Illinois vs Alabama Crimson Tide (Mar 2, 1997) Box score (NCAA)
                       1997 Alabama Crimson Tide Baseball
                        Illinois at Alabama Crimson Tide
               Mar 2, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Sewell-Thomas)

Illinois 5 (1-6)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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T. McClure rf............  3  1  2  2   0  1  1  0   0
Du. Rhodes cf............  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   2
Marquie 3b...............  2  1  0  0   1  1  1  1   0
Nieckula c...............  3  1  2  0   0  1  2  0   0
O'Neill dh...............  3  1  2  3   0  1  0  0   0
Rudden 1b................  3  0  0  0   0  2  4  0   2
Jackson lf...............  1  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Anderson 2b..............  1  1  1  0   1  0  2  0   0
Sprengard ss.............  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  2   0
Rehrer p.................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Hecht p.................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 21  5  7  5   3  8 12  5   4

Alabama Crimson Tide 6 (12-0)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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David Tidwell cf.........  2  1  1  2   1  0  0  0   0
Roberto Vaz lf...........  2  1  2  3   1  0  1  0   0
G.W. Keller 2b...........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   4
Matt Frick c.............  3  1  2  1   0  0  8  1   0
Andy Phillips 3b.........  2  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
Brandon Watson dh........  3  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Joe Caruso ss............  2  1  1  0   0  0  0  1   0
Mark Peer rf.............  1  0  0  0   1  1  1  0   0
Robbie Tucker 1b.........  2  1  1  0   0  1  4  0   0
Manny Torres p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Andy Bernard p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 20  6  8  6   4  2 15  4   6

Score by Innings               R  H  E
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Illinois............ 320 00 -  5  7  1
Alabama Crimson Tide 123 0X -  6  8  0
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E - Nieckula. LOB - Illinois 4; Alabama 6. 2B - Nieckula; O'Neill; Vaz;
Tucker. HR - T. McClure; O'Neill; Vaz; Frick. SB - Tidwell. CS - T. McClure.

Illinois               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Rehrer..............  2.0  6  5  5  2  1 12 14
Hecht...............  2.0  2  1  1  2  1  8 10

Alabama Crimson Tide   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Manny Torres........  3.0  6  5  5  3  3 14 17
Andy Bernard........  2.0  1  0  0  0  5  7  7

Win - A.Bernard (2-0).  Loss - Hecht (0-2).  Save - None.
Umpires - HP: Don McNabb  1B: Hal Rozzelle  3B: Larry Gray
Start: 12:11 PM   Time: 1:44   Attendance: 1567
Game notes:
RAIN SHORTENED GAME - Called after 4 1/2 innings due to very heavy rain...
ALABAMA school record 12th straight win to open the season...TIDWELL GW RBI
FRICK 5 hits in last six ABs, including solo HR today...UA's 5th straight
come-from-behind win, and 39th under Jim Wells...
Rehrer faced 2 batters in the 3rd.
Torres faced 2 batters in the 4th.
Game: BAMA12

Play-by-Play
                       1997 Alabama Crimson Tide Baseball
                Illinois at Alabama Crimson Tide - Play-by-Play
               Mar 2, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Sewell-Thomas)


Score by Innings               R  H  E
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Illinois............ 320 00 -  5  7  1
Alabama Crimson Tide 123 0X -  6  8  0
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Illinois starters: 10/rf T. McClure; 11/cf Du. Rhodes; 20/3b Marquie; 26/c Nieckula;
3/dh O'Neill; 18/1b Rudden; 21/lf Jackson; 38/2b Anderson; 8/ss Sprengard; 0/p
Rehrer;
Alabama Crimson Tide starters: 26/cf Tidwell; 28/lf Vaz; 9/2b Keller; 16/c Frick;
2/3b Phillips; 33/dh Watson; 5/ss Caruso; 27/rf Peer; 35/1b Tucker; 19/p Torres;

Illinois 1st - T. McClure singled to right field. Du. Rhodes struck out
swinging; T. McClure out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. Marquie walked.
Nieckula singled to center field; Marquie advanced to second. O'Neill homered to
right center, 3 RBI; Nieckula scored; Marquie scored. Rudden flied out to lf. 3
runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 1st - Tidwell fouled out to 2b. Vaz homered to right
field, RBI. Keller popped up to 2b. Frick singled to right field. Frick advanced to
second on a throwing error by c. Phillips walked. Watson flied out to rf. 1 run,
2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Illinois 2nd - Jackson flied out to rf. Anderson singled to left field.
Sprengard grounded out to p; Anderson advanced to second. T. McClure homered to left
field, 2 RBI; Anderson scored. Du. Rhodes grounded out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 2nd - Caruso grounded out to ss. Peer struck out
swinging. Tucker doubled to center field. Tidwell walked. Vaz doubled to right
field, 2 RBI; Tidwell scored; Tucker scored. Keller grounded out to p. 2 runs, 2
hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Illinois 3rd - Marquie grounded out to 2b. Nieckula doubled to right center.
O'Neill struck out swinging. Rudden struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,
1 LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 3rd - Frick homered to right field, RBI. Phillips
singled to right field. Hecht to p for Rehrer. Watson reached on a fielder's choice;
Phillips out at second p to ss. Caruso singled to left field; Watson advanced to
second. Peer walked; Caruso advanced to second; Watson advanced to third. Tucker
struck out swinging. Tidwell singled to right field, 2 RBI; Peer advanced to third;
Caruso scored; Watson scored. Tidwell stole second. Vaz intentionally walked. Keller
reached on a fielder's choice; Vaz advanced to second; Tidwell out at third 3b
unassisted. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Illinois 4th - Jackson walked. Anderson walked; Jackson advanced to second.
A.Bernard to p for Torres. Sprengard struck out looking. T. McClure struck out
swinging. Du. Rhodes grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2
LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 4th - Frick grounded out to 3b. Phillips flied out to
cf. Watson grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Illinois 5th - Marquie struck out swinging. Nieckula struck out looking.
O'Neill doubled to center field. Rudden struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 1 LOB.
     
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