1997 Alabama Crimson Tide Baseball

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Game Results

The following games are listed with the most recently played games first. Only games that have been completed are shown. The line score for each game is shown, and is followed by a 'hot-key' for access to box scores if available on-line.

LSU 13, Alabama Crimson Tide 6
(June 7, 1997 at Omaha, Nebraska)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 002 200 020  -  6 11  3      (56-14)
  LSU................. 630 002 11X  - 13 15  1      (57-13)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Daniel; Kingrey(1); Henderson(5); Hurst(7). 
  LSU - P. Coogan; D. Thompson(5). 
  Win-D. Thompson(12-3)  Loss-Daniel(5-1)  T-3:15  A-24401
  HR ALABAMA - Caruso
  HR LSU - D. Higgins, T. Bernhardt
  National Championship game at 1997 College World Series...UA's first champ-
  ionship game appearnace since 1983...Joe Caruso sets College World Series  
  record with 14 hits...Caurso career high 15 home runs in 1997...UA school  
  record 163 doubles...UA school record 70th game played...CWS record crowd  
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Alabama Crimson Tide 8, Miami 2
(June 6, 1997 at Omaha, Nebraska)

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  Miami............... 000 000 002  -  2  7  1      (51-18)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 008 000 00X  -  8 10  3      (56-13)
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  Pitchers: Miami - Arteaga; Reyes(4); Morrison(8). Alabama Crimson Tide - 
  Fisher; Hurst(9). 
  Win-Fisher(10-3)  Loss-Arteaga(11-4)  T-2:24  A-15271
  HR ALABAMA - Frick, Peer
  Alabama eliminates Miami from CWS...Alabama advances to national champion- 
  ship game against LSU...Keller 14-game post-season hitting streak...Peer   
  four HRs in 1997, with coming at the CWS...Frick and Peer homered during   
  UA's 8-run third inning...Bama makes 1st champ. game app. since 1983...    
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Alabama Crimson Tide 8, Miami 6
(June 5, 1997 at Omaha, Nebraska)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 300 041 000  -  8  8  1      (55-13)
  Miami............... 000 024 000  -  6  8  0      (51-17)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Kingrey(6). Miami - Santos; 
  Ozias(6); Reyes(9). 
  Win-Henderson(13-2)  Save-Kingrey(4)  Loss-Santos(9-3)  T-2:33  A-16305
  HR ALABAMA - Keller, Peer
  HR MIAMI - Lopez-Cao, Grimmett
  Henderson sets Alabama record with 13th win eclipsing the old mark of 12   
  set by Frank Roland (12-0) in 1956...Keller 13-game hitting streak...Peer 2
  post-season HRs...UA pitchers went 23 2/3 innings w/out a walk prior to 6th
  inning of UM game...1st win over UM since 1985 & snaps 2 gm CWS L streak   
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Alabama Crimson Tide 9, Mississippi State 5
(June 3, 1997 at Omaha, Nebraska)

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  Mississippi State... 000 100 301  -  5 12  3      (47-21)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 040 05X  -  9 13  0      (54-13)
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  Pitchers: Mississippi State - K. Dilgard; V. Johnson(5); M. Ginter(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Daniel; Kingrey(7). 
  Win-Kingrey(10-1)  Loss-V. Johnson(5-4)  T-2:35  A-20991
  HR MSU - A. Piatt
  HR ALABAMA - Phillips, Peer
  Alabama eliminates Miss. State from College World Series...UA wins season  
  series with Bulldogs, 4-2...Miss. State's Ron Polk's final game as head    
  coach...Phillips' three-run HR in 5th inning was Bama's first in the CWS...
  Kingrey's 5th win of the post-season for Alabama...                        
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Miami 6, Alabama Crimson Tide 1
(June 2, 1997 at Omaha, Nebraska)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 001 000  -  1  9  1      (53-13)
  Miami............... 004 001 10X  -  6 15  1      (51-16)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Hurst(6). Miami - Spassoff; Reyes(6). 
  Win-Spassoff(9-5)  Save-Reyes(2)  Loss-Fisher(9-3)  T-2:57  A-20016
  HR MIAMI - Jacomino
  Alabama has lost two straight CWS games to Miami by a combined score of 21-
  2...UA's lowest run total of the season...Caruso career-high four hits...  
  Caruso notches 300th career hit becoming 5th SEC player with 300 hits...   
  Mohr 16-game HTSK ends...UA no HRs in back-to-back games for 1st time...   
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Alabama Crimson Tide 3, Mississippi State 2
(May 31, 1997 at Omaha, Nebraska)

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  Mississippi State... 000 010 001  -  2  7  0      (46-20)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 020 001  -  3 11  1      (53-12)
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  Pitchers: Mississippi State - E. DuBose. Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; 
  Kingrey(7). 
  Win-Kingrey(9-1)  Loss-E. DuBose(9-4)  T-2:37  A-22640
  Alabama making second straight appearance at the College World Series...   
  Mark Peer first career game-winning RBI, scoring Matt Frick with winning   
  run in 9th inning...Frick scored winning run in last two games for Alabama.
  Henderson scool record for innings pitched...Mohr 16-game HTSK...          
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Alabama Crimson Tide 9, Southern California 8
(May 25, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Southern California. 131 010 110 0 -  8 19  1      (42-20)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 202 013 000 1 -  9 11  2      (52-12)
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  Pitchers: Southern California - R. Flores; M. Penny(5); M. Weibling(6); 
  J. Krawczyk(7). Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Kingrey(2); Henderson(9). 
  Win-Henderson(12-2)  Loss-J. Krawczyk(2-3)  T-3:35  A-4007
  HR SOCAL - R. Gorr
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell, Caruso, Mohr, Frick, Duncan
  Game 10 (NCAA South II Regional)...Alabama wins South II Regiona Champion- 
  ship and advances to College World Series...UA's second consecutive trip to
  Omaha, and fourth overall (1950, 1983, 1986 and 1997)...Frick game-winning 
  HR in 10th inning...Series attendance 26,256 (Avg.: 2,626)...              
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Alabama Crimson Tide 6, North Carolina State 3
(May 24, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 210 201 000  -  6  9  0      (51-12)
  North Carolina State 200 000 010  -  3  9  0      (43-19)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Vaz; Hurst(8). North Carolina State - B. Scarce
  . 
  Win-Vaz(4-1)  Save-Hurst(4)  Loss-B. Scarce(4-2)  T-2:34  A-4007
  HR ALABAMA - Mohr, Phillips, Keller
  HR NCSTATE - B. Piercy
  Game 7 (NCAA South II Regional)...Alabama will play Sunday at 1 pm vs.     
  winner of Saturday's 7 pm game...NC State will play at 7 pm Saturday vs.   
  the winner of the USC-Va. Tech game...UA is 1st SEC team with 4 20-HR      
  hitters...regional attendance (7 games)-18,733 (2,677 avg.)                
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Alabama Crimson Tide 6, Wichita State 2
(May 23, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 000 204  -  6  9  0      (50-12)
  Wichita State....... 000 020 000  -  2  8  0      (51-18)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Kingrey(8). Wichita State - 
  S. Foral; G. Bauer(9). 
  Win-Kingrey(8-1)  Loss-S. Foral(10-7)  T-2:35  A-4022
  Game 5 (NCAA South II Regional)...Wichita State eliminated...Alabama will  
  play winner of Va. Tech-NCSU game at 11 am Saturday...Alabama equalls      
  school record with 50 wins...Kingery 2nd win of the regional...UA sets     
  school record for hits with 778.                                           
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Alabama Crimson Tide 8, Troy State 5
(May 22, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Troy State.......... 100 002 200  -  5  9  1      (36-23)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 100 102 31X  -  8 15  4      (49-12)
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  Pitchers: Troy State - J. Fawcett; B. T. Hinson(7); T. Hussey(7); S. Pyles(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Kingrey(7). 
  Win-Kingrey(7-1)  Loss-J. Fawcett(11-3)  T-2:42  A-4007
  HR ALABAMA - Bounds, Vaz 2, Caruso, Phillips, Tucker
  Game 1 (NCAA South II Regional)...Alabama will play Wichita State at 3 pm  
  Friday...Troy State will play USC at 11 am Friday.                         
  Alabama 2nd team in SEC history with 3 players with 20 or more HR...       
  back-to-back HR (Vaz & Caruso) - 7th back-to-back HR for UA this season.   
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Alabama Crimson Tide 12, LSU 2
(May 18, 1997 at Columbus, Georgia)

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  LSU................. 100 100 000  -  2  6  2      (48-12)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 331 001 31X  - 12 18  1      (48-12)
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  Pitchers: LSU - E. Berthelot; B. Daugherty(2); C. Demouy(3); P. Coogan(6); 
  D. Guillory(7); J. Albritton(8). Alabama Crimson Tide - Daniel; Hurst(8); 
  Eilers(9). 
  Win-Daniel(5-0)  Loss-E. Berthelot(6-3)  T-2:54  A-4268
  HR LSU - B. Barbier, T. McClure
  HR ALABAMA - Caruso
  ALABAMA wins its third straight SEC Tournament Championship...DAVID TIDWELL
  named SEC Tournament MVP...He is the 5th player from Alabama to win the    
  award and third in a row...Alabama set tourney records for highest batting 
  average (.403) and home runs (13)...Daniel 1st career SEC start...         
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Alabama Crimson Tide 6, Florida 3
(May 17, 1997 at Columbus, Georgia)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 201 100 002  -  6  8  1      (47-12)
  Florida............. 010 010 100  -  3  8  2      (38-22)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Hurst(8). Florida - T. Bond; 
  J. Fogg(5). 
  Win-Henderson(11-2)  Loss-T. Bond(2-3)  T-3:21  A-3909
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell
  Alabama makes its 3rd straight SEC Championship game appearance...UA 47 win
  second most in school history...Alabama 12 HRs sets SEC Trny record...     
  TIDWELL five HRs in his last 6 games...He has reached base and scored in   
  1st inning in 5 of 7 games...Keller reached base twice on catcher's int... 
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LSU 12, Alabama Crimson Tide 7
(May 17, 1997 at Columbus, Georgia)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 250 000 000  -  7 13  0      (46-12)
  LSU................. 105 100 50X  - 12 13  1      (48-11)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Vaz; A.Bernard(5). LSU - K. Shipp; 
  J. Painich(6). 
  Win-J. Painich(8-2)  Loss-A.Bernard(4-4)  T-2:41  A-4030
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell, Caruso, Keller
  HR LSU - B. Larson, T. McClure 2, T. Bernhardt, C. Earnhart
  Alabama ties SEC Tournament record with 11 home runs...Ole Miss hit 11 HRs 
  in five games during the 1977 tourney...MOHR 9-game hitting streak & reach-
  ed base in 22 straight games...Bernard career vs. LSU: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 7 ER,  
  4HRs...UA 1st SEC trny loss since winner's bracket final in 1996 (5 games) 
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Alabama Crimson Tide 13, Florida 6
(May 16, 1997 at Columbus, Georgia)

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  Florida............. 101 000 400  -  6  9  2      (37-21)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 032 620 00X  - 13 17  2      (46-11)
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  Pitchers: Florida - M. Gray; C. Knollin(4); S. Rodriguez(7). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Daniel(7). 
  Win-Fisher(9-2)  Save-Daniel  Loss-M. Gray(3-3)  T-2:52  A-4510
  HR UF - B. Wilkerson
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell, Vaz, Mohr 2, Tucker, Frick
  Alabama sets SEC Tournament record with six home runs...Mohr ties SEC Trny 
  record with two home runs...Mohr (23 HR) and Vaz (20 HR) first UA duo to   
  hit 20 homers in the same season...Alabama has won 13/14 games...Bama 5-gm 
  SEC Trny win streak...UA 46 wins, ties 1983 team for 2nd most at Alabama...
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Alabama Crimson Tide 16, Mississippi State 3
(May 15, 1997 at Columbus, Georgia)

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  Mississippi State... 201 000 000  -  3  7  0      (41-17)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 540 200 05X  - 16 21  0      (45-11)
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  Pitchers: Mississippi State - J. Jackson; K. Dilgard(2); B. Wiese(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Kingrey. 
  Win-Kingrey(6-1)  Loss-J. Jackson(8-4)  T-2:17  A-3008
  HR MSU - A. Piatt
  HR ALABAMA - Mohr, Frick
  Alabama ties school tournament record with 16 runs scored...Bama also      
  scored 16 runs vs. Kentucky (1996)...Alabama school tournament record 21   
  hits (Previous High: 19 vs. Florida, 1996)...Kingrey 1st career SEC start  
  and first career CG...UA's 3rd CG in SEC Trny history...Vaz career-high 4 H
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LSU 6, Alabama Crimson Tide 4
(May 10, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  LSU................. 100 002 120  -  6  8  1      (45-11)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 300 000 010  -  4  6  1      (44-11)
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  Pitchers: LSU - J. Painich; D. Thompson(3); C. Demouy(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Kingrey(8). 
  Win-D. Thompson(8-3)  Save-C. Demouy(4)  Loss-Fisher(8-2)  T-2:32  A-5117
  HR LSU - E. Furniss, M. Koerner, C. Horton
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell
  LSU wins the Southeastern Conference Championship...This is LSU's 12th SEC 
  Championship (1939-43-46-61-75-86-90-91-92-93-96-97)...Alabama single-game 
  (5,117) and series (15,351) attendance record...Tidwell leadoff HR in 1st, 
  marking the third straight year Bama has led off the reg-sea. finale w/HR..
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Alabama Crimson Tide 28, LSU 2
(May 10, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  LSU................. 010 0   00 010  -  2 10  2      (44-11)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 143 (10)25 03X  - 28 28  1      (44-10)
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  Pitchers: LSU - D. Thompson; B. Daugherty(3); E. Berthelot(4); D. Guillory(4); 
  Cattolica(6); Thibodeaux(7). Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Hurst(8); 
  Daniel(9). 
  Win-Henderson(10-2)  Loss-D. Thompson(7-3)  T-3:00  A-5117
  HR LSU - B. Larson 2
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell, Vaz, Caruso, Mohr, Tucker, Keller, Duncan
  Alabama and LSU meet for the SEC Championship tomorrow afternoon...BAMA 28 
  runs equals the most ever against LSU (Alabama 28, LSU 5 - 1932)...The 28  
  hits are also the most against LSU...LSU's worst loss ever - the previous  
  was 23 runs (UA 28-5, 1932 & MSU 26-3, 1942)...UA record 29 triples...     
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Alabama Crimson Tide 6, LSU 4
(May 9, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  LSU................. 002 000 101  -  4  5  1      (44-10)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 212 010 00X  -  6  7  0      (43-9)
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  Pitchers: LSU - P. Coogan; B. Daugherty(6); C. Demouy(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Vaz. 
  Win-Vaz(3-1)  Loss-P. Coogan(10-3)  T-2:32  A-5117
  HR LSU - B. Barbier, M. Koerner
  HR ALABAMA - Tucker
  Alabama now trails LSU by two games in the SEC West with two games to play 
  Sewell-Thomas Stadium record crowd 5,117...VAZ first career complete game  
  in only his second career start (Career High: 7 Ks)...PHILLIPS four-game   
  hitting streak and career high three doubles...SEC: UA 19-8, LSU 21-6...   
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Alabama Crimson Tide 9, Ole Miss 5
(May 4, 1997 at Oxford, MS)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 002 311 011  -  9 14  2      (42-10)
  Ole Miss............ 020 000 030  -  5 13  1      (20-30)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; A.Bernard(8); Kingrey(8). Ole Miss - 
  D. DeYoung. 
  Win-Fisher(8-1)  Save-Kingrey(3)  Loss-D. DeYoung(3-8)  T-2:42  A-747
  HR ALABAMA - Caruso (9), Phillips (12), Tucker 2 (15), Keller (17)
  Alabama school record 42 regular-season wins...CARUSO becomes UA's all-time
  assists leader (621), breaking the mark of 620 held by BRETT TAFT (1993-96)
  UA school record 523 runs scored in 1997...UA's 3rd SEC sweep of the season
  and 1st road sweep since 1991 at Georgia...SEC Records: UA 18-8 UM 4-23    
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Alabama Crimson Tide 14, Ole Miss 7
(May 3, 1997 at Oxford, MS)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 440 100 302  - 14 16  0      (41-10)
  Ole Miss............ 200 020 003  -  7  9  2      (20-29)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Daniel(9). Ole Miss - M. Duff; 
  M. Rodgers(3); L. Tolbert(8). 
  Win-Henderson(9-2)  Loss-M. Duff(2-3)  T-2:22  A-1017
  HR ALABAMA - Caruso (8), Mohr (19), Phillips (11)
  HR UM - C. Lotterhos (2)
  Alabama ties school record with 41st regular-season win...The 1981 team    
  (41-13-1) also won 41 reg-season games...Bama snaps Ole Miss' streak of 5  
  straight series wins dating back to 1991...MOHR six hits, two HRs and four 
  RBI in the DH...UA 111 HRs, 3rd most in SEC history...SEC: UA 17-8, UM 4-22
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Alabama Crimson Tide 8, Ole Miss 2
(May 3, 1997 at Oxford, MS)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 012 100 004  -  8  7  0      (40-10)
  Ole Miss............ 000 001 010  -  2  7  2      (20-28)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Vaz; A.Bernard(7); Kingrey(8). Ole Miss - 
  A. Walker; T. Hudson(9). 
  Win-Vaz(2-1)  Save-Kingrey(2)  Loss-A. Walker(1-4)  T-2:26  A-0
  HR ALABAMA - Mohr (18), Frick 2 (12), Tucker (14)
  Alabama becomes on the third team in school history to win 40 regular-     
  season games (1981, 1996, 1997)...MOHR career-high four hits, including    
  40th career HR for Bama...FRICK career-high two HRs...Frick is 12th UA plyr
  to hit 2 HRs in one game this year...SEC RECORDS:  BAMA 16-8  MISS 4-21    
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Alabama Crimson Tide 4, Samford 3
(Apr 29, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Samford............. 021 000 000  -  3  5  1      (25-26)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 201 000 001  -  4  9  0      (39-10)
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  Pitchers: Samford - McCall; Drake(4); Alston(8). Alabama Crimson Tide - Hurst; 
  Kingrey(5); A.Bernard(8). 
  Win-A.Bernard(4-3)  Loss-Alston(2-1)  T-2:11  A-2106
  HR SU - Souders, Morgan
  Brandon Watson first career game-winning RBI with pinch hit RBI single in  
  bottom of the 9th inning...Bama 7-3 in one-run games this year...UA's 27th 
  win since 1995 in its final at-bat...UA finishes 24-2 (.923) in non-SEC gms
  its 2nd best win pct. in history...SU Coach Tommy Walker ejected (8th inn) 
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Alabama Crimson Tide 13, Arkansas 2
(Apr 26, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Arkansas............ 010 001 000  -  2  8  0      (34-14)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 303 010 15X  - 13 13  3      (38-10)
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  Pitchers: Arkansas - Quarnstrom; S. Heather(6); M. Moriarity(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson. 
  Win-Henderson(8-2)  Loss-Quarnstrom(4-3)  T-2:33  A-2015
  HR ARKANSAS - R. Lundquist
  HR ALABAMA - Phillips, Keller 2
  Henderson first complete game for Alabama, and third of his career...UA 3rd
  CG of the season...Henderson's 1st career 9-inning CG...KELLER ties career 
  high with three hits and six RBI...MOHR 12-game HTSK...CARUSO 7-game HTSK..
  CARUSO 52 career doubles ties Ted McClendon (1983-85) for 2nd all-time...  
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Alabama Crimson Tide 11, Arkansas 10
(Apr 25, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Arkansas............ 120 052 000  - 10 12  1      (34-13)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 300 130 202  - 11 15  2      (37-10)
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  Pitchers: Arkansas - M. Carnes; L. Franks(7). Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; 
  Kingrey(7). 
  Win-Kingrey(5-1)  Loss-L. Franks(7-2)  T-2:54  A-2001
  HR ARKANSAS - J. McConnell
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell, Caruso, Mohr 2, Phillips, Tucker
  PETE FISHER career high 9 strikeouts and 11 hits allowed...MOHR's 7th inn. 
  HR is Alabama's 100th HR this season...MOHR also hit UA's 1st HR and school
  record 96th HR...Arkansas' Jeremy Jackson 22-game HTSK...TIDWELL 1st career
  4 hit game...MOHR and PHILLIPS (1st GW HR) back-to-back HRs in 9th inning..
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Alabama Crimson Tide 15, West Alabama 4
(Apr 23, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  West Alabama........ 031 000 0 -  4 10  3      (26-23)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 260 502 X - 15 12  2      (36-10)
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  Pitchers: West Alabama - B. White; J. Russell(2); Williamson(4). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Hurst; Vaz(5); Eilers(6); M.Bernard(7). 
  Win-Hurst(4-1)  Loss-B. White(3-5)  T-2:05  A-1801
  HR ALABAMA - Mohr
  JOE CARUSO becomes Alabama's all-time hits leader with second inning double
  He now has 269 career hits, breaking David Magadan's (1981-83) mark of 268.
  Alabama school record 96 HRs this year...CARUSO is Alabama's all-time games
  played leader with 218 career games...KELLER reached on catchers int. twice
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Alabama Crimson Tide 10, West Alabama 9
(Apr 23, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  West Alabama........ 430 101 0 -  9 13  2      (26-22)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 810 000 1 - 10 11  1      (35-10)
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  Pitchers: West Alabama - S. Byrd; T. Balog(1); S. Uhlich(6). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Daniel; Kingrey(3); Henderson(6). 
  Win-Henderson(7-2)  Loss-S. Uhlich(7-5)  T-2:04  A-0
  HR UWA - B. Smith, R. Boggs
  HR ALABAMA - Phillips 2
  Alabama's 49th come-from-behind win since 1995, and its 26th final at-bat  
  win in the last three years...CARUSO becomes UA's all-time games played    
  leader with his 217th career game...CARUSO ties David Magadan's school     
  record with his 268th career hit...Duncan 2nd career GW RBI...1st G of DH  
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Alabama Crimson Tide 6, Mississippi State 3
(Apr 20, 1997 at Starkville, Miss.)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 001 002 201  -  6 11  1      (34-10)
  Mississippi State... 020 000 010  -  3  9  0      (31-12)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Torres; A.Bernard(9). Mississippi State - 
  C. Reinike; H. Thoms(6); K. Donovan(7); B. Wiese(9). 
  Win-Torres(5-0)  Save-A.Bernard(1)  Loss-C. Reinike(1-2)  T-2:31  A-6238
  HR ALABAMA - Tucker
  HR MSU - A. Piatt
  CARUSO sets UA record with 177 career runs scored...He is also one hit shy 
  of tying DAVID MAGADAN'S (268) all-time hit record...Caruso has 267 career 
  hits...BAMA 93 HRs, two shy of single-season school record...VAZ and MOHR  
  8-game hitting streak...FRICK 7-game HTSK...SEC RECORDS:  UA 13-8, MSU 13-8
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Mississippi State 9, Alabama Crimson Tide 7
(Apr 19, 1997 at Starkville, Miss.)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 021 010 012  -  7 13  5      (33-10)
  Mississippi State... 013 002 30X  -  9 11  0      (31-11)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher. Mississippi State - J. Jackson; 
  V. Johnson(8). 
  Win-J. Jackson(7-2)  Save-V. Johnson(9)  Loss-Fisher(7-1)  T-2:25  A-9289
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell, Keller
  HR MSU - R. Thoms, B. Freeman 2
  Alabama drops first two games of series at MSU and now lost four straight  
  series to the Bulldogs in Starkville...FISHER second career CG (1st at UA) 
  VAZ and MOHR seven-game HTSK...FRICK 6-game HTSK...UA 92 HRs this season,  
  three shy of school record...BAMA season-high five errors...UA 5th SEC West
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Mississippi State 11, Alabama Crimson Tide 10
(Apr 18, 1997 at Starkville, Miss.)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 400 203 000 01 - 10 16  0      (33-9)
  Mississippi State... 011 303 010 02 - 11 15  0      (30-11)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Kingrey(6); Vaz(8). 
  Mississippi State - E. DuBose; H. Thoms(6); V. Johnson(8). 
  Win-V. Johnson(4-1)  Loss-Vaz(1-1)  T-3:33  A-6198
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Caruso, Frick, Phillips
  HR MSU - D. Dabbs
  Alabama's first extra inning loss of the season (2-1)...VAZ school-record  
  HR in five straight games...CARUSO ties career-high four-game hitting strk.
  PHILLIPS seven-game hitting streak...VAZ suffers first loss of the year... 
  FRICK grand slam HR is UA 6th of the year...Eric DuBose MSU record 366 Ks..
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Alabama Crimson Tide 4, Samford 2
(Apr 16, 1997 at Birmingham, Alabama)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 101 002 000  -  4 10  2      (33-8)
  Samford............. 000 100 100  -  2  9  1      (22-23)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Daniel; Kingrey(6); Vaz(9). Samford - 
  Criswell; Corrigan(9). 
  Win-Daniel(4-0)  Save-Vaz(8)  Loss-Criswell(4-4)  T-2:01  A-651
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz
  HR SU - Morgan
  Mohr extends hitting streak to five games and RBI streak to five games (12 
  RBI)...Duncan's second-inning infield single was his 100th career hit...   
  Shortest game of the year (2:01)...Vaz has hit safely in 39 of 41 games for
  Alabama...UA fewest runs allowed since March 30 vs. Vanderbilt (2 ER)...   
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South Alabama 8, Alabama Crimson Tide 7
(Apr 15, 1997 at Mobile, Alabama)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 110 101 201  -  7 10  2      (32-8)
  South Alabama....... 211 010 30X  -  8 12  2      (24-14)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Hurst; Eilers(7); Daniel(8). South Alabama - 
  Rayborn; Fischer(7). 
  Win-Fischer(3-3)  Loss-Hurst(3-1)  T-2:50  A-2426
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Frick
  Alabama drops its second straight non-conference game, falling to 20-2 on  
  the season outside the league...USA snaps four-game losing streak to Bama..
  Tucker 10-game hitting streak snapped...Hurst longest outing of his UA car-
  eer...Hurst ties career high 4 strikeouts...Mohr ties UA record w/2 SAC Fly
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Alabama Crimson Tide 12, Auburn 11
(Apr 13, 1997 at Plainsman Park)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 042 032 01 - 12 16  0      (32-7)
  Auburn.............. 210 131 102 00 - 11 19  3      (34-6)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Torres; A.Bernard(5); Vaz(8). Auburn - 
  Schoening; Knorst(6); Dunham(11). 
  Win-Vaz(1-0)  Loss-Knorst(3-1)  T-3:29  A-3861
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz (15), Mohr (14), Tucker (11), Keller (13), Phillips (5)
  HR AUBURN - Sullivan (3), Etheredge 2 (14), Kersh (9), Wandall (6)
  2nd-largest crowd in stadium history (3,861); 8,332 for two-day series     
  Dunn extends hitting streak to 30 games                                    
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Alabama Crimson Tide 22, Auburn 7
(Apr 12, 1997 at Plainsman Park(Gm.2))

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 243 001 (10)02  - 22 22  2      (31-7)
  Auburn.............. 111 000 0   22  -  7 14  4      (34-5)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Hurst(7); Eilers(8). Auburn - Hebson; 
  Woodward(3); Bean(7); Merriott(7); Jones(7). 
  Win-Fisher(7-0)  Loss-Hebson(7-1)  T-3:01  A-4471
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell (2), Vaz 2 (14), Mohr (13), Frick (8), Phillips (4)
  HR AUBURN - Kelly (3)
  Stadium record crowd of 4,471                                              
  Vaz sets Alabama school record with nine RBI                               
  Phillips ties Alabama record with five hits                                
  Casey Dunn extends hit streak to 29 games                                  
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Auburn 13, Alabama Crimson Tide 8
(Apr 12, 1997 at Plainsman Park(Gm.1))

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 020 020 031  -  8  9  0      (30-7)
  Auburn.............. 524 000 11X  - 13 16  2      (34-4)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Kingrey(3). Auburn - Hudson; 
  Dunham(8). 
  Win-Hudson(9-1)  Loss-Henderson(6-2)  T-2:54  A-0
  HR ALABAMA - Mohr (12)
  HR AUBURN - Etheredge (12)
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UAB 10, Alabama Crimson Tide 2
(Apr 9, 1997 at Birmingham, Alabama)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 000 101  -  2  7  1      (30-6)
  UAB................. 000 024 40X  - 10 11  0      (16-19)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Kingrey; Hurst(6); M.Bernard(6); A.Bernard(7). 
  UAB - McCrary; Beyer(8). 
  Win-McCrary(4-3)  Loss-Kingrey(4-1)  T-2:13  A-2286
  The loss snaps Alabama's 14-game winning streak against in-state schools...
  Also snaps Bama's 20-game non-conference winning streak...Most runs by UAB 
  vs. Alabama since 1989 (UAB 10-1)...UA equals lowest run total of the year 
  Tucker career-high secen-game HTSK and two triples, the 1st of his career  
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Alabama Crimson Tide 14, Southern Miss. 6
(Apr 8, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Southern Miss....... 200 103 000  -  6  9  2      (23-9)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 102 180 20X  - 14 13  0      (30-5)
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  Pitchers: Southern Miss. - Brown; Kee(4); Brewer(5); Johnston(5); Fortenberry(5)
  . Alabama Crimson Tide - Daniel; Vaz(6). 
  Win-Daniel(3-0)  Save-Vaz(7)  Loss-Brown(0-1)  T-2:51  A-1749
  HR USM - Whitehead, Logan, Albritton, Martin
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Keller 2, Frick
  GW KELLER ties career high with three hits and two home runs...Also career 
  high six RBI...JOE CARUSO sets Alabama record with 763rd career at-bat,    
  breaking the previous record of 762 held by Allan Stallings (1982-85)...   
  Keller 8-game HTSK...Frick 6-game HTSK and has homered in 4 of last 6 games
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Alabama Crimson Tide 9, Kentucky 5
(Apr 6, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Kentucky............ 000 050 000  -  5 10  2      (9-22-1)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 400 110 12X  -  9 15  1      (29-5)
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  Pitchers: Kentucky - Borne; Reid(3); McGlone(7); Acuff(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; A.Bernard(5). 
  Win-A.Bernard(3-3)  Loss-Reid(0-4)  T-2:37  A-2148
  HR ALABAMA - Keller, Tucker
  JOE CARUSO first-inning single gives him 389 career total bases, an Alabama
  record (David Magadan, 388, 1981-83)...TIDWELL career-high 10-game hitting 
  streak...KELLER career-high seven game hitting streak...Bama has won 11 of 
  12 series vs. SEC East/1995...Umpire Jack Cox missed game due to illness.. 
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Kentucky 9, Alabama Crimson Tide 2
(Apr 5, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Kentucky............ 010 010 403  -  9 11  2      (9-21-1)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 100 000 010  -  2  7  1      (28-5)
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  Pitchers: Kentucky - Downs. Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Kingrey(9); 
  A.Bernard(9). 
  Win-Downs(3-4)  Loss-Henderson(6-1)  T-2:33  A-1437
  Start of game delayed four hours and 57 minutes by rain...VAZ 32-game hit- 
  ting streak ends...His eighth inning strikeout was his first in 31 ABs, and
  second in 54 ABs...Downs is 2-0 vs. Alabama in the last two seasons...UA 7-
  game winning streak ends...SEC RECORDS:  BAMA (9-5) KENTUCKY (5-9)...      
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Alabama Crimson Tide 10, Kentucky 3
(Apr 4, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Kentucky............ 100 011 000  -  3  7  1      (8-21-1)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 201 100 24X  - 10 12  1      (28-4)
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  Pitchers: Kentucky - Bishop; Acuff(7). Alabama Crimson Tide - Torres; Hurst(7). 
  Win-Torres(4-0)  Save-Hurst(2)  Loss-Bishop(1-1)  T-2:37  A-1610
  HR UK - Cheatle, Loggins, McGlone
  HR ALABAMA - Caruso, Frick
  Start of game delayed 29 minutes by rain...VAZ 32-game hitting streak, one 
  shy of the all-time SEC record (Todd Walker, LSU 33-game HTSK, 1993)...Also
  set single-season record for triples (7), breaking ALLAN STALLINGS record  
  of six in 1983...UA seven-game winning streak...Vaz 2nd multi 3B game at UA
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Alabama Crimson Tide 9, Middle Tennessee 6
(Apr 2, 1997 at Murfreesboro, Tenn.)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 101 410 002  -  9 13  1      (27-4)
  Middle Tennessee.... 000 132 000  -  6 10  1      (14-12)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Kingrey; Daniel(5); Vaz(9). Middle Tennessee - 
  Kirby; Howard(5); Bedwell(6). 
  Win-Kingrey(4-0)  Save-Vaz(6)  Loss-Kirby(1-5)  T-2:45  A-1086
  HR ALABAMA - Tucker, Frick
  HR MTSU - Beddies
  Alabama has won 19 straight non-conference games...UA 5-3 on the road this 
  season...VAZ 31-game hitting streak...Bama six-game winning streak...      
  Keller four-game hitting streak (8-14)...Frick has homered in back-to-back 
  games for 1st time this season...UA 63 HRs in 32 games...                  
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Alabama Crimson Tide 9, South Alabama 8
(Apr 1, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  South Alabama....... 104 000 201  -  8 11  5      (19-11)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 003 201 03X  -  9 11  0      (26-4)
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  Pitchers: South Alabama - Norton; Deason(8); Fischer(8). Alabama Crimson Tide - 
  A.Bernard; Hurst(7). 
  Win-Hurst(3-0)  Loss-Norton(5-3)  T-2:58  A-1993
  HR USA - Stacy, Jackson
  HR ALABAMA - Mohr, Frick
  Alabama's 45th come-from-behind win under Wells, and 24th in its final AB..
  VAZ 30-game hitting streak...BAMA 14 straight wins over in-state schools...
  UA 18th straight non-SEC win...Keller T/car-high 3 hits & records 2nd str. 
  GW RBI...Tidwell one 2b in 5 straight games...VAZ ties UA record w/ 6th 3B.
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Alabama Crimson Tide 14, Vanderbilt 2
(Mar 29, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Vanderbilt.......... 000 000 200  -  2  7  1      (14-13)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 103 033 31X  - 14 15  0      (25-4)
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  Pitchers: Vanderbilt - P. Seybt; B. Hastings(5); C. Johnston(7); M. Byrd(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Hurst(8). 
  Win-Fisher(6-0)  Loss-P. Seybt(1-4)  T-2:27  A-1764
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Caruso, Keller, Mohr
  Alabama's first SEC sweep of the year, and third under Wells...First       
  sweep of Vanderbilt since 1987...Bama has won five in a row vs. Vandy...   
  VAZ 29-game hitting streak & career-high 4 runs...Keller career high three 
  hits and four RBI...UA 1st errorless game since March 19th                 
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Alabama Crimson Tide 6, Vanderbilt 3
(Mar 29, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Vanderbilt.......... 000 000 030  -  3 10  2      (14-12)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 311 000 10X  -  6  9  2      (24-4)
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  Pitchers: Vanderbilt - D. Yee. Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Vaz(9). 
  Win-Henderson(6-0)  Save-Vaz(5)  Loss-D. Yee(2-2)  T-2:21  A-2083
  HR VU - J. Dill
  HR ALABAMA - Caruso, Tucker
  VAZ 28-game hitting streak set the all-time Alabama record...He broke David
  Magadan's school record with first-inning double, his 12th first inning    
  hit of the season...HENDERSON career high 11 Ks...UA one error in 13/14 GMS
  BAMA 20-1 at home this season...TUCKER 3-G HTSK and one HR in 3 str. games 
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Alabama Crimson Tide 8, Vanderbilt 2
(Mar 28, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Vanderbilt.......... 000 000 020  -  2  5  3      (14-11)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 020 120 03X  -  8 10  2      (23-4)
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  Pitchers: Vanderbilt - B. Snow; B. Hastings(8); R. Colley(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Torres. 
  Win-Torres(3-0)  Loss-B. Snow  T-2:44  A-2025
  HR ALABAMA - Tucker
  ROBERTO VAZ 27-game hitting streak, tying the Alabama record held by DAVID 
  MAGADAN (1981)...TORRES 1st CG of the season for Alabama, and 1st by a Tide
  pitcher since Andy Bernard beat Stetson (May 25, 1996)...UA 7-0 on Friday..
  Torres 161 pitches (97 strikes)...TUCKER 3 HRs in his last two games...    
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Alabama Crimson Tide 19, Southern Miss. 14
(Mar 25, 1997 at Hattiesburg, Miss.)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 324 510 202  - 19 17  2      (22-4)
  Southern Miss....... 100 201 730  - 14 22  1      (17-6)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Kingrey; Hurst(6); Daniel(7); A.Bernard(7); 
  Henderson(8). Southern Miss. - Adams; Schemmel(3); Johnston(4); Smith(7); 
  Kee(8); Marbury(9); Fortenberry(9); Parker(9). 
  Win-Kingrey(3-0)  Save-Henderson(1)  Loss-Adams(3-1)  T-3:29  A-2703
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Peer, Keller, Mohr, Tucker 2, Phillips
  HR USM - Wren, Whitehead
  Alabama has a season-high 7 homers, one shy of the school record...TUCKER  
  2nd multi-homer game of his career (2 HR vs. Florida, March 15, 1997)...VAZ
  26-game hitting streak, one shy of UA record...The 14 runs and 22 hits by  
  USM are the most against UA under Wells...UA season-high 11 x-base hits... 
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Tennessee 9, Alabama Crimson Tide 2
(Mar 23, 1997 at Knoxville, Tennessee)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 101 000  -  2  5  1      (21-4)
  Tennessee........... 103 200 03X  -  9 14  2      (22-4)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Eilers; Torres(3); Hurst(8). Tennessee - 
  K. Folkers. 
  Win-K. Folkers(3-0)  Loss-Eilers(1-1)  T-2:21  A-3111
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz
  HR UT - C. Greene, J. Ross
  Alabama back-to-back losses for first time this season...First series loss 
  to SEC East foe under Wells...UA had won the last 10 series vs. SEC East...
  VAZ 25-game hitting streak, two shy of David Magadan's school record...UA  
  is 0-3 in SEC Sunday games...SEC RECORDS:  BAMA 5-4 VOLS 6-3...            
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Tennessee 8, Alabama Crimson Tide 7
(Mar 22, 1997 at Knoxville, Tennessee)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 403 000  -  7  6  3      (21-3)
  Tennessee........... 000 220 022  -  8 11  4      (21-4)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Kingrey(8); A.Bernard(9); Vaz(9). 
  Tennessee - L. Hudson; C. Odom(6); J. Marr(9). 
  Win-J. Marr(3-0)  Loss-A.Bernard(2-3)  T-3:21  A-2860
  HR ALABAMA - Phillips
  HR UT - J. Ross
  Alabama's 1st one-run loss of the season...Also, first loss when leading   
  after 8 innings (18-1)...Kingrey and Bernard blown saves...VAZ 24-game     
  hitting streak...Phillips was 4 for 20 prior to 3-run HR in 6th inning...  
  UA only one hit over final 3.1 IP...SEC Records:  BAMA 5-3 VOLS 5-3        
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Alabama Crimson Tide 3, Tennessee 2
(Mar 21, 1997 at Knoxville, Tennessee)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 110 100  -  3  9  3      (21-2)
  Tennessee........... 010 000 010  -  2  9  4      (20-4)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Vaz(9). Tennessee - M. Cosgrove. 
  Win-Henderson(5-0)  Save-Vaz(4)  Loss-M. Cosgrove(5-1)  T-2:47  A-3136
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Tucker
  HR UT - J. Ross
  VAZ 23-game hitting streak, 2nd longest in school history...Alabama 2-0 in 
  one-run games this season...Alabama is 25-7 vs. SEC East under Wells...UT's
  Kurt Keene 17-game HTSK snapped...It is the 2nd lengthy HTSK snapped by UA 
  in last two weeks...UF Derek Nicholson 14-game HTSK ended last week...     
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Alabama Crimson Tide 11, UAB 2
(Mar 19, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  UAB................. 000 000 110  -  2  8  3      (9-11)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 310 222 01X  - 11 12  0      (20-2)
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  Pitchers: UAB - Dickinson; Lindberg(5); Boroski(7). Alabama Crimson Tide - 
  Hurst; Eilers(5); Daniel(7); M.Bernard(8); Kingrey(9). 
  Win-Hurst(2-0)  Loss-Dickinson(2-2)  T-2:23  A-1909
  HR ALABAMA - Bounds, Mote
  Alabama has now won 13 consecutive games against in-state schools, dating  
  back to 1995...DAVID MOTE 1st career HR...BOUNDS/MOTE back-to-back homers  
  in the 6th, second time this year by UA...VAZ 22-game hitting streak...BAMA
  first errorless game in eight games...Eilers 2 Ks (231) T5th on career list
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Florida 9, Alabama Crimson Tide 4
(Mar 16, 1997 at Gainesville, Florida)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 013 000 000  -  4 10  2      (19-2)
  Florida............. 301 401 00X  -  9 12  1      (17-8)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - A.Bernard; Torres(4). Florida - M. McClendon; 
  J. Fogg(6). 
  Win-M. McClendon(3-1)  Save-J. Fogg(3)  Loss-A.Bernard(2-2)  T-2:48  A-2705
  HR ALABAMA - Keller
  HR UF - B. Wilkerson, C. Smith
  Alabama wins the series with Gators, its 10th straight series win vs. SEC  
  Eastern Division...VAZ 21-game hitting streak...CARUSO 235th career hit    
  (3rd inning double), moving him ahead of Allan Stallings (1982-1985) into  
  2nd place on all-time list...SEC Records ALABAMA (4-2) FLORIDA (4-2)...    
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Alabama Crimson Tide 13, Florida 9
(Mar 15, 1997 at Gainesville, Florida)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 111 120 025  - 13 19  1      (19-1)
  Florida............. 010 010 115  -  9 15  4      (16-8)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Kingrey(8); Daniel(9); Vaz(9). 
  Florida - S. Rodriguez; C. Knollin(5); M. Gray(9). 
  Win-Fisher(5-0)  Loss-S. Rodriguez(2-2)  T-3:38  A-2513
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Keller, Tucker 2
  HR UF - B. Ogle
  Alabama's 1st series win at Gainesville, since 1949...Bama season high 4 HR
  TUCKER 1st career 2 HR game, including 1st career grand slam...UA 4 grand  
  slams this season...CARUSO 2nd inning double ties Allan Stallings for 2nd  
  place w/234 career hits...VAZ 20 game hitting streak...Mohr/Tidwell 3 hits 
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Alabama Crimson Tide 6, Florida 4
(Mar 14, 1997 at Gainesville, Florida)

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  Alabama Crimson Tide 110 010 010 2 -  6 12  4      (18-1)
  Florida............. 010 111 000 0 -  4  6  2      (16-7)
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  Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Kingrey(7); Vaz(10). Florida - 
  T. Bond; J. Fogg(7); B. Wilkerson(10). 
  Win-Kingrey(2-0)  Save-Vaz(3)  Loss-J. Fogg(3-2)  T-3:25  A-2056
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz 2
  HR UF - B. Wilkerson
  Alabama's 43rd come-from-behind win under Wells, and 23rd win in its last  
  AB since 1995...VAZ 19-game hitting streak (2b, 2 HR) and records his 3rd  
  save...BAMA 8-2 vs. Florida in last 10 games...VAZ career high 2 HRs, and  
  4th UA player to hit 2 HRs in game this season...UA tied season-high 4 Es..
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Alabama Crimson Tide 9, Winthrop 7
(Mar 12, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Winthrop............ 100 010 014  -  7 16  1      (8-16)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 603 000 00X  -  9 13  2      (17-1)
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  Pitchers: Winthrop - Condon; Craig(1); Glentz(7); Dyrlund(8); Harmon(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Eilers; Hurst(6); M.Bernard(8); Torres(9); Kingrey(9). 
  Win-Eilers(1-0)  Save-Kingrey(1)  Loss-Condon(0-2)  T-2:59  A-1764
  HR WIN - Cisar
  HR ALABAMA - Bounds, Cox
  Alabama completes the 18-game homestand with 17-1 record...BOUNDS career   
  high 3 hits and ties career high three RBI...He has also homered in        
  back-to-back games for the Tide...VAZ 18-game hitting streak...EILERS moves
  to 4th career innings (264) and 6th career strikeouts (229)...             
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Alabama Crimson Tide 7, Winthrop 2
(Mar 11, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Winthrop............ 101 000 000  -  2  5  1      (8-15)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 211 000 30X  -  7  8  2      (16-1)
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  Pitchers: Winthrop - Steffler; Garton(4); Sundsmo(5); Craig(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Daniel; Kingrey(8); Torres(9). 
  Win-Daniel(2-0)  Loss-Steffler(0-5)  T-2:35  A-1674
  HR WIN - Cisar
  HR ALABAMA - Caruso, Bounds
  Coach Jim Wells 300th career win (300-131, .696)...UA pitchers no-hit      
  Winthrop over the final 6 1/3 innings...Also, Daniel and Kingrey retired 13
  consecutive batters (4th-8th innings)...VAZ 17-game hitting streak...      
  TIDWELL 7-game hitting streak...CARUSO 10 RBI in last 4 games...           
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Georgia 11, Alabama Crimson Tide 6
(Mar 9, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Georgia............. 101 421 110  - 11 12  2      (14-5)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 020 000 004  -  6 10  2      (15-1)
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  Pitchers: Georgia - Frachiseur; Brownlee(8); Jerue(9). Alabama Crimson Tide - 
  A.Bernard; Kingrey(5); Torres(6); Hurst(8); Daniel(8). 
  Win-Frachiseur(4-2)  Loss-A.Bernard(2-1)  T-2:46  A-2778
  HR UGA - Shannon, Anthony
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz
  Alabama's winning streak snapped at 15 games, tying school record for most 
  consecutive wins...UA home win streak snapped at 24 games...Also, UA's 20- 
  game regular-season win streak halted...VAZ 16-game hitting streak...Second
  highest 3-game att. in UA history (8,242)...SEC Records:  UA 2-1, UGA 1-2..
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Alabama Crimson Tide 10, Georgia 6
(Mar 8, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Georgia............. 010 002 102  -  6 11  3      (13-5)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 026 000 11X  - 10 12  1      (15-0)
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  Pitchers: Georgia - Stinger; Brand(3); Hall(8). Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; 
  Vaz(9). 
  Win-Fisher(4-0)  Save-Vaz(2)  Loss-Stinger(2-1)  T-2:34  A-3128
  HR UGA - Shannon
  Alabama ties school record with 15th straight win...Other 15-game winners  
  are 1909, 1937-38 and 1983...VAZ 15-game hitting streak...PHILLIPS ties    
  career high 3 hits and career-high 2 doubles...KELLER ties career high with
  3 hits...FISHER ties career-high 8 K (8 vs. Northeastern, 1995)...         
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Alabama Crimson Tide 15, Georgia 6
(Mar 7, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Georgia............. 000 302 0   10  -  6 10  5      (13-4)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 201 100 (11)0X  - 15 13  2      (14-0)
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  Pitchers: Georgia - Gandy; Brownlee(7); C. Clark(7); DeRosa(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Kingrey(9). 
  Win-Henderson(4-0)  Loss-Gandy(3-2)  T-2:50  A-2336
  HR UGA - Osbolt
  HR ALABAMA - Caruso, Keller
  ALABAMA 14-game win streak, 2nd longest in school history...BAMA 11-run 7th
  inning, second most in school history (13 vs. Alcorn State, 1994)...VAZ 14-
  game HTSK...CARUSO three hits, including 1st HR (Grand Slam)...HENDERSON 10
  Ks (28 K in last 21.2 IP)...SEC RECORDS:  BAMA (1-0) Georgia (0-1)...      
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Alabama Crimson Tide 11, Duquesne 0
(Mar 4, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Duquesne............ 000 000 000  -  0  4  3      (0-4)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 003 100 43X  - 11 14  0      (13-0)
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  Pitchers: Duquesne - Barnes; Mowrey(7). Alabama Crimson Tide - Daniel; Hurst(7)
  . 
  Win-Daniel(1-0)  Save-Hurst(1)  Loss-Barnes(0-1)  T-2:31  A-1713
  HR ALABAMA - Tucker
  Alabama's 13-game winning streak...VAZ 13-game hitting streak...VAZ five   
  straight extra base hits (2 2B, 2 3B, HR) in last 8 at-bats...TUCKER 1st HR
  of the season...TUCKER has 12 RBI in last six games (2.0 avg)...DANIEL wins
  first career start for TIDE...UA second shutout of the year...             
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Alabama Crimson Tide 6, Illinois 5
(Mar 2, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Illinois............ 320 00 -  5  7  1      (1-6)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 123 0X -  6  8  0      (12-0)
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  Pitchers: Illinois - Rehrer; Hecht(3). Alabama Crimson Tide - Torres; 
  A.Bernard(4). 
  Win-A.Bernard(2-0)  Loss-Hecht(0-2)  T-1:44  A-1567
  HR ILL - T. McClure, O'Neill
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Frick
  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...                          
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Alabama Crimson Tide 5, Illinois 3
(Mar 1, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Illinois............ 000 000 111  -  3  7  1      (1-5)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 000 05X  -  5  9  2      (11-0)
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  Pitchers: Illinois - Lavery; Zidlicky(8); Journall(8). Alabama Crimson Tide - 
  Fisher; Vaz(9). 
  Win-Fisher(3-0)  Save-Vaz(1)  Loss-Lavery(0-1)  T-2:45  A-1884
  Alabama TIES school for most wins to open the season (11)...The 1988 team  
  also began the season with 11-0 record...TUCKER 1st career game-winning    
  RBI...FRICK career high 3 hits...PHILLIPS 7-game HTSK...BAMA's 38th        
  comeback win under Wells...Alabama 30-4 in its last 34 games...            
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Alabama Crimson Tide 9, Illinois 2
(Feb 28, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Illinois............ 200 000 000  -  2  6  2      (1-4)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 040 001 13X  -  9 10  0      (10-0)
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  Pitchers: Illinois - Weber; Burlage(8); Funk(8). Alabama Crimson Tide - 
  Henderson; Vaz(8). 
  Win-Henderson(3-0)  Loss-Weber(0-1)  T-2:48  A-1544
  HR ILL - Marquie
  HR ALABAMA - Keller, Mohr
  Alabama sets school record with its 10th win in the month of February...The
  old record was 9 wins last season (9-3)...TUCKER ties career high 3 RBI    
  Henderson career high 7 2/3 IP...UA 3rd straight errorless game...BAMA only
  five errors in last six games after 10 errors in 1st four games            
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Alabama Crimson Tide 12, Middle Tennessee 5
(Feb 25, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Middle Tennessee.... 000 000 500  -  5  9  3      (0-4)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 000 300 90X  - 12 12  0      (9-0)
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  Pitchers: Middle Tennessee - Kirby; Jones(7); Elling(8). Alabama Crimson Tide - 
  A.Bernard; Hurst(7). 
  Win-Hurst(1-0)  Loss-Kirby(0-2)  T-2:58  A-1594
  HR MTSU - Snellgrove
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Mohr
  Alabama ties school record with its 5th consecutive double-figure scoring  
  game (1895, 1896, 1956 and 1997)...UA's 9-run 7th inning is the most since 
  Princeton (1996), when scoring 9 runs in 5th inning...VAZ 1st career Grand 
  Slam...UA 36th come-from-behind win under Wells...MTSU triple play/2nd inn.
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Alabama Crimson Tide 22, Michigan 7
(Feb 23, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Michigan............ 003 020 200  -  7  8  5      (0-3)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 106 446 10X  - 22 16  0      (8-0)
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  Pitchers: Michigan - Kelley; Steketee(3); Martay(4); Berryman(5); Cranson(6); 
  Garza, Jr.(7). Alabama Crimson Tide - Torres; Kingrey(7); Vaz(9). 
  Win-Torres(2-0)  Loss-Kelley(0-1)  T-3:16  A-1806
  HR ALABAMA - Bounds
  Jim Wells 100th win at Alabama (100-42, .702)...Wells is fastest UA coach  
  to win 100 games...KELLER ties UA record with walks (2) in an inning (3rd) 
  and walks (4) in a game...UA scored 62 runs in series, the second-most in  
  school history (66 vs. Ole Miss, 1902)...Tidwell career-high 9 game HTSK...
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Alabama Crimson Tide 19, Michigan 3
(Feb 22, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Michigan............ 000 011 001  -  3 10  4      (0-2)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 210 800 08X  - 19 18  2      (7-0)
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  Pitchers: Michigan - Bonner; Putz(4); Hribernik(8); Martay(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; Hurst(7); Daniel(9). 
  Win-Henderson(2-0)  Loss-Bonner(0-1)  T-2:52  A-2815
  HR MICH - Haskell
  HR ALABAMA - Vaz, Frick
  Alabama's 7-0 start is the best since 1982 (8-0)...Bama 16th straight home 
  win dating back to last year...WTSN sets UA record with two doubles in the 
  eighth inning...Henderson career high 10 Ks...Vaz career high three runs & 
  five RBI...Bama scored in 14 consecutive innings (Feb. 19-22)              
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Alabama Crimson Tide 21, Michigan 3
(Feb 21, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Michigan............ 000 000 201  -  3  9  3      (0-1)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 214 123 44X  - 21 19  2      (6-0)
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  Pitchers: Michigan - Steinbach; Berryman(4); Cranson(6); Garza, Jr.(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; Eilers(7); M.Bernard(9). 
  Win-Fisher(2-0)  Loss-Steinbach(0-1)  T-3:03  A-1938
  HR ALABAMA - Mohr 2, Phillips
  Alabama's 1th straight home win...UA 6-0, the best start under Wells...    
  The 21 runs are the most under wells and most since 1992 (UA 25, Alcorn    
  State 4)...MOHR (2 HR, 7 RBI) now 5th on HR list (28) and 6th on RBI list  
  (116)...SAT Pitchers: Henderson (UA) and Bonner (Michigan)...              
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Alabama Crimson Tide 13, Louisiana Tech 7
(Feb 19, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Louisiana Tech...... 000 020 050  -  7  6  4      (3-3)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 212 032 12X  - 13 13  1      (5-0)
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  Pitchers: Louisiana Tech - Sonnier; Corley(5); Estep(8); Tanksley(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - A.Bernard; Daniel(7); Eilers(8); Kingrey(8); 
  Henderson(8); Vaz(9). 
  Win-A.Bernard(1-0)  Loss-Sonnier(1-1)  T-2:53  A-1616
  HR TECH - Soto
  HR ALABAMA - Keller 2, Mohr, Cox
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Alabama Crimson Tide 9, Louisiana Tech 3
(Feb 18, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Louisiana Tech...... 000 001 200  -  3  6  6      (3-2)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 014 300 10X  -  9 12  4      (4-0)
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  Pitchers: Louisiana Tech - Johnson; Wilkins(4). Alabama Crimson Tide - Torres; 
  Hurst(7); Vaz(9). 
  Win-Torres(1-0)  Loss-Johnson(0-1)  T-2:52  A-1783
  HR ALABAMA - Frick, Keller
  ALABAMA ties modern day record with 13th consecutive home win ... TORRES   
  matches career high with 11 Ks ... KELLER first career home run ... FRICK  
  first career home run ... UA STARTING PITCHERS have allowed only one run in
  23 innings this year ...                                                   
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Alabama Crimson Tide 16, Marshall 0
(Feb 16, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Marshall............ 000 000 000  -  0  5  1      (0-3)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 330 002 80X  - 16 17  2      (3-0)
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  Pitchers: Marshall - Mills; Grimes(2); Hughes(7); Reeder(7). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Kingrey; Torres(6); Vaz(7); A.Bernard(8); Hurst(9). 
  Win-Kingrey(1-0)  Loss-Mills(0-1)  T-2:50  A-1810
  HR ALABAMA - Tidwell, Cox
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Alabama Crimson Tide 17, Marshall 4
(Feb 15, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Marshall............ 000 000 130  -  4  7  2      (0-2)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 104 252 03X  - 17 15  0      (2-0)
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  Pitchers: Marshall - Herrington; Curtis(5); Hahn(5); Runyon(6); Ragland(8). 
  Alabama Crimson Tide - Fisher; M.Bernard(7); Eilers(9). 
  Win-Fisher(1-0)  Loss-Herrington(0-1)  T-2:58  A-1830
  HR ALABAMA - Mohr
  Alabama's 11th straight home win ... FISHER six shutout innings in his UA  
  debut ... CHAVERS two hits, three runs and two RBI in his UA debut ... He  
  also tripled in his first AB for the Tide ... Phillips career high four AB 
  and three hits ... MOTE first career AB ... Keller first career RBI ...    
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Alabama Crimson Tide 8, Marshall 2
(Feb 14, 1997 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

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  Marshall............ 000 110 000  -  2  6  2      (0-1)
  Alabama Crimson Tide 203 102 00X  -  8 10  4      (1-0)
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  Pitchers: Marshall - Watts; Reeder(6). Alabama Crimson Tide - Henderson; 
  Hurst(7); Kingrey(9). 
  Win-Henderson(1-0)  Loss-Watts(0-1)  T-2:54  A-1230
  HR ALABAMA - Mohr 2 (2), Duncan (1)
  Alabama's 4th straight opening day win ... UA now 69-34 all-time on opening
  day ... MOHR slugs two home runs and drives in four runs, his third career 
  multiple HR game at Alabama ... HENDERSON records seven Ks in his Alabama  
  debut ...                                                                  
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