Alabama baseball improved to 24-10 on the season with a 13-0 shutout victory over Southern Miss Tuesday evening. With the win over Southern Miss, the Crimson Tide remained a perfect 10-0 in midweek games this season.

The offense came out fast out of the gate, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first by way of an RBI single from Drew Williamson that was later followed up by a sac fly from William Hamiter. After a couple of scoreless innings, Colby Shelton started off the fifth for the Crimson Tide with his team-leading 13th home run of the season. Shelton’s home run started a seven-run fifth for Alabama to give the Crimson Tide a 9-0 commanding lead. Alabama would tack on two runs in both the sixth and eighth innings, bringing the score to 13-0 to put the game far from reach. The 13-run game marks the 16th game this season that Alabama has scored double-digit runs in a game.

While the Alabama offense was providing plenty of run support, the pitching staff only needed one run of support, tossing nine innings of shutout ball and allowing just three hits. Jacob McNairy improved his record to 5-1 on the season, starting the game off with a strong 4.2 innings of work striking out four in the win. McNairy handed things over to the Crimson Tide bullpen who held the Golden Eagles hitless over the final 4.1 innings to preserve the shutout win.

After the game, head coach Brad Bohannon was pleased with how his team responded to the challenge and played a complete game.

"I'm really proud of our club,” head coach Brad Bohannon said. “This was obviously a big win, a really well-played game. I challenged our team yesterday by telling them that we have to play our best baseball more consistently really soon, and the guys brought it tonight. Jacob (McNairy) gave us a great start. It was big when Zane Probst came in in the fifth to get the final out, which gave us a chance to really break the game open there in the bottom of that inning."

Alabama will play host to Auburn in a three game series starting Friday and ending on Sunday.

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