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Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU (Apr 6, 2008)

Box Score
                       2008 ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BASEBALL
                          Alabama Crimson Tide at LSU
              Apr  6, 2008 at Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium)

Alabama Crimson Tide 7 (17-15,5-7 SEC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB  Avg.
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Josh Rutledge ss.........  5  1  1  0   0  1  1  2   0  .353
Alex Kubal cf............  4  1  3  1   0  0  5  0   0  .380
Alex Avila c.............  5  0  1  1   0  0  5  0   1  .278
Brandon May lf...........  5  1  4  2   0  0  1  0   0  .339
Kent Matthes rf..........  5  0  1  0   0  3  3  0   3  .275
Matt Bentley 1b..........  4  0  0  0   0  3  7  1   0  .270
Ross Wilson 2b...........  4  1  1  0   0  1  0  2   0  .263
Ryan Rhoden dh...........  2  1  1  1   1  0  0  0   0  .241
Jake Smith 3b............  3  2  1  2   0  0  2  1   4  .214
Robert Phares p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0     -
 Casey Kebodeaux p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0     -
 Will Stroup p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
Totals................... 37  7 13  7   1  8 24  8   8

LSU 9 (20-11,5-7 SEC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB  Avg.
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Derek Helenihi 3b........  5  1  3  3   0  1  1  2   0  .374
Blake Dean lf............  5  0  2  1   0  0  4  0   0  .298
Matt Clark 1b............  3  0  0  0   2  0  7  2   1  .356
Ryan Schimpf 2b..........  5  0  1  0   0  2  1  1   5  .313
DJ LeMahieu ss...........  5  1  1  0   0  2  4  2   1  .306
Leon Landry cf...........  4  1  1  0   0  0  2  0   0  .300
Micah Gibbs c............  3  1  2  2   0  0  7  1   0  .300
Chris McGhee dh..........  3  3  2  0   1  0  0  0   0  .500
Johnny Dishon rf.........  4  2  2  2   0  0  0  0   1  .259
Blake Martin p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Nolan Cain p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0     -
 Shane Ardoin p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Jordan Nicholson p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Ryan Byrd p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Paul Bertuccini p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
Totals................... 37  9 14  8   3  5 27  8   8

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Alabama Crimson Tide 012 013 000 -  7 13  2
LSU................. 030 103 11X -  9 14  0
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E - Avila(4); Phares(1). DP - LSU 2. LOB - Alabama 8; LSU 8. 2B - Avila(7);
Wilson(7); Schimpf(7); Gibbs(3); McGhee(1); Dishon 2(3). HR - May(3); J.
Smith(2); Helenihi(1). HBP - Kubal; Rhoden; J. Smith. SH - Bentley(1). SF -
Gibbs(1). SB - Landry(7); McGhee(2).

Alabama Crimson Tide   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP   ERA
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Robert Phares.......  5.0 10  7  7  2  3 24 27  99  5.50
Casey Kebodeaux.....  2.0  3  2  2  1  1  9 10  30  5.50
Will Stroup.........  1.0  1  0  0  0  1  4  4  18  4.40

LSU                    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP   ERA
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Blake Martin........  3.1  4  3  3  0  5 14 15  61  3.96
Nolan Cain..........  1.0  0  1  1  0  0  3  5  12  2.79
Shane Ardoin........  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  4  4   9  3.37
Jordan Nicholson....  0.0  3  3  3  0  0  3  3  11  4.26
Ryan Byrd...........  1.0  3  0  0  0  0  5  6  15  7.66
Paul Bertuccini.....  2.2  1  0  0  1  3  8  9  32  0.87

Win - Bertuccini (1-0).  Loss - Kebodeaux (2-4).  Save - None.
WP - Phares(2); Kebodeaux(6); Stroup(6). HBP - by B. Martin (J. Smith); by Cain
(Rhoden); by Cain (Kubal). Inherited runners/scored: Kebodeaux 2/2; Ardoin 1/1;
Bertuccini 2/0. Pitches/strikes: Phares 99/60; Kebodeaux 30/19; Stroup 18/12; B.
Martin 61/37; Cain 12/9; Ardoin 9/6; Nicholson 11/7; Byrd 15/9; Bertuccini 32/20.
Umpires - HP: Tony MANERS (cc)  1B: Richie TALLENT  3B: Scott CLINE
Start: 1:07 PM   Time: 3:23   Attendance:
Weather: Sunny, 73 deg. WIND: SSE 9
Game notes:
Alabama's final game at venerable Alex Box Stadium ... LSU won the last six
home series (1998-2008) with Alabama ... May snaps 0-for-18 slump with
1st inning home run ... Rutledge extends hitting streak to eight games ...
He also has a nine-game SEC hitting streak ...
Nicholson faced 3 batters in the 6th.
Phares faced 3 batters in the 6th.
Kebodeaux faced 1 batter in the 8th.
Game: BAMA32

Composite Box Score
                               2008 ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BASEBALL
                       Alabama Crimson Tide at LSU - Composite Box Score
                      Apr  6, 2008 at Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium)

                     Alabama Crimson Tide 7 (17-15,5-7 SEC)

Player            AB  R  H BI  2B 3B HR BB  SB CS HP SH SF SO IBB KL GDP  PO  A  E
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Rutledge ss        5  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0   0   1  2  0
Kubal cf           4  1  3  1   0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0  0  0   0  0   0   5  0  0
Avila c            5  0  1  1   1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   1   5  0  1
May lf             5  1  4  2   0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   1  0  0
Matthes rf         5  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  3   0  0   1   3  0  0
Bentley 1b         4  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0  3   0  0   0   7  1  0
Wilson 2b          4  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0   0   0  2  0
Rhoden dh          2  1  1  1   0  0  0  1   0  0  1  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
J. Smith 3b        3  2  1  2   0  0  1  0   0  0  1  0  0  0   0  0   0   2  1  0
Phares p           0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  1  1
Kebodeaux p        0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  1  0
Stroup p           0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
Totals......      37  7 13  7   2  0  2  1   0  0  3  1  0  8   0  0   2  24  8  2

                             LSU 9 (20-11,5-7 SEC)

Player            AB  R  H BI  2B 3B HR BB  SB CS HP SH SF SO IBB KL GDP  PO  A  E
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Helenihi 3b        5  1  3  3   0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  1   0   1  2  0
Dean lf            5  0  2  1   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   4  0  0
Clark 1b           3  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   7  2  0
Schimpf 2b         5  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  2   0  2   0   1  1  0
LeMahieu ss        5  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  2   0  1   0   4  2  0
Landry cf          4  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   2  0  0
Gibbs c            3  1  2  2   1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1  0   0  0   0   7  1  0
McGhee dh          3  3  2  0   1  0  0  1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
Dishon rf          4  2  2  2   2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
B. Martin p        0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
Cain p             0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   1  0  0
Ardoin p           0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
Nicholson p        0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
Byrd p             0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
Bertuccini p       0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
Totals......      37  9 14  8   5  0  1  3   2  0  0  0  1  5   0  4   0  27  8  0

Alabama Crimson Tide   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP HB BK IBB SH SF CI  2B 3B HR  AB BF  FO GO  NP
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Phares                5.0 10  7  7  2  3   1  0  0  0   0  1  0   3  0  0  24 27   8  3  99
Kebodeaux  L,2-4      2.0  3  2  2  1  1   1  0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  1   9 10   2  3  30
Stroup                1.0  1  0  0  0  1   1  0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0   4  4   2  0  18

LSU                    IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP HB BK IBB SH SF CI  2B 3B HR  AB BF  FO GO  NP
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B. Martin             3.1  4  3  3  0  5   0  1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1  14 15   5  0  61
Cain                  1.0  0  1  1  0  0   0  2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   3  5   0  3  12
Ardoin                1.0  2  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0   4  4   1  1   9
Nicholson             0.0  3  3  3  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  1   3  3   0  0  11
Byrd                  1.0  3  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   5  6   2  1  15
Bertuccini  W,1-0     2.2  1  0  0  1  3   0  0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   8  9   2  2  32

Umpires - HP: Tony MANERS (cc)  1B: Richie TALLENT  3B: Scott CLINE
Start: 1:07 PM   Time: 3:23   Attendance:

Weather: Sunny, 73 deg. WIND: SSE 9
Game notes:
Alabama's final game at venerable Alex Box Stadium ... LSU won the last six
home series (1998-2008) with Alabama ... May snaps 0-for-18 slump with
1st inning home run ... Rutledge extends hitting streak to eight games ...
He also has a nine-game SEC hitting streak ...
Nicholson faced 3 batters in the 6th.
Phares faced 3 batters in the 6th.
Kebodeaux faced 1 batter in the 8th.
Game: BAMA32

Play-by-Play
                       2008 ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BASEBALL
                   Alabama Crimson Tide at LSU - Play-by-Play
              Apr  6, 2008 at Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Alabama Crimson Tide 012 013 000 -  7 13  2
LSU................. 030 103 11X -  9 14  0
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Alabama Crimson Tide starters: 2/ss Rutledge; 5/cf Kubal; 16/c Avila; 6/lf May;
22/rf Matthes; 25/1b Bentley; 3/2b Wilson; 34/dh Rhoden; 14/3b J. Smith; 26/p
Phares;
LSU starters: 5/3b Helenihi; 34/lf Dean; 9/1b Clark; 16/2b Schimpf; 17/ss
LeMahieu; 6/cf Landry; 33/c Gibbs; 32/dh McGhee; 21/rf Dishon; 37/p B. Martin;

Alabama Crimson Tide 1st - Rutledge struck out swinging (1-2 BKSS).
Kubal flied out to cf (0-0). Avila flied out to lf (2-2 KFBB). 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

LSU 1st - Helenihi fouled out to 1b (0-0). Dean singled down the lf line
(0-0). Clark reached on a muffed throw by p, assist by ss (1-0 B); Dean out at
second 1b to ss. Schimpf struck out looking (1-2 KBFK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1
error, 1 LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 2nd - May homered to right field, RBI (2-1 BKB).
Matthes struck out swinging (2-2 SBKBS). Bentley struck out swinging (3-2
BBKSBFS). Wilson lined out to lf (3-1 BKBB). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

LSU 2nd - LeMahieu flied out to rf (1-2 KKB). Landry singled to second
base (3-2 BBFFBF). Landry stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Gibbs flied out to rf, SF, RBI (2-0 BB); Landry scored. McGhee doubled to right
field (1-1 BK). Dishon doubled down the rf line, RBI (1-2 BKS); McGhee scored.
Helenihi singled to center field, RBI (1-1 BK); Dishon scored. Dean singled to
left field (1-2 KBS); Helenihi advanced to third. Clark walked (3-1 BBBFB);
Dean advanced to second. Schimpf struck out looking (1-2 SFBK). 3 runs, 5
hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 3rd - Rhoden flied out to lf (1-1 FB). J. Smith hit
by pitch. Rutledge singled to left center (1-2 BKK); J. Smith advanced to
second. Kubal singled up the middle, RBI (1-1 BS); Rutledge advanced to second;
J. Smith scored. Avila fouled out to 3b (3-1 KBBB). May singled to left field,
RBI (1-2 BKK); Kubal advanced to third; Rutledge scored. Matthes struck out
swinging (2-2 BSBSFS). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

LSU 3rd - LeMahieu struck out looking (0-2 KSK). Landry flied out to cf
(1-0 B). Gibbs grounded out to ss (2-2 FFBB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 4th - Bentley struck out swinging (2-2 BFBKS). Cain
to p for B. Martin. Wilson grounded out to 2b (0-0). Rhoden hit by pitch (2-2
BFKB). J. Smith grounded out to ss (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

LSU 4th - McGhee singled to right center (3-2 BBBKK). McGhee stole
second, advanced to third on a throwing error by c. Dishon grounded out to p
(3-2 KBFBB). Helenihi singled through the left side, RBI (2-2 BBKS); McGhee
scored. Dean flied out to cf (0-0). Clark fouled out to 3b down the rf line
(1-1 BF). 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 5th - Rutledge out at first 1b to p (1-1 FB). Kubal
hit by pitch (0-1 K). Ardoin to p for Cain. Avila doubled down the rf line, RBI
(1-1 SB); Kubal scored. May singled to right field (0-0); Avila advanced to
third. Matthes grounded into double play 1b to ss (0-0); May out on the play.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

LSU 5th - Schimpf popped up to 3b (0-1 K). LeMahieu grounded out to 2b
(2-2 KBBK). Landry flied out to lf (1-0 B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 6th - Bentley popped up to ss (2-1 SBB). Nicholson
to p for Ardoin. Wilson doubled down the lf line (3-2 KBFBFB). Rhoden singled
to left field, RBI (0-0); Wilson scored. J. Smith homered to left field, 2 RBI
(1-1 KB); Rhoden scored. Byrd to p for Nicholson. Rutledge popped up to ss (1-2
KKB). Kubal singled to pitcher, bunt (0-0). Avila flied out to lf (1-0 B). 3
runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

LSU 6th - Gibbs singled to right field (2-2 FBFB). McGhee walked (3-0
BBBB); Gibbs advanced to second. Dishon doubled to right center, RBI (1-0 B);
McGhee advanced to third; Gibbs scored. Kebodeaux to p for Phares. Helenihi
struck out looking (1-2 KSBS). Dean grounded out to 2b, RBI (1-1 BF); Dishon
advanced to third; McGhee scored. Clark walked (3-0 BBBB). Clark advanced to
second on a wild pitch; Dishon scored on a wild pitch. Schimpf grounded out to
3b (1-1 BK). 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 7th - May singled to center field (2-1 BBK).
Matthes singled through the left side (2-0 BB); May advanced to second. Bentley
out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Matthes advanced to second; May
advanced to third. Bertuccini to p for Byrd. Wilson struck out swinging (1-2
SBKS). Rhoden walked (3-0 BBBB). J. Smith flied out to cf to right center (1-2
KBF). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

LSU 7th - LeMahieu singled to center field (1-2 SFB). Landry grounded
out to p (0-0); LeMahieu advanced to second. Gibbs doubled to center field, RBI
(0-0); LeMahieu scored. McGhee flied out to rf down the rf line (1-0 B). Dishon
flied out to cf to left center (2-2 FSBFB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 8th - Kubal and May collided on the play in LCF to
end the inning. Kubal made an amazing as he slammed into May and wall. Rutledge
grounded out to 3b (0-1 K). Kubal singled to center field (2-2 FSBB). Avila
grounded into double play ss to 1b (0-0); Kubal out on the play. 0 runs, 1
hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

LSU 8th - Helenihi homered to right center, RBI (0-0). Stroup to p for
Kebodeaux. Dean flied out to cf to left center (3-2 BKBFB). Clark flied out to
cf (0-0). Schimpf doubled down the lf line (0-1 K). Schimpf advanced to third
on a wild pitch. LeMahieu struck out swinging (3-2 BBBKKFFS). 1 run, 2 hits,
0 errors, 1 LOB.

Alabama Crimson Tide 9th - May fouled out to 1b (1-1 KB). Matthes struck
out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2 BKKS). Bentley struck out swinging (2-2
BKKBS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Line score

LSU 9, Alabama Crimson Tide 7 (Apr  6, 2008 at Baton Rouge, La.)
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Alabama Crimson Tide 012 013 000  -  7 13  2      (17-15, 5-7 SEC)
LSU................. 030 103 11X  -  9 14  0      (20-11, 5-7 SEC)
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Pitchers: Alabama Crimson Tide - Robert Phares; Casey Kebodeaux(6); Will Stroup(8). LSU -
Blake Martin; Nolan Cain(4); Shane Ardoin(5); Jordan Nicholson(6); Ryan Byrd(6);
Paul Bertuccini(7).
Win-Paul Bertuccini(1-0)  Loss-Casey Kebodeaux(2-4)  T-3:23  A-0
HR ALABAMA - Brandon May (3); Jake Smith (2).
HR LSU - Derek Helenihi (1).
Weather: Sunny, 73 deg. WIND: SSE 9
Game notes:
Alabama's final game at venerable Alex Box Stadium ... LSU won the last six
home series (1998-2008) with Alabama ... May snaps 0-for-18 slump with
1st inning home run ... Rutledge extends hitting streak to eight games ...
He also has a nine-game SEC hitting streak ...
Nicholson faced 3 batters in the 6th.
Phares faced 3 batters in the 6th.
Kebodeaux faced 1 batter in the 8th.
Game: BAMA32
     
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