for Troy was the biggest one of the night, extending the ninth inning for Alabama that would lead to four unearned runs crossing the plate and giving the Crimson Tide an 11-8 victory over the Trojans Saturday night.

With the Crimson Tide down to their final out in the ninth inning, Tommy Seidl hit a ground ball to Troy shortstop Tremayne Cobb, Jr. in what should have been the final out of the game, but an overthrown ball to first allowed both the tying and go-ahead runs to score and extended the inning. Alabama would tack on two more runs in the top half of the ninth to extend their lead to 11-8. Alton Davis II came in to close the game out, picking up his eighth save of the season and securing the victory with a perfect ninth inning while recording one strikeout.

Just one day after having trouble putting runs on the board against Nicholls, Alabama’s offense came through in the clutch against a Troy team that has been ripping the cover off the ball in the NCAA Tournament. Caden Rose, batting ninth in Alabama’s lineup, provided the spark needed for Alabama to get the victory, going 2-for-3 on the night with two walks and scoring three runs while driving in two RBIs. In the second inning, Rose broke the scoreless tie with a two-run homer to right center.

In the third inning, Troy answered with a five-run inning led by a three-run homer from William Sullivan. Troy would not enjoy the 5-2 lead for too long as Alabama answered with a big inning of their own in the top of the fourth after stringing a handful of singles together and scoring four runs.

The back and forth continued until the ninth inning, with Troy leading 8-7. Alabama drew a couple of walks, and both runners advanced to second and third on a sacrifice fly with two outs. With two outs, Troy forced a routine grounder to shortstop that would have ended the game, but a wild throw allowed two runs to score for the Crimson Tide. Alabama would add two more unearned runs and secure the victory.

Thanks to the throwing error and comeback in the ninth inning, Alabama went from facing an elimination game to having two chances to get a win against the winner of Boston College and Troy to make it to the super regionals.

Alabama will face the winner of the Boston College and Troy matchup at 8 p.m. Sunday night. A win would put Alabama in the super regionals, while a loss would force an elimination game Monday.

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