Recap

Alabama vs Vanderbilt (Apr 18, 2009)

Box Score
                       2009 ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BASEBALL
                       Alabama at #28 Vanderbilt (Game 1)
                Apr 18, 2009 at Nashville, Tenn. (Hawkins Field)

Alabama 7 (26-13,9-8 SEC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Taylor Dugas lf..........  4  2  3  1   0  0  2  1   0
Josh Rutledge ss.........  4  1  2  0   0  1  2  2   0
Ross Wilson 2b...........  5  0  0  0   0  2  1  3   0
Kent Matthes rf..........  4  1  1  2   1  1  0  1   0
Brandon May dh...........  4  0  1  1   1  0  0  0   4
Jake Smith 3b............  4  0  0  1   0  3  0  3   1
Wes Henderson 1b.........  4  1  1  1   0  2  9  2   2
Vin DiFazio c............  4  1  2  1   0  1 10  0   0
Alex Kubal cf............  3  1  1  0   0  1  1  0   1
Del Howell p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  1   0
Totals................... 36  7 11  7   2 11 27 13   8

Vanderbilt 3 (23-14,7-9 SEC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Andrew Giobbi c..........  4  1  2  2   0  1 13  1   0
Steven Liddle rf/cf......  4  1  1  0   0  1  3  0   0
Curt Casali 1b...........  4  0  2  1   0  0  4  0   0
Aaron Westlake dh........  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Jason Esposito 3b........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  3   0
Joe Loftus lf............  3  0  0  0   0  2  2  0   2
Brian Harris ss..........  2  1  0  0   1  0  1  1   0
Riley Reynolds 2b........  3  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   0
Jonathan White cf........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
 Alex McClure rf.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Caleb Cotham p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Sean Bierman p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 31  3  6  3   1 10 27  6   2

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Alabama............. 202 120 000 -  7 11  0
Vanderbilt.......... 110 001 000 -  3  6  0
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DP - Vanderbilt 1. LOB - Alabama 8; Vanderbilt 2. 2B - Dugas(17); Kubal(10);
Casali(9). 3B - May(1). HR - Matthes(22); W. Henderson(5); DiFazio(7);
Giobbi(3). HBP - Rutledge; Kubal. SH - Dugas(5). SF - J. Smith(4). SB -
Dugas(7); Harris(10).

Alabama                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Del Howell..........  9.0  6  3  3  1 10 31 32 119

Vanderbilt             IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Caleb Cotham........  4.1  9  7  7  2  7 22 26  87
Sean Bierman........  4.2  2  0  0  0  4 14 16  56

Win - Howell (5-1).  Loss - Cotham (4-4).  Save - None.
WP - Bierman(5). HBP - by Cotham (Rutledge); by Bierman (Kubal). Inherited
runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Howell 119/79; Cotham 87/52; Bierman
56/39.
Umpires - HP: Paul GUILLIE (cc)  1B: Kevin ASSMAN  3B: Ray MILLER
Start: 3:06 PM   Time: 2:38   Attendance:
Weather: Cloudy, 71 WIND: S 10
Game notes:
Alabama first SEC road series win of the season ... UA first series win at
Vandy since 2000 ... Matthes hits NCAA-leading 22nd home run in 1st inning
UA hits three HRs and has 82 hits this season ... Henderson and DiFazio
back-to-back HRs in 5th ... Howell first career CG w/10 strikeouts
Game: BAMA39

Composite Box Score
                               2009 ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BASEBALL
                    Alabama at #28 Vanderbilt (Game 1) - Composite Box Score
                        Apr 18, 2009 at Nashville, Tenn. (Hawkins Field)

                           Alabama 7 (26-13,9-8 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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Dugas lf           4  2  3  1   1  0  0  0   1  0  0  1  0  0   0  0   0   2  1  0
Rutledge ss        4  1  2  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0  0  1   0  1   0   2  2  0
Wilson 2b          5  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  2   0  1   0   1  3  0
Matthes rf         4  1  1  2   0  0  1  1   0  0  0  0  0  1   1  0   0   0  1  0
May dh             4  0  1  1   0  1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
J. Smith 3b        4  0  0  1   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1  3   0  1   0   0  3  0
W. Henderson 1b    4  1  1  1   0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0  2   0  0   0   9  2  0
DiFazio c          4  1  2  1   0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  1   0  10  0  0
Kubal cf           3  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0  0  1   0  0   0   1  0  0
Howell p           0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   2  1  0
Totals......      36  7 11  7   2  1  3  2   1  0  2  1  1 11   1  4   0  27 13  0

                          Vanderbilt 3 (23-14,7-9 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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Giobbi c           4  1  2  2   0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0   0  13  1  0
Liddle rf/cf       4  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  1   0   3  0  0
Casali 1b          4  0  2  1   1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   4  0  0
Westlake dh        4  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0   0   0  0  0
Esposito 3b        4  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0   0   1  3  0
Loftus lf          3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  2   0  0   0   2  0  0
Harris ss          2  1  0  0   0  0  0  1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   1  1  0
Reynolds 2b        3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  2   0  1   0   1  0  0
White cf           2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0   0   1  0  0
McClure rf         1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  1   0  1   0   1  0  0
Cotham p           0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  1  0
Bierman p          0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0  0
Totals......      31  3  6  3   1  0  1  1   1  0  0  0  0 10   0  3   0  27  6  0

Alabama                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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Howell  W,5-1         9.0  6  3  3  1 10   0  0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  1  31 32   5 10 119

Vanderbilt             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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Cotham  L,4-4         4.1  9  7  7  2  7   0  1  0  1   0  1  0   2  0  3  22 26   5  1  87
Bierman               4.2  2  0  0  0  4   1  1  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0  14 16   4  4  56

Umpires - HP: Paul GUILLIE (cc)  1B: Kevin ASSMAN  3B: Ray MILLER
Start: 3:06 PM   Time: 2:38   Attendance:

Weather: Cloudy, 71 WIND: S 10
Game notes:
Alabama first SEC road series win of the season ... UA first series win at
Vandy since 2000 ... Matthes hits NCAA-leading 22nd home run in 1st inning
UA hits three HRs and has 82 hits this season ... Henderson and DiFazio
back-to-back HRs in 5th ... Howell first career CG w/10 strikeouts
Game: BAMA39

Play-by-Play
                       2009 ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BASEBALL
               Alabama at #28 Vanderbilt (Game 1) - Play-by-Play
                Apr 18, 2009 at Nashville, Tenn. (Hawkins Field)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Alabama............. 202 120 000 -  7 11  0
Vanderbilt.......... 110 001 000 -  3  6  0
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Alabama starters: 1/lf Dugas; 2/ss Rutledge; 3/2b Wilson; 22/rf Matthes; 6/dh
May; 14/3b J. Smith; 11/1b W. Henderson; 24/c DiFazio; 5/cf Kubal; 9/p Howell;
Vanderbilt starters: 5/c Giobbi; 25/rf Liddle; 9/1b Casali; 26/dh Westlake;
22/3b Esposito; 7/lf Loftus; 6/ss Harris; 8/2b Reynolds; 40/cf White; 27/p
Cotham;

Alabama 1st - Dugas singled to left center (0-0). Rutledge struck out
looking (3-2 FFBBBFFK). Dugas stole second. Wilson struck out looking (3-2
BBBKKK). Matthes homered to center field, 2 RBI; Dugas scored. May flied out to
rf (2-1 BBK). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Vanderbilt 1st - Giobbi homered to left center, RBI (2-2 SKFBB). Liddle
grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB). Casali singled to right field (2-0 BB). Westlake
singled to left center (2-2 BSBFF); Casali advanced to second. Esposito struck
out swinging (1-2 KBFFS). Loftus struck out swinging (0-2 KKS). 1 run, 3
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Alabama 2nd - J. Smith struck out looking (1-2 BFSK). W. Henderson
struck out swinging (2-2 KBKBS). DiFazio singled through the left side (2-2
BKSB). Kubal grounded out to p (1-2 KKB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Vanderbilt 2nd - Harris walked (3-0 BBBB). Reynolds struck out swinging
(0-2 FFS). Harris stole second. White grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-2 FBFF);
Harris advanced to third. Giobbi singled to left field, RBI, out at second lf
to ss to 2b (2-0 BB); Harris scored. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Alabama 3rd - Dugas doubled down the lf line (1-0 B). Rutledge singled
to center field, advanced to second (0-0); Dugas advanced to third. Wilson
struck out swinging (2-2 KBKBFS). Matthes intentionally walked (3-0 BBBB). May
walked, RBI (3-1 BKBBB); Matthes advanced to second; Rutledge advanced to
third; Dugas scored. J. Smith flied out to rf, SF, RBI (1-0 B); Matthes
advanced to third; Rutledge scored. W. Henderson struck out swinging (0-2 KSS).
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Vanderbilt 3rd - Liddle popped up to ss up the middle (0-0). Casali
grounded out to 3b (1-1 FB). Westlake out at first 1b to p (0-0). 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Alabama 4th - Del Howell retired Vandy five pitches in the 3rd inning.
DiFazio flied out to lf (1-0 B). Kubal doubled down the lf line (1-1 BF). Dugas
singled to left field, RBI (1-2 KFB); Kubal scored. Rutledge hit by pitch (1-0
B); Dugas advanced to second. Wilson reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 BKF);
Rutledge advanced to second; Dugas advanced to third. Matthes struck out
swinging (3-2 BBSFBS). May flied out to rf (0-0). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3
LOB.

Vanderbilt 4th - Esposito grounded out to 3b (1-0 B). Loftus flied out
to cf (0-1 K). Harris grounded out to 2b (3-2 BBKSBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Alabama 5th - J. Smith flied out to lf (0-0). W. Henderson homered to
left field, RBI (0-0). DiFazio homered to left center, RBI (1-0 B). Bierman to
p for Cotham. Kubal struck out swinging (1-2 FKBS). Dugas flied out to cf (0-1
K). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Vanderbilt 5th - Reynolds struck out looking (2-2 BSBFK). White struck
out swinging (1-2 BKKS). Giobbi grounded out to 2b (1-1 SB). 0 runs, 0 hits,
0 errors, 0 LOB.

Alabama 6th - Liddle to cf. McClure to rf for White. Rutledge singled to
center field (3-2 SSBBB). Wilson fouled out to 3b, bunt (0-0). Matthes flied
out to rf to right center (1-1 KB). May out on batter's interference. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Vanderbilt 6th - Liddle singled to second base (3-2 KKBBB). Casali
doubled to right center, RBI, out at third rf to ss to 1b (0-1 S); Liddle
scored. Westlake struck out swinging (1-2 KKFBS). Esposito flied out to lf to
left center (0-1 S). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Alabama 7th - J. Smith struck out swinging (1-2 KBFS). W. Henderson
grounded out to 3b (1-1 FB). DiFazio struck out looking (1-2 SBSFK). 0 runs,
0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Vanderbilt 7th - Loftus struck out swinging (2-2 BSBKS). Harris grounded
out to p, bunt (1-1 BS). Reynolds flied out to lf down the lf line (1-0 B).
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Alabama 8th - Kubal hit by pitch (1-2 FBK). Dugas grounded out to 3b,
SAC, bunt (0-0); Kubal advanced to second. Kubal advanced to third on a wild
pitch. Rutledge hit into double play 3b to c to ss (2-1 BKB); Kubal out on the
play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Vanderbilt 8th - kubal called for interference with elbow brush in
rundown ... Ruteldge out on the play. McClure struck out looking (3-2 BKKBBK).
Giobbi struck out swinging (0-2 FSS). Liddle struck out looking (2-2 BKBKK).
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Alabama 9th - Wilson popped up to 2b to right field (0-0). Matthes
grounded out to ss (2-2 BKBF). May tripled to left field (3-2 BFFBFFB). J.
Smith struck out swinging (1-2 SSBS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Vanderbilt 9th - Casali popped up to ss to left field (2-2 SBSB).
Westlake out at first 1b to p (1-1 BK). Esposito grounded out to 3b (0-1 S).
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
Line score

Alabama 7, Vanderbilt 3 (Apr 18, 2009 at Nashville, Tenn.) (Game 1)
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Alabama............. 202 120 000  -  7 11  0      (26-13, 9-8 SEC)
Vanderbilt.......... 110 001 000  -  3  6  0      (23-14, 7-9 SEC)
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Pitchers: Alabama - Del Howell. Vanderbilt - Caleb Cotham; Sean Bierman(5).
Win-Del Howell(5-1)  Loss-Caleb Cotham(4-4)  T-2:38  A-0
HR UA - Kent Matthes (22); Wes Henderson (5); Vin DiFazio (7).
HR VU - Andrew Giobbi (3).
Weather: Cloudy, 71 WIND: S 10
Game notes:
Alabama first SEC road series win of the season ... UA first series win at
Vandy since 2000 ... Matthes hits NCAA-leading 22nd home run in 1st inning
UA hits three HRs and has 82 hits this season ... Henderson and DiFazio
back-to-back HRs in 5th ... Howell first career CG w/10 strikeouts
Game: BAMA39