Alabama Crimson Tide Baseball Weekly Report


Sunday, February 27, 2005

Brent Carter

Overall Record:  8-3 (.727)
Last Week:  3-1 (.750)
Streak:   3-game winning streak

Last Week’s Scores:
UAB 7, Alabama 1 (at Birmingham)
Alabama 13, Duquesne 3
Alabama 6, Duquesne 1 (DH)
Alabama 10, Duquesne 1 (DH)

This Week’s Sked:
Samford (ACN)  3 PM
McNeese State  6:30 PM
McNeese State  4 PM
McNeese State  2 PM

Player of the Week Nominee:  Rocky Scelfo (Sr., 3B, 6-1, 185, Youngsville, La.)

  • 3 G, .600 (6-for-10), 6 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
  • Compiled a 1.000 slugging percentage & a .714 on-base mark
  • Went 4-for-4 with double, home run and two RBI in Bama’s 13-3 win over Duquense in his first start of the year at 3B
  • Ignited five-run inning with leadoff double as UA scored 5 runs in the bottom of the third inning
  • Slugged 2-run HR in 5th inning, his first since Feb 21, 2004
  • Scored winning run in UA’s 6-1 win over Dukes in game two of series
  • For the year, Scelfo is hitting .588 (10-for-17) with 10 runs, one home run and three RBI in five starts

Pitcher of the Week Nominee: Brent Carter (Sr., LHP, 6-3, 215, Americus, Ga.)

  • 1 G, 1 GS, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 13 K
  • Posted his third straight quality start with win over Duquesne
  • Allowed one unearned run and one hit as he posted his 20th career victory with the Crimson Tide
  • Posted a season-high 13 strikeouts as he logged his 3rd straight double-figure strikeout game
  • For the season, Carter is 2-1 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts
    Carter has worked 21 innings and allowed nine hits, six runs, two earned runs, with 34 strikeouts and one walk


Alabama (8-3, .727) has won seven of its last eight games, including a three-game sweep against Duquesne this past weekend ... Alabama has won all 32 non-conference home series under coach Jim Wells, including 19 three-game sweeps ... Wells coached his 650th game at Alabama with a 6-1 win over Duquesne on Feb. 26 ... Due to inclement weather this week, Alabama played four games in three days, including a double header against Duquense on Feb. 26 ... Alabama and UAB played the completion of a suspended game on Thursday, Feb. 24 before the Tide and Dukes played a three-game series on Friday and Saturday .,. The Feb 26 was made necessary because of heavy rains forecasted for Tuscaloosa on Sunday ... Alabama has played three double headers this season and has two sweeps (UNC Asheville and Duquesne) and one split (at Hawai’i) ... The Crimson Tide is 6-0 at home this season and in the midst of a 16-game homestand ... The current homestand began with a 13-3 win over Duquesne on Feb 25 and concludes March 23 against Jacksonville State ... Alabama will host Samford on Wednesday, March 2 and McNeese State (Mar. 4-6) this weekend ... Samford owns a two-game winning streak over Alabama (2003-04) and has never won three games in-a-row against the Tide ... Samford is coached by former Auburn catcher Casey Dunn ... McNeese State owns a 1-0 series lead with Alabama after a 7-6 win in the Lake Area Classic (Lake Charles, La.) in 1994 ... Alabama assistant coach Todd Butler is a McNeese State alum and former head coach of the Cowboys (2001-03) ... Alabama has a 23-game winning streak when scoring 10 or more runs ... Senior OF Morrow Thomley is riding a nine-game hitting streak ... Freshman SS Cale Iorg has hit safely in seven straight games ... Senior 2B Allen Rice has a six-game hitting streak ... Sophomore OF Emeel Salem is riding a five-game hitting streak ... Salem’s lone career home run came in last year’s loss to Samford in Tuscaloosa ... Junior Evan Bush has hit safely in eight of his last nine games ... Bush tied his own school record with two sac flies in a 4-1 win over Duquense (Feb. 26) ... He did it twice last year ...