Alabama baseball vs. Missouri: Game 3 live updates; Tide look to avoid sweep – SECcountry.com

The Alabama baseball team dropped Game 2 to the Missouri Tigers Saturday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium and look to avoid being swept in the conference-opening series Sunday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Connor Brumfield went 5-for-5 with 2 runs scored, Robbie Glendinning had 2 hits and 2 RBIs and Kameron Misner drove in 2 runs as Missouri (18-1, 2-0 in SEC) beat Alabama 7-4 in Game 2 on Saturday. Kyle Kaufman had 2 hits, including a home run for Alabama (10-9, 0-2)

In Game 1, Alabama starter Jake Walters (3-2) struggled with his control, walking 8 batters in 5.0 innings but he struck out 8 batters as well. Missouri right-hander Tanner Houck (3-1) was a little better, going 7.0 scoreless innings and allowing just 1 hit while striking out 9. Missouri scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning to take control early.

Here’s a rundown of the 3-game series:

Game 1: Missouri 3, Alabama 0

Game 2: Missouri 7, Alabama 4

Game 3: Sunday, 2 p.m., ET, SEC Network or stream online here

Game 3 live updates: Alabama baseball vs. Missouri

Alabama vs. Missouri notes

— Cody Henry has been on a tear for the Crimson Tide. In his last six games, he’s hitting .526 (10 for 19) with 3 home runs, 5 RBIs and 7 runs scored. With the recent surge, he’s increased his average to .350.

— In his last start, Walters went 6 innings against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and allowed 5 hits, 1 earned run with 5 strikeouts.

— Friday will be just the eighth time the two teams have met since Missouri joined the SEC in 2013. They did not play last season.

— Robbie Glendinning is the SEC Co-Player of the Week and Missouri’s top hitter. He’s batting .400 this season with 2 home runs, 8 RBIs, 6 doubles and a .514 on-base percentage. But he’s not the only hot hitter in the Tigers’ lineup. They have three more players hitting at least .370. Brett Bond (.377, 3 home runs, 15 RBIs), Brian Sharp (.373, 2 home runs, 6 RBIs) and Trey Harris (.373, 2 home runs, 19 RBIs, 5 stolen bases) provide plenty of support.

— Cobie Vance leads the Crimson Tide at the plate, hitting .391 with 15 RBIs. Chandler Avant is right behind him with a .386 average. Chandler Taylor is tied for second in the SEC with 5 home runs this season.

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