Crimson Tide defeats Tigers 4-3 for first win over top-five opponent in two years
Crimson Tide limited to three hits by Tigers' starter Aaron Nola
Crimson Tide gets another solid outing in Mike Oczypok
HIGH SCHOOL: Named the 2012 South Birmingham player of the year for the second time ... named the 2011 and 2012 Over the Mountain Athlete of the Year ... was a three-time all-metro selection by the Birmingham News ... was a 2012 preseason Southeast All-Region first team selection by Perfect Game USA ... ranked as the No. 6 prospect in Alabama and no. 166 nationally by Perfect Game USA ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 players list ... was a 2011 class 6A honorable mention all-state selection as an outfielder by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... finished his junior season with a .422 batting average, with seven home runs and 27 RBI ... also had 11 doubles, scored 37 runs and stole 11 bases ... was a 2011 Perfect Game USA third team preseason underclassmen All-American honoree and a Perfect Game USA high honorable mention preseason underclassmen All-American selection in 2010 ... participated in a number of Perfect Game USA showcases during the summer of 2011 ... named the Birmingham News South Hitter of the Year in 2011... was a 2011 first team All-Hoover/South selection by the Birmingham News ... also a standout on the football field as a running back for Vestavia Hills HS ... named the Over the Mountain Touchdown Club's Birmingham Football Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 ... his high school baseball head coach was Dal Davis.
PERSONAL: Born George Hanna Salem on Aug. 11, 1993 ... parents are George Salem and Paige Hockman ... has a younger brother Drew ... both his father and grandfather George played football at Alabama ... uncle Ed Salem was an All-American at halfback for the Tide in 1950 and was a 1951 draft pick of the Washington Redskins ... cousin Emeel Salem played baseball for the Tide from 2005-07 and was a two-time All-American, earning first-team honors in 2006 ... majoring in marketing.