Game Notes vs. Clemson (Monday)
June 14, 2010
*Alabama finished the season with a 42-25 overall record and one win from the College World Series. The Crimson Tide closed the season by winning 13 of its last 17 games.
*Alabama recorded its 14th 40-win season in school history in 2010. The complete list of 40-win seasons include 1981 (41-15-1), 1983 (46-11), 1986 (46-20), 1991 (42-20), 1995 (42-23), 1996 (50-19), 1997 (56-14), 1998 (46-18), 1999 (53-16), 2000 (41-24), 2002 (51-15), 2005 (40-23), 2006 (44-21) and 2010 (42-25).
*Alabama scored five two-out runs in the ninth inning against Clemson to continue its postseason success with two outs. In 12 postseason games, Alabama scored 38 of its 73 runs with two outs.
*Alabama finished the season with a .977 fielding percentage, the highest in school history. The previous record was a .971 fielding mark in set in 1996 and 2009.
*Sophomore center fielder Taylor Dugas went 1-for-5 and scored two runs in the loss to Clemson. Dugas finished the season with a team-leading .395 (96-for-243) average in 67 games.
*Junior shortstop Josh Rutledge had two hits in the season finale and finished the year with 107 hits, tying G.W. Keller (1999) for the second most in a season in school history. David Magadan (1983) holds the single-season record with 114 hits.
*Rutledge finished the season with 69 RBI to set the Alabama single season record for most RBI by a shortstop. The previous record was 66 RBI held by Andy Phillips in 1999. Rutledge is also the first Alabama shortstop to lead the team in RBI since Steve Houlberg (28 RBI) in 1978.
*Junior second baseman Ross Wilson had two hits and two RBI in the loss to Clemson. Wilson was the Tide's leading hitter this postseason with a .415 (17-for-41) average with two home runs and nine RBI. He was second on the team with 10 runs scored.
*Freshman Brett Booth hit a two-run home run in the Tide's five-run ninth inning on Monday. It was his second home run of the season and first career postseason home run. In eight postseason games, Booth hit .357 (10-for-29) with one home run and four RBI. He added two doubles and scored five runs.