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CREDITS: The 2010 University of Alabama Baseball Media Guide was produced by the staff of the UA Athletics Media Relations Office. The publication was written and edited by Barry Allen. Special editing credits to Alex Thompson. The publication was designed by Brent Hollingsworth. Photography by UA Athletics Director of Photography Kent Gidley and his student assistants. Special thanks to the Crimson Tide coaching staff and Buddy Overstreet for the cover designs. Copyright 2010 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama. “Roll Tide”, “Crimson Tide”, “Bama” and the primary and secondary logos are registered trademarks of The University of Alabama.

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INSIDE

ALABAMA MEDIA RELATIONS The Alabama Athletic Media Relations Office is located on the ground level of Coleman Coliseum in room 170.

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MEDIA SERVICES Members of the media can obtain updated statistics as well as game notes for the Crimson Tide baseball team during their season via e-mail and at Alabama’s official athletics website at www. rolltide.com. In addition, the Media Relations office will also provide the media with rosters, lineups and scorecards for each home game. Credentials may be obtained in writing through the Media Relations Department.

Media Information.................................................. 2 Athletic Department Directory......................... 3 Quick Facts ............................................................. 3 2010 Baseball Schedule ..................................... 3 Athletic Director Mal Moore............................... 4 Executive Staff........................................................ 5 University President Dr. Robert E. Witt.....6-7 The University of Alabama.............................8-11

THIS IS ALABAMA

Table of Contents

Roll Models........................................................ 12-13 Academic Excellence.....................................14-15 Sewell-Thomas Stadium............................... 16-21 9th Inning Conditioning Program........... 22-23 A Day In The Life...........................................24-29

THE TEAM

A New Identity................................................30-31 2010 Preview.................................................. 32-39 Mitch Gaspard............................................... 40-43 Dax Norris . .....................................................44-45 Kyle Bunn.........................................................46-47 Bobby Barbier................................................48-49 Drew French and Joe Hoffer.......................... 50 Support Staff..........................................................51 2010 Opponents...................................................52 2010 Roster............................................................53 Player Personnel............................................54-83 Career Statistics.............................................84-85

YEAR IN REVIEW

2009 in Review..............................................86-89 2009 Statistics and Results...................... 90-94

RECORDS

Miscellaneous Records................................95-97 Team Records..............................................98-100 Individual Records......................................101-103 Single-Season Statistical Leaders.......104-106 Career Statistical Leaders.........................107-111 Team Season Leaders........................................112 Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders........... 113-118

AWARDS AND HONORS

All-Americans................................................ 119-121 Individual Award Winners...................... 122-129 Honors and Awards..................................130-133

TELEVISION The University of Alabama, through the Crimson Tide Sports Network (CTSN), offers a weekly 15-minute satellite feed consisting of interviews with coaches and athletes, taped video highlights and narrated tape package from September through May. Occasionally the men’s golf team will be featured in this package. Please call the media relations office for more details. During the season, the golf team’s progress will be covered each week on “The Crimson Tide This Week,” a 30-minute regional sports show. INTERVIEWS Head coach Mitch Gaspard is available for interviews and can be reached through the Alabama Media Relations Office. Gaspard will be available on the Alabama weekly teleconference held each Thursday prior to SEC weeekends. The Alabama baseball team will conduct a media day once a week, depending on the team’s playing schedule. We ask that golf interviews be arranged through Barry Allen in the Media Relations office at 205-348-8836. FACILITIES Sewell-Thomas Stadium has been the home to Crimson Tide baseball since 1948. The ballpark was named for former Tide football coach Frank Thomas. It became Sewell-Thomas Field in 1978, taking on the name of former UA baseball coach and 1977 Hall of Fame inductee, Joe Sewell. The ballpark has undergone three renovations in the last 20 years. The stadium was constructed in 1991 and then two upgrades were added in 1996 and 2001. 2010 A L A B A M A M E D I A R E L A T I O N S S T A F F Media Relations Phone: Media Relations Fax: Website:

348-6084 348-8841 RollTide.com

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Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations: Doug Walker Office: 348-7245 e-mail: dwalker@ia.ua.edu

THE MAJOR LEAGUES

Associate Athletic Director for Football Communications: Jeff Purinton Office: 348-3631 e-mail: jpurinton@ia.ua.edu

College World Series................................134-136 NCAA Regionals..................................................137 SEC Tournament........................................138-143 2010 SEC Tournament.............................144-145 MLB Notebook............................................146-147 MLB Career Statistics................................148-153 MLB Draft......................................................154-155

RESULTS

Year-by-Year Records.............................. 156-157 All-Time Opponent Records.......................... 158 All-Time Coaching Records............................ 159 Year-by-Year Scores.................................160-175

HISTORY

All-Time Letterman................................... 176-178 On the Radio........................................................ 179 Know the Rules...................................................180

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INTERNET Information about the University of Alabama’s athletics can be found on the world wide web on the Crimson Tide official athletics site: www.rolltide.com. For information about the Crimson Tide baseball program select that area from the main menu. Information on the web includes statistics, results, biographies and other historical information.

Associate Director of Media Relations: Ty Patton Office: 348-5041 e-mail: tpatton@ia.ua.edu Associate Director of Media Relations: Roots Woodruff Office: 348-2088 e-mail: rwoodruff@ia.ua.edu Assistant Director of Media Relations: Barry Allen (Baseball Contact) Office: 348-8836 e-mail: ballen@ia.ua.edu

Assistant Director of Media Relations: Josh Maxson Office: 348-7496 e-mail: jmaxson@ia.ua.edu Assistant Director of Media Relations: Jessica Pare Office: 348-3673 e-mail: jpare@ia.ua.edu Assistant Director of Media Relations: Skip Powers Office: 348-6734 e-mail: spowers@ia.ua.edu Director of Creative Media: Buddy Overstreet Office: 348-8592 e-mail: boverstreet@ia.ua.edu Athletic Photographer: Kent Gidley Office: 348-2301 e-mail: kgidley@ia.ua.edu Director of Publications: Brent Hollingsworth Office: 348-7474 e-mail: bhollingsworth@ia.ua.edu

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This is Alabama Baseball 2010 Q U I C K F A C T S GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Enrollment: Founded: Conference: Colors: Nickname: President: Faculty Representative:

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama 28,807 April 12, 1831 Southeastern Conference (Western Division) Crimson (PMS 200) and White Crimson Tide Dr. Robert E. Witt Dr. Joe Hornsby

ALABAMA BASEBALL COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Alma Mater, Year: Record at Alabama: Overall Record: Assistant Coach: Responsibilities: Assistant Coach: Responsibilities: Volunteer Assistant Coach: Responsibilities: Director of Baseball Operations: Athletic Trainer: Administrative Assistant: ALABAMA BASEBALL INFORMATION All-Time Record: Conference Championships: SEC Championships: SEC Tournament Championships: NCAA Regional Appearances: Super Regional Appearances: World Series Appearances: 2009 Record: 2009 SEC Record: 2009 Post-Season: Starters Returning/Lost: Staring Picthers Returning/Lost: Lettermen Returning/Lost: Newcomers:

Mitch Gaspard UL Lafayette, 1988 First Year 211-128 (.622) Dax Norris Recruiting Coordinator, Hitting Kyle Bunn Pitching Coach Bobby Barbier Baserunning, Camp Coordinator Drew French Joe Hoffer Troi Lane Wallace (205.348.4029) 2,327-1,375-23 (.628) 25 14 7 20 2 5 37-21 18-11 NCAA Clemson Regional 6/3 1/2 14/13 15

2010 A L A B A M A A T H L E T I C D I R E C T O R Y Mal Moore Athletic Facility .................................................................................................................348-3600 Alabama Baseball Office.......................................................................................................................348-4029 Athletic Ticket Office...............................................................................................................................348-2262 Crimson Tide Sports Marketing.........................................................................................................348-9600 Coleman Coliseum Offices......................................................................................................................348-6161 Sewell-Thomas Stadium Press Box..................................................................................................348-4927

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The University of Alabama’s Director of Athletics since 1999, Mal Moore has made an indelible mark on one of the nation’s most storied athletic programs, leading a department that has enjoyed tremendous success athletically and academically and has undergone an unprecedented period of growth during his tenure. Through his guidance, Alabama’s athletic department remains focused on his vision of having all Crimson Tide athletic teams and student-athletes competitive at the highest level nationally while continuing to elevate athletic facilities at the Capstone to premier status nationally for all sports. During his tenure as Director of Athletics, Moore has overseen more than $200 million of capital improvements to University of Alabama athletic facilities.   Those projects have encompassed the entire scope of all Crimson Tide athletic programs and have benefitted every Alabama studentathlete, coach, and administrator. Throughout his multi-faceted career, Moore has worked with a diversified field of constituents, from fellow coaches and former players, to fans and the business community. All of those experiences and relationships - in addition to his ability to unify those many constituents - have made him the ideal person to lead Alabama athletics in the 21st century. His leadership has been crucial in helping guide Alabama through a period that has been, at times, extremely challenging. His guidance and effort helped Alabama athletics weather the storm, while continuing to move in a positive direction toward a future that holds great promise. Moore’s dedication to and love of the University of Alabama was recognized on March 28, 2007, when as a permanent tribute to his life-long contribution to The University of Alabama, the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama officially dedicated the facility formerly known as The Football Building as the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility.

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Under Moore’s direction, Alabama’s athletic teams have produced two national championships, the 2009 football title and the 2002 NCAA gymnastics championship, as well as several Southeastern Conference championships, winning titles in football, gymnastics, men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s cross country, baseball and softball; taking SEC tournament titles in both baseball and softball. Alabama athletes have earned some of the highest honors the SEC and NCAA have to offer, including SEC Athlete of the Year, SEC ScholarAthlete of the Year, NCAA Top VIII, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships and NCAA Sportsperson of the Year. These honors are over and above the individual conference and national titles that Alabama athletes continue to bring home to the Capstone on a regular basis. In addition to making his mark on Alabama, Moore has also had a national impact as a key member of several prestigious NCAA and college football committees. Moore has served on the NCAA Division I Football Issues Committee, the SEC Athletic Directors Bowl Advisory Committee and the Big Six Conferences Minority Coaches Forum.

During a coaching career that spanned 31 years, Moore spent 22 of those at Alabama with stops at Montana State, Notre Dame and the NFL’s St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals. At Alabama, Moore started as Coach Bryant’s graduate assistant in 1964, then as defensive backfield coach for five years beginning in 1965 before becoming quarterbacks coach from 1971-82 and serving as the Tide’s first offensive coordinator starting in 1975. He would go on to coordinate all of the offensive plays for Alabama’s last four national championship teams. A 1963 graduate of The University of Alabama, Moore holds both an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a 1964 Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from the Capstone.   Moore was born December 19, 1939, in Dozier, Ala. He and the late Mrs. Charlotte Moore have one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Heather) Cook of Scottsdale, Ariz., a granddaughter, Anna Lee, and a grandson, Charles Cannon.

Moore’s distinguished record of service to UA began more than 50 years ago when he joined the Crimson Tide football squad as a scholarship player for Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant from 1958-62. Moore has the distinction of being a part of eight national championship teams (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992 and 2009) with the first coming as a player, the next six during his coaching career and the last during his tenure as director of athletics. As a player and coach, he was also part of 14 SEC championships, and 27 bowl trips. He is the only individual connected with the Tide program to be a part of eight national championships.

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Sprayberry Christmas Party (December 8, 2009) The baseball Team concluded the season with a Christmas Party at Sprayberry Education Center. The team brought gifts, signed baseballs and served the children treats during this event. The team led the group in Christmas carols and even had a surprise visit from Santa Claus.

The Alabama baseball team spent much of the fall working out and preparing for the upcoming season, but in their spare time the team was very active in the Tuscaloosa area with numerous community service projects. The team visited many schools and nursing homes and hosted a Halloween and Christmas party for a number of school-aged children, all a part of head coach Mitch Gaspard’s plan of being visible and giving back to a community that has supported the Crimson Tide for many years. “We want to be the most visible team on the Alabama campus,” Gaspard said. “We put in a lot of hours this fall, supporting the community and local schools. When fans come to watch us play, we want them to see our guys as more than just baseball players. I think our support in the community is important. We have a lot of loyal baseball fans in Tuscaloosa and this is our way to give back and thank them for all of their support. We had a busy fall and we will continue to support the community this spring as well.” One of those projects will include the 2010 United Cerebral Palsy Telethon in April, where Coach Gaspard will serve as the honorary chairman for this year’s event. The baseball team spent numerous hours with students and the elderly this fall, but the highlight of the semester took place at the Sprayberry Education Center, where the team hosted a Christmas party for the students and faculty. Sprayberry is the special education facility for the Tuscaloosa County School System and serves the needs of children in five different programs, including preschool, multiple disabilities, autism, alternative and TARGET, for gifted education. More than 100 students, faculty and staff participated in the event, according to Sprayberry principal John Barnacastle.

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“This was fantastic to have the whole baseball team here,” Barnacastle said. “Our kids loved it. It was a really, really good experience. I hope the team got as much out of it as our kids did and we look forward to doing this again in the future. I really appreciate Coach Gaspard and the team for coming here today and having such a great event.”

“We were truly honored to be a part of the Sprayberry Christmas party today,” Gaspard said. “Our guys did a great job with all the kids and we all had a great time. The students had a great time, too. I am glad we could do this today for a great school and group of children.”

Gaspard and the Crimson Tide team hosted the event at the Sprayberry Center and provided the children with gifts and snacks for the event. The team also participated in the singing of Christmas carols and decorating the school’s tree. There was also a visit from Santa Claus.

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Crossing Points Golf Tourney (Oct. 1, 2009) UA players assisted with the golf tournament to benefit persons with Down’s syndrome. Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger Canned Food Drive The team collected canned goods at an Alabama volleyball game and soccer game to support the West Alabama Food Bank. The team also spent two hours at the Publix on campus on Sept. 22 for the same cause. UA collected over 175,000 pounds of canned goods to beat Auburn for the third straight year.

Project Angel Tree (December 1, 2009) As part of a long-standing Athletic Department Tradition, the baseball team raised money for gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated and hosted a party at Coleman Coliseum. Former Alabama All-American and current New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson also attended the event and gave the Angel Tree a $1,500 gift card to Toys r us to assist in this year’s project.

Halloween Extravaganza (Oct. 28, 2009) The baseball team participated in the Athletic Department’s annual Halloween Extravaganza in the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility. This provides children with a safe place to go and trick-or-treat in Tuscaloosa. The baseball team spent time working a booth that allowed children to see just how fast they could actually throw a baseball with a speed gun.

Turkey Bowl (Nov. 23, 2009) The team spent a Monday night in Northport serving as coaches, officials and administrators for the annual Turkey Bowl, sponsored by Davis-Faucett Elementary School.

Capstone Village Retirement Community Active Aging Week (Sept. 21-25, 2009) Players visited the retirement center and spent 30 minutes each walking with the retirees.

Brookwood Middle School (September 25, 2009) Jonathan Smart, Danny Collins, Cody Trotter and Taylor Dugas spent two hours at Brookwood Middle School to talk about the importance of education and the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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SEC Academic Honor Roll 1971 1972 1973 1977 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

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Rex Bynum Terry Dubose Zack Rogers Rex Bynum Zack Rogers Zack Rogers Paul Spivey Tommy Belk Gary DeLoach Steve Houlberg Gary Jack Mark Dunning Gary Jack Gary Jack Bobby Pierce Jeff Brewer Brett Elbin Rob Skates Jeff Brewer Brett Elbin Rob Skates Jeff Brewer Jeff Umphrey David Turner Mike Wiggins Chris Barnes David Turner Mike Wiggins Ken Trusky Jason Bridges Robert Fletcher Tony Pisciotta Mike Soper Ken Trusky Jon Hardie Pete Hinkle Hunter Plott Pete Hinkle Hunter Plott Jeff Laubenthal Tommy Milstead Jeff Laubenthal Jeff Crane Jeff Laubenthal Geno Saunders Bernie Bellard Anthony Box Mike MacDonald Geno Saunders Rick Detoto Chris Eilers Jason Jordan

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Joe Caruso Chris Eilers Eric Goldis Brett Taft Joe Caruso Chris Eilers David Mote Robbie Tucker Tripp Baldwin David Mote Justin Smith Jeremy Vaughn Jeremy Vaughn Lance Cormier Scott McClanahan Kevin Marzion Aaron Clark Lance Cormier Eddie Ferguson Casey Lambert Scott McClanahan Jeremy Vaughn Matthew Whitaker Lance Cormier Eddie Ferguson Scott McClanahan Jeffrey Norris Grant Redding Beau Hearod Dewayne Marlowe Eric Mennen Jeffrey Norris Adam Pavkovich Grant Redding Gabe Scott Jared Woodward

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David Ferazza Michael McCallister Emeel Salem Rocky Scelfo Gabe Scott Kenneth Brown Brent Carter Jordan Davis Doug Denson Matt Grooms Allen Rice Emeel Salem Gabe Scott Morrow Thomley Kenneth Brown Jordan Davis Wade LeBlanc Spencer Pennington Emeel Salem Kody Valverde Vin DiFazio Emeel Salem Will Stroup Brock Bennett Brian Clark Vin DiFazio Del Howell Brandon May Jimmy Nelson Tyler Odle Robert Phares Josh Rutledge Will Stroup Jeff Texada Ross Wilson Taylor Dugas Scott Hays Wes Henderson Clay Jones Jon Kelton Brandon May Kyle Moore Kent Myer Tyler Odle Josh Rutledge Jake Smith Cal Tinsley

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Dr. Jeff Laubenthal (1993) and Emeel Salem (2007) won the H. Boyd McWhorter SEC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year Award and a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship. It is the highest academic honor presented by the SEC office.

Alabama has nine ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Americans since 1972, including first-team honorees Jeff Laubenthal (’93), Lance Cormier (’02) and Emeel Salem (’06 & ‘07).

The Crimson Tide has had 13 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV selections since 1993,including two-time winners Lance Cormier (2001 & 2002), Beau Hearod (2002 & 2003) and Emeel Salem (2006 & 2007).

Emeel Salem (right) is the most decorated student in Alabama history, winning more than $25,000 in post-graduate scholarships. In addition to the SEC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year Award, Salem also won the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award (2007) and was a two-time SEC Baseball Scholar Athlete of the Year (2006 & 2007).

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FOR 11 OF THE LAST 12 SEASONS, ALABAMA HAS RANKED IN THE TOP 10 NATIONALLY IN ATTENDANCE.

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Sewell-Thomas Stadium

Media Information

Sewell-Thomas Stadium has served as home for the Crimson Tide baseball team for more than six decades. The ballpark has seen many changes over the last half-century and hosted many great events. “The Joe” which is located just off Paul W. Bryant drive in the UA Athletics Complex, had played host to six NCAA Regionals, six SEC Playoff series and a pair of exhibition games with the New York Yankees in 1978 and 1984. The Crimson Tide used it home-field advantage to secure a berth in the College World Series in 1996, 1997 and 1999, winning 13 straight postseason home games in one of the most dominant runs in Crimson Tide baseball history. Alabama has compiled a 1,086-461-2 (.701) alltime record at Sewell-Thomas Stadium since its move to the current site in 1948. The Crimson Tide posted a 26-6 (.813) record at home last season and won four of its five Southeastern Conference series, with wins over No. 1 Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and No. 11 Arkansas. Over the last 15 years, Alabama has been almost unbeatable at home, winning 57 of its 73 SEC series. Since 1995, Alabama had won 32 of 41 home series against SEC Eastern Division teams. The Crimson Tide posted three series wins last against No. 1 Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky and enters the 2010 season having won its last 13 home series against an SEC Eastern Division team. The last home series loss to an Eastern Division school was in 1995 against South Carolina. Alabama also won 13 straight home series against eastern division teams from 1995-2000. During that same 15-year span, Alabama has won 24 of 35 home series against SEC Western Division teams, including seven of its last nine. The Crimson Tide split two home series with SEC Western Division foes (LSU and Arkansas) in 2009 and the series loss to LSU snapped a streak of 10 consecutive home series wins against teams from the SEC West. From 19962000, Alabama won 11 straight home series against SEC Western Division teams. Alabama will enter the 2010 season having won 21 of its last 25 SEC home series. Alabama earned a home series win over topranked Georgia last season, adding to the Tide’s suc-

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cess at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Crimson Tide has won seven of its eight series against the No. 1 team in the land since 1985, with four of those series wins coming in Tuscaloosa. Alabama owns series wins over Miami, Fla. (1985), LSU (2007), Mississippi State (2006) and Georgia (2008). The Crimson Tide baseball team has been a success at the gate as well, drawing more than 2,000,000 fans since the first stadium expansion in 1991. Over the last 19 years, Alabama has attracted 2,245,942 fans in 604 all-time openings. The Crimson Tide ranked second nationally in attendance from 1999-2002 and set a school record with 211,331 fans during the 2000, when every home game was sold out. Frank Thomas Field opened on March 26, 1948, as a 2,000-seat facility, which attracted many overflow crowds in the 1950s and 1960s under Coach Tilden “Happy” Campbell and Coach Joe Sewell. The inaugural game was played on March 26, 1948 with the Crimson Tide beating the Bradley Braves 5-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Pitcher Clarence Flack delivered the first pitch at 2:02 p.m. (CT) on that afternoon in the Tide’s new baseball home. Dick Dill recorded the first hit at Thomas Field and Jack Rutledge swatted the first home run. Flack was the winning pitcher that afternoon for the Tide. Marvin Blemker also pitched and earned what is known today as a save. Since the inaugural game in 1947, Sewell-Thomas Stadium has seen plenty of changes, both on and off the field. The stadium was renamed Sewell-Thomas Field in 1978, honoring former Alabama football and baseball standout and Major League Hall of Famer Joe Sewell. Alabama played the first night game in school history on March 14, 1981 with a 13-8 victory over Western Kentucky. The ballpark has undergone two major renovations since it was erected in 1947, with the last coming in

1999. In addition, there are additional plans for future renovations on the both the inside and outside of the stadium. The original grandstand was completed in time for the 1991 season and the Tide’s new ball park held 2,700 fans. Wesley Construction of Talladega, Ala., built the new facility for $2.1 million and the completion of the permanent grandstand changed the name of the facility to Sewell-Thomas Stadium. In 1996, bleachers were added down the right field line to raise the stadium’s capacity to more than 4,000 as the Crimson Tide hosted its first NCAA Regional that same year. N.C. Morgan Construction of Tuscaloosa, Ala., is responsible for the most recent additions at SewellThomas Stadium. The $4 million expansion project gives the Tide one of the finest home facilities in all of college baseball. The project, which was completed prior to the 2001 season, involved extending the grandstand down the right-field line. The addition of 2,000 seats raised the stadium capacity to 6,571 seats. The bench seats that filled the upper level of the grandstand were moved to the new addition. Chairback seats, similar to those in the lower level, were installed in the upper level. The stadium also received three new ticket booths, five new concession stands and five new restrooms for men and women. Two “hawker” stands were added to allow for concession sales in the grandstand. The players and coaches benefited from the 2001 renovations, too. The Crimson Tide moved into its spacious clubhouse in 2001. The expansion also included three indoor batting cages and pitching machines, a meeting room, training room, equipment room and coaches offices. A new stadium entrance was created in the fall of 2005 and a new sound system from All Pro Sound was installed prior to the start of the season. The ball park also got a general facelift with new paint, signs and handrails as part of this $175,000 project.

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Sewell-Thomas Stadium Timeline March 25, 1948

- The opening of the Tide’s new baseball park, Thomas Field, was postponed one day due to rain.

March 26, 1948

- Alabama opens Frank Thomas Field with a doubleheader against the Bradley Braves. The Crimson Tide took the opener, 5-2, but lost the nightcap, 5-3. Right-hand pitcher Clarence Flack pitched the Tide to victory in the 1948 home opener, while Marvin Blemker notched the save. Dick Dill is credited with the first hit at Thomas Field, while Jack Rutledge swatted the first home run.

April 5, 1948

- Alabama defeated Mississippi, 5-2, in the first SEC game played at Thomas Field.

May 24, 1950

- Alabama hosted its first SEC Playoffs at Thomas Field with a pair of wins over Kentucky. The Crimson Tide took the best-of-five series, three games to one, including 4-1 and 13-0 wins in Tuscaloosa. The Tide won the 1950 SEC Championship and became the first UA team to play in the College World Series.

May 15, 1955

- Alabama defeated Georgia 12-2 in the first game of the SEC Playoffs at Thomas Field. Alabama swept the best-of-three series with a 6-4 win in Athens two days later.

May 17, 1957

- Georgia Tech beat Alabama 5-4 at Thomas Field en route to the 1957 SEC Championship.

March 23, 1961

- Alabama won its 100th all-time game at Thomas Field with a 20-5 win over Virginia Tech.

May 6, 1963

- In Coach Tilden “Happy” Campbell’s final home game as head coach, Alabama beats LSU, 10-3.

March 16, 1964

- Alabama defeated St. Bernard 4-3 in Coach Joe Sewell’s first game as the Tide’s head coach.

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May 16, 1968

- Alabama hosts Florida in the 1968 SEC Playoffs, the first at Thomas Field since 1955. After dropping the first game in the best-of-three series in Gainesville, Alabama returns home and posts back-toback shutout wins (5-0 and 3-0) to win its first SEC Championship since 1955.

May 10, 1969

- Alabama suffers a 3-2 loss to Mississippi in Coach Sewell’s final home game as head coach.

May 9, 1970

- Alabama posted its 200th win at Thomas Field with a 4-0 victory over LSU.

May 5, 1973

- Alabama hosted Vanderbilt in the 1973 SEC Playoffs. Vandy swept the best-of-three series from the Tide.

May 8, 1974

- Alabama hosted Vanderbilt in the 1974 SEC Playoffs. Vandy swept the best-of-three series from the Tide.

March 3, 1981

- The Crimson unveiled its new 17’ X 32’ scoreboard in left-center field during its home opener. The scoreboard was donated by Ziegler Meats and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

March 14, 1981

- In the first night game at Sewell-Thomas Field, Alabama defeated Western Kentucky, 13-8. The original lighting system cost $210,000.

March 24, 1981

- The Tide records its 400th all-time win at Thomas Field with a 4-0 win over Mercer.

March 26, 1981

- True freshman David Magadan extends his schoolrecord hitting streak to 21 games with a pair of hits in the 10-1 win over Georgia Southern.

April 13, 1981

- Alabama defeated Mississippi, 4-3, in the first televised baseball game from Sewell-Thomas Field. ESPN televised the game on a tape-delayed basis.

March 10, 1983

- The scheduled exhibition game between Alabama and the New York Yankees was postponed due to snow.

March 12, 1984

- Alabama and the New York Yankees played to a 7-7 tie in an exhibition game. Future Hall of Famer Dave Winfield swatted a pair of home runs in the game for the Bronx Bombers.

Feb. 27, 1985

- The Tide notched its 300th win at Thomas Field with a 5-4 win over Mississippi.

- Gordie Hershiser, Paul Mirocke and Greg Hibbard combined on a seven-inning no-hitter against Jackson State. Alabama won the game, 9-0.

February 28, 1978

March 26, 1985

April 5, 1975

- Alabama Director of Athletics Paul Bryant and Associate Director of Athletics Sam Bailey rename Thomas Field to Sewell-Thomas Field to honor the former Tide All-American and Head Baseball Coach. Sewell, who played 14 years with Cleveland and the New York Yankees, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July, 1977. Following the dedication, Alabama swept Livingston, 5-4 and 5-3.

April 6, 1978

- Behind the keen pitching of future Hall of Famer Jim “Catfish” Hunter and Sparky Lyle, the defending World Champion New York Yankees no-hit Alabama 6-0 in a exhibition game at Sewell-Thomas Field.

May 6, 1979

- Alabama closes out the 1979 season and Hayden Riley era with a 4-3 win over arch-rival Auburn.

Feb. 26, 1980

- Dr. Barry Shollenberger’s first home game as head coach of the Crimson Tide ends with a disappointing 3-2 loss to Livingston State.

- Jack Dietrich became the first player in school history to play all nine positions in the same game as the Tide beat Alabama State, 13-4. Dietrich opened the game as the starting pitcher and moved to a different position on the field with the corresponding inning (2nd inning - catcher, 3rd inning - first base, etc.).

May 4, 1985

- Sophomore catcher Doug Duke belted his 25th home run of the season to set the UA single-season record. He finished the year with 27 home runs, a record that still stands today.

May 5, 1985

- The Tide beat No. 1 ranked Miami (Fla.), 12-6, to earn a series win over the Hurricanes.

March 4, 1986

- The Crimson Tide beat Ferris State 14-13 for the 500th win at Sewell-Thomas Field.

April 7, 1986

- Alabama defeated the Birmingham Barons 11-8 in an exhibition game at Sewell-Thomas Field. Mike Yastremski (2-for-4, 4 Runs), the son of Hall of

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Famer and Red Sox legend, Carl, had two hits and scored four runs in the loss. The Barons also used future Major Leaguers Ron Karkovice and Bobby Thigpen in the loss.

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- Director of Athletics Steve Sloan and Head Baseball Coach Barry Shollenberger announce the plans for a 2,700-seat grandstand and the Tide’s new baseball facility will be called Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

April 30, 1989

- Alabama defeats Mississippi, 4-3, in the final game at Sewell-Thomas Field.

August 15, 1989

- Construction begins on Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The 2,700-seat grandstand also called for new restrooms, new concession stands and press box. The cost of the project was $2.1 million. The project was handled by Wesley Construction Co., of Talladega, Ala.

March 21, 1989

- Alabama hosted a day-night doubleheader at Thomas Field with Towson State and Georgia Southern. The Tide beat Towson State, 5-0, in the first game and lost to Georgia Southern, 4-2, in the nightcap.

nine-inning game, which began at 8 p.m., more than three hours after the scheduled start time. Alabama ripped seven doubles in the game en route to a 9-5 win.

Feb. 23, 1990

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- The Crimson Tide opens the 1990 season in the partially renovated Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Numerous weather delays forced the delay in the opening of the stadium and there was only limited seating for the first four home games. The entire 1990 season was played with a make-shift press box due to more construction delays.

March 9, 1990

- Sewell-Thomas Stadium is open with all 2,700 seats as the Tide beats Ohio State, 9-0. Joe Vitiello was the star with two home runs and seven strong innings on the mound to earn Collegiate Baseball newspaper “National Player of the Week” honors.

March 14, 1990

- Dr. Barry Shollenberger becomes the school’s alltime winningest coach with his 349th career win, surpassing Tilden “Happy” Campbell. Alabama beat Murray State, 3-0, to make Shollenberger the winningest Tide coach.

March 24, 1990 - Alabama defeated Mississippi State, 7-4, in the

first SEC game at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

May 2, 1990

- In one of the zaniest scenes in sports history, the Alabama-West Florida baseball game was delayed due to a beehive that had been built in the on-the-field batting cage. After several unsuccessful attempts to destroy the nest, a specialist was dispatched to Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The beekeeper arrived and removed the nest from the cage. The delay was more than three hours and the scheduled doubleheader was reduced to one,

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- Alabama notches its 600th all-time win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium with an 8-7 win over Illinois State.

April 6, 1991

- Director of Athletics Cecil “Hootie” Ingram, along with members of the Sewell and Thomas families dedicate Sewell-Thomas Stadium prior to the Tide’s doubleheader with Mississippi. Alabama swept the twinbill winning, 4-3 and 10-1.

April 10, 1991

- Mick Kerns became the only player in Alabama history to hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the Tide’s 12-5 win over Murray State.

Feb. 15, 1992

- A computer driven matrix board (36’ X 24’) is installed in left-center field at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

March 15, 1992

- Brad Oliver and Juan DeBrand each hit a grand slam in the Tide’s 15-1 win over Middle Tennessee. Oliver’s came in the third inning, while DeBrand added a grand slam in the seventh inning.

March 10, 1994

- Alabama plays its 1,000th game at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in a 5-2 loss to Notre Dame.

May 14, 1994

- In Barry Shollenberger’s final home game, Alabama lost to Auburn, 6-3 to end the regular season.

Feb. 18, 1995

- The Jim Wells era began in thrilling fashion with a 2-1 win over Middle Tennessee in 11 innings. Brett Taft’s infield single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Anthony DuBose with the winning run.

April 5, 1995

- Coach Wells became the winningest first-year coach in school history with a 15-2 win over Samford. Wells 22nd win broke the old mark of 21 wins held by J.W.H. Pollard in 1907. Wells finished the year with 42 wins.

May 7, 1995

- Alabama beats Arkansas, 7-4, for the 700th alltime win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

May 10, 1996

- An additional 1,600 bleacher seats were added down the right field line to rosie stadium capacity to 4,107 for the final regular season series with Auburn and the NCAA post-season. In addition, the visitor’s bullpen was moved into foul territory to make room for the additions.

May 12, 1996

- Alabama clinches a share of the SEC Championship with a 4-0 win over Auburn in the regular season finale. It was Alabama’s first SEC Championship since 1983 and first Western Division crown since 1981.

May 23, 1996

- Alabama defeated Princeton, 15-2, in the first-ever NCAA Regional game at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Joe Caruso was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI in the win. The NCAA Regional attracted more than 80,000 fans to the Joe for the four-day event with the Tide playing in front of record crowds each day.

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Matt Frick’s 10th inning home run beat Southern California in 1997.

May 26, 1996

- Alabama defeated Virginia, 18-8, to win the NCAA South I Regional championship and advance to the College World Series for the first time since 1983. Dustan Mohr had four hits and scored four runs in the win. Corey Spiers (3-for-4, 4 RBI) and Rusty Loflin (2-for-2, RBI) were a combined 5-for-6 with seven RBI in the DH spot in the lineup.

Feb. 14, 1997

June 4-5, 1999

- Under the new NCAA Tournament format, Alabama is one of eight teams to host the newly created NCAA Super Regional at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Crimson Tide swept LSU in the bestof-three series, 13-6 and 13-5, to advance to Omaha for the third time in four years.

Feb. 10, 2000

- A number of renovations awaited the Tide in the 1997 home opener. For the first time, Alabama played with a padded outfield wall, which measured eight-feet high and was made of 16-gauge steel. A new sound system was installed and “Click Effects” was used for the first time to enhance the atmosphere at games.

- The second major expansion of Sewell-Thomas Stadium is completed as 2,000 permanent seats were added down the right field grandstand and bleachers were added to the left field foul line. Also, new locker rooms, coaches offices, a training room and team meeting rooms were added. The cost of the project, completed by N.C. Morgan of Tuscaloosa, was $4 million.

May 22, 1997

Feb. 10, 2000

- Alabama hosts the NCAA South II Regional and defeats Troy, Wichita State, North Carolina State and Southern California in consecutive days to earn its second straight trip to the College World Series.

May 25, 1997

- In front of the largest crowd in stadium history (6,118), Alabama defeated BYU, 11-1, to open the 2000 season. The Crimson Tide sold its entire allotment of season tickets and finished second in the nation in total and average attendance.

- Matt Frick hits walk-off, two-out home run in bottom of the 10th inning as Alabama beat Southern Cal, 10-9, to earn its second straight trip to the CWS.

March 5, 2001

March 2, 1999

April 5, 2002

May 28-30, 1999

March 24, 2006

- Alabama defeated Austin Peay, 6-2, to earn its 800th all-time win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

- Alabama defeated Navy and Southern Miss (twice) to secure the Tuscaloosa Regional Championship and advance to the first-ever NCAA Super Regional.

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- Alabama became the 17th NCAA Division I school to win its 2,000th all-time baseball game with a 12-0 win over Winthrop.

June 2-4, 2006

- The Crimson Tide captured the 2006 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional with wins over Jacksonville and Troy (twice) to advance to its first NCAA Super Regional since 1999.

June 9-10, 2006

- Alabama hosted North Carolina in the NCAA Super Regionals and lost both games to the Tar Heels, 11-5 and 8-7.

May 13, 2007

- Alabama topped the 2,000,000 mark in all-time attendance on the final day of the regular season against Arkansas. The Tide closed out the 2007 season with 2,004,908 fans since the park was dedicated in 1991.

Feb. 24, 2009

– Alabama right fielder Kent Matthes hits for the cycle in the Crimson Tide’s 11-4 win over Nicholls State. He reached on an infield single in the eighth inning to complete the feat.

March 14, 2009

– Alabama earns a double header sweep over No. 1 Georgia, winning 9-5 and 11-5 to open SEC play.

- Alabama defeated Florida, 4-1, for the school’s 900th all-time win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

- Alabama defeated Mississippi, 12-2, to earn the school’s 1,000th all-time win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

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“Little things make the difference.

Only the winners perfect the little things.” - Paul “Bear” Bryant.

UA’s MLB PITCHERS Lance Cormier (Tampa Bay) Tommy Hunter (Texas) Wade LeBlanc (San Diego) David Robertson (New York Yankees) Taylor Tankersley (Florida)

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The Alabama pitching staff’s conditioning program under pitching coach Kyle Bunn and strength and conditioning coach Rocky Colburn is appropriately named the “The Ninth Inning Program.” This program was modeled after Coach Saban’s Fourth Quarter Program in order to take Alabama’s pitching to a new level of mental toughness. The Ninth Inning Program is one of the most important aspects of the Crimson Tide baseball program. It teaches the players how to prepare. It teaches the players about mental toughness. More importantly, it teaches the players how to win. Alabama holds a winning record over every other SEC opponent and the establishment of the new Ninth Inning Program will help keep this winning tradition alive. “It prepares our pitchers to mentally embrace nine innings of baseball and more if needed. Maximizing mental toughness is the goal of the program. We train their minds to not only win, but to surpass their highest expectations.” – Kyle Bunn, UA Pitching Coach. “It all comes down to nine innings. After that there is a winner and a loser. The University of Alabama Crimson Tide’s Ninth Inning Program is designed so that regardless of what is set before us, regardless of what the circumstances are, regardless of what the odds may be, we will get the job done and be the winner!” – Rocky Colburn, UA Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach Over the last 15 years, Alabama has had 31 pitchers selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The Tide has had 15 pitchers taken in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft since 1995, including first-round picks Taylor Tankersley (2004) and Tommy Hunter (2006).

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Adam Morgan posted a 4-2 record as a true freshman in 2009, including a win over No. 1 Georgia in his SEC debut.

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First-year pitching coach Kyle Bunn coach must find a way to replace two-thirds of the Crimson Tide’s starting rotation from last year’s team. Fifth-year senior Austin Hyatt (8-3, 3.76 ERA) logged more than 100 innings last season en route to All-American and All-SEC honors, while two-way standout Del Howell (5-3, 6.33 ERA) opted for the MLB draft after his junior season. Bunn, who has built solid reputation at Mississippi and Clemson for developing arms into solid weekend warriors, will now try his hand with an Alabama staff that has a nice blend of veterans and newcomers. Sophomore left-hander Adam Morgan (13 G, 9 GS, 4-2, 4.17 ERA) is the lone returning weekend starter for the Tide. He posted some key wins last season for the Crimson Tide, including his SEC debut against No. 1 ranked Georgia. Juniors Jason Townsend, Jonathan Smart and Jimmy Nelson will also contend for starting jobs on the mound. Townsend spent the last two seasons at Chipola Junior College and has a solid fall for the Crimson Tide. Smart, who missed the 2009 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, was a pleasant surprise this fall on the mound and emerged as one of the Tide’s top arms. Nelson is in his third season with the Tide and has pitched as both a starter and reliever in his career. The bullpen should be anchored by senior David Head, junior Nathan Kilcrease, senior Adam Scott and sophomore Tyler White. The Crimson Tide will also have the services of six freshmen, including Tucker Hawley, Trey Pilkington, Matt Taylor, Adam Windsor and Taylor Wolfe, all of whom showed great promise this fall on the mound. Taylor is also a two-way player and could see time in the outfield because of his speed and arm strength. Junior college transfer Brett Whitaker is another two-way player that will likely see action on the mound. He is also an excellent hitter and suited for the role of DH or pinch-hitter.

STARTERS RETURNING (1) No. Name 32 Adam Morgan

Pos. LHP

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RETURNING LETTERMEN AND NEWCOMERS (15) No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. 46 Kelby Deerman LHP 5-11 170 44 Tucker Hawley RHP 6-4 230 33 David Head LHP 6-2 180 28 Nathan Kilcrease RHP 5-6 160 40 Jimmy Nelson RHP 6-6 245 11 Trey Pilkington RHP 6-2 205 18 Adam Scott RHP 6-1 185 26 Jonathan Smart LHP 6-0 170 36 Troy Sutherland RHP 6-3 245 24 Matt Taylor LHP 6-2 176 29 Jason Townsend RHP 6-3 190 39 James Tullidge RHP 5-10 183 7 Brett Whitaker RHP 6-1 190 23 Tyler White RHP 6-2 210 21 Adam Windsor LHP 5-10 180

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Cl. Hometown (Previous School) Soph. Marietta, Ga. (Kell HS)

Cl. Hometown (Previous School) Fr. Owens Cross Roads, Ala. (Madison Academy) Fr. Aiken, S.C. (South Aiken HS) Sr. Ellenwood Ga. (Chatahoochee Valley CC) Jr. Phenix City, Ala. (Glenwood Academy) Jr. Niceville, Fla. (Niceville HS) Fr. Anniston, Ala. (Oxford HS) Sr. Hueytown, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Jr. Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Fr. Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones HS) Fr. Midland, Ga. (Columbus HS) Jr. Albany, Ga. (Chipola JC) Soph. Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Tuscaloosa Academy) Jr. Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Soph. Brandon, Miss. (Brandon HS) Fr. Pinson, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS)

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Cody Trotter hit .342 in 12 games last season.

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What the Crimson Tide lacks in experience, it makes up for it with talent and depth behind the plate this season. Alabama enters the 2010 season with five catchers on its active roster, but only two of those five catchers have seen game action for the Crimson Tide. Senior Cody Trotter (.342, 3 HR, 11 RBI) has the most experience with 12 games under his belt before an elbow injury ended his season in early April last season. Trotter underwent extensive rehab this summer and fall and was able to return to the lineup by the middle of fall camp. Junior Brock Bennett is the only other catcher with any game experience and is one of the Tide’s top defensive backstops. He has played in five games during his two-year career. Junior Chris Smelley and freshman Brett Booth are both talented players and offensive and defensive depth to the Tide’s lineup this season. Smelley and Booth both bring a quarterbacks mentality to the Tide’s catching lineup, as both were successful high school signal callers. Smelley, who also played quarterback at South Carolina before transferring to Alabama for the 2009 season, was an all-state performer at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa in both football and baseball. Booth led the Tuscaloosa County High School Wildcats to back-to-back perfect regualr seasons in 2007 and 2008. That experience should help both players and the catching position. Smelley could also play first base and DH for the Tide this season. Booth worked a third base and saw action on the mound for the Tide this fall. Freshman walk-on Charley Waldrep missed most fo the fall with a back injury and could redshirt this year.

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Northport, Ala. (Tuscaloosa County HS)

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Tuscaoosa, Ala. (American Christian)

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Ross Wilson is a two-time All-SEC selection for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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The strength of the 2010 Alabama baseball team has to start in the infield, where the Crimson Tide returns all four starters from last year’s squad. The Tide welcomes back senior first baseman Clay Jones (.331, 7 HR, 39 RBI), junior second baseman Ross Wilson (.353, 9 HR, 47 RBI), junior shortstop Josh Rutledge (.305, 5 HR, 44 RBI) and senior third baseman Jake Smith (.359, 18 HR, 54 RBI). Smith and Wilson are 2010 preseason All-Americans, while Rutledge, Smith and Wilson were first-team All-SEC selections in 2009. Smith and Wilson were also named to the 2009 SEC All-Defensive Team. Smith, a two-time SEC All-Defensive Team selection, made only five errors at third base last season. That quartet combined to hit .336 (264-for-785) with 39 home runs and 184 RBI last season. With the abundance of talent and experience, Alabama coach Mitch Gaspard thinks the Crimson Tide will field one of the finest infields in the nation this season. “I feel like we have a chance to have one of the best infields in the country,” Gaspard said. “We have a lot of talent and experience in the infield and they are all leaders on this team. Smith and Jones are solid corner-infielders, who will hit for average and power. Wilson and Rutledge will be together for the third straight year and have formed one of the best middle infields in the country.” The Crimson Tide will also have the services of senior Cal Tinsley, juniors John David Smelser and Josh Sanders and freshmen Danny Collins and Allen Dye this season.

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Hometown (Previous School) Brent, Ala. (Shelton State CC)

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Cullman, Ala. (Cullman HS)

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6-2 190

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Shannon, Ala. (Hueytown HS)

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Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS)

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Vestavia Hills, Ala. (Vestavia HS)

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Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Shelton State CC)

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INF 6-0 160 Jr.

Montgomery, Ala. (Jacksonville State)

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Taylor Dugas earned Freshman All-American honors after leading Alabama with 83 hits and 20 doubles in 2009.

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Sophomore Taylor Dugas, who earned All-SEC and All-American honors as a freshman last season, anchors the Cirmson Tide outfield this season. Dugas will move from leftfield to centerfield this season, after a steallar rookie season in which he hit .352 (83-for-236) with two home runs and 27 RBI in 56 games. He led the team in hits (83) and doubles (20) and ranked third in runs scored (61) and fourth in hitting. Alabama will be looking to replace Kent Matthes, the 2009 NCAA home run leader, and Alex Kubal in the outfield this season. Matthes hit .358 with 28 home runs and 81 RBI last season en route to being named a consensus All-American in 2009. Kubal hit .313 with four home runs nad 16 RBI and turned in a number of highlight-reel catches in centerfield the last two seasons. A trio of freshmen are among the candidates to replace Matthes and Kubal this season. The Tide will look to redshirt freshman Brandt Hendricks, true freshman Andrew Miller and redshirt freshman Kent Myer to fill those shoes in 2010. All three are talented players, but all three missed some or all of the fall with significant injuries. Miller missed the first two weeks while recovering from a broken ankle sustained during the summer. He returned to the lineup in the middle of the fall and showed why he was one of the top high school players in the state of Alabama. Hendricks suffered a broken ankle the first week of fall and did not return, while Myer suffered a broken leg during the second week and missed the remaining practice time. Both should be back in the fold this spring and competing for the two outfield slots or DH. Sophomore Jon Kelton and junior David Kindred will also compete for playing time in the outfield this season. Kelton can also play in the infield and is a provides a capable left-hand bat, while Kindred has expereince with stints at Mississippi and Shelton State CC.

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Mitch Gaspard is his own man. He has his own philosophies on hitting, pitching, defense and ways to build a championship program and you cannot argue with his success. That success has come from hard work and high energy, both on and off the field. “We want to be known as a blue-collar-type team,” Gaspard said. “I believe in hard work. We want to work hard in the classroom, during practice and at the games. We want to out-work the teams we play. Our strength and conditioning program is built around mental toughness. When the game is on the line in the ninth inning, we want to be mentally stronger than our opponent. We want the toughness to show in all areas of our team.” Gaspard spent the fall instilling that toughness in his first Alabama squad. He has a high-energy coaching staff with a deep passion for the game and deep passion for the Crimson Tide program. Assistant coach Dax Norris, who serves as the team’s hitting coach and recruiting coordinator, played two years at Alabama in 1995-96 and brings that mental toughness to the hitters every day. Assistant coach Kyle Bunn, who played at The Citadel, brings a hard-nose, military background to the pitching staff. The energy level of the coaching staff brought about some intense practices and tension-filled scrimmages this fall, putting the players in gamelike situations to see how they would respond. On offense, things will be different from years past. “Our offensive philosophy is going to be different,” Gaspard said. “You can look at my teams at Northwestern State; we were third in the nation in two of the six years in stolen bases. The one unique quality we have here is we have power but we also have athletes with speed. “We’ve got to use that and really have the aggressive style that’s going to put pressure on the defense and I think we can do that with our offense with a little bit of a running game, hit-andrun, playing the short game some and also being able to hit the three-run homer. We can use all three packages on that.” Gaspard also wants to translate that mental toughness to the mound, where Bunn has played a key role this fall. “I think the number one goal for us pitchingwise, is we’ve got to command the strike zone. We’ve got to have that same aggressive style on the mound and throw the fastball and put it where we need it and get tough mentality on the mound, the same as many of our position players.” Gaspard brings confidence to the Tide baseball program as well. His personality and attitude has been the difference this fall. “His personality is much different and he is so

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confident in what we are doing,” Alabama senior third baseman Jake Smith said. “The energy level is there every day. We worked hard this fall and I think that it is going to pay off this spring. I am expecting a really good season.” Gaspard has learned from some of the best in the business. He comes from a coaching tree that is a virtual Hall of Fame. His 21-year coaching career has included playing and working for some of the best in the game, like former LSU coach Skip Bertman, former Houston coach Bragg Stockton and former Northwestern State and Alabama skipper Jim Wells. After graduating from Port Arthur-Jefferson High School, where he led the team to a state title and earned all-state honors at shortstop, Gaspard played one season for Bertman at LSU. He transferred to Houston in 1986 and finished his career with the Cougars, earning his degree in 1988. Stockton offered him his first coaching job and he spent one year at his alma mater before moving on to UL Lafayette for the next three seasons. From 1989-92, the Ragin Cajuns won three straight conference titles and played in three NCAA Regionals. During his days as Wells’ assistant at NSU, the Demons won SLC titles in 1993 and 1994, winning in NCAA regional play in 1994.

Gaspard was a pivotal figure as an ace recruiter and shrewd tactician in the remarkable revival of the Crimson Tide. Alabama had four SEC wins in 1994, but after Gaspard arrived, the Tide won the SEC Tournament in 1995 and was one win away from the College World Series. By the time Gaspard returned to NSU, Alabama had earned six NCAA Regional appearances and three College World Series berths, including a national championship game loss to LSU in 1997. In each of his seven seasons at Alabama, Gaspard molded the Tide into one of nation’s finest defensive units. Alabama set numerous school records and ranked among the nation’s Top 10 fielding teams twice in his tenure. Gaspard was the chief recruiter for Alabama. In each of his first five seasons, Alabama ranked among the nation’s top 20 recruiting classes, including three straight Top 10 recruiting classes, according to Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. “Mitch is a bright, young, energetic coach with a great passion for the game of baseball,” former Tide coach Jim Wells said. “He is an outstanding recruiter and teacher. He is a tireless worker and is one of the main reasons that we were so successful in the early stages of building our program at Northwestern State and Alabama.”

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mark. In his final season as a UH player, Gaspard helped the Cougars to a 40-27 overall record and a berth in the NCAA Central Regional in Austin, Texas under first-year head coach Dr. Bragg Stockton. The Cougars finished the year ranked 14th nationally. HOUSTON (1988) Gaspard’s first coaching job came at Houston in 1988 under the legendary Stockton, where he tutored with the Cougars’ infielders. Houston posted a 33-22-3 overall record in 1988. Gaspard’s first game as an assistant coach came on Feb. 13, 1988 against Texas Lutheran.

SNAPSHOTS During Gaspard’s first stint on the UA staff, the Crimson Tide posted a 320-127 (.732) record and played in six NCAA Regionals and made three College World Series appearances (1996, 1997 and 1999) in a four-year span.

Gaspard got his first head coaching job at Northwestern State in 2002 and compiled a 211128 (.622) record in his tenure at Northwestern State. During those six years, he led the Demons to a pair of Southland Conference championships, one SLC Tournament championship and a berth in the 2005 NCAA Baton Rouge (La.) Regional. After the 2007 season, Gaspard decided to return to Alabama, where he would be reunited with Wells. After two years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, Gaspard helped the Tide regain its baseball momentum and for that he was named the Tide’s 30th head coach on Sept. 2, 2009 after Wells retirement. “It’s the ultimate for me and I know I’m extremely excited and honored to take over the program and move forward and strengthen where we’re at right now,” Gaspard said. “I consider Alabama to be the greatest University and we play in the greatest conference (SEC) against the top competition that there is in the country in college baseball.” With his pedigree, energy and intensity, Gaspard is sure to be a success with the Crimson Tide program. CREDENTIALS Gaspard has enjoyed success at every level of his baseball career as a player, assistant coach and head coach. The first-year Crimson Tide head coach has worked more than 1,500 games and his teams have compiled a 1,052-530-3 (.665) overall record. Those teams have won 10 conference championships, nine conference tournament titles and played in 14 NCAA Regionals. In addition, Gaspard has played or coached on 16 teams that have won 40 or more

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games and three of his teams have 50 or more wins in a season. THE COACHING TREE Gaspard has been associated with some of college baseball’s top coaches, including Skip Bertman, Bragg Stockton and Jim Wells. Bertman changed the face of baseball in the Southeastern Conference and led the Tigers to five national championships. Stockton had great influence on the Gaspard’s career and offered the young infielder his first coaching position. That first job has turned into 20 years of coaching excellence, with Gaspard demanding the best of his players on and off the field. Gaspard played a vital role in the revival of Alabama baseball in the mid 1990s. His keen eye for talent and his ability to teach the game of baseball sent the Crimson Tide to College World Series in 1996, 1997 and 1999. THE PLAYER Gaspard’s four-year collegiate career at LSU and Houston saw his teams compile a 148-91 (.619) overall record, post two, 40-win seasons and play in two NCAA Regionals (1985 and 1987). He began his career at LSU in 1984 and 1985, earning one varsity letter on Coach Skip Bertman’s first LSU squad in 1984. The 1984 edition of the Tigers posted a 32-23 overall record. The 1985 team went 41-18 en route to the SEC Western Division championship and collected the school’s first NCAA Regional appearance since 1975. He transferred to Houston following his sophomore season and played two years for the Cougars and lettered in 1986 and 1987. He played on Coach Rolan Walton’s final UH team in 1986, helping the Cougars to a 35-23 overall

UL LAFAYETTE (1989-92) Gaspard spent four years at Louisiana Lafayette and the Ragin’ Cajuns won four conference titles during his time on campus. ULL posted a 183-74 (.712) during Gaspard’s time under Coach Mike Boulanger. In 1989, the Ragin’ Cajuns posted a 49-13 overall record and captured the American South Conference championship with an 11-4 record. The following year, ULL (47-18, 11-4) repeated as conference champs and advanced to the NCAA South I Regional in Baton Rouge, La., before losing to LSU and Southern Mississippi in consecutive games. The Ragin’ Cajuns (49-20, 14-4) pulled off the three-peat in 1991, winning its third straight American South Conference championship. ULL beat Texas, Clemson and Mississippi State during the regular season. The Ragin’ Cajuns advanced to the NCAA Regionals for the second straight year, finishing runner-up to eventual national champion LSU in the NCAA South II Regional in Baton Rouge. After an opening-round loss to Texas A&M, ULL bounced back to beat Northwestern State, South Alabama and Texas A&M, before dropping the title game to the Tigers. In 1992, ULL (38-23) finished first in the Sun Belt Conference Western Division and played in the school’s third straight NCAA Regional, losing two straight games to Long Beach State and VCU in the NCAA Central Regional in Austin, Texas. NORTHWESTERN STATE (1993-94) Gaspard hooked up with Jim Wells for the first time in 1993 and the two built a close friendship and working relationship over the next 15 years. In his two seasons at NSU, the Demons went 8529 (.737) and won two Southland Conference championships, one SLC Tournament championship and played in one NCAA Tournament. The 1993 NSU squad went 40-14 en route to the SLC title. The 1994 team won a school-record 45 games en route to a 45-15 slate and a berth in the NCAA Midwest II Regional in Stillwater, Okla. The Demons won eight games against top 25 clubs in 1994 and set 19 school and SLC records en route to an 18-6 conference mark. ALABAMA (1995-2001) Gaspard followed Wells to Alabama and played a prominent role in the revival of Crimson Tide baseball. During his seven years on the staff, the Crimson Tide posted a 320-127 (.732) record and played in six NCAA Regionals and made three College World Series appearances (1996, 1997 and 1999) in a four-year span. Alabama also won the 1996 SEC Championship and captured four SEC Tournament (1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999) championships. The Crimson Tide was also the No. 1 seed at the 1996 and

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1997 CWS, the first team in history to be the top seed in consecutive World Series. Gaspard was responsible for bringing in some of the nation’s top baseball players with five top 20 classes, including three straight top 10 finishes. One of his star pupils, Lance Cormier, earned All-American honors on the field and in the classroom and left the Capstone as the all-time leader in appearances, innings pitched, wins and strikeouts. A fourth-round draft pick, Cormier now pitches for the Tampa Bay Rays. Under Gaspard’s watch, Alabama has some fine defensive units. Alabama led the SEC and ranked fourth nationally with a school-record .971 fielding mark in 1996. The following year, Alabama led the league and ranked ninth nationally with a .968 fielding mark in 1997. The 1997 squad was the most prolific offensive team in school history, leading the nation in total hits (860), runs scored (679), total bases (1,571) and slugging percentage (.622). The Crimson Tide also ranked second nationally in home runs (160), home runs per game (2.29) and wins (56), all school records. NORTHWESTERN STATE (2002-07) Gaspard was named the head coach at Northwestern State following the 2001 season, following in the footsteps of Jim Wells, Dave Van Horn and John Cohen, all who had left the Louisiana school for SEC head coaching jobs. His six-year record was 211-128 (.622), which included two Southland Conference Championships, one SLC Tournament Championship and one NCAA Regional appearance. Under Gaspard guidance the Demons had 28 All-Southland Conference selections, including 12 first-team picks. Gaspard had two players win major awards under his watch, including 2002 Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year O.J. King and 2004 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Bobby Barbier. Gaspard led the Demons to a pair of SLC Championships in 2002 and 2005. His first NSU squad captured the Southland Conference championship and finished with a 4317 overall record, including a 14-10 mark in league play. The Demons ranked third nationally in fielding (.974), 11th in double plays (1.17), 12th in earned run average (3.54) and 18th in winning percentage (.717). The 2002 NSU team set the school record with 612 hits and 53 sacrifice bunts. Despite a solid RPI and key wins over South Alabama and Minnesota, the Demons were left out of the NCAA Tournament. The 2003 team posted a 35-22 record, including a 16-11 mark in SLC play, and ranked 12th nationally with 2.02 stolen bases per game. Tigger Lyles was 19th nationally with 0.59 thefts per game. The 2004 Demons posted a 33-23 record and 16-9 mark in conference play. NSU set a school record with 134 stolen bases to rank sixth nationally with 2.34 thefts per game. Lyles and Josh Boop were among the nation’s top stolen base artists with 0.52 stolen bases per game to tank 29th nationally. Gaspard led the 2005 NSU team to a 41-20 overall record and his first trip to the NCAA Regionals. The Demons posted a 22-5 conference record, setting the SLC record for wins, en route to the league championship and a berth in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. The 2005 squad also set the school record with 19 saves. Daniel Desclouds (10) and Blake Jones (8) accounted for 18 of the saves and both ranked among the nation’s top 50 closers. The Demons compiled a 3328 record in 2006 and set the school record with 522 1/3 innings pitched. Gaspard was 25-28 in his final season at NSU in 2007.

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ALABAMA (2008-09) Gaspard came back to Alabama as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator on July 9, 2007. He spent the last two years as the Crimson Tide chief assistant coach and ace recruiter. Alabama went 72-49 over the last two seasons and played in 2009 NCAA Clemson Regional. The 2009 squad was one of the most prolific offensive squads in the nation as the Tide ranked among the nation’s top 25 teams in home runs per game (7th), slugging percentage (7th), home runs (8th), doubles (12th), runs scored (18th), runs per game (18th), batting average (22nd), doubles per game (23rd) and total hits (25th). The 2009 Alabama team featured SEC Player of the Year Kent Matthes and a schoolrecord tying five first-team All-SEC selections.

Gaspard Year-By-Year Year

School

Record

1984

LSU*

32-23

1985

LSU*

41-18

1986

Houston*

35-23

1987

Houston*

40-27

1988

Houston^

33-22-3

1989

UL Lafayette^

49-13

1990

UL Lafayette^

47-18

1991

UL Lafayette^

49-20

1992

UL Lafayette^

38-23

1993

Northwestern State^

40-14

1994

Northwestern State^

45-15

1995

Alabama^

42-23 50-19

1996

Alabama^

1997

Alabama^

56-14

1998

Alabama^

46-18

1999

Alabama^

53-16

2000

Alabama^

41-24

2001

Alabama^

32-23

2002

Northwestern State~

43-17

2003

Northwestern State~

35-22

2004

Northwestern State~

33-23

2005

Northwestern State~

41-20

2006

Northwestern State~

33-28

2007

Northwestern State~

25-28

2008

AlabamA^

35-28

2009

Alabama^

37-21

* as a Player ^ AS AN ASSISTANT COACH ~ AS A HEAD COACH

Mitch Gaspard Record vs. All Opponents Opponent First Last Meeting Meeting Alabama 2003 2003 Arkansas-Little Rock 2002 2006 Arkansas State 2003 2004

Overall Record 0-1 6-1 4-2

Baylor

2004

2004

0-1

Centenary Central Arkansas Charlotte

2002 2007 2002

2007 2007 2002

10-1 2-1 1-0

Dallas Baptist

2006

2007

0-5

Eastern Michigan Evansville

2005 2006

2005 2006

1-0 1-0

Grambling

2002

2007

9-0

Henderson State Houston Houston Baptist

2002 2003 2004

2002 2007 2004

2-0 3-4 1-0

Iowa

2006

2006

0-1

Jacksonville State

2003

2007

6-3

Kansas State

2005

2005

1-0

Lamar LSU LSU-Shreveport Louisiana College Louisiana Lafayette Louisiana Monroe Louisiana Tech Louisville

2002 2003 2002 2005 2003 2002 2002 2007

2007 2007 2003 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007

11-9 0-8 2-0 2-0 6-9 14-6 10-1 0-1

Marist McNeese State Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska Nicholls State North Carolina Northern Iowa

2005 2002 2002 2005 2003 2004 2002 2004 2003

2005 2007 2002 2005 2003 2004 2007 2004 2005

1-0 10-8 3-0 1-1 1-0 0-1 14-3 1-0 3-0

Oakland Oklahoma Oral Roberts

2006 2005 2002

2006 2005 2002

2-0 0-2 0-2

Rice

2005

2005

0-1

St. John’s Sam Houston State South Alabama Southeastern Louisiana Southern Southern Illinois Southern Mississippi Southwest Texas Stephen F. Austin

2005 2002 2002 2002 2005 2007 2004 2002 2006

2005 2007 2002 2007 2005 2007 2007 2002 2007

1-0 10-8 1-0 13-6 1-0 0-1 0-4 2-3 4-2

Tennessee Martin Texas Texas A&M Texas A&M-CC Texas-Arlington Texas-San Antonio Texas Southern Texas State Tulane

2006 2002 2006 2002 2002 2002 2002 2003 2005

2006 2002 2006 2007 2007 2007 2003 2006 2007

3-0 0-1 0-3 6-4 10-12 8-10 6-0 7-6 0-3

Wichita State

2002

2005

0-4

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Dax Norris, one of the cornerstones of the University of Alabama’s baseball revival under former head coach Jim Wells, begins his third season as assistant coach for the Crimson Tide. He was promoted to assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in September when Mitch Gaspard was named the school’s head coach after Wells’ retirement. Norris joined the Tide staff following the 2007 season after a sparkling 11-year professional baseball career with the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros organizations. A hard-nosed player, Norris brings that same work ethic and intensity as the Crimson Tide’s hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. He also tutors the Alabama catchers. In 2009, Norris and Gaspard were named the SEC Assistant Coaches of the Year by SEBaseball. com. His arrival has paid immediate dividends as the Crimson Tide was one of the top offensive units in the country in 2009. They ranked in the top-25 nationally in nine offensive categories, including six top-20 marks, home runs per game (7th, 1.84), SNAPSHOTS slugging percentage (7th, .566), home runs (8th, 107), runs scored (18th, 509), runs per game (18th, Dax and his wife, Rene’. 8.8), doubles (12th, 142). The Tide also ranked 22nd in hitting (.330), 23rd in doubles per game (2.35) and 25th in total hits (689) in 2009. Norris tutored Kent Matthes, the 2009 SEC Player of the Year, who led the nation with a school record 28 home runs. Matthes, a fourth-round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies, hit .358 with 28 home runs and 81 RBI. Matthes also ranked second nationally in home runs per game (0.50), third in slugging percentage (.858), sixth in RBI per game (1.45), 11th in RBI (81) and 12th in total bases (175). Matthes, who was a finalist for several national awards, was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association District III Player of the Year in 2009. In addition to Matthes, Norris also tutored four more First-Team All-SEC picks in 2009, including second baseman Ross Wilson, shortstop Josh Rutledge, third baseman Jake Smith and left fielder Taylor Dugas, who was named to the Freshman All-SEC squad. In 2008, Norris worked with All-SEC performers Alex Avila and Brandon May. Avila hit .343 with 17 home runs and 62 RBI as a junior in 2008. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2008 MLB Draft and made his Major League debut with the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 6, 2009. He is the first player under Norris to reach the big leagues. May, who was a 36th round draft pick in 2009 by the Chicago Cubs, hit .347 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI in 2009 and led the SEC with 39 RBI in 30 league games. In 2008, he hit .365 with five home runs and 50 RBI. Vin DiFazio was a12th round draft pick by the Texas Rangers following the 2009 season. Norris began his coaching career at Niceville (Fla.) High School, where he spent the 2007 season working under former UA assistant coach Kevin Berry. Norris worked with the Niceville hitters and catchers and one of his star pupils is current UA junior Jimmy Nelson, who earned all-state honors in high school and freshman infielder Danny Collins, who also earned all-state honors in high school.

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A journeyman minor leaguer, Norris played 11 seasons with the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros organizations, reaching the Triple-A level with both clubs. Norris was voted on to the 2002 Triple-A All-Star team. He played in 846 career minor league games and batted .265 (771-for-2,914) with 73 home runs and 421 RBI. He had a career-high 122 hits and 72 RBI for the Greenville (S.C.) Braves (Class AA, Southern League) in 2000 and smacked a career-high 15 home runs in Greenville in 1999. During the off-seasons, Norris played in the Venezuelan and Dominican winter leagues and also ran his own hitting school. A 23rd-round draft pick by the Atlanta Braves in 1996, Norris was a twoyear starter for the Crimson Tide. He batted .283 (72-for-254) as a junior in 1995 with three home runs and 34 RBI in 63 starts. Norris was named to the 1995 NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team at the Clemson, S.C., where he batted .316 (6-for-19) with two runs scored and five RBI in five games. He also turned in 36 errorless chances behind the plate. He was elected team captain on the Crimson Tide’s 1996 SEC Championship team that finished with a then-school record 50 wins. Alabama also captured the 1996 SEC Tournament championship at the Hoover Met and hosted the school’s first-ever NCAA Regional. Norris led UA to its first College World Series appearance since 1983 during his senior year. He batted .370 (105-for284) with seven home runs and 49 RBI en route to being named First-Team All-American by the Super Smith Team. He was also a First-Team All-SEC honoree and American Baseball Coaches Association All-South Region pick. Prior to playing at Alabama, Norris was a two-year starter at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Ala. A native of LaGrange, Ga., Norris was born Jan. 14, 1973. He is married to the former Rene’ Simpkins.

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Kyle Bunn, regarded as one the top pitching coaches and recruiters in college baseball, joined head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard’s Alabama baseball staff this fall after two highly successful stints at Mississippi and Clemson. Bunn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Alabama staff as 23 pitchers coached by him have been selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, with one current big-league connection, Ehren Wassermann of the Chicago White Sox. “Kyle is a dynamic recruiter,” Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard said. “What he is going to give us is an opportunity to really go after the elite arms in the country and he did a very impressive presentation for us, showing us how he goes about getting those top arms in the country. “I know he is a relentless worker and he’s the perfect fit for us. For our program, he was the very best fit of anyone we could have gone after and we feel very fortunate and excited that he felt the same way we did and we were able to get him here. We’re excited as a coaching staff to have him here and our players are looking forward to getting with Kyle on the pitching side and start to develop that relationship with him. For our first test here to go out and get a pitching coach, we did exactly what we wanted to do. It’s going to be a real good fit in all areas for us.” Bunn comes to Alabama after spending the last two seasons as the pitching coach at Clemson University. He will serve as the Crimson Tide pitching coach on Gaspard’s first UA staff and will also play a vital role in recruiting. He has served as a Division I coach eight seasons, and all eight teams have ended the year with a winning record. “I look forward to the journey ahead with the Alabama baseball program,” Bunn said. “Coach Gaspard has always presented himself to me as professional, charismatic and enthusiastic. He and Dax (Norris) exude energy, passion and desire on a daily basis for the University of Alabama, and those qualities were the leading factors in me wanting to join their staff. “In my previous time in the SEC, I always pictured Alabama as a very talented team, but I viewed them more as a blue collar, hard-nosed team that brought a battle to the diamond on a daily basis. The passion that I want to bring with me to this program will involve being hard-nosed, mentally tough, disciplined and - above all - developmental. There is a lot that I want to teach these pitchers about the process and what it takes to be successful on the mound. This process will involve organization on a daily basis, but it all starts with energy and enthusiasm.” “I am ecstatic about the opportunity that we as a coaching staff have to

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work together to bring the University of Alabama to the forefront in college baseball. The fans and the players deserve the energy we will bring everyday to the practice field, and I can’t wait to get started.” During his two-year stint at Clemson, Bunn built one of the nation’s finest pitching staffs under head coach Jack Leggett, having had five pitchers drafted in that span, the most in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In 2009, Clemson ranked fifth nationally with an earned-run average of 3.68 while compiling a 44-22 record and reaching the NCAA Super Regionals. The ERA was more than a run less per game (4.74) than Clemson’s 2008 mark. Eight of Clemson’s wins in 2009 came against Top 25 opponents. The Tigers also ranked 11th nationally in fewest hits (8.62) allowed per nine innings, ranked 25th in strikeouts (8.3) per nine innings and 26th in walks (3.07) per nine innings in the final 2009 NCAA stats. Prior to his arrival at Clemson, Bunn spent six years at Ole Miss under head coach Mike Bianco. During his tenure in Oxford, Bunn saw 16 of his pitchers taken in the MLB Draft, eight of which had not been drafted previously. He tutored some of the finest pitching talent in the nation as the Rebels posted three top-20 finishes and five top-30 finishes among the national ERA leaders. In addition, 13 different Rebels pitchers ranked among the top-100 nationally in a number of statistical categories. Prior to Mississippi, Bunn spent the 2001 season as an assistant coach at Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton, Ala., where he worked as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Bunn also helped coach Jefferson Davis Community College to the NJCAA Division II Region 22 Southern Division Championship. One of his star pupils was right-hander Ehren Wassermann, who later signed with Samford and his now pitching for the Chicago White Sox. A 1999 graduate of The Citadel with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and minor in Law & Legal Processes, the 33-year-old was a three-year letter winner for the Bulldogs, earning the team’s Ace Pitching Award in 1999. He helped The Citadel to back-to-back Southern Conference titles in both 1998 and 1999, and he was a Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll member. Bunn started for the Bulldogs in the 1999 Southern Conference Tourney Championship game against Western Carolina, as he struck out 11 batters in a complete-game victory. Bunn was a cadet captain and regimental liaison for baseball to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. He was also a recipient of the Joseph T. Isaac, Jr., Memorial Scholarship at The Citadel. Bunn was born on Nov. 8, 1976, in Georgetown, S.C.

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Bobby Barbier joins the Tide after spending the last two years as an assistant coach at Northwestern (La.) State, where he coordinated the team’s running game and worked with the infielders. He will assist with defense, hitting and pitching at Alabama and will also serve as the coordinator of the Alabama Baseball Camp. Barbier wrapped up a remarkable four-year playing career in 2006 with the Demons, where he earned two All-Southland Conference honors and an Academic All-American award under then-head coach Mitch Gaspard. He completed his career being listed in the school’s top 10 in eight offensive categories. In 2004, he became just the eighth student-athlete in NSU history to be named an Academic All-American. He hit .293 that season with a team-high nine home runs. The 25-year old Barbier played high school ball at Archbishop Shaw in New Orleans where he earned all-state, all-district and all-metro honors. He was also a part of two American Legion state championship teams. Barbier earned his bachelor of science degree in health and human performance in December 2006 and has worked towards his masters degree at Northwestern State. He is married to the former Kody Sprout.

SNAPSHOTS Bobby and Kody Barbier.

SNAPSHOTS Bobby Barbier, Kyle Bunn, Mitch Gaspard and Dax Norris.

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Baseball Support Staff

Suppo

Drew

FRENCH Drew French, who served the last two seasons as the Tide’s volunteer assistant coach, was named the Crimson Tide’s Director of Baseball Operations on Aug. 3, 2009. He replaces longtime Alabama baseball coach and administrator B.J. Green, who was named the pitching coach at Georgia Southern in July.

HOFFER Joe Hoffer begins his third season as the Athletic Trainer for the Crimson Tide baseball team.

French will oversee the day-to-day administration of the baseball program, including scheduling, travel and player development.

He joined the UA staff following a two-year stint at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and four years of experience with USA Baseball. He worked the 2006 and 2007 seasons at UW-Stout in Menomonie, Wis., where he served as the athletic trainer and pitching coach for the Division III school.

This past summer, French served as the pitching coach for the North Fork Osprey in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. The Osprey’s captured the Kaiser Division regular-season championship with a 25-14 overall record and ranked in the top-five in the league in innings pitched, ERA, strikeouts and opponents batting average.

He has also been involved with USA Baseball during his athletic career. He served as the Junior Olympic Athletic Training Site Coordinator in Peoria, Ariz., in 2004, 2005 and 2007. In 2006, he was the Head Athletic Trainer for USA Baseball’s 16-and-under team that captured the gold medal at the Pan Am Games in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

He came to Alabama after spending the 2007 season as the pitching coach at Concordia University in Austin, Texas. He has also served as the head coach of the Austin Slam (15-17-year old team) from 2005-07. A threesport letterman at Concordia University in Austin Texas, French starred in baseball, soccer and cross country. He was 4-0 during his collegiate baseball career with six saves.

Hoffer earned his master’s of science degree in Sports Administration and Health Promotion from Northwestern (La.) State University in 2005. During his two years at NSU, Hoffer worked with football, track and field and baseball. In 2005, he was the trainer for the Demons baseball team that won the Southland Conference Championship under then-head coach Mitch Gaspard and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals in Baton Rouge, La.

A three-time Academic All-Southwestern Conference selection, the native of Seguin, Texas earned the Dawnna Dukes Leadership Award and was named the Texas State Representative for academics. He graduated with a 3.45 GPA with an emphasis in marketing and management in 2006. A 2002 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas, French was a two-time all-district pitcher and outfielder, helping the school to a runner-up finish in the Class 5A state playoffs in 2001.

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He earned his bachelor’s of arts degree in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., in 2003. Hoffer was a four-year letterman on the men’s tennis team that advanced to the Region Finals all four years (2000-03) and earned the Region Championship in 2001. He also worked as a student athletic trainer. A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Hoffer attended The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minn. He is married to the former Steph Miettunen, who recently completed her doctoral degree in pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. The couple was married July 26, 2008. Hoffer was born Dec. 18, 1980.

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Support Staff

Barry Allen

Trent Barnes

Dominic Benetti

Jonathan Bowling Director of Compliance

Student Manager

Ryan Cooke

Gary Cramer

Media Relations

Assistant Director Event Management

Assistant Director Athletic Tickets

Rick Burleson

Tom Butrram

Rocky Colburn

R.J. Burgess

Assistant Director Marketing

Academic Advisor

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Student Trainer

FCA Director

Chappel Evans

Kevin Gifford

Allan Guenther

Alex Kubal

Red Leonard

Student Trainer

Student Manager

Public Address Announcer

Student Coach

Director Event Management

Jacob Long

John McCammon

Jason Nance

Kohhei Ohnishi

Harold Sexton

Student Manager

Thad Turnipseed

Director of Athletic Facilities

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Director of Compliance

Equipment Manager

Student Trainer

Scott Urbantke

Brant Waddell

Jakob Walden

Director of Athletic Grounds

Student Manager

Assistant Equipment Manager

Event Technology

Troi Lane Wallace

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Arkansas Razorbacks (March 26-28 at Fayetteville, Ark.) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Dave Van Horn 41-24, 14-15 SEC Alabama won series, 3-0 Alabama leads, 38-21

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (April 27-28 in Tuscaloosa)

SID: Zach Lawson (zlawson@uark.edu) SID Phone: (479) 575-7089 Website: www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com Press Box Phone: (479) 575-4141

Auburn Tigers (March 9 at Capital City Classic in Montgomery) (April 2-4 in Tuscaloosa)

Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

John Pawlowski 31-25, 11-19 SEC Auburn won series, 3-1 Alabama leads, 139-115

SID: Dan Froehlich (frehdp@auburn.edu) SID Phone: (334) 844-9803 Website: www.AuburnTigers.com Press Box Phone: (334) 844-4138

College of Charleston Cougars (March 5-7 at Charleston, S.C.) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Monte Lee 35-22, 17-13 SoCon Did Not Play First Meeting

SID: SID Phone: Website: Press Box Phone:

Tony Ciuffo (ciuffo@cofc.edu) (843) 953-5465 www.CofCsports.com (843) 953-9141, 9142

2010 Opponents

Florida Gators (May 7-9 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Kevin O’Sullivan 42-22, 19-11 SEC Florida won series, 3-0 Alabama leads, 55-45

SID: John Hines (johnh@gators.uaa.ufl.edu) SID Phone: (352) 375-4683 (Ext. 6130) Website: www.GatorZone.com Press Box Phone: (352) 375-4683 (Ext. 4355, 4356)

Georgia Bulldogs (March 3 at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

David Perno 38-24, 15-15 SEC Alabama won series, 2-1 Alabama leads, 64-63-2

SID: Christopher Lakos (clakos@sports.uga.edu) SID Phone: (706) 542-7994 Website: www.georgiadogs.com Press Box Phone: (706) 542-6161, 6162

Illinois-Chicago Flames (February 26-27 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Mike Dee 29-23, 17-6 Horizon Alabama won series, 2-0 Alabama leads, 2-0

SID: SID Phone: Website: Press Box Phone:

John Jarmillo (jjar@uic.edu) (312) 996-5880 www.uicflames.edu (312) 355-1190

Jacksonville State Gamecocks (March 30 in Tuscaloosa) (April 7 at Jacksonville) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Jim Case 31-26, 10-13 OVC Alabama won series, 1-0 Alabama leads, 22-7

SID: SID Phone: Website: Press Box Phone:

Gary Henderson 28-26, 12-18 SEC Alabama won series, 2-1 Alabama leads, 52-31

Greg Seitz (gseitz@jsu.edu) (256) 782-5279 www.jsugamecocksports.com (256) 782-5533

SID: Brent Ingram (brent.ingram@uky.edu) SID Phone: (859) 257-3838 Website: www.UKathletics.edu Press Box Phone: (859) 257-9011

LSU Tigers (April 16-18 at Baton Rouge, La.) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Paul Mainieri 56-17, 20-10 SEC LSU won, 3-1 Alabama leads, 192-147-1

SID: SID Phone: Website: Press Box Phone:

Bill Franques (wfranqu@lsu.edu) (225) 578-2527 www.lsusports.net (225) 578-4149

Michigan State Spartans (March 10 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Jake Boss, Jr. 23-31, 13-11 Big Ten Did Not Play Alabama leads, 6-2

SID: Jeff Barnes (jbarnes@ath.msu.edu) SID Phone: (517) 355-2271 Website: www.msuspartans.com Press Box Phone: (517) 353-3009

Minnesota Golden Gophers (March 16-17 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

John Anderson 40-19, 17-6 Big Ten Did Not Play Series Tied, 1-1

SID: SID Phone: Website: Press Box Phone:

Doug Shanks 18-26, 13-10 SWAC Auburn won series, 2-0 Alabama leads, 11-0

SID: Roderick Mosley (rmosley@yahoo.com) SID Phone: (662) 254-3011 Website: www.mvsu.edu/athletics Press Box Phone: None

Samford Bulldogs (March 2 in Birmingham) (April 13 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Casey Dunn 17-35, 9-21 SoCon Series Tied, 1-1 Alabama leads, 86-12

SID: Joey Mullins (jmmulli1@samford.edu) SID Phone: (205) 726-2799 Website: www.samfordsports.com Press Box Phone: (205) 726-4167

South Alabama Jaguars (February 20 in Tuscaloosa) (February 21 at Mobile) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Steve Kittrell 25-30, 13-16 Sun Belt Series Tied, 1-1 Alabama leads, 51-47

SID: David Kaye (DKaye@usouthal.edu) SID Phone: (251) 460-7035 (Ext. 5) Website: www.usajaguars.com Press Box Phone: (251) 460-7125, 7126

South Carolina Gamecocks (April 30-May 2 at Columbia, S.C.) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Ray Tanner 40-23, 17-13 SEC USC won series, 1-0 Alabama leads, 23-22

SID: Andrew Kitick (kitick@mailbox.sc.edu) SID Phone: (803) 777-5204 Website: www.gamecocksonline.com Press Box Phone: (803) 777-6648

Southeastern Louisiana Lions (April 14 at Hammond, La.) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Jay Artigues 37-22, 21-12 Southland Did Not Play Alabama leads, 9-0

SID: Charlie Gillingham (charlie.gillingham@sela.edu) SID Phone: (985) 549-3774 Website: www.LionSports.com Press Box Phone: TBA

Stony Brook Seawolves (March 12-14 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Matt Senk 29-23, 14-10 America East Did Not Play First Meeting

SID: Jeremy Cohen(jeremy.cohen@stonybrook.edu) SID Phone: (631) 632-6328 Website: www.goseawolves.org Press Box Phone: None

Tennessee Volunteers (May 20-22 at Knoxville, Tenn.)

Kentucky Wildcats (April 9-11 at Lexington, Ky.) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Todd Raleigh 26-29, 11-19 SEC Alabama won, 3-0 Alabama leads, 65-28

SID: Cameron Harris (CHarri48@utk.edu) SID Phone: (865) 974-8876 Website: www.UTSports.com Press Box Phone: (865) 974-3376

UAB Blazers (March 31 at Regions Park in Hoover) (April 6 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Brian Shoop 31-26, 11-12 C-USA Alabama won, 2-0 Alabama leads, 41-14

SID: Tyson Mathews (tmathews@uab.edu) SID Phone: (205) 934-0722 Website: www.uabsports.com Press Box Phone: (205) 934-0200

Vanderbilt Commodores (March 19-21 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Tim Corbin 37-27, 12-17 SEC Alabama won, 3-0 Alabama leads, 82-46-2

SID: Thomas Samuel (thomas.samuel@vanderbilt.edu) SID Phone: (615) 343-0020 Website: www.vucommodores.com Press Box Phone: (615) 3443-0436

2010 SEC Tournament (May 26-30 at Regions Park in Hoover) Tournament Director: Media Director: SEC Office: Birmingham Barons: Website:

Charles Bloom (cbloom@sec.org) Chuck Dunlap (cdunlap@sec.org) (205) 458-3010 (205) 988-3200 www.SECSports.com

Steven Geller (612) 624-9396 www.gogophersports.com (612) 625-4031

Mississippi Rebels (May 14-16 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

Mike Bianco 44-20, 20-10 SEC Mississippi won series, 2-1 Alabama leads, 192-134-1

SID: Bill Bunting (wbunting@olemiss.edu) SID Phone: (662) 915-7522 Website: www.OleMissSports.com Press Box Phone: (662) 915-7858

Mississippi State Bulldogs (April 23-25 in Tuscaloosa) Head Coach: 2009 Record: 2009 vs. Alabama: All-Time vs. Alabama:

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John Cohen 25-29, 9-20 SEC Alabama won series, 2-0 Alabama leads, 204-166-3

SID: Joe Dier (JBDier@athletics.msstate.edu) SID Phone: (662) 325-8040 Website: www.msstateathletics.com Press Box Phone: (662) 325-3776

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2010 Alabama Roster No. 46 44 33 28 32 40 11 18 26 36 24 29 39 7 23 21 27

Name Kelby Deerman Tucker Hawley David Head Nathan Kilcrease Adam Morgan Jimmy Nelson Trey Pilkington Adam Scott Jonathan Smart Troy Sutherland Matt Taylor Jason Townsend James Tullidge Brett Whitaker Tyler White Adam Windsor Taylor Wolfe

B-T L-L R-R L-L R-R L-L R-R R-R R-R L-L R-R L-L R-R R-R R-R R-R L-L L-L

HT 5-11 6-4 6-2 5-6 6-1 6-6 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-0

WT 170 230 180 160 180 245 205 185 170 245 176 190 185 190 210 180 170

PITCHERS CL Exp. Fr. RS Fr. HS Sr. 1L Jr. 2L Soph. 1L Jr. 2L Fr. HS Sr. 1L Jr. RS Fr. HS Fr. HS Jr. TR Soph. SQ Jr. TR Soph. 1L Fr. HS Fr. HS

Hometown (Last School) Owens Cross Roads, Ala. (Madison Academy) Aiken, S.C. (South Aiken HS) Ellenwood, Ga. (Chatahoochee Valley CC) Phenix City, Ala. (Glenwood Academy) Marietta, Ga. (Kell HS) Niceville, Fla. (Niceville HS) Anniston, Ala. (Oxford HS) Hueytown, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones HS) Midland, Ga. (Columbus HS) Albany, Ga. (Chipola JC) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Tuscaloosa Academy) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Brandon, Miss. (Brandon HS) Pinson, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS) Fortson, Ga. (Columbus HS)

No. 41 5 22 15 37

Name Brock Bennett Brett Booth Chris Smelley Cody Trotter Charley Waldrep

B-T R-R R-R R-R R-R R-R

HT 5-10 5-10 6-2 6-1 5-9

WT 165 190 220 175 180

CATCHERS CL Exp. Jr. SQ Fr. HS Jr. TR Sr. 1L Fr. HS

Hometown (Last School) Tucker, Ga. (Greater Atlanta Christian) Northport, Ala. (Tuscaloosa County HS) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (South Carolina) Fulton, Miss. (Itawamba, CC) Celina, Texas (Celina HS)

No. 20 42 16 2 35 34 14 38 3

Name B-T Danny Collins R-R Allen Dye R-R Clay Jones R-R Josh Rutledge R-R Josh Sanders R-R John David Smelser R-R Jake Smith R-R Cal Tinsley R-R Ross Wilson R-R

HT 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-8 5-11

WT 180 170 220 185 160 170 190 165 185

INFIELDERS CL Exp. Fr. HS Fr. HS Sr. 1L Jr. 2L Jr. TR Jr. TR Sr. 3L Sr. 1L Jr. 2L

Hometown (Last School) Niceville, Fla. (Niceville HS) Vestavia Hills, Ala. (Vestavia HS) Centreville, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Cullman, Ala. (Cullman HS) Montgomery, Ala. (Jacksonville State) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Shannon, Ala. (Hueytown HS) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS)

No. 1 12 10 13 9 6

Name Taylor Dugas Brandt Hendricks Jon Kelton (INF) David Kindred Andrew Miller Kent Myer

HT 5-7 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-1 5-11

WT 165 205 185 195 190 180

OUTFIELDERS CL Exp. Soph. HS Fr. RS Soph. 1L Jr. TR Fr. HS Fr. RS

Hometown (Last School) Lafayette, La. (Tuerlings Catholic HS) Jay, Fla. (Jay HS) LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange HS) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Shelton State CC) Citronelle, Ala. (St. Paul’s HS) Jackson, Ala. (Jackson HS)

B-T L-L R-R L-R L-R L-L R-R

Head Coach: Assistant Coaches: Volunteer Coach: 5th Year Student Assistant: Director of Baseball Operations: Baseball Administrator: Administrative Secretary: Athletic Trainer: Team Physician: Student Managers:

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Mitch Gaspard Dax Norris and Kyle Bunn Bobby Barbier Alex Kubal Drew French Steve Townsend Troi Lane Wallace Joe Hoffer Dr. Jeff Laubenthal Jacob Long, R.J. Burgess, Brant Waddell and Kevin Gifford

NUMERICAL ROSTER 1................ Taylor Dugas, OF 2........... Josh Rutledge, INF 3................Ross Wilson, INF 5.....................Brett Booth, C 6..................... Kent Myer, OF 7......... Brett Whitaker, RHP 9..............Andrew Miller, OF 10..................Jon Kelton, INF 11..........Trey Pilkington, RHP 12...... Brandt Hendricks, OF 13.............David Kindred, OF 14................. Jake Smith, INF 15................... Cody Trotter, C 16.................... Clay Jones, 1B 18............. Adam Scott, RHP 20...........Danny Collins, INF 21.........Adam Windsor, LHP 22.................Chris Smelley, C 23...............Tyler White, LHP 24...............Matt Taylor, LHP 26.....Jonathan Smart, LHP 27.............Taylor Wolfe, LHP 28.. Nathan Kilcrease, RHP 29...Jason Townsend, RHP 32......... Adam Morgan, LHP 33............. David Head, RHP 34.John David Smelser, INF 35........... Josh Sanders, INF 36.... Troy Sutherland, RHP 37..........Charley Waldrep, C 38................. Cal Tinsley, INF 39........ James Tullidge, INF 40........Jimmy Nelson, RHP 41.............. Brock Bennett, C 42................... Allen Dye, INF 44....... Tucker Hawley, RHP 46......Kelby Deerman, LHP COACHES 8..... Mitch Gaspard, Coach 4............. Dax Norris, Coach 19............. Kyle Bunn, Coach 43.................. Bobby Barbier 25.......................... Alex Kubal

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Player Personnel

OUTLOOK:

A walk-on, Bennett has played in five games in his three years at Alabama ... he serves primarily as the Tide’s bullpen catcher ... Bennett singled in his first collegiate at-bat against Canisius on Feb. 16, 2007.

JUNIOR (2009):

Bennett was redshirted and did not see action for the Crimson Tide.

SOPHOMORE (2008):

Bennett saw action against North Alabama (March 11) and Mississippi Valley State (April 9) ... lone at-bat of the season came against Mississippi Valley State.

FRESHMAN (2007):

Bennett appeared in three games for the Tide against Canisius (Feb. 16), UAB (Feb. 28) and Mississippi Valley State (May 1) ... hit .333 (1 for 3) and scored one run in limited action ... recorded a base hit in his first official at-bat for the Tide against Canisius.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2006 graduate of the Greater Atlanta Christian School in Tucker, Ga. ... played for Coach Cliff Shelton ... was also a member of varsity basketball team.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Brock Russell Bennett ... son of Keith and Becky Bennett ... one brother, Dustin.

OUTLOOK:

A talented and versatile freshman, Brett Booth hopes to make an immediate impact with the Crimson Tide this season ... he will battle veterans Cody Trotter and Chris Smelley for playing time behind the plate this season ... can also play infield and outfield and pitch ... one of nine UA signees to be rated in the Top 500 by Perfect Game Crosschecker, which is the national rating system for prep all-stars .... he played in 2008 East Coast Professional Showcase at Lakeland, Fla., along with Andrew Miller and Trey Pilkington

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School ... a standout football and baseball player for the Wildcats ... a two-year starter on the baseball squad ... a two-time All-State selection as pitcher, catcher and infielder for the Wildcats ... named team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 & 2008 ... he was also named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) 2008 All-State team ... he was invited to the 2008 East Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland, Fla. ... played in same high school showcase as Alabama teammates Andrew Miller and Trey Pilkington ...also a three-year starter at quarterback for Coach Robert Higginbotham ... led the Wildcats to three straight Region Championships and back-to-back undefeated regular seasons in 2007 and 2008 ... led County High to a 22-2 overall record as junior and senior.

OUTLOOK:

A young and talented infielder who will look to compete for time this season … one of nine freshmen rated in the Top 500 by Perfect Game Crosschecker, which is the national rating system for prep all-stars … turned in a solid prep career at Niceville (Fla.) High School … played for former UA coach Kevin Berry … was teammate of current UA pitcher Jimmy Nelson … participated in numerous high school showcases and all-star games during his prep career.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A three-year starter at Niceville (Fla.) High School … played for Kevin Berry and Brad Phillips … a three-time all-area selection … led his team to two district championships … named Niceville’s Offensive Player of the Year … as a junior, he hit .420 with five home runs and 27 RBI … he also scored 40 runs and compiled a .504 on-base percentage and .630 slugging mark … participated in numerous high school showcases, including 2006 and 2007 National Underclassman Showcase, the 2007 Southeast Underclass Showcase, the 2008 17-and-under Crosschecker National Championships and the 2008 BCS Finals.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Danny Collins … he is the son of Don and Linda Collins … has one brother, Joey.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Brett Fitzgerald Booth ... his parents are Billy and Tracey Booth ... has two siblings, Clay and Ashley.

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Player Personnel

OUTLOOK:

A walk-on, Deerman returns for his second season with the Crimson Tide and hopes to add depth to the Tide bullpen this season.

FRESHMAN (2009):

Deerman was redshirted and did not see action for the Crimson Tide.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2008 graduate of Madison Academy, where he played for Coach Mike Good ... played summer ball for Decatur American Legion Post 15.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Kelby Jackson Deerman ... son of Steve and Pam Deerman ... he has one brother, Schuyler .

OUTLOOK:

A Freshman All-America pick in 2009, Taylor Dugas returns for his second season at the Capstone and is the lone returning starter in the outfield … he hit .352 with two home runs and 27 RBI during his stellar rookie season … his 20 doubles ranked him in the top 100 nationally for two-base hits … he was fourth in the SEC in doubles (20), 12th in hits (83) and 12th in batting average (.352) … in SEC play, Dugas ranked in the top 10 in runs scored, stolen bases, hits and doubles … he came to Alabama as one of the most decorated high school players in the nation, following an outstanding prep career at Teurling’s Catholic High School in Lafayette, La. ... batted .518 (176 for 340) with 19 home runs and 159 RBI in his prep career ... also scored 187 runs and added 51 doubles and 17 triples ... posted a 31-6 (.838) career record on the mound with 195 strikeouts ... led the Rebels to a 108-27 (.800) record during his four-year career ... accounted for nearly one-third of the team’s wins during his career ... a three-time All-American, Dugas led his team to three consecutive district championships (20062008) ... three-time All-State selection by the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association (LBCA) ... also a standout quarterback and punter on the football team and was an excellent student, earning Academic Honor Roll status three times (2006, 2007 and 2008) in his prep career.

CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:

Started all four games in center field during the 2009 postseason … he was 3-for-16 (.188) with one extra base hit in four games … he went 2-for-5 in his NCAA Regional debut against Oklahoma State on May 29 at the Clemson Regional.

FRESHMAN (2009):

A Freshman All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Rivals.

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com … he is the 15th Crimson Tide player to earn freshman All-America accolades; he is the 13th freshman All- America selection for Tide head coach Jim Wells … also named Freshman All-SEC by head coaches … Dugas hit .352 (83-for-236) with two home runs and 27 RBI in 56 games … he led the Crimson Tide in hits (83), multi-hit games (25) and doubles (20) … he is the second consecutive rookie to lead Alabama in hits after Josh Rutledge paced the Tide with 99 hits as a true freshman in 2008 … Dugas was 77th nationally with doubles … he ranked among SEC leaders in doubles (4th), hits (12th) and batting average (12th) … in SEC play, he was fifth in runs scored (30), sixth in stolen bases (8), seventh in hits (41) and eighth in doubles (9) … was 13-for-14 in stolen bases with 10 consecutive steals ... made Alabama debut in season opener against SE Missouri State ... went 2-for-5 and scored two runs against Nicholls State on Feb. 24 ... UA’s leading hitter against Illinois-Chicago, where he batted .800 (4-for5) with three runs scored and one RBI in the two-game series ... recorded first career fourhit game against UIC on Feb. 28 ... posted five-game hitting streak (9-for-22, .409) from Feb. 21-28 ... named to 2009 Whataburger College Classic All-Tournament Team, where he hit .375 (3-for-8) with a solo home run and one RBI ... he also scored five runs ... hit first career home run against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 5 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI double against Auburn in MAX Capital City Classic on March 10 ... tied career high with four hits in win over Samford on March 11 ... hit .400 (6-for-15) in three-game series with No. 1 Georgia on March 14-15 ... slugged two-run home run in game two of series ... went 3-for5 with three runs scored and one RBI in 24-0 win over Alabama A&M on March 17 ... leading hitter against Mississippi (March 20-22), where he hit .500 (7-for-14) with two doubles, two RBI and five runs scored ... recorded four hits and scored four runs in series finale ... had three hits in series finale at Florida on March 29 ... went 4-for-5 and scored two runs in win over Mississippi Valley State on April 1 ... recorded seven straight multi-hit games (19 total hits) from March 21-April 1... had two hits and scored three runs in series finale against Tennessee on April 5 ... posted an SEC-best 24-game hitting streak from March 6-April 10 ... batted .459 (50-for-109) during the streak, with 15 doubles, 17 RBI and 36 runs scored ... averaged 2.08 hits and 1.5 runs per game during streak ... the 24-game hitting streak is the seventh-longest in school history and thirdlongest by a freshman ... went 3-for-4 and scored two runs in UA’s 7-3 series-clinching win at Vanderbilt on April 18 ... reached base in 31 straight games from March 6-April 22 ...posted three straight multi-hit games from April 29-May 2 ... walked and scored winning run in eighth inning against No. 11 Arkansas on May 8 ... he also started every game for the Tide in the three-game exhibition series against Cuba, seeing action in left field and center field ... UA’s leadoff hitter in all three games ... went 1 for 8 in the series, but added two walks, one sacrifice fly and one sacrifice

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bunt ... in the Tide’s 6-2 loss in game two, Dugas was 1 for 1 with two walks, one RBI and one sacrifice fly ... also recorded one outfield assist where he threw out the winning run at the plate in the ninth inning to preserve a 3-3 tie in the opener.

Player Personnel

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2008 graduate of Teurling’s Catholic High School in Lafayette, La. … Dugas was a fouryear starter for Coach Mike Thibodeaux ... in his four-year career, Dugas batted .518 (176 for 340) with 19 home runs and 159 RBI in his prep career ... also scored 187 runs and added 51 doubles and 17 triples ... he swiped 51 bases during his junior and senior seasons ... an excellent two-way player, Dugas was 31-6 (.838) on the mound with 195 career strikeouts ... he saved his best season for last, by hitting a whopping .640 (57 for 86) with 10 home runs and 38 RBI for the Rebels ... also scored 55 runs and added 17 doubles and four triples ... led the team with 34 stolen bases in 35 attempts ... named to the Collegiate Baseball High School All-American team following a stellar senior year ... Dugas was named the LBCA Player of the Year ... named first-team All-State by the LBCA ... Dugas also won the Rebel of the Year Award at TCH ... led his team to a 30-4 overall record and the 5-4A District Championship, the school’s third straight district title ... as a junior, he hit .441 (41 for 93) with six home runs and 44 RBI ... also scored 52 runs and added 13 doubles and two triples ... posted 3-1 record on the mound with 16 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings ... first-team AllState by the LBCA ... also an All-district and All-Acadian selection ... led his team to a 26-5 overall record and the District 6-3A championship ... participated at Team One Showcase and Baseball Factory High School All-American.

SNAPSHOTS Taylor Dugas was a freshman All-American selection in 2009.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate of Vestavia High School … Dye was a three-year starter for Coach Dal Davis … he played second base, third base and pitched throughout his prep career … he hit .371 during his three-year career with six home runs and 52 RBI for the Rebels … as a prep senior, he hit .388 and compiled a 7-0 record on the mound …served as team captain ... was named to the 2009 Birmingham News All-Metro team and the 2009 Alabama Sportswriters Association All-State team … also named honorable mention All-State by The Birmingham News … as a junior, he hit .362 (42-for-116) with two home runs and 23 RBI … also added four doubles and scored 25 runs … named team MVP … also named to the 2008 All-Over the Mountain team … as a sophomore, he hit .357 (20-for-56) with one home run and 16 RBI … also tallied five doubles and scored 11 runs.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Taylor Brooks Dugas...son of David and Dona Dugas ... has one brother, Tyler and one sister, Tiffany ... his brother played baseball at McNeese State University.

PERSONAL: OUTLOOK:

A walk-on who joined the team this fall, Allen Dye can play both middle infield positions and in the outfield for the Crimson Tide. He also saw action on the mound this fall for the Tide. He comes to the Capstone after a standout career at Vestavia High School, one of the top baseball programs in the state of Alabama. He was named to the 2009 Birmingham News All-Metro team and the 2009 Alabama Sportswriters Association All-State team.

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Full name is Jordan Allen Dye … parents are Hugh and Lee Dye … has one older brother, Bryan … his father, Hugh, served as “Big Al”, the Crimson Tide’s mascot during the 198081 school year … his father also serves as the head of the “All-Star League” in Vestavia that serves as a baseball league for special needs children … his brother, Bryan, has down syndrome and is a regular participant in the league.

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Player Personnel BB, 5 K) on May 12 ... made postseason debut against LSU at 2009 SEC Tournament on May 21 and allowed pinch-hit, three-run home run to Derek Helenihi … he made one relief appearance in the three-game exhibition series against Cuba ... allowed two unearned runs and four hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings during the Tide’s 6-2 loss on Dec. 17 ... it was the longest relief outing by any UA pitcher in Havana.

SOPHOMORE (2008 - Chattahoochee Valley CC):

OUTLOOK:

A talented freshman, Tucker Hawley could make an immediate impact with the Crimson Tide this season … he has strong baseball bloodlines as his father, Bill, was a first-round draft pick (No. 23 overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 1981 … Tucker was a two-time all region selection at South Aiken High School and was named the CSRA Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year in 2009 … he is one of nine UA signees rated in the Top 500 by Perfect Game Crosschecker, which is the national rating system for prep all-stars … played the last two summers for The Chain, where he was teammates with Kevin Gifford and Matt Taylor.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate of South Aiken (S.C.) High School, where he was a standout pitcher for Coach Bob Polewski … a two-time all region selection at South Aiken High School and was named the CSRA Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year in 2009 … attended numerous showcases, including 2008 WWBA World Championship, 2008 WWBA 18-andunder National Championship, 2007 WWBA World Championship, 2007 WWBA 17-andunder World Championship and 2006 WWBA 16-and-under World Championship.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Tucker Hawley … his parents are Bill and Kim Hawley … his father was drafted in the first-round (23rd overall pick) of the 1981 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds … has one sibling, Tanner.

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OUTLOOK:

David Head has the potential to be one of the Tide’s front-line pitchers in 2010 … he gained experience as a spot starter and reliever last season, despite and up-and-down year … he had a promising two-year career at Chattahoochee Valley Community College ... he pitched for a junior college team that won 82 games, including 38 conference games, during his two-year career ... posted a 13-6 (.650) record and 2.97 ERA in 32 career appearances ... recorded 129 strikeouts in 162 2/3 innings ... added six complete games and four shutouts.

CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:

Head made one mound appearance during the 2009 SEC Tournament at Regions Park … he worked two-thirds of an inning and allowed one run and two hits in the Tide’s elimination game loss to eventual SEC Tournament champion LSU on May 21 … yielded a pinch-hit home run to LSU’s Derek Helenihi.

JUNIOR (2009):

Appeared in 12 games, making 10 relief appearances and two starts ... earned first career win against Jacksonville State on May 12, his first appearance on the mound since April 7 (sore left elbow) ... as a reliever, Head was 1-3 with one save and an 8.44 ERA in nine games (19.1 IP, 26 H, 19 R, 19 ER, 6 BB, 24 K) ... two starts came against Auburn (March 10) and Troy (April 7) ... threw two scoreless innings and recorded the save in his UA debut against SE Missouri State (2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) on Feb. 20 ... suffered first loss and blown save in series finale against SEMO (0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 1BB, 0 K) on Feb. 22 ... threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings against Nicholls State (4.1 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) on Feb. 25 ... he allowed a seasonhigh seven hits, all singles, in the game as UA rallied from 7-0 deficit for an 8-7 win ... struck out a season-high six batters against No. 1 Georgia on March 15 ... earned first career win against Jacksonville State (4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0

In his final season at Chattahoochee Valley, he was 8-3 (.727) with a 2.83 ERA in 17 games ... added five complete games and three shutouts ... worked 89 innings and allowed 28 earned runs and 89 hits with 27 walks and 74 strikeouts ... held opponents to a .257 batting average ... led team to a 41-18 overall record, including a 19-11 record in the Alabama Junior College Southern Division ... ranked eighth in the state in ERA, 10th in wins, 17th in innings pitched per game (5.235), 18th in strikeouts per nine innings (7.48) and 21st in opponents batting average ... recorded season-high 11 strikeouts against Jefferson State on May 3 ... posted six-game winning streak from March 29 through May 3.

FRESHMAN (2007 - Chattahoochee Valley CC):

As a rookie, Head posted a 5-3 (.625) record and 3.13 ERA in 15 games during his first season at Chattahoochee Valley ... added one complete game and one shutout ... worked 74 2/3 innings and allowed 26 earned runs and 74 hits with 27 walks and 55 strikeouts ... held the opposition to a .254 batting average ... helped team to 41-17 overall record and 19-11 mark in Alabama Junior College Southern Division ... ranked 15th in the state in ERA and 22nd in strikeouts per nine innings (6.63) ... pitched six or more innings seven times in 2007, including a nine-inning win over Jefferson State on Feb. 19 ... also earned wins over Central Alabama, Wallace State-Hanceville, Wallace State-Selma and Bishop State ... recorded a season-high seven strikeouts against Faulkner State on March 17.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2006 graduate of Stockbridge (Ga.) High School, where he played for Coach Shawn Lacy ... posted 1.82 ERA, five complete games and 82 strikeouts as prep senior ... a two-time first-team All-Region pick in 2005 and 2006 ... named SHS Best Pitcher Award in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... named to the Georgia Dugout Club Top 20 prospects in 2005 ... fourtime member of the Academic Honor Roll.

PERSONAL:

Full name is David Mitchell Head ... parents are Ricky and Cheryl Head.

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Player Personnel

OUTLOOK:

A talented young freshman, Hendricks missed the 2009 season with an injury … one of the top high school baseball prospects in the state of Florida … rated as the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2007 Mr. Florida Baseball list … batted .380 in his prep career with 16 home runs, 148 runs scored and 128 RBI at Jay High School … also a standout pitcher with a 20-7 (.741) record and 268 career strikeouts … he was a five-year letterman in football, baseball and basketball and was named the 2005 2A Player of the Year in baseball … a two-time All-State baseball player … an outstanding student, Hendricks was the Valedictorian of the Jay HS senior class in 2008 … also voted Mr. Jay High School as senior.

percentage and drew 95 walks … compiled a 20-7 (.741) record on the mound with 268 career strikeouts … hit .320 with three home runs and 20 RBI as a senior … hit .361 with career-best six home runs and 35 RBI as junior in 2007 … best season came in sophomore season (2006), where he batted .515 with five home runs and 34 RBI … also scored careerhigh 39 runs … hit .363 with two home runs and 22 RBI as freshman and .342 with 15 RBI as an eighth grader … named the 2A Player of the Year in 2005 … two-time First-Team All-State selection in 2006 and 2007 … rated as No. 5 prospect 2007 Mr. Florida Baseball … named First-Team All-Northwest Florida by Pensacola News Journal in 2007 … member of 2005 USA Baseball Junior Olympic East Championship team … participated in 2007 East Coast Professional Showcase … a 2007 participant in Florida Diamond Club Showcase … had five rushing touchdowns in one game during his senior season at quarterback … was the Valedictorian of his senior class … winner of the 2007 Wendy’s High School Heisman award for Florida … also earned Claes Nobel’s National Society of High School Scholars and U.S. Army Scholar Athlete awards.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Brandt David Hendricks … son of Rick and Nina Hendricks … has one younger brother, Rush, and one younger sister, Tessa … his maternal grandfather, Percy Alford, was a four-year football letterman at Auburn from 1949-53.

2009 SUMMER BASEBALL:

Spent the summer with the Deland Suns in the Florida Summer Collegiate League … led team to 25-13 record and the regular season championship … lost in first round of playoffs to No. 4 seed Clermont in FSCL Playoffs … played on same team as UA teammates Jimmy Nelson and Tyler White … also teammates of Mississippi outfielder Tyler Hashman and Georgia pitcher Eric Swegman … Hendricks started 35 games and batted .242 with eight extra base hits (seven doubles and one triple) and 16 RBI … also scored 24 runs … batted first or second most of the season … played both corner outfield spots … recorded nine multihit games … posted five-game hitting streak from June 26-July 3, where he batted .409 (9-for-22) with five runs scored and one RBI … started all three playoff games and batted leadoff for the Suns … recorded two hits and two RBI in three playoff games.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A five-year letterman in baseball, football and basketball at Jay High School … played for Coach Jorey Diamond … posted a .380 career batting average with 148 runs scored and 126 RBI … also posted a .511 career on-base

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16 RBI … led the Vermont Mountaineers in on-base percentage (.442) and walks (20) … also ranked second in hitting (.336) and third in hits (40) and RBI (16) … coming off a solid junior season, where he hit .336 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 41 games … one of UA’s top pinch hitters with a .571 (4-for-7) average with one home run and three RBI … named Most Valuable Player of the 2009 Whataburger Classic ... batted .444 (4-for-9) with a home run and eight RBI in two starts ... season-high five RBI against Texas Pan American on March 6 ... went 3-for-6 with three RBI against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 7 ... a talented and highly decorated junior college hitter, who played on back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series teams in 2007 and 2008 at Shelton State Community College ... during his junior college career, Jones played in 124 games at Shelton State and batted .394 (172 for 436) with 18 home runs and 118 RBI ... averaged 1.39 hits and 0.95 RBI per game during his JuCo career ... also added 106 runs scored, 37 doubles and three triples ... posted 50 multi-hit games and 31 multi-RBI games in his career ... named MVP of 2007 and 2008 Alabama State Tournament ... played in 13 career state tournament games ... batted .444 (24 for 54) with 15 runs scored, four doubles, one triple and six RBI ... had 10 multi-hit games in 13 state tournament games ... also played in nine career World Series games ... batted .434 (14 for 32) with seven runs scored, two doubles, one home run and 13 RBI ... posted three multi-hit and three multi-RBI games in the JuCO World Series ... named to the 2007 NJCAA World Series All-Tournament Team ... a first-team All-State performer at Bibb County High School, where he led his team to back-to-back area championships (2005 and 2006)

2009 SUMMER BASEBALL:

OUTLOOK:

A solid hitter, Clay Jones returns for his senior season and is the front-runner to win the starting job at first base, a position he shared with Wes Henderson last season … the senior can hit for average and power and is coming off an excellent summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... he hit .336 in the wooden bat league with two doubles and

Played this summer for the Vermont Mountaineers in the New England Collegiate Baseball League … led the Mountaineers to a 20-19 overall record and third place finish in the Western Division standings … started 33 games and hit .336 (40-for-119) with two home runs and 21 RBI … also added four doubles, 16 runs scored and 20 walks … led team with .442 on-base mark and 20 walks … ranked second in hitting (.336) and third in hits (40) and RBI (16) … named to NECBL AllStar Team … helped Vermont to a 4-0 record in the Western Division playoffs and berth in championship series with Eastern Division winner Newport … in seven playoff games, Jones hit .333 (8-24) with two home runs and three RBI … also added one double and scored five runs.

CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:

Jones started all four postseason games in 2009, including two SEC Tournament game and two NCAA Regional games … he was 2-for-14 (.143) in those four games, including doubles in back-to-back games against Oklahoma State (May 29) and Tennessee Tech

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Player Personnel (May 30) at the Clemson Regional … he was 0-for-6 in two SEC Tournament starts against South Carolina (May 20) and LSU (May 21).

JUNIOR (2009):

Played in 41 games for the Tide ... started 33 games at first base (23) and DH (10) ... hit .336 (43-for-128) with seven home runs and 37 RBI ... also added seven doubles and scored 25 runs ... tallied 13 multi-hit games and 10 multiRBI games ... also an excellent pinch-hitter, going 4-for-7 (.571) with one home run and three RBI ... he hit .318 (14-for-44) in 16 SEC games with one home run and seven RBI ... had four multi-hit games and one multi-RBI game in league play ... hitting .143 (3-for-21) in his last six games ... made his Alabama debut against SE Missouri State on Feb. 20 ... collected two hits and swatted first career home run against SEMO on Feb. 21 ... named Most Valuable Player of the 2009 Whataburger Classic ... batted .444 (4-for-9) with a home run and eight RBI in two starts ... season-high five RBI against Texas Pan American on March 6 ... went 3-for-6 with three RBI against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 7 ... slugged pinch-hit, two-run home run against Alabama A&M on March 17 ... leading hitter against Mississippi Valley State and Troy ... batted .667 (6-for-9) against MVSU with home run and six RBI ... hit .625 (5-for-8) against Troy with home run and three RBI ... went 4-for-4 with home run and three RBI in UA’s 22-4 win over Troy on April 7 ... went 4-for-5 with four RBI in 10-1 win over MVSU on April 14 ... had three hits, including two doubles, at Samford on April 15 ... went 2-for-3 with home run and two RBI in win over South Alabama on April 29 ... posted season-high eight-game RBI streak from April 5-29 ... had two hits and scored two runs in 17-16 win over Mississippi State on May 2 ... hit go-ahead solo home run against Arkansas on May 10 ... recorded two hits in series opening win over No. 11 Arkansas on May 8 ... he was Alabama’s leading hitter in the three-game exhibition series against Cuba ... in two starts at first base, Jones hit .500 (3 for 6) in the series with one run scored and one walk ... went 2 for 2 with one run scored and one walk in his debut on Dec. 17 ... went 1-for4 in series finale ... recorded 19 putouts in two games at first base.

overall record, including 22-8 conference record … member of second straight Alabama Junior College State championship team and Northern Division Conference championship squad ... led the Bucs to a runner up finish at the 2008 NJCAAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. ... recorded five fourhit games, including back-to-back four-hit games against Meridian (April 21) and Marion Military Institute (April 22) ... best game of the season came against MMI, when he went 4 for 6 with career-best three home runs and nine RBI in the Bucs win ... played in eight games at Alabama State Tournament ... batted .455 (15 for 33) with eight runs scored, four doubles, one triple and two RBI ... tallied six multi-hit games, including five in a row to close out the tournament ... named Most Valuable Player after leading Bucs to second straight title ... hit .267 (4 for 15) in five NJCAA World Series games with three runs scored and four RBI.

FRESHMAN (2007 - Shelton State CC):

As a freshman, Jones made an immediate impact on a Shelton State team that captured the 2007 Alabama State Junior College Championship and advanced to the 2008 NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., ... in 60 games, he batted .376 (79 for 210) with six home runs and 57 RBI ... also tallied 47 runs scored and added 16 doubles and two triples ... named first-team All-American by American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) ... ranked among conference leaders in RBI per game (0.950, 14th), total bases per game (1.95, 19th), slugging percentage (.557, 22nd) and home runs per game (0.10, 23rd) ... tallied 23 multi-hit games and 17 multi-RBI

games ... went 4-for-6 with a double, home run and three RBI against Gadsden State on April 6 ... scored career-high for runs against Calhoun CC on April 15 ... played five games at Alabama State Tournament ... went 9 for 21 (.429) and scored seven runs en route to being named Most Valuable Player at 2007 Alabama State Tournament ... led Bucs to first of two straight state titles ... also posted four multi-hit games ... batted .588 (10 for 17) in the NJCAA World Series with one home run and nine RBI ... named to 2007 NJCAA AllWorld Series Team ... went 4 for 5 with three runs scored and a three-run home run against Iowa Western at NJCAA World Series ... tallied three multi-hit games and three multiRBI games in the tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2006 graduate of Bibb County High School ... played for Coach Darrell Hobson ... led team to back-to-back area championships in 2005 and 2006 ... named First-Team Class 4A AllState by The Birmingham News and Alabama Sports Writer’s Association (ASWA) ... set Bibb County records for career hits ... named to Lion’s Club East-West All-Star Game ... drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 36th round of the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... also played football, where he was an honorable mention All-State selection in 2004 ... named Valedictorian of his senior class .

PERSONAL:

Full name is Clay Hilburn Jones ... son of Vickie Jones and the late Stephen Jones ... has one younger brother, Ben, who is a sophomore starting offensive lineman at the University of Georgia.

SOPHOMORE (2008 - Shelton State CC):

Played in 64 games and made 62 starts for Shelton State Community College ... played for Coach Bobby Sprowl ... led team in 13 offensive categories ... batted .412 (93 for 226) with 12 home runs and 62 RBI ... also had 59 runs scored and added 21 doubles, one triple and 42 walks ... posted a .673 slugging percentage and .513 on-base mark ... recorded 27 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games ... ranked among conference leaders in slugging percentage (9th), total bases per game (2.375, 10th), hitting (12th), hits per game (1.453, 14th), home runs per game (1.88, 14th), doubles per game (0.328, 17th) and RBI per game (0.953, 21st) ... led the Bucs to a 48-19

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SNAPSHOTS Clay Jones was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 Whataburger Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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OUTLOOK:

A walk-on, Kelton has developed into a solid middle infielder ... improved hitting skills and speed could make him a threat from the left side of the plate … made three starts for the Tide … he batted .286 (4-for-14) with one double, four RBI and seven runs scored in 15 games.

FRESHMAN (2009):

Played in 15 games ... made three starts against Alabama A&M (March 18), Kentucky (April 26) and South Alabama (April 29) ... hit .286 (4for-14) with seven runs scored and four RBI ... hit .500 (2-for-4) with double and RBI as pinch hitter ... made Alabama debut against Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 28 and singled in first career at-bat ... went 1-for-1 with double, RBI and two runs scored at South Alabama on April 22 ... he had two pinch-hit opportunities during the three-game exhibition series against Cuba ...recorded a sacrifice bunt in his first plate appearance on Dec. 17.

One of UA’s most experience hurlers, Nathan Kilcrease returns for his third season and looks to anchor his role among the Tide’s pitchers in 2010 … over the last two seasons, Kilcrease has made 38 appearances and has compiled a 7-4 record and 3.76 ERA for the Tide … he has 70 strikeouts in 79 career innings … he posted a career-highs in wins (4), innings (46) and strikeouts (44) in 2009 … he was a perfect 3-0 with a 3.27 ERA as a freshman in 2008.

CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:

Kelton was redshirted during the 2008 season and did not see action for the Tide.

Appeared in five career postseason games ... is 0-1 with 6.97 ERA (10.1 IP, 15 H, 10 R, 8 ER, 5 BB, 8 K) in his career ... has two SEC Tournament appearances under his belt … tossed five innings in relief against South Carolina (3 H, 3 ER, 3 K) in 2009 SEC Tournament on May 20 ... made postseason debut with a one-inning stint against Kentucky on May 23, 2008 at SEC Tournament ... also has two NCAA Regional appearances … he made NCAA Regional debut against East Carolina on June 1, 2008 and retired one batter against Tennessee Tech on May 30, 2009.

HIGH SCHOOL:

SOPHOMORE (2009):

FRESHMAN (2008):

A 2007 graduate of LaGrange (Ga.) High School ... played for Coach Donnie Branch ... 2004 Georgia AAA State Championship team ... reached the Georgia AAA State Playoffs three consecutive years ... led the Grangers to three consecutive Region 2-AAA championships.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Jon Teal Kelton ... son of Billy and Ann Kelton ... has one brother, David, and one sister, Kim ... his brother, David, played professional baseball for seven seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves minor league organizations.

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OUTLOOK:

Kilcrease was one of the Tide’s most consistent arms ... made 23 appearances on the mound for the Tide ... compiled a 4-4 (.500) record with two saves and 4.14 ERA ... also has three blown saves (UF, LSU, AU) ... had two midweek starts against Troy (March 3) and Samford (March 10) ... compiled 1-0 record and 3.68 ERA (7.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) in those two starts ... UA went 1-1 in his two starts ... also made 20 relief appearances ... posted 3-3 (.500) record, two saves and 3.83 ERA (37.2 IP, 32 H, 20 R, 16 ER, 15 BB, 33 K) out of the pen ... recorded 12 scoreless relief outings ... retired the first batter in 15 of 20 relief outings ... stranded a team-best 16 of 22 inherited runners ... suffered first career loss to SE Missouri State (3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2

BB, 6 K) on Feb. 21 ... earned four-inning win and recorded six strikeouts against Samford on March 11 ... tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings against Mississippi on March 21 ... he retired 10 of the 11 batters he faced against the Rebels ... earned lone save of the season against UAB (1 IP, 2 K) on March 24 ... suffered first blown save at Florida (0 IP, 2 H, 0 R) on March 27 ... tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings and added four strikeouts against the Gators on March 29 ... added two scoreless innings against Tennessee on April 4 ... suffered second blown save and second loss of season against LSU (1.1 IP, H, 4 R, 0 ER) on April 10 ... picked up second win of season against Kentucky (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) on April 24 ... notched second career SEC win at Mississippi State (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) on May 2 ... recorded one win and one save in two relief stints against No. 11 Arkansas (May 9-10) ... earned the win with 2 1/3 scoreless innings in series-clinching win on May 9 ... notched save in series finale, retiring all three batters he faced with tying run at third base in ninth inning ... suffered third blown save and loss at Auburn (0.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) on May 14 ... suffered first career postseason loss to South Carolina (5 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) at 2009 SEC Tournament on May 20 ... he made one relief appearance during the three-game exhibition series against Cuba ...allowed one unearned run and recorded one strikeout on Dec. 17.

FRESHMAN (2008):

Made 14 appearances in his rookie season at Alabama, including two starts and 12 relief stints ... posted 3-0 record and 3.27 ERA ... worked 33 innings and allowed 12 runs (13 unearned runs) and 46 hits with 13 walks and 26 strikeouts ... did not allow an earned run (15.2 IP, 11 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K) in any of his three wins ... UA posted a 2-0 record in his two starts ... stranded six of eight inherited runners ... made his Alabama debut against Cal Poly on Feb. 23 ... recorded first win of his career against Samford (3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K) on March 12 ... recorded second win of the season with season-best five-inning relief stint against Jacksonville State (5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) on March 25 ... made back-to-back midweek starts against Lipscomb (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) and Samford (3 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) in mid-April ... season-high seven innings and seven strikeouts against Lipscomb on April 22 ... allowed five unearned runs in no decision at Samford on April 29 ... made SEC debut against Florida on May 10 ... pitched in three postseason games for the Tide against Kentucky, LSU and East Carolina ... made postseason debut with one-inning stint against Kentucky at 2008 SEC Tournament in Hoover on May 23 ... also pitched against LSU on May 24 ... made NCAA Regional debut against East Carolina on June 1.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2007 graduate of Glenwood Academy in Phenix City, Ala. ... a three-year starter for the Glenwood Gators for Coach Tim Fanning ... a two-time Louisville Slugger/Collegiate

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SNAPSHOTS Nathan Kilcrease has stranded 22 of 30 inherited runners during his two-year career with the Crimson Tide.

Baseball All-American (2006 and 2007) ... a two-time First-Team AISA All-State selection by The Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) in 2006 and 2007 ... the 2007 AISA Player of the Year by The Birmingham News and AWSA ... named to the 2007 ASWA Super 10 ... voted the 2007 ASWA Pitcher of the Year ... played on two AISA AAA state championship teams (2005 and 2007) ... posted a 24-3 (.889) career record with 0.64 ERA with 204 strikeouts and only 21 walks ... as a senior in 2007, he posted a 12-1 (.923) record with a 1.10 ERA ... hit .350 with 30 RBI and six stolen bases ... his team posted a 38-13 overall record in 2007 and advanced to the AISA AAA state championship ... named Most Valuable Player of the championship series ... earned a win in game one of championship series with a 4-2 victory over Faith Academy ... tallied three hits and four RBI in game two of championship series, including a two-run single and a two-run double, as the Gators posted a 12-6 win en route to the sweep ... as a junior in 2006, he went 11-1 (.917) on the mound with a 1.18 ERA, recording 102 strikeouts and seven walks in 77.1 innings ... participated in the 2005-06 World Wood Bat Association 16-and-Under Championship, the PUMA Team One Showcase, the Troy University Showcase, the Two-Year Underclassmen Team Camp at Auburn and the Blue-Grey Classic in Baton Rouge, La.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Nathaniel Scott Kilcrease ... son of Jerry and Tammy Kilcrease ... has one brother, Andrew, and one sister, Rachel.

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Christian Academy … a three-time all-state shortstop, Kindred played on the same team as Alabama catcher Chris Smelley and former Tide pitcher Del Howell.

SOPHOMORE (2009 – Shelton State CC):

OUTLOOK:

A member of three consecutive state championship teams at American Christian Academy, David Kindred returns to Tuscaloosa as a member of the Crimson Tide baseball squad this season … he spent two years at Mississippi (2007-08) before transferring to Shelton State Community College last year … he had a stellar season in 2009 as he was Shelton State’s second-leading hitter and second-leading run producer … he ranked in the top 20 in the state in slugging percentage, RBI per game and home runs … he played on three straight Class A state championship teams (2004, 2005 and 2006) at American

Played in 47 games and made 38 starts for Shelton State … he was the Bucs secondleading hitter with a .382 (50-for-131) average with seven home runs and 46 RBI … also added 39 runs scored and collected 13 doubles … compiled a .471 on-base percentage and .641 slugging mark … ranked 13th in the state in slugging percentage, 14th in RBI per game (0.979) and 18th in home runs … he had two four-hit games against Meridian Community College (April 7) and Northwest Shoals (April 24) … also recorded four RBI against Alabama Southern (Feb. 7), Northwest Florida (Feb. 18) and Lawson State (April 4) … his best game of the season came against Northwest Florida (Feb. 18), where he went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI, three runs scored and nine total bases.

FRESHMAN (2008 – Mississippi):

Played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman … batted .222 (2-for-9) with two RBI … made his collegiate debut against Minnesota on Feb. 23 and went 1-for-2 as pinch hitter and backup outfielder … added pinch-hit, two-run single against Indiana State on March 1.

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FRESHMAN (2007 – Mississippi):

Kindred redshirted his first season at Mississippi and did not see action.

Player Personnel

HIGH SCHOOL:

A five-time letter winner at American Christian Academy under head coach Bart Smelley ... helped lead ACA to three state championships (2004, 2005, 2006) ... played on same high school team as current UA catcher Chris Smelley and former Tide pitcher Del Howell … a three-time All-State selection at shortstop (2004, 2005, 2006) ... named to the Alabama Super 10 West Alabama Team in 2006 ... hit .450 for his career with 39 home runs, 158 RBI, 66 doubles and 226 runs scored ... his 66 doubles set the Alabama state record for a career ... his 226 runs scored in a career is second all-time in the state record book ... hit 20 home runs as a senior, tying for fifth in the state record book with Bo Jackson … served as President of the National Honor Society and was Student Body President at American Christian Academy ... was on the “A” Honor Roll all four years of his high school career.

PERSONAL:

Full name is David Kindred … parents are Bryan and Claire Kindred ... has one sister, Anne Elise … his father, Bryan, played baseball and Chattahoochee Valley Community College (1979-80) and Columbus State (1981-82) ... he is now the President and CEO of DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa … his mother, Claire, was a cheerleader at South Alabama (1979-82).

teammates Brett Booth and Trey Pilkington at the 2008 East Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland, Fla. … enjoyed a standout career at St. Paul’s High School … a 2008 Louisville Slugger High School All-American … a threetime ASWA all-state selection … played in all 134 games during his high school career … he batted .455 (165-for-363) with 149 runs scored and 118 stolen bases during his four-year career …. he also logged 40 wins on the mound … he was a wide receiver on the football team and was a member of the 2007 Class 5A state championship team … played on same high school football team with current UA football players Mark Barron and A.J. McCarron … also played on same team as Destin Hood, a 2008 UA football signee, who signed a baseball contract with the Washington Nationals.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A four-year starter and two-way player at St. Paul’s High School … played for Shane Sullivan, Scott McDonald and Jason Glasscock during his career … played in all 134 games during his four-year career … hit .455 with 149 runs scored and 118 stolen bases in his high school career … 2008 Louisville Slugger High School All-American and three-time ASWA All-State selection … he hit .515 (52-for-101) with three home runs, 39 RBI and 31 stolen bases as a prep senior … named 2008 Louisville Slugger High School All-American … named 2008 ASWA All-State selection … named to Mobile Register’s Deadly Diamond Team … compiled 10-2 record and 1.39 ERA with 78 strikeouts on the mound … as a junior, he hit .430 (37for-86) with 25 runs scored, two home runs, 25 RBI and 24 stolen bases … he was selected to play in the 2008 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) North-South All-Star Game in Huntsville … also participated in the 2008 Perfect Game National Showcase and 2008 WWBA 17-and-under National Championships … a standout wide receiver on the St. Paul’s football team, Miller was a member of the 2007 Class 5A state championship team that defeated Briarwood Christian, 1413, at Birmingham’s Legion Field … played on the same high school team at current UA football players Mark Barron and A.J. McCarron … also played football and baseball with Destin Hood, a 2008 UA football signees, who signed a pro baseball contract with the Washington Nationals.

PERSONAL:

OUTLOOK:

One of the state’s top high school prospects, Andrew Miller is expected to make an immediate impact with the Crimson Tide baseball team this season … he is one of nine UA signees rated in the Top 500 by Perfect Game Crosschecker, which is the national rating system for prep all-stars … joined UA

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Full name is Terry Andrew Miller, Jr. … parents are Terry and Darlene Miller … has one sister, Brittney … sister is married to former South Alabama right-hander P.J. Walters, who is currently with the St .Louis Cardinals organization.

OUTLOOK:

A talented left-hander, Morgan is one of the front-runners to land a spot in the Tide’s SEC pitching rotation this season … coming off a solid freshman season … throws a ton of strikes ... tough on left-handed hitters ... played in the East Cobb baseball program in Atlanta ... played on four national championship teams during his summer league career ... member of the 2006 AAU 16-and-under national champions that posted a 90-6 record ... Morgan is a second-generation Alabama baseball player. His father, Wiley, was a pitcher on the Crimson Tide’s 1983 College World Series runner-up team. The elder Morgan made three appearances in 1983 and allowed one earned run and eight hits in six innings of work. The Tide went 46-11 and won the SEC Championship in 1983.

CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:

Morgan made one postseason appearance as a true freshman with a six-inning stint against Tennessee Tech in the 2009 Clemson Regional … he allowed six runs and eight hits with three strikeouts and two walks in the elimination game loss … he did not see action in the 2009 SEC Tournament.

FRESHMAN (2009):

Morgan was 4-1 (.800) with a 2.96 ERA in nine starts … Alabama was 5-4 (.556) in those nine starts … he earned a win over No. 1 Georgia in his first career SEC start on March 14 … in SEC play, Morgan is 2-1 (.667) with a 3.13 ERA in four starts against No. 1 Georgia, No. 22 Mississippi, No. 23 Florida, No. 11 Arkansas and Auburn … Morgan struggled out of the pen this season … he had no record and a 12.27 ERA in four relief appearances … Morgan has not retire any of the four first batters he faced … he worked 3.2 innings and allowed five runs and eight hits with three strikeouts and one walk … he made his Alabama debut and first career start against Southeast Missouri State on Feb. 22 and earned a no decision in the Tide’s 8-3

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SNAPSHOTS Adam Morgan, who played on four national championship teams during his summer baseball career, is a second-generation UA player. His father, Wiley played on UA’s 1983 College World Series team.

loss … worked 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs and six hits, with four strikeouts and no walks ... Morgan opened his career with five scoreless innings, before allowing three runs and four hits in sixth inning ... Morgan earned his first career win in the Tide’s 20-4 blowout win over Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 28 in Tuscaloosa … worked six innings and allowed one run (solo HR) and three hits, with three strikeouts and one walk ... earned second win of the season and was named to the Whataburger Classic All-Tournament Team, after tossing 5 2/3 innings in a 16-2 win over Texas A&MCorpus Christi on March 7 … allowed two runs (1 ER) and six hits, with a season-high six strikeouts ... struck out a season-high nine batters in the Tide’s series-clinching win over No. 1 Georgia at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on March 14 ... worked 7 1/3 innings and allowed four runs and eight hits against the defending SEC champs ... first career complete game at Auburn on May 16 … Morgan was the starting pitcher in the final game of the three-game exhibition series against Cuba ... worked 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs and six hits with two walks and three strikeouts ... re-

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corded the longest outing of any Tide starter in Cuba and left the game with a 5-2 lead.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2008 graduate of Kell High School in Marietta, Ga. ... played for Coach Donnie English ... a three-year letterman ... played on three state playoff teams in 2006 (runner up), 2007 (3rd round) and 2008 (4th round) ... posted a 9-4 record in his final two seasons with a 3.05 ERA ... tallied 103 strikeouts over his final two years ... as a senior, Morgan was 6-1 with a 3.65 ERA ... he struck out 57 batters in 55 2/3 innings ... named to the Cobb County All-Tournament team ... led team to a 26-8 overall record ... as a junior, Morgan was 3-3 with one save and 2.55 ERA ... he recorded 49 strikeouts in 33 innings ... tossed a complete-game shutout with 12 strikeouts against Lassiter in state playoffs ... Morgan made his mark playing for the East Cobb Yankees during the summer ... played on four national championship teams, including 2006 AAU 16-and-under national championships and the 2008 Connie Mack World Series ... in 2006, the East Cobb Astros went 9-6 and captured two World Wood Bat

Association (WWBA) national titles in Ft. Myers, Fla. and Jupiter, Fla. ... played in the 2007 Connie Mack World Series (national runner up) and East Coast Professional Showcase ... In the summer of 2008, he was 9-0 with 1.45 ERA for the East Cobb Yankees ... he recorded 53 strikeouts in 53 innings ... led team to 525-1 record and the national championship at Connie Mack World Series ... named to 2008 Connie Mack World Series All-Tournament Team and was winning pitcher in championship game against Farmington (New Mexico) ... also played in the 2008 18-and-under National Perfect Game Tournament (runner up) ... played summer ball for Coach Gary Baldwin (2004-06) and James Beavers (2007-08).

PERSONAL:

Full name is Adam Christopher Morgan ... son of Wiley and Karen Morgan ... has one younger brother, Grant … Adam is a second-generation Alabama player, his father was a pitcher on the Crimson Tide’s 1983 SEC Championship team that finished runner-up to Texas in the 1983 College World Series.

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MVP and captain awards ... named to the Mobile Register All-Region team ... 2008 Under Armor preseason All-American ... as a junior, Myer hit .525 (63 for 120) with 11 home runs and 28 RBI ... also scored 53 runs and stole 22 bases ... tallied 28 extra base hits ... led team to a third round of Class 4A state playoffs ... participated in the 2007 Alabama High School All-Star Game at Huntsville’s Joe Davis Stadium ... named First-Team All-State by The Birmingham News and ASWA ... named to Mobile Register All-Region team ... went 4 for 9 (.444) with inside-the-park grand slam at the 2007 San Diego Padres East Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland, Fla. ... hit .360 with six home runs and 25 RBI as a sophomore in 2006 ... lost to Bibb County HS in the first round of the state playoffs ... he batted .315 with three homers and 13 RBI as freshman in 2005.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Kent Jacob Myer ... son of Marvin and Sonya Myer.

OUTLOOK:

A talented redshirt freshman who had an outstanding prep career at Jackson (Ala.) High School ... missed the 2009 season with an injury … named the 2008 Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Class 4A Player of the year ... hit a blistering .505 as a prep senior with 13 home runs and 52 RBI to cap a stellar high school career ... led Jackson HS to the 2008 Class 4A state championship with a 34-6 overall record ... during his prep career, he batted .446 with 33 home runs and 108 RBI ... battled injuries this fall and saw limited action for the Tide.

2009 SUMMER BASEBALL:

Played this past summer for the Lima (Ohio) Locos in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League … led team to 28-8 overall record and the 2009 regular season title … played 29 games and earned 26 starts … hit two home runs and added 13 RBI this summer … totaled eight extra base hits, including five doubles, two home runs and one triple … handled all 44 chances without an error and recorded three outfield assists … played on same team as Georgia pitcher Zach Laughlin and Kentucky catcher T.J. Daugherty.

FRESHMAN (2009):

Myer did not see action last season because he was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2008 graduate of Jackson (Ala.) High School ... batted a whopping .446 with 33 home runs and 108 RBI in his prep career ... named the 2008 ASWA Class 4A Player of the Year in leading Jackson HS to the Class 4A state title with a 34-6 record ... hit .505 with 13 home runs, 52 RBI and added 25 stolen bases as prep senior ... named to the 2008 Birmingham News Super All-State team ... named ASWA Super 10 All-State ... also named FirstTeam Class 4A All-State by The Birmingham News and ASWA ... won team triple crown,

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2009 SUMMER BASEBALL:

Played this summer for the Deland Suns in the Florida Summer Collegiate League … led team to a 25-13 overall record and the FSCL regular season title … lost in the playoffs to No. 4 seed Clermont in opening round … played on same team as UA teammates Brandt Hendricks and Tyler White … also summer league teammate of Mississippi outfielder Tyler Hashman and Georgia pitcher Eric Sewgman … named to the FSCL All-Star team … led the FSCL in innings pitched (58.2) and strikeouts (75) … ranked eighth in the league with 2.76 ERA … posted three wins during team’s 13-game winning streak … tossed six shutout innings against Leesburg on June 11 … tied season-high and league high with 11 strikeouts against Leesburg on June 17 and July 7 … won first three decisions, including two shutouts.

CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:

Nelson has five career postseason appearances in his two-year career with the Tide, including one start and four relief appearances … he is 0-1 with 5.11 ERA (12.1 IP, 12 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 8 BB, 15 K) in those five outings … he made two relief appearances in the 2009 postseason against South Carolina (May 20) and Oklahoma State (May 30) … he recorded four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings of an NCAA Regional loss to Oklahoma State … appeared in three games in 2008 postseason and compiled 0-1 record and 4.82 ERA (9.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 10 K) ... made two appearances at the 2008 SEC Tournament against Kentucky and LSU ... made postseason debut against Kentucky in first-round game on May 21 ... allowed five runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings with three walks and five strikeouts in his first postseason start ... retired only batter he faced against LSU on May 24 ... pitched long relief in his lone NCAA Regional appearance against Coastal Carolina on May 31 ... allowed two runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts.

SOPHOMORE (2009):

OUTLOOK:

Another talented veteran, Jimmy Nelson has the experience and skills to become one of the Tide’s front-line pitchers this season … the junior has posted a 5-6 record and 5.45 ERA in his two-year career at Alabama … he has 76 strikeouts in 79 innings in his career … has seen action as both starter and reliever the last two years … recorded two wins and two saves for the Tide in 2009 … named to the 2009 Florida Summer Collegiate League All-Star Team and 2008 Texas Collegiate League All-Star Team … led the FSCL this past summer in innings pitched and strikeouts … drafted in 39th round by Cincinnati Reds in 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.

Nelson split time as starter and reliever ... opened the season as UA’s closer, but relinquished those duties after three blown saves in March against Auburn (March 10), Mississippi (March 20) and Florida (March 27) ... compiled 2-3 record with two saves and 4.58 ERA ... made three midweek starts against UAB (March 24), Mississippi Valley State (April 14) and South Alabama (April 22) ... compiled 1-0 record and 5.91 ERA (10.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 7 BB, 9 K) in those three starts ... UA was 2-1 in his starts ... compiled 1-3 record with two saves and 4.01 ERA (24.2 IP, 21 H, 13 R, 11 ER, 12 BB, 26 K) in 18 relief appearances ... has 11 scoreless relief appearances ... retired the first batter in 12 of 18 games ... stranded 12 of 23 inherited runners ... opened the season with seven straight scoreless relief appearances ... notched saves against Nicholls State (1.2 IP, 2 K) on Feb. 24 and Illinois-Chicago (0.2 IP, 1 K) on Feb. 28 ... earned a one-pitch win against Nicholls State (0.1 IP) on Feb. 25 ... Nelson got a one-pitch foul out with two

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Player Personnel and nine hits in 9 1/3 innings with four walks and 10 strikeouts ... made two appearances at the 2008 SEC Tournament against Kentucky and LSU ... made postseason debut against Kentucky in first-round game on May 21 ... allowed five runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings with three walks and five strikeouts in his first postseason start ... retired only batter he faced against LSU on May 24 ... pitched long relief in his lone NCAA Regional appearance against Coastal Carolina on May 31 ... allowed two runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts.

HIGH SCHOOL:

SNAPSHOTS Jimmy Nelson was named one of the top 10 prospects in the Florida Collegiate Summer League by Baseball America.

runners on base in 10th inning and then benefitted from Kent Matthes’ walk-off home run in the bottom of the inning for the 8-7 win ... he worked season-high 3 1/3 innings against No. 1 Georgia (retired all 10 batters, 2 K) on March 15 ... picked up second win of the season in six-inning start against Mississippi Valley State (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) on April 14 ... turned in best SEC outing of the season against No. 11 Arkansas (3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) on May 9 ... threw five scoreless innings with season-high seven strikeouts at Auburn on May 15 ... he also made two relief appearances during the Tide’s three-game exhibition series against Cuba ... worked two innings and allowed one run and two hits with two walks and one strikeout ... his most impressive outing came in the series opener as he entered the game with no outs in eighth inning and two runners on base ... he retired three of the four batters he faced, including a bases-loaded strikeout with one out in the inning ...also pitched in relief in the series finale and allowed one run and one hit in Cuba’s decisive 6-run inning … named one of the top pitching prospects in the 2008 Texas Collegiate League Perfect Game Crosschecker and Baseball America ... named the 2008 TCL Freshman of the Year after posting a 3-2 record and 2.55 ERA during the summer ... led the league with 66 strikeout ... appeared in 11 games and made nine starts ... worked 49 1/3 innings and allowed 14 earned runs and 34 hits with 23 walks and 66 strikeouts ... held opponents to .188 batting average ... fourth in the TCL in innings pitched ... named to 2008 TCL All-Star Game.

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FRESHMAN (2008):

Appeared in 18 games and made four starts as a true freshman ... posted 3-3 record and 6.26 ERA for the Tide ... worked 41 2/3 innings and allowed 37 runs (29 ER) and 53 hits with 29 walks and 37 strikeouts ... after starting the season with an 0-2 record, Nelson rebounded to win three of his last four decisions ... pitched in five regular season SEC games ... Alabama was 1-3 (.250) in his four starts ... stranded seven of 15 inherited runners ... made UA debut against Cal Poly on Feb. 23 and yielded three runs and four hits in three innings in his first collegiate start ... added four walks and four strikeouts ... tagged with second straight loss after allowing six runs and four hits in one-third of an inning at UT Arlington on March 2 in his second start ... moved to the bullpen after first two starts and put up some pretty good numbers ... as a reliever, Nelson was 2-0 with a 5.74 ERA in 14 appearances ... he was 1-3 with a 7.43 ERA in four starts ... also made starts against Mississippi Valley State (April 8) and Kentucky (May 21) in the SEC Tournament ... earned first career win with strong outing against Mississippi Valley State (April 8) ... allowed two earned runs and two hits in 5 1/3 innings with two walks and six strikeouts ... did not allow an earned run in four innings of relief against Southern Mississippi at Trustmark Park on April 16 ... earned second win of the season with three scoreless innings of relief at Samford (April 29) in Birmingham ... earned third win of the season and first SEC win at Arkansas on May 4 ... made three relief appearances in the 2008 post season for the Tide ... allowed seven runs

A 2007 graduate of Niceville (Fla.) High School who played for Coach Kevin Berry, a former assistant coach at Alabama under Jim Wells ... the 2007 Niceville High School Player of the Year ... was a First-Team All-Area selection by The Daily News ... led the Eagles to a 22-5 record, including a 10-2 district mark ... Niceville was ranked 19th nationally by USA Today in 2007 ... was rated as the No. 125 prospect in the nation by Perfect Game Crosschecker as a senior ... participated in the 2006 World Wood Bat Association Championships, the 2006 Wilmington (N.C.) East Coast Professional Showcase, the 18-and-under WWBA National Championships and the 2006 Florida Showcase ... posted an 8-0 record with a 1.48 ERA on the mound as a junior while pitching five complete games.

PERSONAL:

Full name is James Jacob Nelson ... son of Jim Nelson and Edward and Deborah Goodwin ... has two siblings, Sean and Seth ... his father, Jim, played football and ran track at the University of Florida ... his mother, Deborah, played basketball at Florida State ... he was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., on June 5, 1989.

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2008 WWBA 17-and-under Championships and the 2008 East Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland, Fla. … he played summer baseball for the Excel Blue Wave.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Trey Pilkington … he is the son of John and Doris Pilkington … has one brother, Russ.

lar season ... his .369 average is second only to David Magadan’s freshman school-record .393 average in 1981 ... set UA record with 23game SEC hitting streak from March 21-May 10 ... also recorded third-longest hitting streak in school history with 28-game hitting streak from March 26-May 10 ... led all SEC freshmen in hitting (.369), total hits (99) and multi-hit games (31) as a freshman … led UA with 31 multi-hit games ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 27 after an 8-for-11 performance against arch-rival Auburn as the Tide captured the weekend SEC series.

Player Personnel

2009 SUMMER BASEBALL:

OUTLOOK:

A talented freshman, Trey Pilkington is one of six freshman hurlers that could have an impact on the Tide pitching staff this season … he played for one of the top high school programs in the state of Alabama and brings a wealth of showcase and all-star experience to the Capstone … named to the 2009 Birmingham News and ASWA All-State teams … a twotime All-Calhoun County selection … posted a 14-6 (.700) record on the mound during his junior and season seasons and recorded 153 strikeouts in 124 innings on the mound … one of nine UA signees rated in the Top 500 by Perfect Game Crosschecker, which is the national rating system for prep all-stars … he joined fellow UA teammates Brett Booth and Andrew Miller at the 2008 East Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland, Fla. … he was drafted in the 46th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the New York Mets.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A three-year starter at Oxford (Ala.) High School, where he played for Coach Wes Brooks … posted a 14-6 (.700) record on the mound during his junior and season seasons and recorded 153 strikeouts in 124 innings … as a senior, he was 8-3 with 1.80 ERA for the Yellow Jackets … he logged 98 strikeouts in 67 innings of work …. named to the 2009 Birmingham News Class 6A All-State team … also named to the 2009 ASWA All-State team … 2009 All-Calhoun County selection … he was drafted in the 46th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the New York Mets following his senior season … as a junior, Pilkington went 6-3 with a 2.33 ERA and one posted one shutout ... he recorded 55 strikeouts in 57 innings on the mound … a 2008 All-Calhoun County selection and was named the 2008 Calhoun County All-Tournament Team … he attended numerous high school all-star games and showcases, including the 2008 Alabama North-South All-Star Game in Huntsville, the 2007 Southeast Underclass Showcase, the

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Played in the Cape Cod League for the second straight summer … spent the 2009 season with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox … led the Red Sox to a league-best 28-15-1 record and Eastern Division championship … lost to eventual champion Cotuit in the CCL Playoffs … played in 35 games and batted .250 (28for-112) with two doubles and 11 RBI … also added 17 runs scored, 10 walks and seven stolen bases … summer league teammate of Micah Gibbs (LSU), Tyler Hanover (LSU), Matt Little (UK), Ben McMahan (UF), Austin Ross (LSU) and Drew Hayes (VU).

CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:

OUTLOOK:

A veteran middle infielder, Josh Rutledge returns for this third season as the Tide’s starting shortstop and will once again team with junior second baseman Ross Wilson to form one of the nation’s top middle infield units … the junior has started 118 games in his UA career and is batting .339 (172-for-507) with five home runs and 75 RBI from mainly the leadoff or No. 2 spot in the batting order … also added four triples, 23 doubles and 24 stolen bases … scored 126 runs … also started 58 SEC games in his two-year career and compiled a .346 average (88-for-254) with two home runs and 32 RBI … has scored 56 runs and added 13 doubles against SEC foes … a first-team All American in 2009, Rutledge hit .303 (73-for239) with a five home runs and 44 RBI, both career highs … he hit .281 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 28 SEC games as a sophomore … he was one of three UA players to hit for the cycle in 2009, joining Kent Matthes and Jake Smith … Rutledge hit for the cycle with a 4-for-5 effort at South Alabama on April 21, 2009 … he finished the game with four runs scored and five RBI … earlier in the season, he had six hits and nine RBI in back-to-back wins over Mississippi (March 22) and UAB (March 24) … Rutledge earned Freshman AllAmerican and Freshman All-SEC honors after a stellar rookie season in 2008 ... played and started 61 games and recorded the secondhighest batting average by a freshman in Tide history ... Rutledge hit .369 his freshman season and led the SEC with 91 hits in the regu-

Rutledge has started all 11 postseason games in his two-year career ... hitting .290 (13for-45) in his postseason career with 11 runs scored, three doubles and six RBI ... started all four postseason games in 2009 … he batted .294 (5-for-17) with four runs scored and two RBI … he batted .333 (3-for-9) at the 2009 SEC Tournament with three runs scored and two RBI ... he went 2-for-8 (.250) with one double and one run scored at 2009 Clemson Regional … started all seven postseason games for the Tide in 2008 ... he batted .286 (8-for-28) with seven runs scored, two doubles, four RBI ... he also added four stolen bases, five walks and a .417 on-base percentage ... as the starting shortstop, Rutledge made only one error in (.950) in 21 postseason chances ... in four SEC Tournament games, Rutledge hit .313 (5-for-16) with five runs scored, two doubles and two RBI ... he went 2-for-3 with one double and two runs scored in win over Georgia on May 22 ... added two RBI against LSU on May 24 ... started all three games at NCAA Conway (S.C.) Regional and hit .250 (3-for-12) with two runs scored and two RBI ... in his NCAA Tournament debut, Rutledge went 3-for-6 with one run scored and one RBI against East Carolina on May 30.

SOPHOMORE (2009):

First-Team All-SEC selection ... started 57 games at shortstop ... missed only game of the season vs. Arkansas (sore back) on May 8 ... snapped streak of 79 consecutive starts, dating back to April 4, 2008 ... batted .305 (73-for-239) with five home runs and 44 RBI, both career highs … hit .281 (34-for-121) with two home runs and 19 RBI in 29 SEC games ... made only six errors in 29 games ... ranked 11th in the SEC with 64 runs scored and ninth

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SNAPSHOTS Josh Rutedge, who was a first-team All-SEC shortstop as a sophomore, was one of three Tide players to hit for the cycle in 2009.

with 13 HBPs ... recorded seventh cycle in Alabama history at South Alabama on April 22 ... he was 4-for-5 with four runs and five RBI in the game ... it was UA’s third cycle of the season, joining Kent Matthes (vs. Nicholls State, Feb. 24) and Jake Smith (Samford, April 15) ... tallied 21 multi-hit games ... co-leader with six, three-hit games ... hit safely in 42 of 57 games ... opened the season by hitting .269 (7-for-26) in first seven games ... went 3-for-5 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 5 ... posted six-game hitting streak from Feb. 24-March 5 ... matched a career high with six at-bats against TAMU-CC on March 7 ... went 3-for-5 and scored two runs in UA’s seriesclinching win over No. 1 Georgia on March 14 ... was a perfect 4-for-4 with home run, four RBI and three runs scored in 24-0 win over Alabama A&M on March 17 ... slugged first career home run, with a two-run home run in third inning ... it was his first home run in 339 career at bats ... went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, home run and career-high five RBI in 19-6 win at Mississippi on March 22 ... slugged first career SEC home run, with two-run shot in second inning ... tied career high with six at-bats against Mississippi Valley State on April 1 ... went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and one RBI against Troy on April 7 ... scored 100th career run on April 11 against LSU ... went 2-for-3 and matched career-high with three runs scored vs. Mississippi Valley State on April 14 ... batted .365 (5-13) with two RBI in three-game series at Vanderbilt on April 17-18 ... game-winning two-run single in series opener ... posted back-to-back two-hit games in final two games of series ... played 100th career game on April 18 at Vandy ... recorded

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seventh cycle in Alabama history on April 22 at South Alabama ... he was 4-for-5 with four runs and five RBI in the game ... it was UA’s third cycle this season ... Kent Matthes (vs. Nicholls State, Feb. 24) and Jake Smith (Samford, April 15) also recorded cycles for the Tide ... tied a career-high with five RBI at USA ... two hits and two RBI at Mississippi State on May 1 ... recorded three hits in series finale at Auburn on May 16, including two-run home run to give UA an 8-0 lead in fourth inning ... Rutledge was the Tide’s starting shortstop and hit third in the batting order in all three games against Cuba ... hit .250 (3 for 12) in the series and had one hit in all three games ... he tripled and scored the Tide’s first run in game two of the series ... added an RBI single in the Tide’s five-run fifth inning in the series finale.

FRESHMAN (2008):

Recorded a phenomenal freshman season ... played and started 61 games for the Crimson Tide and led the team with a .369 (99 for 268) batting average ... second freshman in school history to lead the team in hitting ... David Magadan (.389) led the team as a rookie in 1981 ... Rutledge’s .369 average is also the second-highest batting average by an Alabama freshman ... recorded 99 hits, the most by an Alabama freshman and the 10th highest-total in school history ... led UA in hitting (.369), runs scored (62), hits (99), stolen bases (16) and multi-hit games (31) ... also led all SEC hitters with 91 hits during the regular season and paced the league with 56 hits in 30 conference games ... led UA with .406 (54 for 133) batting average in 30 SEC games ... led the Tide in SEC play in hitting (.406), hits (54), on-

base percentage (.452), multi-hit games (17) and stolen bases (3) ... his .406 conference batting average was second only South Carolina All-American and first-round draft pick, Justin Smoak ... 2008 Freshman All-American selection by Collegiate Baseball newspaper ... Freshman All-SEC selection by SEC head coaches ... hit safely in 53 of 61 games ... went hitless in back-to-back games only once against Coastal Carolina (May 31) and East Carolina (June 1) in the final two games of the season ... also hit safely in 28 of 30 SEC games ... UA’s leading hitter against Ole Miss (.636) and Auburn (.727) ... also leading hitter in February (.391), March (.363) and April (.422) ... after going hitless in his UA debut against Cal Poly on Feb. 22, Rutledge rebounded to hit safely in his next eight games ... batted .500 (18 for 36) in those eight games and scored 11 runs ... posted six multi-hit games in eight-game stretch from Feb. 23-March 5 ... posted back-to-back four-hit games against Nevada (Feb. 29) and Dallas Baptist (March 1) at the 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic in Frisco, Texas ... named to the Southwest Diamond Classic All-Tournament team, after hitting .693 (9 for 13) and six runs scored helping UA to the championship ... batted .444 (4 for 9) in two-game series with Troy (March 4-5) with back-to-back two-hit games ... hit .538 (7 for 13) with four runs and three multi-hit games against No. 4 Vanderbilt (March 21-23) ... leading hitter against No. 15 Ole Miss with a .636 (7 for 11) average, including back-toback three-hit games on March 28-29 ... went 3 for 4 with three runs and season-high three RBI vs. Mississippi Valley State (April 8) ... hit .467 (7 for 15) in three-game series at Tennessee (April 12-13), with two, three-hit games ... hit .412 (5 for 12) against Mississippi State (April 19-20), including back-to-back two hit games in the April 19 double header ... scored a season-high three runs in UA’s 21-7 win in series opener ... named SEC Freshman of the Week after hitting .727 (8 for 11) against archrival Auburn (April 25-27) with two RBI and four runs scored ... tied season high with four hits and two RBI in UA’s 17-7 series-clinching win over the Tigers ... hit .357 (5 for 14) in the Tide’s first road series win at Arkansas on May 2-4, including back-to-back two-hit games to open the series ... posted Alabama freshman record 28-game hitting streak (March 26-May 10), where he batted .430 (52 for 121) with 27 runs, five doubles, one triple and 19 RBI ... the 28-game hitting streak broke the freshman record of 27 games set by David Magadan in 1981 ... the 28-game streak was the third longest in school history ... logged 15 multi-hit games during the streak ... posted school record 23-game SEC hitting streak from March 21-April 11, where he batted .459 (45 for 98) with 22 runs, four doubles, one triple and 10 RBI ... tallied 13 multi-hit games during his SEC hitting streak ... posted 15-game hitting streak at the Joe from March 21-May 11, where he batted .525 (31 for 59) with 19 runs, five doubles, one triple and 13 RBI ... had 10 multihit games during the home hitting streak ... capped an incredible regular-season by going 6 for 16 (.375) against No. 7 Georgia with

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Player Personnel

HIGH SCHOOL:

Four-year starter for Coach Bryan Bowen at Cullman High School ... hit .445 with 17 home runs and 102 RBI during his junior and senior seasons ... was a two-time All-State selection (2006 and 2007) ... played in consecutive Class 5A state championship series (2006 and 2007) at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium ... hit .454 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI as a senior ... a 2007 First-Team All-State selection by The Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... the 2007 Class 5A Player of the Year by The Birmingham News and the ASWA ... a member of the 2007 Birmingham News Super AllState Team ... led the Bearcats to a 48-7 record and a top 20 national ranking by USA Today and Baseball America in 2007 ... helped the team to the Class 5A State Championship with a two-game sweep against Bibb County High School, Cullman’s first state title since 2002 ... went 3-for-7 (.429) at the plate in the championship series with one run scored, two RBI and three walks ... earned a save (0.1 IP) in Cullman’s 5-4 win in game one ... as a junior in 2006, he hit .436 with five home runs and 33 RBI, a .602 slugging percentage and a .497 on-base mark ... led the Bearcats to a 37-13 overall record that season ... collected four hits and two RBI in the 2006 Class 5A state championship series as Cullman finished as the runner-up to Stanhope Elmore ... named the 2006 Cullman High School Offensive Player of the Year ... was selected to play in the 2006 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) North-South All-Star game ... played in the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Star Showcase in Troy, Ala. ... a three-time National Honor Society selection.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Joshua Alan Rutledge ... son of Tony and Cheryl Rutledge ... has one older brother, Michael, who played baseball at Mississippi State (2005-07) and Samford (2008) ... both Josh (2007) and Michael (2002) won state championships at Cullman High School.

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FRESHMAN (2007 – Jacksonville State)

five runs scored and two RBI ... had two hits and scored two runs in UA’s 17-13 series-opening win on May 16 ... added three hits and two runs scored in series-clinching win on May 17 ... Rutledge singled and scored winning run in ninth inning off Georgia’s All-American closer Joshua Fields in the series finale ... he was 5 for 16 (.313) at SEC Tournament with two doubles, two RBI and five runs scored ... he was 2 for 3 with two runs scored against No. 1 seed Georgia … honed his skills that summer in the prestigious wooden-bat Cape Cod League, where he played for the YarmouthDennis Red Sox ... played in 41 games for the Red Sox and earned starts at shortstop (23), outfield (19), second base (6) and third base (3) ... hit .294 (48 for 163) with one home run and 10 RBI ... wrapped up the summer with 13 extra base hits, including nine doubles and three triples, and scored a team-high 26 runs ... also paced the Red Sox with 48 hits.

OUTLOOK:

Josh Sanders joined the Alabama baseball team after a successful walk-on tryout in the fall … he is an excellent defensive infielder with good hands and quick feet … will sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules … played the 2007 and 2008 seasons at Jacksonville State University under Coach Jim Case … played in 91 career games and logged 84 starts (83 shortstop, 1 second base) for the Gamecocks … he hit .272 (71-for-261) in his career with 10 doubles, 34 RBI and 48 runs scored … he recorded 255 career assists and was a part of 43 double plays in his two-year career.

JUNIOR (2009 – Jacksonville State)

Attended Jacksonville State University but was not a part of the baseball team.

SOPHOMORE (2008 – Jacksonville State)

Played in 33 games and made 27 starts in his second year with the Gamecocks … he started 26 games at shortstop and one at second base … batted .269 (25-for-93) with five doubles, 11 RBI and 16 runs scored … ranked third on team with 78 assists and was second with 15 double plays during his 27 starts at shortstop … posted six multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games … his best game of the season came against Troy, where he went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI in a 14-6 win on April 15 … went 2-for-4 with two RBI against Alabama State on April 30 … went 2-for-3 with three RBI against UAB on May 7 … went 3-for-5 and scored two runs against Tennessee Tech on May 10 … played on same team with John David Smelser, who now plays at Alabama.

Played in 58 games and earned 57 starts for the Gamecocks … he hit .274 (46-for-168) with five doubles, 23 RBI and 32 runs scored … all 57 starts came at shortstop, where he led the team with 177 assists and ranked second with 28 double plays … ranked fifth on team with 15 multi-hit games and added five multi-RBI games … made collegiate debut and first career start at shortstop against Middle Tennessee on Feb. 18 … recorded first career hit against High Point on March 3 … went 2-for-5 with season-high four RBI in win over Big 10 foe Illinois on March 17 … went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in the win over Northwestern on March 19 … went 3-for-5 and scored two runs against Morehead State on April 29 … recorded four straight multihit games against Tennessee Tech, Georgia Southern and Tennessee Martin from May 5-12 … best game of season came against UT Martin, where he went 4-for-5 with one run scored and two RBI … batted .250 (3-for-12) with three runs scored and three RBI in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament … went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in first-round win over Southeast Missouri State on May 24.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2006 graduate of Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery … a three-year starter for coach Bart Britton … won the Paul BryantRalph Jordan Scholar-Athlete of the Year from the Alabama High School Athletic Association in 2006.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Josh R. Sanders … son of Terry and Marianne Sanders … has one brother, Carl … his father, Terry, was a place-kicker for the Crimson Tide from 1981-84 under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and Ray Perkins … he handled kickoffs, extra points and field goals and punted during his four-year career … member of 1981 team that landed his Bryant his 315th career coaching win … was college roommate of UA strength and conditioning coach, Rocky Colburn … his brother, Carl, plays football at Huntingdon College in Montgomery.

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Scott made two postseason appearances in 2009, including one in the SEC Tournament and one in the NCAA Regional … he threw one scoreless inning against LSU (May 21) at the SEC Tournament in his postseason debut with the Tide … also made NCAA Regional debut against Oklahoma State (May 29) and allowed one run and three hits in 2 1/3 innings with two strikeouts.

JUNIOR (2009):

OUTLOOK:

A durable right-hander, Adam Scott was used as both a starter and reliever last season and could find himself in a similar capacity this year … possesses a good curve ball … he compiled a 3-1 record and 5.28 ERA in 16 games last season, including five starts … he was 2-1 with a 4.67 ERA in his five starts against Mississippi Valley State, Tennessee, LSU, Vanderbilt and Kentucky … compiled a 1-0 record and 6.23 ERA in 11 relief appearances … one of four members of Shelton State’s back-to-back National Junior College World Series team on the Alabama roster, joining Clay Jones, Jonathan Smart and Cal Tinsley … attended Shelton State Community College and helped the Bucs to back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series appearances in 2007 and 2008 ... led the Bucs to a runner-up finish at the 2008 NJCAA World Series and a fifth-place finish at the 2007 NJCAA World Series ... also played on back-to-back Alabama Junior College State Championship teams ... appeared in 55 career games at Shelton State and compiled a 13-5 (.722) record with six saves and a 3.01 ERA ... worked 134 2/3 innings and allowed 106 hits, 71 runs and 56 earned runs with 69 walks and 163 strikeouts ... averaged 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings in his JuCo career ... led the state in virtually every pitching category in 2008, posting an 11-0 (1.000) record and 2.20 ERA for the national runner-up Bucs ... made 11 career postseason appearances ... posted 5-2 (.714) record with two saves and 4.22 ERA in 11 career postseason games ... named to 2008 NJCAA All-World Series team after posting 2-0 record and 1.04 ERA to cap extraordinary postseason ... in six postseason games, he was 5-0 with one save and 1.80 ERA, winning three games at the state tournament and two at the NJCAA World Series.

BASEBALL

Made 16 appearances on the mound, including 11 relief appearances and five starts ... posted 3-1 record with 5.28 ERA ... in 11 relief appearances, he was 1-0 with 6.36 ERA (17.1 IP, 20 H, 13 R, 12 ER, 8 BB, 18 K) ... retired seven of 11 first batters ... stranded four of 13 inherited runners ... he compiled a 2-1 record and 4.67 ERA (27 IP, 35 H, 14 ER, 4 BB, 20 K) in five starts against Mississippi Valley State (April 1), Tennessee (April 5), LSU (April 12), Vanderbilt (April 18) and Kentucky (April 26) ... made season debut against SE Missouri State on Feb. 21 ... retired four of five batters against Nicholls State (3 K) on Feb. 25 ... missed 18 days (March 4-22) with sore right elbow ... made SEC debut at Mississippi (2 IP, 3 K) on March 22 ... earned first start against Mississippi Valley State (4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) on April 1 ... allowed solo home run to Willie Mays ... first SEC start and first win against Tennessee (7.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) on April 5 ... suffered first loss to No. 2 LSU (4.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) on April 12 ... did not issue a walk in first three starts (15.2 IP) of the season ... season-high eight innings against Kentucky (8 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) on April

26 ... took shutout into ninth inning as UA won 3-2 ... allowed a season-high nine runs in first SEC relief stint at Mississippi State on May 2 ... yielded five home runs in the game ... Scott made two relief appearances in the threegame series against Cuba, pitching in games one and three ... he retired both batters he faced each day, including the final out of the Tide’s 3-3 tie in the series opener.

SOPHOMORE (2008 - Shelton State CC):

Appeared in 26 games with an 11-0 record and 2.20 ERA for the Bucs ... played for Coach Bobby Sprowl ... worked 82 innings and allowed 59 hits, 31 runs and earned runs with 38 walks and 99 strikeouts ... led the Alabama Northern Division in wins (11), fewest runs allowed (1.192) and fewest earned runs allowed (0.769) per game ... ranked fourth in strikeouts per nine innings (10.87) and ERA (2.20), eighth in opponent’s batting average (.199), ninth in hits allowed per game (6.48) and 10th in saves (3) ... posted 5-0 record with one save and 1.80 ERA in six postseason games ... worked 28 2/3 innings and allowed 20 hits, six runs and five earned runs with 11 walks and 32 strikeouts ... picked up three wins and one save in four appearances at the state tournament against Central Alabama, Chattahoochee Valley, Northwest Shoals and Wallace-Hanceville ... season-high nine strikeouts against Wallace State to clinch second straight state title on May 16 ... earned wins over Johnson City Community College and Hagerstown Community College at NJCAA World Series.

SNAPSHOTS Adam Scott, who played on back-to-back World Series teams at Shelton State CC, posted a 2-1 record n his five starts for the Tide last year.

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Player Personnel

FRESHMAN (2007 - Shelton State CC):

at Shelton State ... appeared in 17 games for Coach Bobby Sprowl ... compiled 9-2 (.818) record and 3.65 ERA in second year with the Bucs ... closed the season by winning his last seven decisions ... worked 93 2/3 innings and allowed 102 hits, 47 runs and 38 earned runs with 16 walks and 73 strikeouts ... ranked third in the Alabama Northern Division in wins (9), fourth in fewest walks allowed per nine innings (1.54), 12th in innings pitched and 20th in ERA (3.65) ... fanned season-high 10 batters against Gadsden State on April 6 ... made three postseason appearances ... posted 2-0 record and 2.75 ERA with one complete game ... worked 19 2/3 innings and allowed 18 hits, seven runs and six earned runs with four walks and 22 strikeouts ... tossed completegame win over Alabama Southern in first round of state playoffs on May 11 ... allowed one run and six hits in nine innings with eight strikeouts.

Pitched in 29 games in his first season at Shelton State ... posted 2-5 (.286) record with three saves and 4.27 ERA for the Bucs ... worked 52 2/3 innings and allowed 47 hits, 40 runs and 25 earned runs with 31 walks and 64 strikeouts ... made five postseason appearances ... did not allow an earned run in two games at 2007 Alabama State Tournament ... picked up save against Faulkner on May 16 ... pitched in three games at the 2007 NJCAA World Series and suffered two losses to Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist College ... earned first collegiate win against Gulf Coast Community College on Feb. 15 ... notched first save against Gulf Coast CC on Feb. 18 ... season-high five strikeouts against WallaceHanceville on March 17.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2006 graduate of Hueytown High School where he played for Coach Rick Patterson ... one of a number of former Hueytown greats to play at Alabama, including Ben Short (1991 NCAA saves leader), Brett Taft (1996 College World Series), Jeremy Brown (two-time AllAmerican and First-Round draft pick) and Jake Smith (2008 SEC All-Defensive Team) ... played on two Class 6A state playoff teams ... member of 2006 Jefferson County Championship team ... set Hueytown records for wins and at-bats and tied record for most wins in a single-season.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Adam Trent Scott ... son of Tommy and Donna Scott ... has two brothers, Alex and Austin ... high school teammate of Jake Smith ... junior college teammate of Clay Jones, Jonathan Smart and Cal Tinsley.

OUTLOOK:

Jonathan Smart missed the 2009 season while recovering from a UCL injury that required surgery in January ... one of four members of Shelton State’s back-to-back National Junior College World Series teams to sign with Alabama, joining Clay Jones, Adam Scott and Cal Tinsley ... he was one of the state’s top junior college pitchers over the last two seasons ... appeared in 34 games and posted 19-4 (.826) record and 2.66 ERA ... worked 196 innings and allowed 183 hits, 82 runs and 58 earned runs with 29 walks and 161 strikeouts ... named 2007 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) First-Team All-American, after posting a 10-2 record and 1.76 ERA for the Bucs ... named Most Valuable Player of the 2007 Alabama State Junior College Tournament, after posting a 2-0 record and 2.77 ERA in two games ... tossed nine-inning win over Chattahoochee Valley in championship game ... made seven career postseason appearances for the Bucs ... posted 4-0 record and 3.86 ERA in those seven games ... worked 39 2/3 innings and allowed 40 hits, 20 runs and 17 earned runs with four walks and 24 strikeouts ... notched a 6 to 1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in the postseason ... posted 3-0 record and 3.55 ERA in four career state tournament games ... worked 25 1/3 innings and allowed 25 hits, 19 runs and 10 earned runs with four walks and 21 strikeouts ... turned in a sparkling 2.05 ERA (22 IP, 5 ER, 18 K) in his three career state tournament wins over Faulkner (2007), Chattahoochee Valley (2007) and Alabama Southern (2008) ... made three NJCAA World Series appearances.

JUNIOR (2009):

Smart suffered an injury that required season-ending surgery and did not see action for the Tide.

SOPHOMORE (2008 - Shelton State CC):

Completed a spectacular two-year career

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FRESHMAN (2007 - Shelton State CC):

Enjoyed stellar first season at Shelton State Community College ... named First-Team AllAmerican by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) ... named first-team All-State ... named First-Team All-Region XII ...posted a 10-2 record and 1.76 ERA in 17 games on the mound ... worked 102 1/3 innings and allowed 81 hits, 35 runs and 20 earned runs with 13 walks and 88 strikeouts ... won his last seven decisions ... led the Alabama Northern Division with a 1.76 ERA ... also ranked third in wins (10), fourth in fewest walks per nine innings (1.14), fifth in fewest hits allowed (7.12), eight in opponents batting average (.214) and 13th in strikeouts per nine innings (7.74) ... tossed season-high nine innings against Northwest Shoals (March 9) and Chattahoochee Valley (May 15) ... struck out season-high 11 batters against Calhoun CC (April 13) ... named Most Valuable Player of 2007 Alabama State Junior College Tournament ... named to All-Tournament Team ... posted 2-0 record and 2.77 ERA in two games against Faulkner (May 12) and Chattahoochee Valley (May 15) ... tossed nine-inning complete game against Chattahoochee Valley in the championship game ... he allowed two runs and five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in title game win ... made two appearances at the NJCAA World Series, both against Spartanburg Methodist.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2006 graduate of Paul W. Bryant High School, where he played for Coach John Cameron ... four-year baseball letterman ... also played first base and outfield ... named Paul Bryant HS “Defensive Player of the Year” in 2006 ... participated in the 2006 East-West All-Star game.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Jonathan David Smart ... son of David and Anita Smart ... attended same junior college as Clay Jones, Adam Scott and Cal Tinsley.

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Player Personnel SOPHOMORE (2009):

Smelley sat out the 2009 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

SOUTH CAROLINA FOOTBALL (2006-08):

He spent three football seasons as a quarterback for Coach Steve Spurrier at the University of South Carolina ... in 21 career games, he posted a 9-6 record as the Gamecocks’ starting quarterback ... in 12 games this past season, Smelley completed 169 of 302 passes (56 percent) for 1,922 yards and 14 touchdowns ... he threw 15 interceptions ... named SEC Offensive Player of the Week after leading South Carolina to a 31-24 victory over Mississippi in 2008, where he completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 327 yards and three touchdowns.

HIGH SCHOOL: OUTLOOK:

Chris Smelley has made the transition from college football to baseball and will battle Cody Trotter and Brett Booth for playing time as the Tide’s catcher this season … Smelley transferred to Alabama on Jan. 12, 2009 after spending the last three years as the quarterback at South Carolina ... an outstanding twosport star at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa, Smelley played on state championship teams in football and baseball ... he was the starting catcher on three straight Class 1A state championship baseball teams at ACA ... also set numerous single-season and career records the starting quarterback at ACA ...originally signed a football scholarship at South Carolina ... after a redshirt season, he was the Gamecocks starting quarterback in 2007 and 2008, where he compiled a 9-6 record in his 15 starts.

2009 SUMMER BASEBALL:

Played this summer for the Sanford River Rats in the Florida Summer Collegiate League … led the River Rats to a 23-17 overall record and second-place finish in the FSCL … lost to No. 3 seed Leesburg in first round of playoffs … named to the FSCL All-Star Team … he was one of 11 River Rats players and coaches on the team … played 31 games this summer and made 31 starts at catcher (13), DH (9), right field (3) and left field (1) … he batted .253 (24-for-95) with two home runs and 16 RBI … recorded six multi-hit games and two multiRBI games … his best game of summer came against Clermont, where he went 3-for-4 with one RBI on June 9 … posted five-game hitting streak from July 17-27, where he batted .333 (6-for-18) with two runs scored and three RBI.

A 2006 graduate of American Christian Academy, Smelley earned All-State honors in both baseball and football ... he was an Alabama Sports Writers Association and Birmingham News All-State selection at catcher, where he played for his father, Bart Smelley ... also earned All-State recognition as a quarterback and played linebacker and defensive back for Coach Stephen Hooks ... on the diamond, Smelley was a three-year letterman and three-time state champion, leading the Patriots to three consecutive Class 1A state championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... played on same high school team at UA pitcher Del Howell ... named most valuable player of the 2005 Class 1A state finals ... recognized as a “Super Nine” baseball player by The Tuscaloosa News and was named to the 2006 Super All-State team by The Birmingham News ... as a prep senior, he hit .421 with 12 home runs and 52 RBI for the Patriots ... also a Super 12 All-State football selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) in 2005 ... set an AHSAA record with 59 touchdown passes during his senior season ... holds AHSAA records for most touchdown passes in a career (134); most passing yards in a game (565); and most passing yards in a season (4,120) ... also ranks second in the AHSAA with 10,385 career passing yards. He was the 2005 Alabama Gatorade High School Player of the Year.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Christopher Smelley ... parents at Bart and Sissi Smelley ... younger brother Brad is a sophomore tight end on the Crimson Tide football team ... older sister Jana played volleyball at Birmingham Southern ... born Sept. 29, 1986.

OUTLOOK:

John David Smelser joined the Crimson Tide baseball team this fall after spending the last two seasons at Jacksonville State University (2008) and Shelton State Community College (2009) … he has battled injuries during his collegiate career and saw limited duty with the Tide this fall … Smelser was the 2007 Player of the Year in the State of Alabama after leading Hillcrest High School to the Class 6A State Championship … he set the AHSAA state record with 92 hits during the 2007 season.

SOPHOMORE (2009 – Shelton State CC):

Transferred to Shelton State Community College and played 53 games and earned 49 starts for Coach Bobby Sprowl … helped the Bucs to a 43-18 record and third straight trip of the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series … also helped Shelton State secure its third straight state championship … led the team with 61 runs scored … hit .285 (49-for-172) with one home run and 28 RBI … added four triples, eight doubles and 41 walks … he ranked eighth in the state in runs scored per game (1.151), 13th in triples per game (0.075) and 45th in assists per game (1.491) … recorded season-high three hits against Bevill State on March 30 … scored season-high three runs against Snead State (March 3), Marion Military (March 17) and Jefferson Davis (May 12) … knocked in season best three runs against Snead State (March 3) and Birmingham Southern (March 24).

FRESHMAN (2008 – Jacksonville State University): A two-way player for coach Jim Case at Jacksonville State University …. played in 21 games and earned 16 starts at second base, shortstop and third base … hit .183 (11-for-60) with 14 runs scored, four extra base hits and four

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RBI … recorded multi-hit games against Appalachian State (March 15) and Murray State (March 22) … made 11 appearances and seven starts on the mound … posted 0-3 record and 9.95 ERA … he recorded 28 strikeouts in 31 innings … earned starts against Georgia (March 5) and Alabama (March 26) … allowed first-inning home run to Georgia’s Gordan Beckham at Foley Field … allowed three runs and four hits in three-inning stint against Alabama at Rudy Abbott Field in the Tide’s 5-0 win.

at 2008 NCAA Conway Regional ... batted .250 (3-for-12) with one home run, four RBI and four runs scored ... went 2 for 4 with two runs scored, one home run and four RBI in NCAA Regional debut against East Carolina (May 30) ... missed the 2007 postseason with an injury.

JUNIOR (2009):

Player Personnel

HIGH SCHOOL:

A three-year starter at Hillcrest High School for Coach Todd Agee … named 2007 Mr. Baseball for the State of Alabama by the Alabama Sports Writers Association after batting .469 with 23 doubles, 76 RBI and 13 home runs as a senior … was also voted Player of the Year by the Alabama Coaches Association … helped the Patriots to the AHSAA Class 6A State Championship in 2007 and was named the Most Valuable Player of the State Championship … was a first-team All-State selection as a senior, while also earning first-team All-Area and All-Region honors … set the AHSAA state record with 92 hits in 2007 … finished his career with a .453 batting average with 179 hits, 41 doubles, seven triples and 139 RBI … was an honor student … named Who’s Who Among American High School Students … member of the National Honor Society … played summer baseball for American Legion Post 34 for John Rushing for two years, where he helped team to the State Championship in 2007 … team advanced to the Southwest Regional.

PERSONAL:

Full name is John David Smelser … son of Joey Smelser (step-mother Sharon) and Sherri Blount … has one older sister, Brittney, who is married to former Alabama baseball player Ryan Rhoden (2006-09) … he is wearing No. 34 at Alabama, the same number worn by his brother-in-law.

OUTLOOK:

Jake Smith enters the 2010 season as a thirdteam preseason All-American selection by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Ping ... a two-way threat, Smith had a solid junior season at the plate and on the mound for the Crimson Tide … he swatted a career-high 18 home runs as a junior, eclipsing his previous two-year total (16) … also became a threat on the mound during the latter half of the season as he helped solidify the bullpen … an outstanding defensive third baseman … he has been named to the SEC’s All-Defensive Team the last two years … Smith made only five errors in 116 chances at third base last year and committed 10 errors in 181 chances in 2008 … played in 151 career games and made 148 starts during his three-year career … compiled a .284 (155-for-546) batting average with 32 home runs and 117 RBI … also scored 101 runs and added 27 doubles … coming off his best season, where he hit a whopping .359 (70-for-195) with 18 home runs and 54 RBI, all career highs … had only 14 home runs and 63 RBI in his first two years at UA … compiled a .279 (78-for-280) batting average with 20 home runs and 58 RBI in 80 career SEC games … had his best season in 2009, where he batted .333 (38-for-114) with nine home runs and 27 RBI, all career highs … had 11 home runs and 31 RBI in first two years at UA … homered in second career at-bat against Georgia State in 2007 ... also homered in his first career SEC at-bat against Tennessee in 2007.

CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:

Smith has played in eight career postseason games ... posted .250 (8-for-32) career average with one home run and six RBI ... hit safely in six of eight career games ... collected two hits and one RBI at the 2009 SEC Tournament ... made four starts at 2008 SEC Tournament ... batted .200 (3-for-15) with one RBI and two runs scored ... made three starts

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Suffered season-ending ankle injury (torn ligaments) against South Carolina at SEC Tournament on May 20 … First-Team All-SEC selection ... SEC All-Defensive Team selection (second year in a row) ... made only five errors in 113 chances at third base ... played and started 49 games at third base (47) or DH (2) ... he hit .359 (70-for-195) with 18 home runs and 54 RBI ... owns single-season home run record for a third baseman (18) ... the previous record was 17 home runs by Andy Phillips (1998) ... fourth on team with 21 multihit games ... UA co-leader with six three-hit games ... third on team with 12 multi-RBI games ... UA co-leader with three games of five or more RBI ... one of three UA players to hit for cycle last season, joining Kent Matthes (vs. Nicholls State, Feb. 24) and Josh Rutledge (vs. South Alabama, April 22) ... career-high 18 home runs, more than doubling his previous season high of eight home runs in 2008 … homered in six (Mississippi, Florida, LSU, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Auburn) of 10 SEC series ... homered in three of five SEC home series ... homered in four of five SEC road series ... has three career multi-homer games, including two in 2009 against Alabama A&M (March 17) and LSU (April 12) ... was involved in four of the Tide’s six back-to-back homers in 2009 … hit two grand slams in 2009 against Troy (April 7) and Kentucky (April 24) ... first UA player since Evan Bush (McNeese State and Georgia) in 2005 to hit two grand slams in same year ... Smith now has three career grand slams (McNeese State, 2007) ... named to 2009 Whataburger College Classic All-Tournament Team, after hitting .500 (4-for-8) with two home runs and five RBI ... went 3-for-5 with home run and four RBI in the Tide’s 16-2 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 7 ... homered in three straight games from March 5-10 ... hit go-ahead, tworun home run in 8th inning against Auburn at MAX Capital City Classic on March 10 ... career-high six-game RBI streak from March 5-14 ... had four straight multi-hit games from March 7-14 ... posted career-high 10-game hitting streak from March 15-29 ... went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI against Alabama A&M on March 17 ... second career multi-homer game ... also hit two home runs at Georgia on May 16, 2008 ... went 3-for-3 at Florida on March 28 ... UA leading hitter at UF (.545, 6-for-11, 2 HR, 3 RBI) ... UA leading hitter in March (16 G, .459, 28-161, 8 HR, 20 RBI) ... went 2-for-4 with home run and five RBI against Troy on April 7 ... swatted first-inning grand slam in UA’s 22-4 win ... 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI at Samford on April 15 ... hit for cycle in the Tide’s 10-inning loss ... 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored at Vanderbilt on April 17 ... 2-for-4 with

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Player Personnel solo home run in series finale ... went 2-for-4 with home run and five RBI against Kentucky on April 24 ... hit game-winning grand slam in UA’s seven-run, eighth inning ... swatted 16th home run of the season against South Alabama on April 22 ... matched career high with six at-bats at Mississippi State on May 2 ... hit go-ahead home run in UA’s 6-5 win over Arkansas on May 10 ... went 4-for-4 with home run and five RBI in 13-3 win at Auburn on May 16 ... tied career highs with four hits and five RBI against the Tigers … scored 100th career run at Auburn on May 16 ... notched 150th career hit at Auburn on May 16 ... played 150th career game at Auburn on May 16 ... on the mound, Smith was 0-1 with two saves and a 2.13 ERA in six appearances … had four scoreless relief outings ... retired first batter in five of six games ... made collegiate pitching debut against Alabama A&M on March 18 and threw two scoreless innings with two strikeouts ... added one scoreless inning with one strikeout against UAB on March 25 ... pitched two innings with season-high three strikeouts against Troy on April 7 ... turned in longest outing of his career with three-plus inning stint at Samford on April 15, where he suffered his first career loss as he allowed two runs and four hits in 10-inning loss ... made SEC debut and earned first save with a 3 1/3 inning stint (R, 4 H, 3 K) at Vanderbilt on April 18 as UA clinched its first sweep in Nashville since 2000 ... stranded two inherited runners in sixth inning to preserve 7-5 lead ... notched second save of season with threeup, three-down (2 K) ninth inning against Kentucky on April 26 … Smith started all three games at third base and went 1 for 7 in the series with a single in game one and a pair of walks in game two.

22 ... recorded a career- high four-hits and two RBI in series-clinching win over Auburn on April 27 ... hit one of three straight home runs (Matt Bentley, Tyler Odle and Smith) in the seventh inning against the Tigers, a feat never before accomplished in UA history ... turned in solid series at No. 7 Georgia with three home runs and four RBI in the Tide’s series win ... went 3 for 6 with three runs scored, two home runs and three RBI in UA’s 17-13 series-opening win ... he also homered in UA’s 16-13 series-clinching win in the finale ... hit safely in three of four games at 2008 SEC Tournament ... went 3 for 12 with four runs scored, home run and four RBI at 2008 NCAA Conway Regional ... went 2 for 4 with home run and four RBI in first-round win over East Carolina (May 30) … had an impressive summer where he was named to the 2008 Texas Collegiate League All-Star team ... played for the McKinney (Texas) Marshals ... played for former Tide assistant coach Jim Gatewood ... led the Marshals to a 26-20 overall record on the 2008 TCL regular season and postseason championship ... summer teammate of Del Howell and Jimmy Nelson ... posted a teamleading .290 (36 for 124) batting average with two home runs and 24 RBI in 36 games ... ranked third in doubles (9), fourth in hitting (.290), fourth in slugging percentage (.411) and fifth in RBI (24).

FRESHMAN (2007):

Appeared in 40 games and made 39 starts at three different positions, including third base (37), DH (1) and second base (1) ... missed 10 of the final 14 games of the season with injury

... hit .246 (35-for-134) with six home runs and 29 RBI ... tallied eight multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... hit .333 (2-for-6) with one home run and six RBI with bases loaded ... finished third on the team with 11, two-out RBI ... reached base in 32 of 40 games ... hit .318 (28-for-88) with six home runs and 28 RBI in home games ... all six home runs and 26 of his 29 RBI came in home games ... went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in his Alabama debut against Georgia State on Feb. 10 ... collected an RBI single in his first collegiate at-bat and smacked a solo home run in his second career at-bat against the Eagles ... tallied three hits and three RBI against Troy on Feb. 14 ... missed five games with a knee injury from Feb. 23 through March 2 ... posted a seven-game hitting streak (11-for-31, .355) from Feb. 11 through March 4 ... slugged his first career grand slam in a 9-1 win over McNeese State (2-for-5, HR, 5 RBI) on March 3 ... the five RBI were a career high ... stroked two doubles against No. 17 Nebraska on March 9 ... tallied eight hits (8-for-13, .615) in a threegame stretch vs. Samford and Tennessee from March 14-16 ... went 4-for-4 with two runs scored, one double, one home run and three RBI in his SEC debut against Tennessee on March 16 ... slugged a two-run home run in his first career SEC at-bat against Tennessee ... homered in back-to-back games against Tennessee (2 HR, 5 RBI) on March 16-17 ... earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after hitting .500 (5-for-10, 2 HR, 5 RBI) against the Vols ... led the team with four home runs and 17 RBI in March ... had a game-winning, tworun single vs. LSU on March 31 ... tied the UA single-game record with two sacrifice bunts

SOPHOMORE (2008):

A solid defensive third baseman ... named to the 2008 SEC All-Defensive Team ... Smith made only 10 errors (.945) in 181 chances at the “hot corner” ... played in 62 games and made 61 starts ... hit .240 (52 for 217) with career-best eight home runs and 34 RBI ... hit safely in 35 of 62 games ... three of his eight home runs came from the No. 9 spot in the batting order ... went 2 for 4 with two RBI against UT Arlington on Feb. 28 in first round of Southwest Diamond Classic in Frisco, Texas ... posted a career-high eight-game hitting streak from March 1-11, where he batted .357 (10-for-28) with five runs scored and four RBI ... went 2 for 5 and drove in two runs in the Tide’s 17-2 win at North Alabama on March 11 ... stroked a solo home run against No. 4 Vanderbilt on March 22 ... smacked a two-run home run in series finale at LSU (April 6) ... hit .364 4-for-11 against Tennessee (April 1213) with one home run and four RBI ... stroked three-run home run in the Tide’s 11-10 win in the series opener against the Vols ... tallied six-game hitting streak from April 9-19, where he batted .348 (8 for 23) with five runs, two doubles, one home run and seven RBI ... logged career-high six at-bats against Mississippi State on April 19 ... tallied three hits and three RBI in 8-4 win over Lipscomb on April

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SNAPSHOTS Jake Smith, a first-team All-SEC selection in 2009, was been named to the SEC All-Defensive Team in 2008 and 2009.

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at No. 1 Vanderbilt on April 8 ... went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 7-6 win over Georgia on April 14 ... played in the summer for the Concord (N.H.) Quarry Dogs in the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... started 36 games at Concord and hit .214 (27-for-126) with one home run and 10 RBI ... also added five doubles ... played on the same team with Alabama teammates Austin Graham and Del Howell.

Player Personnel

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2006 graduate of Hueytown High School in Shannon, Ala., where he was a four-year starter for Coach Rick Patterson ... in his final two seasons, Smith hit .461 with 37 home runs and 104 RBI ... set single-season and career school records for home runs and RBI ... as a senior in 2006, he hit .432 with 17 home runs and 50 RBI ... also set single-season and career school records for wins and strikeouts on the mound ... broke Hueytown single-season records held by former Alabama All-American and 2002 First-Round Draft Pick Jeremy Brown ... a member of the 2006 Birmingham News Super All-State Team ... a member of the 2006 Alabama Sports Writer’s Association (ASWA) Super 10 Team ... a member of the 2006 Birmingham News Class 5A AllState Team ... a 2006 ASWA All-State Team selection ... as a junior in 2005, he hit .489 with 20 home runs and 54 RBI ... a member of the 2005 Birmingham News Super All-State Team ... a members of the 2005 Birmingham News All-State Team ... a member of the 2005 ASWA All-State Team ... helped Hueytown to a Class 5A state playoff before losing in the quarterfinals to Stanhope Elmore ... his 20 home runs as a junior were the most by a Birmingham metro player since Bo Jackson hit 20 for McAdory High School in 1982.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Jacob Lewis Smith ... son of Wes Smith and Robby and Denise Tibbs ... has four siblings, Allen and David Smith and Rob and Russ Tibbs.

OUTLOOK:

Troy Sutherland will compete for time in the Alabama pitching rotation this spring … missed the 2009 season with an injury … attending the University of Alabama on an academic scholarship … attended the 2007 East Coast Showcase and Area Code Games … also a standout offensive lineman and has some football scholarship offers … played football for former Crimson Tide star, Shannon Brown, who a member of the 1992 national championship team … played for American Legion Post 237 for Coach Phil Donaldson.

FRESHMAN (2009):

Missed the season with an injury and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2008 graduate of Bob Jones High School … played for Coach Ryan Hall … posted 1.02 ERA in 34 innings as junior in 2007 … participated in the 2007 and 2008 World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) World Championship … also played in 2007 Area Code Games Trails, 2007 East Coast Professional Showcase, 2007 Team One Showcase and 2006 Team One Showcase … named to 2006 “Rookie of the Year” with 3.28 ERA in 36 innings on the mound … named to 2006 Puma’ “Top Tools” National Team … member of the 2006 Alabama Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Top 150 … named top prospect at the 2006 Southeastern Showcase … an All-Region selection in football following his junior season … recorded 43 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks and three pass break-ups.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Troy Alan Sutherland … son of Tim and Mary Anne Sutherland … father played football at Hillsdale College.

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OUTLOOK:

Matt Taylor is one of two standout left-handers from Columbus (Ga.) High School to ink with the Tide, joining fellow lefty Taylor Wolfe at the Capstone this season … one of six freshman pitchers that is expected to make an immediate impact this season … posted a 30-5 (.857) career record on the mound … also a viable two-way player with speed and quickness in the outfield … one of nine UA signees to be rated in the Top 500 by Perfect Game Crosschecker, which is the national rating system for prep all-stars … played the past two summers for The Chain and was on the same team with fellow UA signees Tucker Hawley and Kevin Gifford …. Taylor also brings a ton of showcase experience to the Capstone having participated in the 2008 WWBA World Championship, the 2008 WWBA 17-and-under National Championship, the 2007 WWBA 16-and under National Championship, the 2007 BCS 16-and-under Finals, the 2006 Southside Atlanta State Showcase and the 2006 WWBA 15-and-under National Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2009 graduate of Columbus High School in Columbus, Ga., where he was a three-year starter and four-year letterman on the diamond for Coach Bobby Howard … Taylor was 30-5 (.857) on the mound during his prep career … as a senior, he helped Columbus to a 33-4 overall record and second-place finish in the Georgia State Playoffs … Columbus ended the season ranked 16th nationally by Perfect Game … 2009 Louisville Slugger All-American … rated as the 16th best prospect in the state of Georgia by Baseball America … as a senior, Taylor posted an incredible 14-1 record on the mound with a sparkling 0.89 ERA … he was a perfect 6-0 in the playoffs ….also hit .450 with eight home runs and 58 RBI as a viable twoway threat … 2008-2009 Hughston Clinic/ Columbus Ledger Enquirer All-Bi City Player of the Year…selected three consecutive years

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Player Personnel to the All-Bi City 1st team… was the Columbus High School 2009 Player of the Year… 2009 Most Valuable Pitcher … 2009 Most Valuable Outfielder… selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2009 First Year Player Draft… selected as a 2008– 2009 Wendy’s Local High School Heisman Athlete…selected as a National Scholar Athlete … he was drafted in the 50th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

on March 7... batted .500 (3-for-6) in threegame series with Alabama A&M on March 17-18 ... went 2-for-3 with double, two runs scored and two RBI in lone start against Alabama A&M (March 18) ... recorded first career SEC hit at Mississippi on March 22 ... scored winning run as pinch-runner at UAB on March 25 ... delivered RBI single at South Alabama on April 22 ... Tinsley did not see action in the three-game exhibition series against Cuba.

PERSONAL:

SOPHOMORE (2008 - Shelton State CC):

Full name is Matthew Allen Taylor … he is the son of Clint and Cathy Taylor … has a brother, Travis and a sister, Alexis, who are twins … his grandfather was an All-American Football player at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Played in 59 games at Shelton State for Coach Bobby Sprowl ... led team to second straight Alabama Junior College State Championship ... also helped the Bucs to runner-up finish at the 2008 NJCAA World Series ... hit .280 (30 for 107) with 20 runs scored and 28 RBI ... also added four extra base hits ... tallied seven multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games ... went 3 for 4 with triple and career-high four RBI in win over Marion Military Institute on March 29 ... had three-RBI game against Wallace-Selma on Feb. 19 ...played in six games at the 2008 Alabama JuCo State Tournament ... went 3 for 12 (.250) with three runs scored and one RBI ... played in four games at NJCAA World Series ... batted .375 (3 for 8) with one run scored, one triple and two RBI ... went 1 for 4 with one run and one RBI in first-round win over Johnson County CC on May 24.

FRESHMAN (2007 - Shelton State CC):

Appeared in 36 games at Shelton State ... helped the Bucs to the 2007 Alabama State

Championship ... placed fifth at the 2007 NCJAA World Series ... batted .375 (13 for 40) two doubles, five RBI and seven runs scored ... recorded three multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games ... season-high two hits against Gulf Coast Community College (Feb. 18), Stillman (April 18) and Lawson State (May 2) ... had two RBI against Gadsden State on March 6 ... played in four postseason games, including two in the state tournament and two at the NJCAA World Series.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2006 graduate of Hillcrest High School, where he played for Coach Todd Agee ... he was the school’s all-time leader in hits (95) and runs scored (85) upon graduation ... also set single-season marks for hits (62) and runs scored (54) ... led team to quarterfinals of the Class 6A state playoffs in 2006 ... also played American Legion baseball for Post 34 ... helped team win the 2007 American Legion State Championship ... named most valuable player for his efforts in the tournament ... also helped Post 34 capture the 2006 BP Invitational (Anchorage, Alaska) and 2007 Big Fish Classic (Kenai, Alaska).

PERSONAL:

Full name is Joseph Calvin Tinlsey ... son of Joe and Donna Tinsley ... one younger brother, Will ... his grandfather, Cal Hannah, was the chief photographer and photo editor for The Tuscaloosa News and produced many award winning photos during his long career with the newspaper.

OUTLOOK:

Cal Tinsley returns for his second season with the Crimson Tide … the walk-on can play second base, shortstop, third base and outfield ... transferred to UA from Shelton State Community College, where he played on two straight National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series teams ... played on same JuCo team as Clay Jones, Adam Scott and Jonathan Smart ... played in 95 games for the Bucs over the last two seasons ... led the Alabama Northern Division with a 1.000 field percentage each of his two seasons.

JUNIOR (2009):

Appeared in 17 games ... hit .429 (6-for-14) with one double, four RBI and eight runs scored ... scored four runs in five opportunities as pinch runner ... 1-for-1 as pinch-hitter … his lone start came against Alabama A&M on March 18, where he went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI … made Alabama debut as pinch-runner against Nicholls State (Feb. 25) and scored tying run in ninth inning of UA’s 8-7 comeback win ... recorded pinch-hit RBI single against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

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SNAPSHOTS Cal Tinsley scored the tying run in the ninth inning of Alabama’s 8-7 come-from-behind win over Nicholls State on Feb. 25, 2009. UA trailed 7-0 in the fifth inning.

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HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2007 graduate of Sherwood Christian Academy in Albany, Ga., where he was the 2007 Region III Player of the Year … also a two-time All-State and three-time All-Region selection.

PERSONAL:

Player Personnel

Full name is Jason Nicholas Townsend … parents are Barry and Teresa Townsend … has one sister, Brittany.

SOPHOMORE (2009 - Chipola JC):

A two-year starter at Chipola Junior College for Coach Jeff Johnson … posted 4-2 record and 4.32 ERA in his 11 appearances on the mound … also recorded 10 starts … worked 41 2/3 innings and allowed 23 runs (20 ER) and 36 hits with 20 walks and 27 strikeouts …held opponents to a .225 batting average … led Chipola to a 27-18-1 overall record and a runner-up finish in the Florida Community College Athletic Association/Region III standings with an 11-9 conference mark.

FRESHMAN (2008 – Chipola JC):

As a rookie, Townsend posted a 7-3 (.700) record and 4.57 ERA in 17 appearances on the mound … he also recorded 10 starts … added two complete games … worked 63 innings and allowed 39 runs (32 ER) and 62 hits with 23 walks and 59 strikeouts … help opponents to a .255 batting average … season-high nine strikeouts against Pensacola Junior College on May 12 … was instrumental in Chipola’s second straight appearance in the NJCAA World Series … led Chipola to a 44-12-1 record and the FCCAA/Region III title for the second year in a row with a 14-6 conference slate.

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SOPHOMORE (2008 - Itawamba CC):

Played in 47 games in his second season at Itawamba Community College for Coach Rick Collier ... led team to a 36-13 overall record and berth in the 2008 Region XXIII Tournament ... batted .317 (45 for 145) with four home runs and 27 RBI ... also added 11 doubles ... had two-hit games against Copiah-Lincoln (March 13), Mississippi Delta (April 6) and Northeast Jones Community College (April 19) ... slugged two-run home run against Pearl River in state tournament (May 2) ... had two doubles and two RBI against Pearl River in Region XXIII Tournament on May 16.

OUTLOOK:

A hard-throwing right hander, Jason Townsend joins the Crimson Tide this season and hopes to earn a spot in the starting rotation … he brings a wealth of experience from Chipola Junior College, where he posted an 11-5 (.688) record and a 4.47 ERA during the previous two seasons … he made 28 career appearances, including 20 starts … he worked 104 2/3 innings and allowed 62 runs (52 ER) and 98 hits, with 43 walks and 96 strikeouts … also added two complete games … helped Chipola to 71 wins during his two-year career and the school’s second straight appearance in the 2008 National Junior College Athletic Association World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.

ford on March 11 ... earned two starts against Georgia on March 14-15, where he was 4-for8 with one home run and two RBI ... slugged first career SEC home run against Georgia on March 14 ... had two hits and two RBI in win over Troy on April 7 ... Trotter played in two games against Cuba and was the starting catcher in game two on Dec. 17 ... he had eight total putouts behind the plate.

FRESHMAN (2007 - Shelton State CC):

Appeared in 31 games as a rookie ... led team to 38-17 overall record and berth in Region XXIII Tournament ... batted .243 (17 for 70) with one double and 11 RBI ... named to the Dean’s List following his freshman season.

HIGH SCHOOL: OUTLOOK:

A solid backstop, Cody Trotter saw limited action this fall while he recovered surgery last April … he should be back in the mix for spring training as the season draws closer … he hit .342 (13-for-38) with three home runs and 11 RBI before his injury … always provided a spark of the bench and had the knack for the clutch hit …played two years at Itawamba Community College for Coach Rick Collier ... played in 78 career games behind the plate ... posted .293 (63 for 215) batting average with four home runs and 38 RBI ... led team to back-to-back appearances in Region XXIII Tournament in Poplarville, Miss.

JUNIOR (2009):

An excellent defensive catcher ... played in 12 games, with nine starts at catcher ... 0-for-5 in last two SEC starts ... made UA debut as starting catcher against Nicholls State on Feb. 24 ... went 1-for-4 in debut with one RBI and threw out one base runner ... recorded 11 putouts behind the plate ... slammed pinch-hit home run in UA’s 20-4 win over UIC on Feb. 28 ... played in two games at Whataburger College Classic, where he batted .500 (3-for-6) with three RBI ... contributed pinch-hit, RBI single against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 5 ... added two-run single in 14-1 win over Texas Pan American on March 6 ... recorded four straight multi-hit games from March 6-15 ... went 2-for-3 with solo home run against Sam-

A 2006 graduate of Itawamba High School ... a three-year starter for Coach Brian Long ... led team to three straight division championships (2004, 2005 and 2006) ... first-team AllRegion selection in 2005 and 2006 ... earned Captain Award following his senior season ... earned MVP honor following junior and senior years ... earned Hustle Award in 2004 ... played in the 2006 Mississippi High School All-Star Game ... also played in the 2006 Northeast Mississippi Baseball Coaches Association (NEMBCAA) All-Star Game ... represented the state of Mississippi in the 2006 Junior Sun Belt Classic in McAlester, Okla. ... also a receiver on the football team.

PERSONAL:

Full name is William Cody Trotter ... son of Billy and Trisha Trotter ... has two sisters, Maggie and Heather ... his father, Billy, played football and ran track at Itawamba CC.

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Player Personnel

SNAPSHOTS Cody Trotter hit three home runs last season for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Was a three-year starter at Tuscaloosa Academy for Coach John Rushing … hit .656 with four home runs and 40 RBI as prep senior … a three-time honorable mention AISA All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … played summer ball for Tuscaloosa Post 34 … member of 2007 Alabama State American Legion Championship team … led team to the Battle of Omaha (Neb.) championship, played in conjunction with the 2007 College World Series … also attended several CWS games, including championship round between Oregon State and North Carolina.

PERSONAL:

Full name is James Lundy Tullidge … son of James and Jennifer Tullidge … his last name is pronounced Tuh-lidge … has one brother, Jeremiah, who signed with Alabama to play baseball and one sister, Jessica.

OUTLOOK:

A walk-on who can play infield and pitch … missed the 2009 season with an injury and worked hard to get back on the field this season … he redshirted in 2008.

FRESHMAN (2008):

Redshirted and did not see action.

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OUTLOOK:

Charley Waldrep is a walk-on who joined the Alabama baseball team this fall ... one of five catchers on the Alabama roster ... he was a standout football and baseball player during his prep career in Texas ... as a prep senior, he hit .428 (42-for-98) with three home runs and 33 RBI ... he also compiled a .601 slugging mark and .649 slugging percentage as the team’s leadoff hitter ... enjoyed stellar football career, where he rushed for 4,307 yards and 79 TDs in his three-year career.

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Player Personnel

HIGH SCHOOL:

A two-sport star at Celina High School, where he played baseball and football ...a four-year starter for Coach James Evans on the diamond ... during his senior season, Waldrep hit .428 (42-for-98) with three home runs and 33 RBI ... he also compiled a .601 slugging percentage and .649 on-base mark ... recorded 11 multi-hit games, including one four hit game and three, three-hit games ... was the starting catcher for the North squad in the 2009 Texas North-South All-Star Game ... he played on three district championship teams (2006, 2007 and 2009) during his prep career ...he was named All-District catcher (District 9 3A) in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... he was a Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association SecondTeam All-State performer in 2007 and ThirdTeam pick in 2009 ... on the gridiron, Waldrep ran for 4,307 yards and 79 touchdowns in his three-year career for coach Butch Ford ... he finished with 482 career points ...he was a two-time Texas All-State running back and three-time all-district performer ...played in four Texas High School State Championship Games, winning the state title in 2005 (2A Division II) and 2007 (3A Division II) ... was the leading rusher and scorer for District 9 3A in 2006 and 2007.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Charley Waldrep ... parents are Kent and Lynn Waldrep ... has one older brother, Trey ... Charley is attending the University of Alabama on the Paul Bryant Family Scholarship .... his father, Kent, played football at TCU and suffered a life-changing injury in a game against Alabama on Oct. 26, 1974 at Birmingham’s Legion Field ... Waldrep suffered a spinal cord injury that has left him paralyzed the last 35 years ... Coach Bryant befriended the elder Waldrep and his ties to the University of Alabama and Crimson Tide athletics are strong ... the elder Waldrep had authored several books and is one of the top motivational speakers in the southwestern United States.

OUTLOOK:

Coming off an excellent two-year career at Shelton State Community College, Brett Whitaker should be a two-way threat for the Tide this season at the plate and on the mound … a contact hitter who will hit for average … possesses good breaking ball which makes him a valuable component in the Tide’ bullpen … had a stellar career at Shelton State under Coach Bobby Sprowl … played 121 career games and earned 109 starts … hit .335 (132-for-394) with nine home runs and 104 RBI … also added 11 doubles and scored 107 runs … he finished with 34 multi-hit game and 30 multi-RBI games … also made 46 relief appearances on the mound and compiled a 9-4 record with seven saves and 4.21 ERA … he worked 85 1/3 innings and recorded 122 strikeouts for the Bucs … played on back-toback National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series team, finishing runner-up in 2008 … led Shelton State to back-to-back Alabama Community College Conference state titles and Region XXII titles … named MVP of the 2009 ACCC State Tournament, after hitting .583 (7-for-12) in three games with six RBI … also winning pitcher in championship game against Faulkner and recorded eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

SOPHOMORE (2009 – Shelton State CC):

In his final season at Shelton State, Whitaker led the Bucs to a 44-19 overall record and third straight trip to the NJCAA World Series … member of back-to-back NJCAA World Series teams and Alabama Junior College State Championship squads … played for Coach Bobby Sprowl … named to Alabama Community College Conference All-North Division Team … played in 61 games and earned 56 starts … hit .337 (69-for-205) with two home runs and 61 RBI … also added six doubles, 35 walks and 59 runs scored … led team with 61 RBI … third on team with 59 runs scored … ranked 10th in the state in RBI per game (1.017)

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and 24th in runs scored per game (0.932) … recorded 19 multi-hit games and 17 multi-RBI games … named Most Valuable Player of the 2009 ACCC State Tournament, where he hit .583 (7-for-12) in three games with six RBI … went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Jefferson Davis (May 12), 3-for-5 with two RBI against Northwest Shoals (May 13) and capped the tourney with a 1-for-4, two RBI game against Faulkner State in the championship game … also pitched 6 2/3 innings and logged eight strikeouts en route to the win on the mound in title game … had two, eight-game hitting streaks this season … recorded season-high four hits against Marion Military (March 17) … added season-high six RBI against Bevill State (March 29) … on the mound, Whitaker was 5-1 with three saves and 3.10 ERA in 20 relief appearances … he worked 40 2/3 innings and allowed 25 runs (14 ER) and 35 hits with 45 strikeouts and 19 walks … ranked eighth in the state with three saves and 29th in the state with five wins … season-high eight strikeouts in ACCC State Tournament win over Faulkner State (May 15).

FRESHMAN (2008 – Shelton State CC):

A two-way player on Shelton State’s team that finished runner-up in the 2008 NJCAA World Series … the Bucs finished the season with a 48-19 record and won their second straight Alabama State Championship and Region XXII Championship … played in 60 games and earned 53 starts in his first season at Shelton State … hit .333 (63-for-189) with seven home runs and 43 RBI … also added five doubles, 44 walks and scored 48 runs … recorded 15 multihit games and 13 multi-RBI games … posted an 11-game hitting streak from May 11-29, where he batted .306 (11-for-36) with one home run, seven RBI and nine runs scored … collected three hits against Marion Military (April 22), Snead State (April 25) and Bevill State (May 4) … hit two home runs against Birmingham Southern (April 1) and Snead State (April 26) … collected season-high five RBI against Bevill State (April 4) … as a pitcher, he posted a 4-3 record with four saves and a 5.01 ERA in 26 relief appearances … ranked fifth in the state with four saves … he worked 44 2/3 innings and allowed 31 runs (26 ER) and 44 hits with 77 strikeouts and 23 walks … held opponents to a .243 batting average … recorded seasonhigh seven strikeouts against Bevill State (May 4) and Central Alabama (May 13).

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2007 graduate of Northridge High School ... played for Coach Don McNabb … a three-year starter at third base and on the mound.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Brett Whitaker … he is the son of Ronnie and Shirley Whitaker … has one older sister, Chrissy Whitaker O’Bryant.

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Player Personnel per nine innings this summer in the woodenbat league ... tossed six no-hit innings in lone start of the summer.

2009 SUMMER BASEBALL:

Played this past summer with the Deland Suns in the Florida Summer Collegiate League … helped team to a 25-13 overall record and regular-season championship … played on same team as UA teammates Brandt Hendricks and Jimmy Nelson … also played on same team with Mississippi outfielder Tyler Hashman and Georgia pitcher Eric Sewgman … led the FCSL with seven saves … appeared in 14 games and recorded 35 strikeouts in 17 innings on the mound … notched his first save against Clermont (2 IP, 4 K) on June 10 … recorded final save of season in playoff win over Clermont on July 10.

CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:

OUTLOOK:

With one successful season under his belt, Tyler White is poised to take the next step in the Alabama pitching rotation … he sports a power fastball and solid breaking ball … needs to be more consistent with his control ... posted a 1-0 record with two saves and a team-best 2.28 ERA as a redshirt freshman in 2009 … racked up 37 strikeouts in 27 innings … averaged 12.3 strikeouts per nine innings … had an excellent summer in the 2008 Coastal Plains League, where he played for the Wilmington (N.C.) Sharks ... led the team with 55 strikeouts and an incredible 15.5 strikeouts

Appeared in three postseason games against LSU, Oklahoma State and Tennessee Tech during the 2009 season … he worked 6 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts … he retired all three first batters and stranded five of six inherited runners … made his postseason debut at the 2009 SEC Tournament against LSU on May 21 … he worked 3 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on two hits and fanned four … pitched in both games at NCAA Clemson Regional … retired five of six batters faced against Oklahoma State on May 29 … also retired five of six batters ( 3 K) and stranded three inherited runners against Tennessee Tech on May 30.

FRESHMAN (2009):

Made 17 relief appearances ... compiled 1-0 record with two saves and a staff-best 2.28 ERA ... turned in 10 scoreless relief outings ... retired the first batter in 11 of 17 games ... stranded 11 of 18 inherited base runners ... allowed only two runs over his last seven appearances (11 IP, 1.63 ERA) … made his Alabama debut against Illinois-Chicago (1.1 IP, H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) on Feb. 28 ... pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts to earn first collegiate save against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Whatabuger Classic on March 5 ... fanned five batters in two innings against Alabama on March 18 ... season-high six strikeouts in two innings of work against Troy on April 7 ... made SEC debut with two scoreless innings and two strikeouts in UA’s 13-5 win over No. 2 LSU on April 11 ... allowed three unearned runs and suffered blown save as UA lost to Samford 14-13 on April 15 ... pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings against South Alabama (2 H, 2 K) on April 29 ... recorded first SEC save at Mississippi State (0.1 IP, 1 H) on May 2 ... earned first hold of the season against No. 11 Arkansas (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) on May 10 ... appeared in three postseason games against LSU, Oklahoma State and Tennessee Tech … pitched 3 1/3 innings and struck out four in SEC Tournament debut against LSU on May 21 … pitched in both games at NCAA Clemson Regional … retired five of six batters faced against Oklahoma State on May 29 … also retired five of six batters ( 3 K) and stranded three inherited runners against Tennessee Tech on May 30 … he pitched one game in Cuba exhibition series and retired two of the three batters he faced on Dec. 18.

SNAPSHOTS Tyler White was named one of the top 10 prospects of the Florida Collegiate Summer League by Baseball America.

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FRESHMAN (2008):

.500 (7 for 14) with four runs scored, three home runs and five RBI in three games ... he compiled a .553 on-base mark and 1.143 tournament slugging percentage ... tied UA postseason record with two home runs against Coastal Carolina on May 31 ... appeared on Sept. 0, XXXX cover of Sports Illustrated (Detroit’s Justin Verlander also on cover) as a high school football preview … also starred in high school on popular MTV mini series “TwoA-Days” during the 2005 and 2006 football seasons . .. is the younger brother of former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson, a three-year starter who owns virtually every single-season and career passing record for the Tide ... his mother, Susan Ingram Wilson, was an Alabama football cheerleader during her collegiate tenure and was on the squad for the Tide’s 1979 National Champion, the last for Coach Paul Bryant.

Redshirted and did not see action ... played summer ball for the Wilmington (N.C.) Sharks in the Coastal Plains League ... led the team with 55 strikeouts and posted an incredible 15.5 strikeouts per nine innings ... posted 0-3 record and 2.48 ERA in 13 appearances ... worked 32 2/3 innings and allowed nine earned runs, 12 hits and 22 walks ... compiled 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio ... in lone start of the summer, White threw six no-hit innings and allowed one unearned run with seven strikeouts on July 30.

Player Personnel

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2007 graduate of Brandon (Miss.) High School where he was a three-year letterman for Coach Neill Bartling, who played at Alabama under Coach Jim Wells ... helped lead Brandon to a 25-7 record and a No. 13 final ranking by The Jackson Clarion Ledger in 2007 ... led Brandon to a district championship in 2007 ... was a two-time “Mississippi Fabulous 15” selection by The Jackson Clarion Ledger (2006 and 2007) ... as a senior in 2007, he pitched 55 innings and logged 57 strikeouts ... was selected to play in the Mississippi High School Athletic Association AllStar Game ... also pitched in the Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star Game ... played for the Mississippi Prospect in the National Amateur Baseball Federation in the summers of 2006 and 2007 ... played for Coach Josh Buford ... member of the Beta Club and the National Honors Society ... graduated with honors.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Tyler Lee White ... son of Chester and Charlotte White ... has two siblings, Brian and Allison ... threw the first no-hitter in Trustmark Park (home of Southern League’s Mississippi Braves) history during his junior season at Brandon High School (2006).

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CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES: OUTLOOK:

Ross Wilson was named first-team preseason All-American by Ping and third-team preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) ... he returns for his third season as the Crimson Tide’s starting second baseman, where he teams with Josh Rutledge to form one of the best middle infields in college baseball … invited to Team USA National Trials this past summer in Cary, N.C. … played in all five games during trials at USA Complex … one of the Crimson Tide’s top returning players ... outstanding athlete who hits for both average and power ... has excellent speed and may be the team’s best overall base runner … started 117 games in his UA career … he is batting .321 (152-for-473) with 24 home runs and 94 RBI in his two-year career … also added six triples, 26 doubles and scored 119 runs for the Tide … in SEC play, Wilson is hitting .305 (71-for-233) with 12 home runs and 47 RBI in 57 career SEC games … coming off his best season at the plate, where he hit .353 (76-for-215) with nine home runs and 47 RBI … had more walks and less strikeouts in 2009 than the previous season … enjoyed a spectacular freshman season, where he hit .295 with 15 home runs and 47 RBI in 62 games ...tied Alabama freshman record with 15 home runs ... Jeremy Brown (former first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics) also hit 15 home runs as freshman in 1999 ... named to 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic All-Tournament Team, after hitting .357 (5 for 14) with one double, two triples, two home runs and six RBI in three games ... tied UA single-game record with two home runs in one inning against Mississippi State on April 19 ... Frank Velleggia (vs. Columbus College, 1983), Joe Caruso (vs. UAB, 1996) and G.W. Keller (vs. Niagara, 1999) also hit two home runs in one inning for the Tide ... named SEC Freshman of the Week twice in 2008 following SEC series wins over Mississippi State and Georgia ... named to 2008 Conway (S.C.) Regional All-Tournament Team, where he hit

Wilson has started all 11 postseason games in his career ... hitting .409 (18-for-44) with 13 runs scored, three home runs and seven RBI ... hit safely in 10 of 11 career postseason games, including an eight-game postseason hitting streak … he hit ..400 (6-for-15) in four post season games in 2009, with one double, one RBI and four runs scored … UA’s leading hitter in the 2008 postseason with a .414 (12-for-29) with nine runs scored, three home runs and six RBI ... posted .500 on-base percentage and .769 slugging mark ... played in six career SEC Tournament games, where he is batting .333 (8-for-24) with seven runs scored and one RBI … batted .333 (3-for-9) in two games at 2009 SEC Tournament and scored two runs ... started all four games at the 2008 SEC Tournament ... hit .333 (5-for15) with five runs scored and one RBI ... collected two hits against Georgia (May 22) and LSU (May 24) ... played in five career NCAA Tournament games … batting .500 (10-for20) in those five games with three home runs and six RBI … also added two doubles and scored six runs … he was 3-for-6 (.500) in two NCAA Clemson Regional games in 2009 with two runs scored, one double and one RBI … UA’s leading hitter at the 2008 NCAA Conway Regional, where he batted .500 (7for-14) with four runs scored, three home runs and five RBI ... posted back-to-back three-hit games game against East Carolina (May 30) and Coastal Carolina (May 31) ... tied UA postseason record with two home runs against Coastal Carolina.

SOPHOMORE (2009):

First-Team All-SEC selection ... named to SEC All-Defensive Team ... started 55 games at second base (54) and shortstop (1) for the Tide ... missed three games against South Alabama (hand, April 29), Auburn (slight concussion, May 15-16) ... hit .353 (76-for-215) in 55 starts with nine home runs and 47 RBI … also added 15 doubles and scored 59 runs … ranked eighth in the SEC in on-base percentage (.454) and 10th in hitting (.353) … in SEC play, he batted .343 (37-for-108) with five

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Player Personnel

SNAPSHOTS Ross Wilson, who has 24 career home runs, is a two-time AllSEC selection for the Tide. He was named to the 2010 NCBWA and Ping preseason All-American teams.

home runs and 27 RBI in 27 games … ranked fourth in the league in triples (3) and 12th in hitting (.343) in league play … closed the year with a career-best 16-game hitting streak, where he batted .406 (26-for-64) with five doubles, 11 RBI and 18 runs scored … it was the third-longest hitting streak by an Alabama player behind Taylor Dugas (24) and Kent Matthes (18) ... Wilson’s previous high was a 13-game hitting streak from April 27-May 22, 2008, where he .370 (20-for-54) with four doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI ... also hit safely in 19 of his last 20 games, dating back to April 14 ... hit safely in 46 of 55 games ... fourth on team with 21 multi-hit games ... ranks third with 12 multi-RBI games ... third on team with 11 multi-hit SEC games ... second on team with nine multi-RBI games in SEC play ... went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored and one RBI in UA’s 11-5 win over Nicholls State on Feb. 24 ... went 4-for-9 (.444) with three runs scored, one home run and five RBI in double-header sweep vs. UIC on Feb. 28 ... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, one home run and five RBI in win 20-4 win over Illinois-Chicago (Feb. 28) ... named to 2009 Whataburger College Classic All-Tournament Team, where he batted .556 (5-for-9) with home run, four RBI and four runs scored ... recorded three-hit (solo HR), three-RBI game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 5 ... recorded four RBI game (three-run HR) vs. Samford on March 11 ... went 3-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI at Mississippi on March 22 ... went 3-for-5 and scored three runs in 22-4 win over Troy on April 7 ... scored 100th career run at Samford on April 15 ... played 100th career game at Vanderbilt on April 17 ...

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also hit three-run home run against Vanderbilt on April 17 to cap a six-run, 8th inning ... went 4-for-6 with four runs scored and three RBI in UA’s series-clinching win at Mississippi State on May 2 ... hit .333 (4-for-12) against Arkansas and scored four runs ...Wilson was the starting second baseman and batted second in all the games of the Cuban exhibition series ... he was 2 for 12 (.167) with two RBI ... he drove in the Tide’s first run of the series in game one with a two-out single in the third inning ... he added an RBI single in UA’s 5-run, fifth inning in the series finale as UA took its only lead in the series.

FRESHMAN (2008):

Turned in one of the most impressive freshman campaigns in school history ... tied UA single-season freshman home run record with 15 round trippers ... Jeremy Brown, a first-round draft pick by Oakland Athletics, also hit 15 home runs as freshman in 1999 ... played and started 62 games ... batted .295 (76 for 258) with 15 home runs and 47 RBI ... scored 60 runs and added 11 doubles and was UA co-leader with four triples ... hit safely in 49 of 62 games ... reached base safely in 51 of 62 games ... fourth on team with 23 multihit games ... fifth on team with 10 multi-RBI games ... batted .272 (34 for 125) in 30 SEC starts with seven home runs and 20 RBI ... scored 25 runs and added five doubles and two triples ... a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week winner against Mississippi State and Georgia ... he has flirted with two cycles this season against UT Arlington (Feb. 28) Georgia (May 16), missing by a single each time ...

opened the season with an impressive 3 for 5 game and scored three runs against Cal Poly on Feb. 22 ... went 3 for 5 with double, triple, home run and four RBI against Texas Arlington on Feb. 28 in the opening round of the 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic in Frisco, Texas ... went 2 for 5 with two runs, one home run and two RBI in championship game win over Dallas Baptist ... named to the 2008 SWDC All-Tournament Team, after hitting .357 (5 for 14) with five runs scored, two home runs and six RBI in three games ... went 2 for 5 with three runs scored, one home run and season-high six RBI in win over Youngstown State on March 7 ... cracked seventh-inning grand slam against the Penguins ... posted a five-game hitting streak from March 7-12, where he batted .350 (7 for 20) with eight runs scored and seven RBI ... went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 9-5 win over Samford on March 12 ... recorded five consecutive multi-hit games from March 16-22 ... posted seven-game hitting streak from March 16-25, where he batted .387 (12 for 31) with three runs scored and four RBI ... had season-best four-game RBI streak from March 18-22 ... hit .385 (5 for 13) in series win over No. 4 Vanderbilt on March 21-23 ... named SEC Freshman of the Week following his three-game performance against Mississippi State on April 19-20 ... Wilson was the Tide’s leading hitter against the Bulldogs, where he went 4-for-9 (.444) with five runs scored, three home runs and five RBI ... he went 3 for 4 with two home runs, three RBI and scored three runs in UA’s 21-7 win in series opener ... tied the Alabama single-game record with two home runs in the seventh inning ... one of four UA players

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with two home runs in same inning, joining Frank Velleggia (vs. Columbus College, 1983), Joe Caruso (vs. UAB, 1996) and G.W. Keller (vs. Niagara, 1999) ... capped the series with a game-winning, two-run home run in series finale ... went 2 for 4 with three runs scored, two home runs and two RBI against South Alabama (April 23) ... cracked five home runs in a five-game stretch from April 19-23, including multi-homer games against Mississippi State (April 19) and South Alabama (April 23) ... four of those five home runs came in seventh inning ... recorded two hits in series opener against Auburn on April 25 ... hit safely in all three games at Arkansas, where he batted .357 (5 for 14) with two home runs and three RBI ... homered in back-to-back games on May 3-4 ... closed the season with his best series of the season at No. 7 Georgia (May 16-17) ... he batted .462 (6 for 13) with eight runs, five extra base hits, including two home runs, and eight RBI ... went 3 for 5 with three runs scored and five RBI in UA’s 17-13 series opening win ... homered in both games of doubleheader on May 16 ... recorded two hits and scored career-high four runs in UA’s 1613 series-clinching win on May 17 ... recorded season-high 13-game hitting streak from April 27-May 22, where he batted .370 (20 for 5) with nine extra base hits, 12 RBI and 17 runs scored ... concluded season with 10-game SEC hitting streak, where he batted .386 (17 for 44) with 15 runs, four home runs and 11 RBI ... started all seven games for the Tide ... UA’s leading hitter in the postseason with a .414 (12 for 29) with nine runs scored, three home runs and six RBI ... posted .500 on-base percentage and .769 slugging mark ... batted .333 (5 for 15) in four SEC Tournament games with four runs scored and one RBI ... recorded two hits against Georgia (May 22) and LSU (May 24) ... season-high three walks against Kentucky on May 24 ... named to 2008 Conway (S.C.) Regional All-Tournament Team, where he hit .500 (7 for 14) with four runs scored, three home runs and five RBI in three games ... he compiled a .553 on-base mark and 1.143 tournament slugging percentage ... went 3 for 5 with two runs scored, one home run and two RBI in NCAA Regional debut against East Carolina on May 30 ... went 3 for 5 with three runs scored, two home runs and three RBI against Coastal Carolina ... tied UA NCAA Regional record with two home runs against Coastal Carolina on May 31 … played for the Bourne Braves in the prestigious wooden-bat 2008 Cape Cod League ...led team to a 2321-1 overall record ... played in 39 games and made starts at second base (22), third base (8) and shortstop (2) ... hit .217 (32 for 147) with one home run and 13 RBI ... also scored 13 runs and added five doubles and one triple.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2007 graduate of Hoover High School where he was a three-year starter on the diamond for Coach Rick Davis ... hit .409 during his junior and senior seasons with 20 home runs and 84 RBI ... also added 26 doubles ... as a senior in 2007, he hit .412 with 13 home runs and 49 RBI ... was a 2007 Playstation High School All-American and played in the Playstation All-American game in Albuquerque, N.M., a game nationally televised by Fox Sports Net ... a 2007 First-Team Class 6A AllState selection by The Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... a member of the 2007 Birmingham News Super All-State Team ... a member of the 2007 Birmingham News Super All-Metro Team ... a 2007 ASWA Super 10 selection ... as a junior in 2006 , he hit .404 with seven home runs and 35 RBI ... also added 15 doubles ... a 2006 Honorable Mention All-State honoree by The Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... rated by Perfect Game Crosschecker as the 89th-best high school prospect in the nation in 2007 ... was rated by Perfect Game Crosschecker as the 42nd-best high school middle infielder in the nation in 2007 ... attended the 2006 East Coast Professional Showcase in Wilmington, N.C., and the 2006 National Showcase ... a two-time AllState selection in football as a starting quarterback ... threw for more than 6,000 yards and 60 TDs over the course of his junior and senior seasons ... led the Bucs to a 14-1 record and the school’s fourth straight state title in 2005 ... named the Most Valuable Player of the 2005 Super 6 Championship Game.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Ross Ingram Wilson ... son of Parker and Susan Wilson ... has three siblings, John Parker, Marlo and Peyton ... starred in 2006 and 2007 on the popular reality-based MTV mini-series, “Two-A-Days” ... his father, Parker, played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization ... his mother, Susan, was a cheerleader at Alabama and was on the cheerleading squad during the Tide’s 12-0 season in 1979 ... his brother, John Parker (2006-08), was the Tide’s starting quarterback and holds virtually every singleseason and career passing record ... Ross and John Parker both won state championships at Hoover High School ... his uncle, Thomas Wilson, played collegiate baseball at Livingston and in the professional ranks for the Cincinnati Reds organization ... Thomas Wilson later served as a scout for the Reds and helped build Cincinnati’s 1990 World Series championship team.

OUTLOOK:

Another talented freshman left-hander, Adam Windsor will compete for a spot in the Crimson Tide rotation this season … coming off a stellar prep career at Clay-Chalkville High School, where he posted a 22-6 (.786) career record on the mound … named the 2009 Alabama Sportswriters Association Class 6A Pitcher of the Year after compiling a 7-1 (.857) record and 1.12 ERA as a prep senior … he averaged more than 11 strikeouts per game in his senior season …. one of nine UA signees rated in the Top 500 by Perfect Game Crosschecker, which is the national rating system for prep all-stars … participated in numerous high school all-star games and showcases during his four-year prep career, including the 2009 Grand Slam World Series Tournament, 2008 Triple Crown Tournament, 2008 Nashville Showcase, 2008 Perfect Game BCS Regional and 2008 WWBA World Series. Windsor played summer 2008 for the Excel Blue Wave and summer 2009 for Chain baseball team, with UA teammates Trey Pilkington and Matt Taylor.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Windsor was a four-year starter at ClayChalkville High School for Coach Brandon Johnson .… he compiled a 22-6 (.786) career record on the mound … he posted a 7-1 (.857) record on the mound with a 1.12 ERA as a prep senior … he worked 53 innings and recorded 85 strikeouts, an average of 11.26 strikeouts per seven innings … named the 2009 Alabama Sportswriter’s Association Class 6A Pitcher of the Year … selected by the Birmingham News as the 2009 North/East All-Metro Pitcher of the Year … selected by the Birmingham News as the 2009 North/East Region Player of the Year … tabbed the Birmingham News 2009 All State Baseball Team … rated in the 2009 Top 250 national team by Perfect Game Crosschecker … rated in the 2009 Alabama Top Prospects’ Preseason All-State Team … rated in the 2009 Perfect Game Preseason

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Player Personnel All-American Team … as a junior, he was 7-3 (.700) with a 2.10 ERA in 2008, with 80 strikeouts in 56 innings … as a sophomore, he was 4-3 (.571) on the mound … also pitched as a freshman, where he went 3-0 (1.000) on the mound, which included a win over Baker High School in Class 5A state championship game … participated in numerous baseball showcases including the 2009 Grand Slam World Series Tournament, 2008 Triple Crown Tournament, 2008 Nashville Showcase, 2008 Perfect Game BCS Regional and 2008 WWBA World Series. Windsor played summer 2008 for the Excel Blue Wave and summer 2009 for Chain baseball team, with UA teammates Trey Pilkington and Matt Taylor.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Adam Windsor … he is the son of Jim and Donna Windsor … has one older sister, Taylor.

for most outstanding pitcher … earned Most Improved Hitter Award as a senior …. also named the Columbus High School ScholarAthlete of the Year … named to the ColumbusLedger Enquirer All-Bi City Team … preseason Louisville Slugger High School Preseason All American … named Most Valuable Player at the 2009 LaGrange Tournament … as a junior, he was 9-2 with two saves and 1.79 ERA … recorded 80 strikeouts and 13 walks … named to the Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi City Team … won Columbus High’s Black Jack Award for most outstanding pitcher … also participated in the 2008 17-and-under BCS Finals, the 2008 WWBA 17-and-under National Championship and the 2007 16-and-under BCS Finals at the Perfect Game Showcase.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Taylor Wolfe … he is the son of Dale and Lauren Wolfe … has two siblings, Geordie and Olivia.

SNAPSHOTS The 2009 Crimson Tide was 37-21 overall, 18-11 in the SEC.

OUTLOOK:

Another talented freshman, Taylor Wolfe will compete for a spot in the Alabama pitching rotation this season … he is one of six rookie pitchers on the UA staff, including his high school teammate Matt Taylor … coming off a stellar prep career, where he went 18-4 (.818) on the mound in his junior and senior seasons at Columbus (Ga.) High School … he is one of nine UA signees to be rated in the Top 500 by Perfect Game Crosschecker, which is the national rating system for prep all-stars.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A three-year starter for Columbus (Ga.) High School under Coach Bobby Howard … posted an 18-4 (.818) record as a prep junior and senior … as a prep senior, he posted a 9-2 record and 3.35 ERA with 106 strikeouts and 34 walks … also hit .407 with nine home runs and 49 RBI …. won the team’s Black Jack Award

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Brock Bennett

*Year 2007 2008 TOTAL

Avg .333 .000 .250

GP-GS 3-0 2-0 5-0

Alabama Career Statistics

Taylor Dugas

AB 3 1 4

R 1 0 1

H 1 0 1

2B 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 0 0 0

TB 1 0 1

SLG% .333 .000 .250

BB 0 0 0

HBP SO GDP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OB% .333 .000 .250

SF SH 0 0 0 0 0 0

SB-ATT 0-0 0-0 0-0

PO 1 3 4

A 0 0 0

E 0 0 0

FLD% 1.000 1.000 1.000

*Year Avg 2009 .352 TOTAL .352

GP-GS 56-54 56-54

AB 236 236

R 61 61

H 83 83

2B 20 20

3B 2 2

HR 2 2

RBI 27 27

TB 113 113

SLG% .479 .479

BB 27 27

HBP SO GDP 3 37 4 3 37 4

OB% .423 .423

SF SH 1 6 1 6

SB-ATT 13-14 13-14

PO 98 98

A 2 2

E 1 1

FLD% .990 .990

^Year Avg 2009 .320 TOTAL .320

GP-GS 29-28 29-28

AB 128 128

R 30 30

H 41 41

2B 9 9

3B 0 0

HR 1 1

RBI 11 11

TB 53 53

SLG% .414 .414

BB 12 12

HBP SO GDP 0 21 4 0 21 4

OB% .379 .379

SF SH 0 3 0 3

SB-ATT 8-8 8-8

PO 62 62

A 2 2

E 1 1

FLD% .985 .985

David Head *Year ERA 2009 9.36 TOTAL 9.36

W-L 1-3 1-3

App 12 12

GS CG SH/CB SV 2 0 0/0 1 2 0 0/0 1

IP 25.0 25.0

H 36 36

R 27 27

ER 26 26

BB 9 9

SO 28 28

2B 2 2

3B 2 2

HR 9 9

BF B/Avg 120 .333 120 .333

WP 3 3

HBP BK SFA 1 1 0 1 1 0

SHA 2 2

^Year ERA 2009 17.47 TOTAL 17.47

W-L 0-1 0-1

App 3 3

GS CG SH/CB SV 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 0

IP 5.2 5.2

H 10 10

R 11 11

ER 11 11

BB 3 3

SO 8 8

2B 1 1

3B 1 1

HR 3 3

BF B/Avg 31 .370 31 .370

WP 3 3

HBP BK SFA 1 0 0 1 0 0

SHA 0 0

Clay Jones *Year Avg 2009 .331 TOTAL .331

GP-GS 43-35 43-35

AB 136 136

R 26 26

H 45 45

2B 8 8

3B 1 1

HR 7 7

RBI 39 39

TB 76 76

SLG% .559 .559

BB 18 18

HBP SO GDP 6 25 3 6 25 3

OB% .429 .429

SF SH 1 0 1 0

SB-ATT 2-2 2-2

PO 177 177

A 9 9

E 3 3

FLD% .984 .984

^Year Avg 2009 .318 TOTAL .318

GP-GS 16-11 16-11

AB 44 44

R 6 6

H 14 14

2B 2 2

3B 0 0

HR 1 1

RBI 7 7

TB 19 19

SLG% .432 .432

BB 5 5

HBP SO GDP 1 10 1 1 10 1

OB% .392 .392

SF SH 1 0 1 0

SB-ATT 1-1 1-1

PO 37 37

A 2 2

E 0 0

FLD% 1.000 1.000

Jon Kelton

*Year Avg 2009 .286 TOTAL .286

GP-GS 15-3 15-3

AB 14 14

R 7 7

H 4 4

2B 1 1

3B 0 0

HR 0 0

RBI 4 4

TB 5 5

SLG% .357 .357

BB 4 4

HBP SO GDP 4 4 0 4 4 0

OB% .500 .500

SF SH 2 0 2 0

SB-ATT 0-0 0-0

PO 3 3

A 3 3

E 0 0

FLD% 1.000 1.000

^Year Avg 2009 .000 TOTAL .000

GP-GS 1-1 1-1

AB 2 2

R 0 0

H 0 0

2B 0 0

3B 0 0

HR 0 0

RBI 0 0

TB 0 0

SLG% .000 .000

BB 0 0

HBP SO GDP 2 1 0 2 1 0

OB% .500 .500

SF SH 0 0 0 0

SB-ATT 0-0 0-0

PO 0 0

A 0 0

E 0 0

FLD% .000 .000

Nathan Kilcrease *Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 3.27 4.11 3.76

W-L 3-0 4-4 7-4

App 14 24 38

GS CG SH/CB 2 0 0/0 2 0 0/1 4 0 0/1

SV 1 2 3

IP 33.0 46.0 79.0

H 46 47 93

R 25 25 50

ER 12 21 33

BB 13 16 29

SO 26 44 70

2B 6 8 14

3B 0 1 1

HR 2 0 2

BF B/Avg 160 .324 200 .264 360 .291

WP 1 3 4

HBP BK SFA 1 0 1 3 4 1 4 4 2

SHA 2 1 3

^Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 13.50 3.18 3.47

W-L 0-0 3-2 3-2

App 1 14 15

GS CG SH/CB 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0

SV 0 1 1

IP 0.2 22.2 23.1

H 1 23 24

R 1 12 13

ER 1 8 9

BB 1 7 8

SO 0 16 16

2B 0 6 6

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

BF B/Avg 4 .333 96 .271 100 .273

WP 0 1 1

HBP BK SFA 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

SHA 0 1 1

Adam Morgan *Year ERA 2009 4.17 TOTAL 4.17

W-L 4-2 4-2

App 13 13

GS CG SH/CB SV 9 1 0/0 0 9 1 0/0 0

IP 58.1 58.1

H 64 64

R 40 40

ER 27 27

BB 20 20

SO 44 44

2B 12 12

3B 2 2

HR 9 9

BF B/Avg 261 .275 261 .275

WP 3 3

HBP BK SFA 1 0 3 1 0 3

SHA 3 3

^Year ERA 2009 3.67 TOTAL 3.67

W-L 2-1 2-1

App 7 7

GS CG SH/CB SV 5 1 0/0 0 5 1 0/0 0

IP 34.1 34.1

H 40 40

R 26 26

ER 14 14

BB 14 14

SO 27 27

2B 8 8

3B 2 2

HR 6 6

BF B/Avg 157 .286 157 .286

WP 2 2

HBP BK SFA 0 0 1 0 0 1

SHA 1 1

Jimmy Nelson *Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 6.26 4.54 5.45

W-L 3-3 2-3 5-6

App 18 22 40

GS CG SH/CB 4 0 0/0 3 0 0/0 7 0 0/0

SV 0 2 2

IP 41.2 37.2 79.1

H 53 33 86

R 37 21 58

ER 29 19 48

BB 29 20 49

SO 37 39 76

2B 12 8 20

3B 0 1 1

HR 4 2 6

BF B/Avg 210 .314 170 .234 380 .277

WP 8 3 11

HBP BK SFA 9 1 2 6 0 1 15 1 3

SHA 1 2 3

^Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 7.59 4.50 5.74

W-L 1-0 0-2 1-2

App 5 9 14

GS CG SH/CB 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0

SV 0 0 0

IP 10.2 16.0 26.2

H 18 14 32

R 9 10 19

ER 9 8 17

BB 7 6 13

SO 7 18 25

2B 5 2 7

3B 0 0 0

HR 1 1 2

BF B/Avg 56 .391 71 .233 127 .302

WP 1 2 3

HBP BK SFA 2 0 1 4 0 0 6 0 1

SHA 0 1 1

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*Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .369 .305 .339

GP-GS 61-61 57-57 118-118

AB 268 239 507

R H 62 99 64 73 126 172

2B 9 14 23

3B 2 2 4

HR 0 5 5

RBI TB 31 112 44 106 75 218

SLG% .418 .444 .430

BB 17 25 42

HBP 14 13 27

SO GDP 39 2 50 3 89 5

OB% .429 .396 .413

SF SH 4 2 3 2 7 4

SB-ATT 16-19 8-11 24-30

PO 94 81 175

A E 139 13 126 14 265 27

FLD% .947 .937 .942

^Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .406 .281 .346

GP-GS 30-30 28-28 58-58

AB 133 121 254

R 28 28 56

2B 5 8 13

3B 1 1 2

HR 0 2 2

RBI 13 19 32

TB 61 50 111

SLG% .459 .413 .437

BB 8 13 21

HBP SO GDP 4 18 0 4 27 2 8 45 2

OB% .452 .367 .411

SF SH 1 2 1 0 2 2

SB-ATT 3-4 0-1 3-5

PO 47 39 86

A 68 60 128

FLD% .975 .943 .960

Adam Scott

H 54 34 88

E 3 6 9

*Year ERA 2009 5.28 TOTAL 5.28

W-L 3-1 3-1

App 16 16

GS CG SH/CB SV 5 0 0/0 0 5 0 0/0 0

IP 44.1 44.1

H 55 55

R 27 27

ER 26 26

BB 12 12

SO 38 38

2B 8 8

3B 0 0

HR 10 10

BF B/Avg 196 .313 196 .313

WP 2 2

HBP BK SFA 2 0 0 2 0 0

SHA 6 6

^Year ERA 2009 6.46 TOTAL 6.46

W-L 3-1 3-1

App 8 8

GS CG SH/CB SV 4 0 0/0 0 4 0 0/0 0

IP 30.2 30.2

H 42 42

R 23 23

ER 22 22

BB 8 8

SO 22 22

2B 6 6

3B 0 0

HR 8 8

BF B/Avg 138 .336 138 .336

WP 2 2

HBP BK SFA 2 0 0 2 0 0

SHA 3 3

GP-GS 40-39 62-60 49-49 151-148

AB 134 217 195 546

R H 25 33 34 52 42 70 101 155

3B 1 0 2 3

HR 6 8 18 32

RBI TB 29 58 34 84 54 142 117 284

SLG% .433 .387 .728 .520

BB 21 15 6 42

HBP 12 14 6 32

SO GDP 41 1 46 2 45 3 132 6

PO 21 46 37 104

FLD% .894 .945 .957 .935

W-L 0-1 0-1

App 6 6

GS CG SH/CB SV 0 0 0/1 2 0 0 0/1 2

IP 12.2 12.2

H 10 10

R 3 3

ER 3 3

BB 3 3

SO 13 13

2B 1 1

GP-GS 21-20 30-29 29-29 80-78

AB 62 104 114 280

R 15 17 23 55

3B 0 0 1 1

HR 4 7 9 20

RBI 12 19 27 58

TB 29 49 76 154

SLG% .468 .471 .667 .550

BB 14 5 3 22

HBP 6 7 4 17

SO GDP 19 0 23 0 30 2 72 2

W-L 0-0 0-0

App 2 2

GS CG SH/CB SV 0 0 0/0 2 0 0 0/0 2

IP 4.2 4.2

H 4 4

R 1 1

ER 1 1

BB 1 1

SO 5 5

Jake Smith *Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .246 .240 .359 .284

*Year ERA 2009 2.13 TOTAL 2.13 ^Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .242 .240 .333 .279

^Year ERA 2009 1.93 TOTAL 1.93

Cal Tinsley

H 15 25 38 78

2B 5 8 14 27

2B 2 3 9 14

2B 0 0

3B 1 1

3B 0 0

OB% .384 .325 .385 .361 HR 1 1 OB% .417 .316 .363 .360 HR 1 1

SF SH 5 3 3 4 6 1 14 8 BF B/Avg 51 .213 51 .213 SF SH 2 3 1 2 3 1 6 6 BF B/Avg 19 .222 19 .222

SB-ATT 3-5 2-4 2-5 7-14 WP 0 0 SB-ATT 0-1 0-2 2-4 2-7 WP 0 0

A 72 125 74 271

E 11 10 5 26

HBP BK SFA 1 0 0 1 0 0

SHA 0 0

PO 11 26 23 60

FLD% .873 .955 .955 .934

A 37 59 41 137

E 7 4 3 14

HBP BK SFA 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHA 0 0

*Year Avg 2009 .429 TOTAL .429

GP-GS 17-1 17-1

AB 14 14

R 8 8

H 6 6

2B 1 1

3B 0 0

HR 0 0

RBI 4 4

TB 7 7

SLG% .500 .500

BB 1 1

HBP SO GDP 1 5 0 1 5 0

OB% .500 .500

SF SH 0 0 0 0

SB-ATT 1-1 1-1

PO 3 3

A 5 5

E 0 0

FLD% 1.000 1.000

^Year Avg 2009 .333 TOTAL .333

GP-GS 5-0 5-0

AB 3 3

R 1 1

H 1 1

2B 0 0

3B 0 0

HR 0 0

RBI 0 0

TB 1 1

SLG% .333 .333

BB 0 0

HBP SO GDP 0 2 0 0 2 0

OB% .333 .333

SF SH 0 0 0 0

SB-ATT 0-0 0-0

PO 0 0

A 2 2

E 0 0

FLD% 1.000 1.000

Cody Trotter

*Year Avg 2009 .342 TOTAL .342

GP-GS 12-9 12-9

AB 38 38

R 9 9

H 13 13

2B 0 0

3B 0 0

HR 3 3

RBI 11 11

TB 22 22

SLG% .579 .579

BB 4 4

HBP SO GDP 3 7 1 3 7 1

OB% .435 .435

SF SH 1 1 1 1

SB-ATT 0-0 0-0

PO 80 80

A 7 7

E 2 2

FLD% .978 .978

^Year Avg 2009 .308 TOTAL .308

GP-GS 4-4 4-4

AB 13 13

R 3 3

H 4 4

2B 0 0

3B 0 0

HR 1 1

RBI 2 2

TB 7 7

SLG% .538 .538

BB 1 1

HBP SO GDP 1 4 0 1 4 0

OB% .400 .400

SF SH 0 1 0 1

SB-ATT 0-0 0-0

PO 24 24

A 4 4

E 1 1

FLD% .966 .966

Tyler White *Year ERA 2009 2.28 TOTAL 2.28

W-L 1-0 1-0

App 17 17

GS CG SH/CB SV 0 0 0/0 2 0 0 0/0 2

IP 272 272

H 20 20

R 15 15

ER 7 7

BB 14 14

SO 37 37

2B 3 3

3B 1 1

HR 1 1

BF B/Avg 125 .192 125 .192

WP 6 6

HBP BK SFA 5 2 2 5 2 2

SHA 0 0

^Year ERA 2009 0.00 TOTAL 0.00

W-L 1-0 1-0

App 5 5

GS CG SH/CB SV 0 0 0/0 1 0 0 0/0 1

IP 4.1 4.1

H 2 2

R 0 0

ER 0 0

BB 4 4

SO 5 5

2B 0 0

3B 1 1

HR 0 0

BF B/Avg 20 .133 20 .133

WP 4 4

HBP BK SFA 1 1 0 1 1 0

SHA 0 0

Ross Wilson *Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .295 .353 .321

GP-GS 62-62 55-55 117-117

AB 258 215 473

R H 60 76 59 76 119 152

2B 11 15 26

3B 4 2 6

HR 15 9 24

RBI TB 47 140 47 122 94 262

SLG% .543 .567 .554

BB 21 35 56

HBP 5 7 12

SO GDP 47 6 38 3 85 9

OB% .355 .454 .402

SF SH 3 2 3 2 6 4

SB-ATT 9-13 8-12 17-25

PO A E 88 156 14 97 124 15 185 280 29

FLD% .946 .936 .941

^Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .272 .343 .305

GP-GS 30-30 27-27 57-57

AB 125 108 233

R 25 26 51

2B 5 8 13

3B 2 2 4

HR 7 5 12

RBI 20 27 47

SLG% .512 .593 .549

BB 11 12 23

HBP 3 5 8

SO GDP 23 4 25 2 48 6

OB% .345 .429 .385

SF SH 0 1 1 2 1 3

SB-ATT 1-3 3-6 4-9

PO 43 57 100

FLD% .959 .962 .960

H 34 37 71

TB 64 64 128

A 73 70 143

E 5 5 10

* OVERALL STATISTICS ^ SEC STATISTICS

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SEASON REVIEW: Alabama finished the 2009 season with a 37-21 overall and 18-11 mark in Southeastern Conference play. The Crimson Tide finished second in the SEC Western Division and fourth overall, 1.5 games behind league cochampions LSU and Mississippi. Alabama made its 20th all-time NCAA Regional appearance as the No. 2 seed at the 2009 NCAA Clemson (S.C.) Regional, hosted by the Clemson Tigers. The Crimson Tide was joined by No. 1 Clemson, No. 3 Oklahoma State (32-22) and No. 4 Tennessee Tech. Alabama was one of eight SEC teams to play in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, joining Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. MATTHES NAMED CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICAN: Alabama right fielder Kent Matthes was a consensus All-American in 2009. He was named first-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball newspaper, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Rivals.com and Ping following a stellar season at the Capstone. He was also one of five finalists for the 2009 Golden Spikes Award. In addition, he was the SEC Player of the Year, a semi-finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and an ABCA All-South Region selection. The Orlando, Fla., native hit .358 with 28 home runs and 81 RBI for the Crimson Tide this season. He led the SEC in home runs, RBI, total bases (174) and slugging percentage (.883). He was also third in runs scored (65) and sixth in hitting this season. Kent Matthes’ 2009 Honors and Awards

*First-Team All-American (ABCA, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, NCBWA, Rivals.com, Ping Baseball) *NCBWA District III Player of the Year *Finalist for Golden Spikes Award (USA Baseball Player of the Year) *Semi-Finalist for Dick Howser Trophy (NCBWA Player of the Year) *2009 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year *ABCA All-South Region Team *First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches) *SEC Good Works Team (Community Service) *Collegiate Baseball Newspaper/Louisville Slugger Player of the Week (March 16) *SEC Player of the Week (March 16) *College Baseball Foundation All-Star Lineup (March 16) *Collegiate Baseball Newspaper/Louisville Slugger Player of the Week (March 2) *SEC Player of the Week (March 2) *College Baseball Foundation All-Star Lineup (March 2)

MATTHES NAMED SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alabama right field-

er Kent Matthes was voted the 2009 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in a unanimous vote by the SEC’s 12 head coaches. He is the first Alabama player to win SEC Player of the Year honors since the league began presenting the award in 1993. The Orlando, Fla., native was the unanimous SEC Player of the Year, after hitting .365 with a 28 home runs and 81 RBI for the Crimson Tide this season. He led the SEC in home runs, RBI, total bases (174) and slugging percentage (.883). He was also third in runs scored (65) and sixth in hitting this season. Matthes set the Alabama single-season record with an NCAA-leading 28 home runs in 2009. He shared the national lead with MTSU’s two-way player Bryce Brentz. Matthes broke the school record with his 28th home run against South Carolina on May 20 at the SEC Tournament. He slugged his 27th home run of the season in the Tide’s regular season finale at Auburn on May 16 to tie Doug Duke’s single-season home run record set in 1986. He had four multi-home run games and one walkoff home run this season. In addition, 16 of his 28 home runs have tied the game or given Alabama the lead, including 10 go-ahead home runs. He also has nine game-winning RBI. In March, he set the Alabama record with a home run in six straight games and was twice named National and SEC Player of the Week. He hit for the cycle on Feb. 24 against Nicholls State and followed that up with a walk-off 10th inning home run the next day. Matthes also joined LSU right-hander Louis Coleman as the only two unanimous First-Team All-SEC picks last season. In SEC play, Matthes led the league in slugging (.774) and ranked second with 13 home runs. He was sixth in RBI (35) and 10th in on-base percentage (.449) in 29 league games. Matthes also holds the Alabama career record with 23 outfield assists, breaking the previous record of 22 outfield assists held by Scott McClanahan from 1999-2002. He has seven outfield assists this season.

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Kent Matthes had quite a week last year for the Crimson Tide, hittng for the cycle and swatting two game-winning hoem runs in a five-game span. The Tide celebrates Matthes’ walk-off home run that beat Nicholls State.

CRIMSON TIDE HAS FIVE FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC PICKS: The University of Alabama baseball team placed five players on the 2009 First-Team All-SEC squad, with 2009 SEC Player of the Year Kent Matthes highlighting the list of Crimson Tide players on this year’s team. Joining Matthes were sophomore second baseman Ross Wilson, sophomore shortstop Josh Rutledge, junior third baseman Jake Smith and senior right-hander Austin Hyatt, who is just the third Alabama pitcher since 1986 to earn First-Team All-SEC honors. Pete Roberts (1986) and Wade LeBlanc (2006) were the other two first team pitchers. Freshman left fielder Taylor Dugas was named Freshman All-SEC, while Wilson and Smith were named to the SEC All-Defensive squad. LSU was the only other team with multiple First-Team All-SEC picks. The Tigers placed three players on the team, including SEC Pitcher of the Year Louis Coleman and SEC Relief Pitcher of the Year Matty Ott. Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Vanderbilt had one first team selection each. Alabama’s five First-Team All-SEC selections ties the school record for the most in one season. The Crimson Tide also had five FirstTeam All-SEC picks in 1955, including left-hander Jon Paul Anderson, right-hander Gene Lary, outfielders Bobby Barnes and Bobby Hunt and third baseman Herb Kosten. MATTHES SETS HOME RUN RECORD: Right fielder Kent Matthes broke a 23-year old school record with his 28th home run in the first game of the 2009 SEC Tournament against South Carolina on May 20. Matthes eclipsed the Alabama single-season home run record set by Doug Duke (27) in 1986. Matthes tied Duke’s single-season record with an opposite-field, solo homer to right center field that gave Alabama a 1-0 lead in the second inning at Auburn on May 16. MATTHES SETS OUTFIELD ASSISTS RECORD: Right fielder Kent

Matthes became the school’s all-time leader with his 23rd outfield assist last night. Matthes picked up the record-breaking assist in the ninth inning when he threw out Auburn’s Casey McElroy after a base hit to right field. McElroy rounded first base and was thrown out in an attempt to get back to the bag. Matthes broke the record of 22 career outfield assists held by Scott McClanahan from 1999-2002. Matthes has seven assists this season to go along with seven assists in 2007 and 2008. He had two outfield assists as a freshman in 2006.

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2009 Season in Review SEC RECAP: Alabama posted an 18-11 (.621) record in conference play this season. The Crimson Tide has had a winning conference record in 13 of the 15 seasons under Coach Wells. The Crimson Tide won six of its 10 SEC series, including five of its last seven SEC series. In SEC games only, Alabama hit .317 (327-for-1,032) with 53 home runs and 207 RBI in 29 games. The Tide pitching staff was 18-11 with a 5.40 ERA. The Tide staff also added four complete games and four saves in 29 games. The Tide compiled a .972 fielding mark (29 errors) and turned 21 double plays. Seven of the nine starters hit .300 or better this season, with Kubal leading the way with a .359 (33-for-92) with 22 runs scored, eight doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI in 26 games. Matthes hit .330 (35-for-106) with 13 home runs and 35 RBI in 29 games. May hit .333 (38-for-114) with eight home runs and team-best 39 RBI. Austin Hyatt went 5-1 with a 3.22 ERA in 10 starts this season. He led the SEC with 78 2/3 innings and added two complete games for the Tide. *Alabama posted an 11-4 (.733) in SEC home games this season ... the Tide hit .315 (162-for-514) with 25 home runs and 97 RBI ... UA averaged 7.1 runs and 10.8 hits per game ... the Tide won four of the five home series, beating No. 1 Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and No. 11 Arkansas ... the Tide dropped a home series to No. 2 LSU, snapping its streak of 10 straight SEC home series wins that dated back to 2007 ... May hit .429 (24-for-56) with five home runs and a team-leading 23 RBI in 15 SEC home games ... Matthes hit .407 (22-for-54) with team-best seven home runs and 20 RBI ... Smith added four home runs and 16 RBI in 15 games ... the pitching staff went 11-4 with a 4.80 ERA with two complete games and two saves ... Hyatt was 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in five starts ... he added two complete games and held opponents to a .192 batting average ... Scott was 3-1 with a 4.81 ERA in four games ... the Tide made only 13 errors in 15 SEC home games. *Alabama went 7-7 (.500) in SEC road games this season and had its series finale at Mississippi State rained out on May 3 ... the MSU game marked Alabama’s first SEC rain out since 1998, snapping a streak of 350 consecutive games played ... it was the first SEC road rain out since 1993 (at LSU) ... the Tide hit .319 (165-for-518) in SEC road games with 28 home runs and 110 RBI ... UA averaged 8.1 runs and 11.9 hits per game ... Dugas was the leading hitter with a .406 (26-for-64) in SEC road games ... he added seven doubles and scored 15 runs ... Matthes led the Tide with six home runs ... Wilson hit .353 (18-for-51) with four home runs and a team-best 20 RBI in 12 games ... the pitching staff went 7-7 with a 6.07 ERA and added two complete games and two saves ... Hyatt was 2-1 with a 3.76 ERA in five starts and had 37 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings ... the Tide made 16 errors in 14 SEC road games. *Alabama posted a 8-6 (.571) record against SEC Western Division, but lost three of the five series ... UA was 9-6 vs. SEC West teams last year ... the Tide earned series wins over Mississippi State and No. 11 Arkansas and dropped series to No. 12 Mississippi, No. 2 LSU and Auburn ... the Tide hit .329 (112-for-516) with 26 home runs and 106 RBI ... UA averaged 8 runs and 12.1 hits per game ... Kubal hit .463 (19-for-41) against Western Division teams with two home runs and nine RBI in 12 games ... May hit .456 (26-for-57) with a team-best six home runs and 25 RBI in 14 games ... Matthes also hit six home runs in 14 SEC Western Division games ... UA pitchers were 8-6 with a 5.44 ERA with two complete games and two saves ... Hyatt was 2-0 with a 2.47 ERA with one complete game ... he pitched 40 innings and averaged eight innings per start ... the Tide made 12 errors in 14 games. *Alabama posted a 10-5 (.667) record against Eastern Division teams this season, with series wins over No. 1 Georgia, Tennessee, No. 28 Vanderbilt and Kentucky ... the Crimson Tide was 7-8 last year against SEC Eastern Division teams ... the Tide hit .304 (157-for-516) with 27 home runs and 101 RBI ... UA averaged 7.3 runs and 10.5 hits per game ... Matthes hit a team-best .358 (19-for-53) with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 15 games ... he had an .868 slugging mark ... Smith hit .333 (19-for-57) with four home runs and 15 RBI, while Wilson hit .327 (18-for-55) with five home runs and 16 RBI ... the pitching staff went 10-5 with a 5.36 ERA with two complete games and two saves ... Hyatt was 3-1 with a 3.99 ERA in five starts ... he averaged more than seven innings per start ... Scott was 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA in three starts ... the Tide made 17 errors in 15 games. NON-CONFERENCE RECAP: Alabama went 19-6 (.760) in its 25 non-conference games last season ... the Tide won 11 of its last 13 non-SEC games, including a ninegame winning streak from March 11-April 14 ... as a team, the Tide hit .355 (324-for912) with 53 home runs and 250 RBI ... Alabama averaged 10.76 runs and 12.96 hits per game ... the Tide also had a 41-10 scoring edge in the first inning ... all nine starters

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Ross Wilson was named 2009 First-Team All-SEC last season.

hit better than .300 in non league games ... Dugas hit a team-best .424 (39-for-92) with 10 doubles, 16 RBI and 31 runs scored in 23 games ... Matthes hit .402 (33-for82) with a team-best 14 home runs and 44 RBI in 23 games ... he also posted a 1.024 slugging mark ... Smith hit .395 (30-for-76) with nine home runs and 26 RBI ... Jones hit .372 (29-for-78) with six homers and 30 RBI in 23 games ... the pitching staff posted a 19-6 record and 4.38 ERA ... Kebodeaux went 4-0 with a 4.31 ERA in games ... Hyatt won all three of his non-conference starts with a 1.89 ERA ... he held opponents to a .203 batting average ... the Tide made 26 errors in 25 games.

CRIMSON TIDE RECORDS THREE CYCLES: In addition to its amazing

offensive numbers, Alabama has recorded three cycles this season, a feat that has been accomplished only once in Major League Baseball history. Senior right fielder Kent Matthes recorded the first cycle against Nicholls State on Feb. 24, followed by Jake Smith and Josh Rutledge in the Tide’s last two non-conference games. Smith hit for the cycle in a 14-13 loss at Samford on April 15. Rutledge’s cycle came in a 2116 loss at South Alabama on April 22. The 1933 Philadelphia A’s are the only team in MLB history to record three cycles in one season. Mickey Cochrane (Aug. 2, 1933), Pinky Higgins (Aug. 6, 1933) and Jimmie Foxx (Aug. 14, 1933) recorded the three cycles in a 12-day span. There have been 18 teams in Major League history with two cycles in the same season, including Cincinnati (1893), Detroit (1895 and 1950), St. Louis (1887 and 1960), Philadelphia (1894 and 1901), Boston (1903 and 1944), Pittsburgh (1925 and 1945), Brooklyn (1931), New York Yankees (1937 and 1945), Chicago Cubs (1966), Minnesota (1976), Colorado (1998) and Montreal (2003).

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2009 Season in Review

Jake Smith was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team for the second straight year. Smith made only five errors in 49 games at third base in 2009.

Josh Rutledge was one of three UA players to hit for the cycle in 2009. He was also a first-team All-SEC selection.

CRIMSON TIDE CYCLES: With three cycles this season, Alabama now has seven cycles in school history. Here is a recap of those cycles.

Darren Wood Southern Miss (March 9, 1999) 4-for-4, 3 R, RBI Wood recorded the first cycle in the history of Sewell-Thomas Stadium in a 5-3 win over Southern Miss ... as the leadoff batter in all four innings, Wood singled in the first, tripled in the third, doubled in the fifth and homered in seventh to complete the second cycle in school history.

Josh Rutledge at South Alabama (April 22, 2009) 4-for-5, 4 R, 5 RBI

Recorded seventh cycle in school history and third this season ... Philadelphia A’s (1933) are only team in MLB history to hit for three cycles in the same season ... Rutledge’s cycle was the second cycle for UA in 7-day span ... fourth cycle by UA player on the road ... second UA player to hit for cycle in a loss ... he stroked a solo home run in the third inning and added RBI double in sixth and RBI triple in seventh inning ... capped the feat with two-run single in UA’s six-run, ninth inning ... third UA player to hit for cycle in 2009, joining Matthes (vs. Nicholls State, Feb. 24) and Smith (at Samford, April 15) ... second UA player to hit for cycle against South Alabama at Stanky Field (Frank Menechino, 1993).

Jake Smith at Samford (April 15, 2009)

4-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI Recorded sixth cycle in UA history ... third cycle by UA player on the road ... first player to hit for cycle in a loss ... he stroked a solo home run in the second inning, singled in the fifth, doubled in seventh and tripled in the eighth ... second UA player to hit for cycle this season, joining senior right fielder Kent Matthes who hit for the cycle against Nicholls State on Feb. 24, 2009.

Kent Matthes vs. Nicholls State (Feb. 24, 2008) 4-for-5, 3 R, 5 RBI Recorded fifth cycle in UA history ... third cycle in history of Sewell-Thomas Stadium ... had three-run triple in third inning, solo home run in fifth inning, leadoff double in seventh inning and infield hit in eighth inning Darren Wood at LSU (May 14, 2000)

4-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI Wood went 4-for-4 in the Tide’s 14-0 win at Alex Box Stadium ... he hit a leadoff triple in the first inning, leadoff single in the third inning and a one-out double in the third inning and leadoff home run in fifth inning ... only player in school history with two career cycles.

Andy Phillips

Kansas State (March 23, 1999) 5-for-6, 4 R, 7 RBI Phillips tied Alabama single-game record with five hits in 27-5 win over Kansas State at Sewell-Thomas Stadium ... also hit two home runs, including first-inning grand slam ... Phillips homered in the first inning, singled in the third, tripled in the fifth, homered again in the seventh before completing the cycle with a ninthinning double.

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Frank Menechino at South Alabama (Feb. 23, 1993) 4 -for-6, 2 R, 5 RBI Menechino recorded the first cycle in Alabama history ... the cycle came in the second game of an opening-day double-header at South Alabama in Mobile ... UA posted a 21-6 win ... after striking out in the first inning, Menechino doubled in the second inning, singled in the fifth, tripled and homered in the sixth and grounded out in the eighth. ABOUT THE CYCLES: Alabama has had three players hit for the cycle this season ... Matthes recorded the fifth cycle in school history against Nicholls State on Feb. 24, 2009 ... Smith added the sixth cycle to the record books at Samford on April 15, 2009 ... Rutledge recorded the school’s seventh all-time cycle at South Alabama on April 22, 2009 ... The 2009 season marks the second time in school history Alabama has hit at least two cycles in the same season ... Darren Wood and Andy Phillips both hit for the cycle in 1999 ... Wood hit for the cycle against Southern Miss on March 9, 1999, while Phillips turned the trick against Kansas State on March 23, 1999 ... The seven cycles in school history have been recorded by Frank Menechino (at South Alabama, 1993), Darren Wood (Southern Miss, 1999), Andy Phillips (Kansas State, 1999), Wood (at LSU, 2000), Matthes (Nicholls State, 2009), Smith (Samford, 2009) and Rutledge (South Alabama, 2009) ... Smith and Rutledge are the only two players to hit for cycle during a loss ... Smith and Rutledge became third and fourth players to hit for cycle on the road ... There have been 286 cycles in Major League Baseball history, including three this season ... the three MLB cycles were hit in a four-day span by Orlando Hudson (Los Angeles, April 12), Ian Kinsler (Texas, April 15) and Jason Kubel (Minnesota, April 17) ... There were five cycles recorded in 2008 ... They were hit by Carlos Gomez (Minnesota), Mark Kotsay (Atlanta), Cristian Guzman (Washington), Stephen Drew (Arizona) and Adrian Beltre’ (San Diego) ... Drew and Beltre’ had cycles on the same day (Sept. 1) to become the second duo in MLB history with cycles on the same calendar day ... the Pittsburgh Pirates (23) have more cycles than any team in MLB history, followed by the New York/San Francisco Giants (22) ... the San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays have never had a cycle.

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2009 Season in Review DUGAS POSTS 24-GAME HITTING STREAK: Freshman left fielder Taylor Dugas (Lafayette, La.) posted a 24-game hitting streak from March 7-April 11, the longest by an SEC player this season. During the streak, he batted .459 (50-for-109) with 36 runs scored, 15 doubles and 17 RBI. He averaged 1.54 runs and 2.08 hits per game during the 24-game hitting streak. Dugas’ streak ranks as the sixth-longest in school history and the third-longest streak by a Tide freshman. Josh Rutledge holds the freshman record with a 28-game hitting streak from March 26-May 10, 2008. The 28-game hitting streak is also the third-longest in Tide lore. David Magadan ranks second among UA freshmen with a 27-game hitting streak (the first 27 games of his career) in 1981. Andy Phillips holds the Alabama and SEC record with a 36-game hitting streak during the 1999 season. Roberto Vaz is second with a 32game hitting streak. DUGAS POSTS 14-GAME SEC HITTING STREAK: Dugas also posted a 14-game hitting streak in SEC play, tying for the ninth-longest in school history. Dugas batted .415 (27-for-65) with 18 runs scored, seven doubles, one home run and five RBI. He averaged 1.92 hits and 0.8 runs per game during the SEC streak.

UA CAPTURES WHATABURGER COLLEGE CLASSIC TITLE: Ala-

bama captured the championship at the 2009 Whataburger College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Crimson Tide posted win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (10-2 and 16-2) and Texas Pan American (14-1) en route to its ninth regular-season tournament championship. Alabama had a 40-5 scoring advantage in the three wins. Alabama’s starters hit .404 (44-for-109) at the Whataburger Classic with seven home runs and 35 RBI in three games. UA’s first four hitters - Josh Rutledge, Brandon May, Clay Jones and Kent Matthes were a combined 12-for-22 with two home runs, nine runs scored and 11 RBI in its win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 7. The Tide’s three starting pitchers - Miers Quigley, Austin Hyatt and Adam Morgan - went 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA in the tournament. In 13 2/3 innings, the starters allowed four earned runs and 15 hits, with 12 strikeouts and four walks. The Alabama bullpen worked 13 1/3 scoreless innings in three games at the Whataburger College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas. The six Tide relievers yielded six hits in the series, with 14 strikeouts and one walk.

Taylor Dugas posted a 24-game hitting streak en route to Freshman All-American and All-SEC honors in 2009.

CLAY JONES EARNS MVP HONORS: Alabama junior Clay Jones was voted the Most Valuable Player at the 2009 Whataburger College Classic, after leading the Tide to a 3-0 record in tournament championship. He was 4-for-9 (.444) with one double, one triple, one home run and eight RBI in three games at the Whataburger Classic. He hit a ninth-inning grand slam against Texas-Pan American on March 6. In the 16-2 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 7, Jones went 3-for-6 with one run scored and three RBI. He had a two-run triple in the second inning and added an RBI double in the fifth inning.

Clay Jones was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 Whataburger Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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2009 Overall Statistics

Batting Player

AVG GP GS

AB

R H

2B

SO GDP OB%

SF

SH

PO

A E

14 Jake Smith

.359

49

49

195

42

70

14

3B HR RBI TB SLG% 2

18

54

142

.728

BB HBP 6

6

45

3

.385

6

1

SB ATT 2

5

37

74

5

.957

22 Kent Matthes

.358

56

55

204

67

73

14

2

28

81

175

.858

32

12

46

1

.461

6

0

13

15

101

7

0

1.000

124 15

FLD%

3 Ross Wilson

.353

55

55

215

59

76

15

2

9

47

122

.567

35

7

38

3

.454

3

2

8

12

97

1 Taylor Dugas

.352

56

54

236

61

83

20

2

2

27

113

.479

27

3

37

4

.423

1

6

13

14

98

2

1

.990

.936

6 Brandon May

.347

56

55

222

53

77

18

2

12

69

135 .608

30

1

52

9

.424

2

1

1

2

132

42

2

.989

5 Alex Kubal

.313

50

43

147

32

46

13

0

4

16

71

.483

11

5

33

1

.380

0

4

8

12

85

0

2

.977

2 Josh Rutledge .305

57

57

239

64

73

14

2

5

44

106 .444

25

13

50

3

.396

3

2

8

11

81

126 14

.937

38 Cal Tinsley

.429

17

1

14

8

6

1

0

0

4

7

.500

1

1

5

0

.500

0

0

1

1

3

5

0

15 Cody Trotter

.342

12

9

38

9

13

0

0

3

11

22

.579

4

3

7

1

.435

1

1

0

0

80

7

2

1.000 .978

10 Kyle Moore

.338

27

19

71

14

24

5

0

3

11

38

.535

8

2

14

4

.415

1

1

1

1

100

6

0

1.000

3

.984

16 Clay Jones

.331

43

35

136

26

45

8

1

7

39

76

.559

18

6

25

3

.429

1

0

2

2

177

9

24 Vin DiFazio

.329

44

39

140

22

46

14

1

7

24

83

.593

18

5

33

2

.421

1

0

0

2

301

28 10

11 Wes Henderson .291

42

19

79

18

23

1

0

5

23

39

.494

10

2

15

0

.385

0

1

1

1

164

10

0

1.000

.971

42 Jon Kelton

.286

15

3

14

7

4

1

0

0

4

5

.357

4

4

4

0

.500

2

0

0

0

3

3

0

1.000

43 Tyler Odle

.237

37

22

93

19

22

3

0

2

14

31

.333

15

3

24

3

.357

1

1

2

3

44

2

0

1.000

34 Ryan Rhoden

.188

15

5

32

7

6

1

0

1

4

10

.313

3

1

2

1

.270

1

1

0

0

4

0

0

1.000

9 Del Howell

.182

7

2

11

1

2

0

0

1

2

5

.455

1

1

5

1

.308

0

0

0

0

3

8

1

.917

Totals

.330

58

58

2086 509 689 142

14

107 474 1180 .566

248

75

435

39

.415

29

21

60

81

1526 520 61

.971

Opponents

.277

58

58

2000 336 553

14

54 296 831

182

44

487

27

.347

20

29

80

102

1474 523 77

.963

88

.416

LOB - Team (477), Opp (416). DPs turned - Team (35), Opp (44). CI - Team (3), DiFazio 2, Trotter 1, Opp (1). IBB - Team (6), Matthes 5, May 1, Opp (3). Picked off - Odle 2, DiFazio 1, Wilson 1.

Pitching (All games Sorted by Earned run avg) Player ERA

R ER

BB

SO

2B

23 Tyler White

2.28

1

0

17

0

0

0

0

2

20

15

7

14

37

3

1

1

104

.192

6

5

2

2

0

36 Austin Hyatt

3.76

8

3

15

15

2

0

0

0 103.0 89

50

43

15

88

15

1

9

387 .230

3

11

0

7

5

28 Nathan Kilcrease 4.11

4

4

24

2

0

0

1

2

46.0 47

25

21

16

44

8

1

0

178

.264

3

3

4

1

1

32 Adam Morgan 4.17

4

2

13

9

1

0

0

0

58.1

40

27

20

44

12

2

9

233 .275

3

1

0

3

3

40 Jimmy Nelson 4.54

2

3

22

3

0

0

0

2

37.2

33

21

19

20

39

8

1

2

141

.234

3

6

0

1

2

18 Adam Scott

3

1

16

5

0

0

0

0

44.1

55

27

26

12

38

8

0

10

176

.313

2

2

0

0

6

31 Casey Kebodeaux 6.08

4

0

15

4

0

0

1

0

37.0

50

28

25

12

23

9

2

2

150

.333

3

1

0

3

2

9 Del Howell

6.33

5

3

11

11

1

0

1

0

58.1

64

43

41

32

68

11

1

7

225 .284

1

5

2

0

3

33 David Head

9.36

1

3

12

2

0

0

0

1

25.0 36

27

26

9

28

2

2

9

108

.333

3

1

1

0

2

14 Jake Smith

2.13

0

1

6

0

0

0

1

2

12.2

3

3

3

13

1

1

1

47

.213

0

1

0

0

0

21 Austin Evans

6.06

2

1

12

0

0

0

1

2

16.1

15

11

11

15

19

1

1

1

64

.234

2

4

0

0

0

7 Miers Quigley

6.86

2

0

7

5

0

0

0

0

19.2

33

16

15

9

24

5

0

2

90

.367

2

3

0

0

0

5.28

W L

APP GS

CG SHO CBO

SV IP H 27.2

64

10

3B HR

AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

27 Austin Graham 10.55

1

0

14

2

0

0

1

0

21.1

34

28

25

5

22

4

1

1

91

.374

2

1

3

2

5

38 Cal Tinsley

13.50

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1.1

3

2

2

0

0

1

0

0

6

.500

0

0

0

1

0

Totals

5.13

37

21

58

58

4

2

2

11 508.2 553

336

290

182

487

88

14

54 2000 .277

33

44

12 20

29

Opponents

8.19

21

37

58

58

2

0

0

7

491.1 689 509

447

248

435

142

14

107 2086 .330

71

75

9

21

29

PB - Team (6), K. Moore 4, DiFazio 1, Trotter 1, Opp (6). Pickoffs - Team (5), Kebodeaux 2, DiFazio 1, Howell 1, Kilcrease 1, Opp (4). SBA/ATT - DiFazio (47-55), Trotter (18-20), K. Moore (15-19), Hyatt (1718), Howell (12-16), Quigley (9-11), Kebodeaux (5-9), Nelson (5-8), Kilcrease (6-7), White (6-7), Morgan (5-7), Scott (3-5), Head (4-5), Graham (4-4), A. Evans (4-4), J. Smith (0-1).

90

ALABAMA


2009 Overall Miscellaneous Statistics MULTIPLE HIT GAMES

2

3

4

1 Taylor Dugas

18

4

4

-

6 Brandon May

17

4

4

-

25

22 Kent Matthes

20

3

1

-

24

3 Ross Wilson

16

4

2

-

22

2 Josh Rutledge

13

6

2

-

21

14 Jake Smith

13

6

2

-

21

16 Clay Jones

9

2

2

-

13

5 Alex Kubal

8

2

1

-

11

24 Vin DiFazio

9

2

-

-

11

10 Kyle Moore

5

2

-

-

7

11 Wes Henderson

4

2

-

-

6

15 Cody Trotter

5

-

-

-

5

43 Tyler Odle

4

-

-

-

4 1

Taylor Dugas was second on the team with two outfield assists in 2009.

26

38 Cal Tinsley

1

-

-

-

34 Ryan Rhoden

1

-

-

-

1

143

37

18

0

198

5+ Tot

TEAM

SNAPSHOTS

5+ Tot

MULTIPLE RBI GAMES

2

3

4

22 Kent Matthes

11

7

2

3

6 Brandon May

7

5

2

3

17

3 Ross Wilson

7

3

1

1

12

14 Jake Smith

6

2

1

3

12

2 Josh Rutledge

5

1

2

2

10

16 Clay Jones

5

3

1

1

10

1 Taylor Dugas

6

-

-

-

6

11 Wes Henderson

4

1

-

1

6

10 Kyle Moore

2

1

-

-

3

24 Vin DiFazio

1

1

-

-

2

23

5 Alex Kubal

1

-

-

1

2

15 Cody Trotter

2

-

-

-

2

34 Ryan Rhoden

2

-

-

-

2

43 Tyler Odle

1

1

-

-

2

38 Cal Tinsley TEAM

1

-

-

-

1

61

25

9

15

110

SNAPSHOTS Jake Smith was third on the team with 12 multi-RBI games in 2009.

BASEBALL

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2009 SEC Statistics

Batting Player

AVG GP GS

AB

R H

SO GDP OB%

SF

SH

PO

A E

5 Alex Kubal

.359

26

25

92

22

33

2B 8

3B HR RBI TB SLG% 0

2

12

47

.511

BB HBP 6

4

23

0

.422

0

3

SB ATT 4

5

57

0

2

FLD% .966

3 Ross Wilson

.343

27

27

108

26

37

8

2

5

27

64

.593

12

5

25

2

.429

1

2

3

6

57

70

5

.962

14 Jake Smith

.333

29

29

114

23

38

9

1

9

27

76

.667

3

4

30

2

.363

3

1

2

4

23

41

3

.955

6 Brandon May

.333

29

29

114

24

38

6

1

8

39

70

.614

14

1

35

4

.408

1

1

0

1

93

15

2

.982

22 Kent Matthes

.330

29

29

106

27

35

6

1

13

35

82

.774

19

6

31

0

.451

2

0

5

7

52

4

0

1.000

24 Vin DiFazio

.329

25

23

85

15

28

9

0

5

14

52

.612

10

3

21

2

.414

1

0

0

1

174

13

6

.969

1 Taylor Dugas

.320

29

28

128

30

41

9

0

1

11

53

.414

12

0

21

4

.379

0

3

8

8

62

2

1

.985

2 Josh Rutledge .281

28

28

121

28

34

8

1

2

19

50

.413

13

4

27

2

.367

1

0

0

1

39

60

6

.943

9 Del Howell

1.000

1

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

4

4.000

0

0

0

0

1.000

0

0

0

0

3

7

1

.909

38 Cal Tinsley

.333

5

0

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

.333

0

0

2

0

.333

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1.000

16 Clay Jones

.318

16

11

44

6

14

2

0

1

7

19

.432

5

1

10

1

.392

1

0

1

1

37

2

0

1.000

15 Cody Trotter

.308

4

4

13

3

4

0

0

1

2

7

.538

1

1

4

0

.400

0

1

0

0

24

4

1

.966

11 Wes Henderson .271

21

12

48

10

13

0

0

4

9

25

.521

2

1

11

0

.314

0

0

0

0

96

7

0

1.000

43 Tyler Odle

.205

13

11

39

4

8

2

0

0

3

10

.256

4

1

13

1

.295

0

1

0

0

16

1

0

1.000

10 Kyle Moore

.143

7

4

14

1

2

0

0

1

1

5

.357

1

0

5

1

.200

0

0

0

0

24

0

0

1.000

42 Jon Kelton

.000

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

0

2

1

0

.500

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Totals

.317

29

29

1032 221 327

67

6

53 207 565 .547

102

33

259

19

.393

10

12

23

34

765 253 29

.972

Opponents

.277

29

29

999 178 277

49

7

31

89

22

223

15

.347

9

11

39

46

747 254 30

.971

157

433 .433

LOB - Team (222), Opp (190). DPs turned - Team (21), Opp (21). CI - Team (3), DiFazio 2, Trotter 1, Opp (1). IBB - Team (4), Matthes 3, May 1. Picked off - Odle 1, DiFazio 1.

Pitching (SEC games only Sorted by Earned run avg) Player ERA

W L

BB

SO

2B

36 Austin Hyatt

3.22

5

1

APP GS 10

10

CG SHO CBO 2

0

0

SV IP H 0

78.1

61

32

R ER 28

9

69

11

3B HR 1

5

291

AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA .210

2

7

0

5

32 Adam Morgan 3.67

2

1

7

5

1

0

0

0

34.1

40

26

14

14

27

8

2

6

140 .286

2

0

0

1

1

18 Adam Scott

6.46

3

1

8

4

0

0

0

0

30.2 42

23

22

8

22

6

0

8

125

2

2

0

0

3

.336

2

9 Del Howell

6.89

4

3

9

9

1

0

0

0

47.0

56

38

36

29

47

10

1

6

184 .304

1

5

1

0

3

23 Tyler White

0.00

1

0

5

0

0

0

0

1

4.1

2

0

0

4

5

0

1

0

15

.133

4

1

1

0

0

14 Jake Smith

1.93

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

4.2

4

1

1

1

5

0

0

1

18

.222

0

0

0

0

0

28 Nathan Kilcrease 3.18

3

2

14

0

0

0

0

1

22.2

23

12

8

7

16

6

0

0

85

.271

1

1

1

1

1

40 Jimmy Nelson 4.50

0

2

9

0

0

0

0

0

16.0

14

10

8

6

18

2

0

1

60

.233

2

4

0

0

1

7 Miers Quigley

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1.0

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

4

.250

2

1

0

0

0

31 Casey Kebodeaux 15.88

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

5.2

14

10

10

2

2

3

1

1

27

.519

0

0

0

2

0

33 David Head

0

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

5.2

10

11

11

3

8

1

1

3

27

.370

3

1

0

0

0

9.00 17.47

27 Austin Graham 20.77

0

0

4

1

0

0

0

0

4.1

8

10

10

2

3

2

0

0

20

.400

0

0

1

0

0

99.00

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0.1

2

4

4

3

1

0

0

0

3

.667

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

5.40

18

11

29

29

4

0

0

4 255.0 277

178

153

89

223

49

7

31

999 .277

19

22

4

9

11

Opponents

7.16

11

18

29

29

1

0

0

5 249.0 327

221

198

102

259

67

6

53

1032 .317

22

33

3

10

12

21 Austin Evans

PB - Team (2), K. Moore 2, Opp (4). Pickoffs - Team (3), DiFazio 1, Kebodeaux 1, Howell 1, Opp (2). SBA/ATT - DiFazio (30-33), Howell (12-15), Hyatt (14-14), Trotter (6-7), Morgan (5-7), Kilcrease (3-4), Head (3-3), K. Moore (3-3), Nelson (1-2), Scott (1-1).

92

ALABAMA


2009 SEC Miscellaneous Statistics

SNAPSHOTS Josh Rutledge, a first-team All-SEC selection in 2009 made only six errors in 30 SEC games.

MULTIPLE HIT GAMES

2

3

4

22 Kent Matthes

12

1

-

5+ Tot -

1 Taylor Dugas

9

3

1

-

13

14 Jake Smith

9

2

1

-

12 12

13

6 Brandon May

8

3

1

-

3 Ross Wilson

9

1

1

-

11

2 Josh Rutledge

6

4

-

-

10

5 Alex Kubal

6

2

1

-

9

24 Vin DiFazio

4

2

-

-

6

11 Wes Henderson

3

1

-

-

4

16 Clay Jones

4

-

-

-

4

15 Cody Trotter

2

-

-

-

2

43 Tyler Odle

1

-

-

-

1

TEAM

73

19

5

0

97

5+ Tot

MULTIPLE RBI GAMES

2

3

4

22 Kent Matthes

8

2

1

-

11

3 Ross Wilson

7

2

-

-

9

6 Brandon May

2

2

2

2

8

2 Josh Rutledge

4

1

-

1

6

14 Jake Smith

3

-

-

2

5

11 Wes Henderson

2

1

-

-

3

5 Alex Kubal

1

-

-

1

2

1 Taylor Dugas

2

-

-

-

2

24 Vin DiFazio

1

-

-

-

1

16 Clay Jones

1

-

-

-

1

31

8

3

6

48

TEAM

SNAPSHOTS Clay Jones (16) is congratulated by Ross Wilson (3) and the rest of his Crimson Tide teammates.

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93


2009 Results

Game date Opposing team

Score r-h-e r-h-e Inns Overall

SEC

of record

Attend Time

Feb 20, 2009

SE MISSOURI STATE

W, 5-1

5-10-0

1-5-1

9

1-0-0

0-0-0

Hyatt (W 1-0)

3628

3:02

Feb 21, 2009

SE MISSOURI STATE

3-8, L

3-7-3

8-14-1

9

1-1-0

0-0-0

Kilcrease (L 0-1)

4580

3:25

Feb 22, 2009

SE MISSOURI STATE

4-8, L

4-7-0

8-11-2

9

1-2-0

0-0-0

Head (L 0-1)

3657

3:10

Feb 24, 2009

NICHOLLS STATE

W, 11-4

11-15-2

4-9-2

9

2-2-0

0-0-0

Quigley (W 1-0)

3603

2:46

Feb 25, 2009

NICHOLLS STATE

W, 8-7

8-8-2

7-14-3

(10)

3-2-0

0-0-0

Nelson (W 1-0)

3436

3:06

Feb 28, 2009

ILLINOIS CHICAGO

W, 4-2

4-9-0

2-6-0

9

4-2-0

0-0-0

Hyatt (W 2-0)

-

2:23

Feb 28, 2009

ILLINOIS CHICAGO

W, 20-4

20-21-0

4-9-2

9

5-2-0

0-0-0

Morgan (W 1-0)

3696

3:21

Mar 3, 2009

at Troy

2-6, L

2-5-0

6-11-0

9

5-3-0

0-0-0

Head (L 0-2)

2413

2:56

#Mar 5, 2009

at Texas A&M-CC

W, 10-2

10-15-0

2-8-1

9

6-3-0

0-0-0

A. Evans (W 1-0)

2383

3:03

#Mar 6, 2009

vsTexas-Pan American

W, 14-1

14-11-0

1-5-1

9

7-3-0

0-0-0

Hyatt (W 3-0)

2187

3:23

#Mar 7, 2009

at Texas A&M-CC

W, 16-2

16-21-2

2-7-2

9

8-3-0

0-0-0

Morgan (W 2-0)

2713

2:54

@Mar 10, 2009

vsAuburn

7-8, L

7-8-1

8-9-1

9

8-4-0

0-0-0

Nelson (L 1-1)

7489

3:03

Mar 11, 2009

SAMFORD

W, 11-6

11-19-3

6-8-2

9

9-4-0

0-0-0

Kilcrease (W 1-1)

3702

3:07

*Mar 14, 2009

GEORGIA

W, 9-5

9-14-2

5-9-2

9

10-4-0

1-0-0

Hyatt (W 4-0)

-

3:03

*Mar 14, 2009

GEORGIA

W, 11-5

11-12-1

5-10-3

9

11-4-0

2-0-0

Morgan (W 3-0)

3908

2:57

*Mar 15, 2009

GEORGIA

8-10L

8-13-0

10-9-2

9

11-5-0

2-1-0

Head (L 0-3)

4076

3:10

Mar 17, 2009

ALABAMA A&M

W24-0

24-26-0

0-1-1

7

12-5-0

2-1-0

Howell (W 1-0)

3535

2:24

Mar 18, 2009

ALABAMA A&M

W6-1

6-7-1

1-5-2

7

13-5-0

2-1-0

Quigley (W 2-0)

-

2:01

Mar 18, 2009

ALABAMA A&M

W, 12-0

12-8-0

0-3-4

7

14-5-0

2-1-0

Kebodeaux (W 1-0)

3595

2:18

* Mar 20, 2009

at Mississippi

7-8, L

7-9-2

8-7-1

9

14-6-0

2-2-0

Nelson (L 1-2)

6844

3:25

* Mar 21, 2009

at Mississippi

2-5, L

2-6-1

5-6-0

9

14-7-0

2-3-0

Morgan (L 3-1)

7484

2:38

* Mar 22, 2009

at Mississippi

W, 19-6

19-23-0

6-12-1

9

15-7-0

3-3-0

Howell (W 2-0)

6778

3:38

Mar 24, 2009

UAB

W, 10-7

10-9-1

7-11-3

9

16-7-0

3-3-0

Graham (W 1-0)

3941

3:10

Mar 25, 2009

at UAB

W, 10-6

10-10-1

6-10-2

9

17-7-0

3-3-0

Kebodeaux (W 2-0)

778

3:09

* Mar 27, 2009

at Florida

4-11, L

4-10-0

11-15-0

9

17-8-0

3-4-0

Hyatt (L 4-1)

2357

3:10

* Mar 28, 2009

at Florida

8-9, L

8-12-6

9-12-0

9

17-9-0

3-5-0

Nelson (L 1-3)

3173

2:55

* Mar 29, 2009

at Florida

7-10, L

7-12-0

10-15-1

9

17-10-0

3-6-0

Howell (L 2-1)

2803

2:54

Apr. 1, 2009

MISS. VALLEY STATE

W, 9-4

9-17-2

4-11-6

9

18-10-0

3-6-0

A. Evans (W 2-0)

3477

3:11

* Apr 3, 2009

TENNESSEE

W, 9-2

9-9-0

2-3-2

9

19-10-0

4-6-0

Hyatt (W 5-1)

4269

2:30

* Apr 4, 2009

TENNESSEE

W, 6-1

6-12-0

1-5-0

9

20-10-0

5-6-0

Howell (W 3-1)

4596

2:31

* Apr 5, 2009

TENNESSEE

W, 8-4

8-9-0

4-8-1

9

21-10-0

6-6-0

Scott (W 1-0)

3982

2:32

Apr 7, 2009

TROY

W, 22-4

22-20-2

4-12-0

9

22-10-0

6-6-0

Kebodeaux (W 3-0)

3975

3:28

* Apr 10, 2009

LSU

5-8, L

5-12-4

8-11-1

9

22-11-0

6-7-0

Kilcrease (L 1-2)

4686

3:05

* Apr 11, 2009

LSU

W, 13-5

13-16-0

5-10-2

9

23-11-0

7-7-0

Howell (W 4-1)

5655

3:13

* Apr 12, 2009

LSU

7-12, L

7-13-0

12-19-1

9

23-12-0

7-8-0

Scott (L 1-1)

4346

3:14

Apr 14, 2009

MISS. VALLEY STATE

W, 10-1

10-14-0

1-3-1

9

24-12-0

7-8-0

Nelson (W 2-3)

3468

2:41

Apr 15, 2009

at Samford

13-14 L

13-14-2

14-16-2

(10)

24-13-0

7-8-0

J. Smith (L 0-1)

2145

3:49

* Apr 17, 2009

at Vanderbilt

W, 10-4

10-12-3

4-11-2

9

25-13-0

8-8-0

Hyatt (W 6-1)

2971

3:21

* Apr 18, 2009

at Vanderbilt

W, 7-3

7-11-0

3-6-0

9

26-13-0

9-8-0

Howell (W 5-1)

-

2:38

* Apr 18, 2009

at Vanderbilt

W, 7-6

7-9-0

6-14-2

9

27-13-0

10-8-0

White (W 1-0)

2679

3:50

Apr 22, 2009

at South Alabama

16-21, L

16-17-4

21-22-2

9

27-14-0

10-8-0

A. Evans (L 2-1)

4436

3:57

* Apr 24, 2009

KENTUCKY

W, 11-6

11-11-2

6-9-0

9

28-14-0

11-8-0

Kilcrease (W 2-2)

4145

2:55

* Apr 25, 2009

KENTUCKY

1-11, L

1-7-3

11-11-1

9

28-15-0

11-9-0

Howell (L 5-2)

4335

2:52

* Apr 26, 2009

KENTUCKY

W, 3-2

3-4-0

2-8-1

9

29-15-0

12-9-0

Scott (W 2-1)

4007

2:56

Apr 29, 2009

SOUTH ALABAMA

W, 14-3

14-16-0

3-10-1

8

30-15-0

12-9-0

Kebodeaux (W 4-0)

4001

2:50

* May 1, 2009

at Mississippi State

W, 10-8

10-13-1

8-9-2

9

31-15-0

13-9-0

Hyatt (W 7-1)

5993

3:53

* May 2, 2009

at Mississippi State

W, 17-16

17-18-2

16-17-3

9

32-15-0

14-9-0

Kilcrease (W 3-2)

7031

3:49

* May 8, 2009

ARKANSAS

W, 2-1

2-8-0

1-3-0

9

33-15-0

15-9-0

Hyatt (W 8-1)

4492

2:27

* May 9, 2009

ARKANSAS

W, 8-6

8-12-0

6-8-1

9

34-15-0

16-9-0

Kilcrease (W 4-2)

4789

2:49

* May 10, 2009

ARKANSAS

W, 6-5

6-10-1

5-9-1

9

35-15-0

17-9-0

Scott (W 3-1)

3835

3:31

May 12, 2009

JACKSONVILLE STATE

W, 8-4

8-10-0

4-9-2

9

36-15-0

17-9-0

Head (W 1-3)

2879

2:44

* May 14, 2009

at Auburn

2-3, L

2-5-1

3-8-0

(10)

36-16-0

17-10-0

Kilcrease (L 4-3)

2361

3:06

* May 15, 2009

at Auburn

1-3, L

1-9-0

3-8-0

9

36-17-0

17-11-0

Howell (L 5-3)

2718

2:27

* May 16, 2009

at Auburn

W, 13-3

13-16-0

3-5-0

7

37-17-0

18-11-0

Morgan (W 4-1)

2714

2:35

%May 20, 2009

vsSouth Carolina

5-9, L

5-8-1

9-11-0

(11)

37-18-0

18-11-0

Kilcrease (L 4-4)

9254

3:57

%May 21, 2009

vsLSU

6-9, L

6-9-3

9-12-3

9

37-19-0

18-11-0

Hyatt (L 8-2)

6524

3:17

! May 29, 2009

vsOklahoma State

6-10, L

6-12-0

10-12-0

9

37-20-0

18-11-0

Hyatt (L 8-3)

2216

3:14

! May 30, 2009

vsTennessee Tech

2-6, L

2-9-2

6-12-0

9

37-21-0

18-11-0

Morgan (L 4-2)

2185

2:53

* - Southeastern Conference Game # - Whataburger Classic (Corpus Christi, Texas) @ - MAX Capital City Classic (Montgomery) % - SEC Tournament (Hoover) ! - NCAA Clemson (S.C.) Regional () extra inning game

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Miscellaneous Alabama Records Alabama Perfect Games

Al Drumheller, John Collins and Brett Sullenberger (6 Innings) at South Florida (March 31, 1993)

Opponent Perfect Games Bruce Baudier, LSU vs. Alabama

(1967)

1. Melford Pratt vs. Mercer 2. Merritt Wilke at Tennessee 3. Eddie Owcar at Mississippi 4. *Grady Elmore at Southern Miss 5. * Vince Barrantine at Auburn 6. *Gordie Hershiser, Paul Mirocke and and Greg Hibbard vs. Jackson State

(May 2, 1913) (May 3, 1917) (April 24, 1942) (March 20, 1965) (March 22, 1981) (February 27, 1985)

Opponent No-Hitters

(1) *Robert Earl Siedell, Mississippi * – Denotes 7-inning game.

(1962)

Homered in First At-Bat 1. Bill Oakley vs. LSU 2. Craig Shipley vs. South Alabama 3. Brett Taft vs. South Alabama 4. Jeremy Brown vs. Houston 5. Aaron Clark vs. BYU

(March 18, 1979) (February 28, 1982) (February 23, 1993) (February 12, 1999) (February 10, 2000)

Fans Only Network All-Time Team (1999) C – Matt Frick, 1997-98 1B – David Magadan, 1981-83 2B – Joe Caruso, 1994-97 SS – Craig Shipley, 1983-84 3B – Butch Hobson, 1971-73 OF – G.W. Keller, 1997-99 OF – Roberto Vaz, 1997 OF – Fred Sington, 1933-35 SP – Tim Young, 1995-96 RP – Jarrod Kingrey, 1997-98

81 69 67 63 63  63 61 61 54 54

Rk 1. 3. 4. 5. 8. 10.

(1932) (1997) (1999) (1999) (1947) (1960)

Runs 27 27 24 23 21 21 21 20 20 19 19 19 19

Game Florida, 27-3 (1989) Vanderbilt, 27-8 (1988) Birmingham Barons, 24-5 (1950) Birmingham Barons, 23-5 (1950) Tennessee, 21-9 (2000) Tennessee, 21-9 (1999) Auburn, 21-8 (1989) Birmingham Barons, 20-8 (1925) Georgia Southern, 20-11 (1980) Vanderbilt, 19-16 (1992) Auburn, 19-11 (1991) Georgia, 19-2 (1906) Tennessee, 19-3 (1903)

Largest Margin of Victory Rk 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 9. 10.

Rk 1. 2. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

(1996-2000) (1930-1941) (1980-1982) (1922-1926) (1977-1979)

Most Double Plays (Season)

1. 2. 3. 4. 8. 10

LSU, 28-5 LSU, 28-2 Niagara, 27-0 Kansas State, 27-5 Central Foundry, 27-6 Samford, 27-3

Runs 36 34 27 26 26 24 24 24 23 22 22

Game Birmingham Athletics, 38-2 Howard, 36-2 Niagara, 27-0 UAB, 30-4 LSU, 28-2 Georgia Southern, 35-11 Samford, 27-3 Mississippi, 30-6 LSU, 28-5 Kansas State, 27-5 Mississippi, 22-0

Largest Margin of Defeat

Most Consecutive Games Without Being Shutout 273 199 125 109 104

28 28 27 27 27 27

Most Runs Allowed

Alabama No-Hitters

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

7. 9.

(1997) (1998) (2000) (1990) (1995) (1996) (2009) (1986) (1992) (1983)

Runs 24 19 19 18 17 17 16 15 15 14 14 14 14

Game Florida, 27-3 Vanderbilt, 27-8 Birmingham Barons, 24-4 Birmingham Barons, 23-5 Georgia, 17-0 Georgia, 19-2 Philadelphia A’s, 16-0 Mississippi State, 15-0 East Carolina, 16-1 Miami, 15-1 Miami, 14-0 Ohio State, 15-1 Mississippi State, 19-5

Year (1989) (1988) (1950) (1950) (1908) (1906) (1910) (1982) (2008) (1996) (1986) (1977) (1963)

(1894) (1894) (1999) (1999) (1997) (1984) (1960) (1902) (1932) (1999) (1902)

Alabama in the Polls (Final Rankings Since 1959)

Baseball America 1981 1983 1986 1991 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 2005 2006

17th 2nd 25th 24th 14th 4th 2nd 12th 4th 24th 13th 20th 10th

Collegiate Baseball 1968 1983 1986 1991 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 2005 2006

USA TODAY/ ESPN COACHES 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 2005 2006

NCBWA 

2002 2003 2005 2006

21st 2nd 21st 25th 14th 5th 2nd 16th 4th 27th 16th 20th 9th

15th 6th 2nd 9th 4th 22nd 12th 24th 9th

16th 34th 20th 9th

Most Runs Scored Rk 1. 2. 3. 4. 6.

Runs 38 36 35 30 30 29

Game Birmingham Athletics, 38-2 Howard, 36-2 Georgia Southern, 35-11 UAB, 30-4 Mississippi, 30-6 Mississippi State, 20-10

BASEBALL

(1894) (1894) (1984) (1999) (1902) (1943)

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Alabama as Number-One Ranked Team

Miscellaneous Alabama Records

Alabama has compiled a 13-5 (.722) overall record as the nation’s No. 1 ranked team. The Crimson Tide earned its first No. 1 ranking as the top seed in the 1996 College World Series. Alabama was also the No. 1 team and top seed at the 1997 CWS to become the first team in CWS history to be the top seed in back-to-back seasons.

Results when ranked No. 1 Alabama 7, Oklahoma State 5 Miami 15, Alabama 1 Clemson 14, Alabama 13 Alabama 16, Mississippi State 3 Alabama 13, Florida 6 LSU 12, Alabama 7 Alabama 6, Florida 3 Alabama 12, LSU 2 Alabama 8, Troy State 5 Alabama 6, Wichita State 2 Alabama 6, NC State 3 Alabama 9, Southern Cal 8 (10) Alabama 3, Mississippi State 2 Miami 6, Alabama 1 Alabama 9, Mississippi State 5 Alabama 8, Miami 6 Alabama 8, Miami 2 LSU 13, Alabama 6

May 31, 1996 June 2, 1996 June 4, 1996 May 15, 1997 May 16, 1997 May 17, 1997 May 17, 1997 May 18, 1997 May 22, 1997 May 23, 1997 May 24, 1997 May 25, 1997 May 31, 1997 June 2, 1997 June 3, 1997 June 5, 1997 June 6, 1997 June 7, 1997

Alabama vs. No. 1 Ranked Teams

The Crimson Tide has played 31 games against the nation’s top ranked team, posting a 16-15 (.516) ledger. Alabama took two of three from No. 1 ranked Georgia last season in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide played back-to-back weekends against the No. 1 team during the 2006 season, beating Mississippi State (Mar. 31-April 2) and South Carolina (April 7-9) en route to a 4-2 record against the nation’s top ranked team. In all, Alabama has won seven of its last eight regular-season series against the No. 1 ranked team, including series wins against Miami (1985), Mississippi State (1989), Auburn (1995), LSU (1997), Mississippi State (2006), South Carolina (2006) and Georgia (2009).

Results against No. 1

Texas 6, Alabama 4 June 9, 1983 Texas 4, Alabama 3 June 11, 1983 Miami 14, Alabama 10 May 3, 1985 Alabama 12, Miami 6 May 4, 1985 Alabama 11, Miami 7 May 5, 1985 Alabama 15, Mississippi State 8 (DH) May 6,1989 Mississippi State 4, Alabama 3 (8) (DH) May 6, 1989 Alabama 5, Mississippi State 4 (15) May 7, 1989 Alabama 10, Auburn 5 May 12, 1995 Auburn 3, Alabama 1 May 13, 1995 Alabama 7, Auburn 4 May 14, 1995 Alabama 6, LSU 2 May 9, 1997 Alabama 28, LSU 2 May 10, 1997 LSU 6, Alabama 4 May 11, 1997 Miami 8, Alabama 1 June 13, 1999 Alabama 6, Rice 5 June 15, 1999 Miami 5, Alabama 2 June 16, 1999 Tulane 10, Alabama 4 June 4, 2005 Tulane 7, Alabama 4 June 6, 2005 Alabama 5, Mississippi State 3 March 31, 2006 Alabama 4, Mississippi State 3 April 1, 2006 Mississippi State 4, Alabama 2 (11) April 2, 2006 South Carolina 7, Alabama 6 (11) April 7, 2006 Alabama 8, South Carolina 6 (DH) April 9, 2006 Alabama 6, South Carolina 1 (DH) April 9, 2006 Vanderbilt 3, Alabama 0 April 6, 2007 Vanderbilt 4, Alabama 2 April 7, 2007 Alabama 5, Vanderbilt 3 April 8, 2007 Alabama 9, Georgia 5 (DH) Mar.14, 2009 Alabama 11, Georgia 5 (DH) Mar.14, 2009 Georgia 8, Alabama 6 Mar.15, 2009

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All-Time Attendance Records All Games

24,859 vs. Miami (CWS) June 12, 1999 24,401 vs. LSU (CWS) June 7, 1997 23,286 vs. Miami (CWS) June 2, 1996 23,267 vs. Oklahoma State (CWS) June 10, 1999 22,640 vs. Mississippi State (CWS) May 31, 1997 22,155 vs. Rice (CWS) June 15, 1999 21,868 vs. Clemson (CWS) June 4, 1996 20,991 vs. Mississippi State (CWS) June 3, 1997 20,016 vs. Miami (CWS) June 2, 1997 18,207 vs. Oklahoma State (CWS) May 31, 1996

Road Games

12,189 at Tulane 11,246 at New Orleans 10,119 at Mississippi 10,050 at Mississippi State 9,289 at Mississippi State 8,514 at Mississippi State (DH) 8,208 at LSU 8,089 at Arkansas 8,074 at LSU 7,896 at LSU

State of Alabama 16,165 14,427 14,390 13,367 12,838 12,673 11,923 11,705 11,519 11,318

Alabama vs. Arkansas Alabama vs. Auburn Alabama vs. Auburn Alabama vs. South Carolina Alabama vs. LSU Alabama vs. Auburn Alabama vs. LSU Alabama vs. LSU  Alabama vs. Mississippi Alabama vs. Mississippi

Feb. 19, 1994 Feb.18, 1994 April 9, 2005 April 8, 1999 April 19, 1997 May 6, 1989 April 15, 2006 May 5, 2006 April 14, 2006 May 13, 2000

May 23, 1999 May 23, 2003 May 13, 1998 May 26, 2002 May 24, 2006 May 24, 2003 May 26, 2006 May 25, 2003 May 27, 2005 May 25, 2005

Joe Vitiello was Alabama’s last two-time Triple Crown winner, earning the award in 1990 and 1991.

Alabama Triple Crown Winners Year 1946 1947 1950 1955 1959 1966 1968 1977 1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993

Player, Pos. Herb Chapman, OF Herb Chapman, OF Ed White, OF Bobby Hunt, OF Ken Chapman, OF J. McCorquodale, 1B Stan Moss, 3B Jeff Tillman, DH Doug Duke, C Deron White, OF Jason Bridges, OF Cary Williams, OF Joe Vitiello, 1B/DH Joe Vitiello, 1B/DH Al Drumheller, DH

AVG-HR-RBI .368-3-29 .322-3-17 .447-7-17 .439-3-32 .469-3-16 .355-3-14 .342-7-26 .336-7-37 .388-22-67 .347-11-47 .351-12-43 .367-16-61 .364-16-53 .395-11-67 .323-8-38

Grand Slams (Since 1983)

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Clay Jones vs. Texas Pan American March 6 Brandon May vs. Georgia March 14 Brandon May vs. Tennessee April 3 Jake Smith vs. Troy April 7 Kent Matthes vs. Troy April 7 Jake Smith vs. Kentucky April 24 Alex Kubal vs. Mississippi State May 2 Ross Wilson vs. Youngstown State March 7 Del Howell vs. Mississippi State April 19 Alex Avila vs. Georgia May 16 Alex Kubal vs. Kentucky May 23 Jake Smith vs. McNeese State March 3 Alex Avila vs. Mississippi State May 17 Kody Valverde vs. Jacksonville State June 2 Evan Bush vs. McNeese State March 6 Allen Rice vs. Mississippi April 10 Evan Bush vs. Georgia April 29 Mark Haske vs. South Carolina April 24 Beau Hearod vs. SE Missouri Feb. 23 Beau Hearod vs. Massachusetts March 9 Zac Welch vs. South Alabama April 16 Beau Hearod vs. UAB April 23 Jeremy Brown at South Carollina March 29 Brent Boyd vs. Mississippi April 20 Grant Redding vs. Mississippi State May 12 Travis Garner vs. Florida May 25

2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988

Beau Hearod vs. Miami, Ohio Feb. 18 Brent Boyd vs. Austin Peay Feb. 28 Beau Hearod vs. Vanderbilt March 10 Aaron Clark vs. Kentucky March 18 Brent Boyd vs. BYU Feb. 10 Rock Mills vs. Central Florida Feb. 26 Ben King vs. Nevada May 26 Scott McClanahan at Stanford May 27 Jeremy Brown at Stanford May 28 Jayson Cox vs. Niagara March 5 G.W. Keller at Tennessee March 12 Andy Phillips vs. Kansas State March 23 Jeremy Brown vs. Vanderbilt May 9 G.W. Keller vs. Nicholls State Feb. 18 Andy Phillips vs. Louisiana Tech Feb. 23 Matt Frick vs. Mississippi April 24 Dustan Mohr vs. Michigan Feb. 21 Roberto Vaz vs. Middle Tennessee Feb. 25 Joe Caruso vs. Georgia March 7 Robbie Tucker at Florida March 15 Roberto Vaz at Auburn April 12 Andy Phillips vs. West Alabama April 23 Roberto Vaz vs. LSU May 9 Rusty Loflin vs. UNC Greensboro March 3 Joe Caruso vs. South Alabama May 24 Brett Taft vs. Clemson June 4 Kevin Nichols vs. Alcorn State April 5 Anthony Box vs. Samford May 3 Brett Taft at Vanderbilt April 3 Juan DeBrand vs. Alcorn State Feb. 18 Brad Oliver vs. Middle Tennessee March 15 Juan DeBrand vs. Middle Tennessee Matt Allen vs. Illinois State March 3 *Mick Kerns vs. Murray State April 10 Matt Allen vs. Auburn April 24 Mick Kerns vs. Tennessee March 11 Cary Williams vs. Samford April 17 Phillip Doyle vs. Mississippi State May 12 Hunter Plott at Vanderbilt April 17 Tim Butt vs. Auburn April 24

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Miscellaneous Alabama Records 1987 None 1986 Mike Wiggins vs. Western Kentucky Feb. 21 Kurt Prewitt vs. Ferris State March 4 Mike Twardoski vs. LSU March 22 Doug Duke vs. Mississippi April 27 Doug Duke vs. Auburn May 6 Doug Duke vs. South Carolina May 25 1985 Tim Sims at Jackson State March 12 Ted McClendon at Jackson State March 13 1984 Mike Pitisci vs. Alabama Christian Feb. 28 Mike Pitisci at Southern Miss March 7 Allan Stallings at New Orleans March 14 Mike Pitisci at New Orleans March 15 Mike Pitisci vs. Clemson March 21 Mike Pitisci vs. Florida State March 23 1984 Kyle Bryan at Georgia Southern March 28 Frank Velleggia vs. Memphis April 4 Mike Pitisci vs. Auburn April 23 Frank Velleggia at Memphis May 25 Ted McClendon vs. Mississippi State May 7 1983 David Magadan vs. Columbus May 4 Allan Stallings at Auburn May 8 * -- Inside the park grand slam.

NCAA Champions

Alabama has won one team and five individual statistical national championships in its history.

Most Home Runs

28 by Kent Matthes (2009)

Highest Slugging Percentage .621, by Alabama (1997, 1,571 Total Bases)

Most Runs Scored (Per Game) 1.63, by Bret Elbin (1983, 54 Games, 88 Runs)

Most Strikeouts (Per 9 Innings) 11.5 by Bobby Sprowl (1977, 92 IP/115 K) 12.6 by Alan Dunn (1981, 44 IP/62 K)

G.W. Keller, Roberto Vaz, Dustan Mohr and Robbie Tucker earned the distinction as the only foursome in NCAA history to each hit 20 or more home runs in a single season. Alabama hit a school record 160 home runs in 1997.

Most Saves

14 by Ben Short (1991)

NCAA Record Holders

The 1997 Crimson Tide baseball team is the only team in NCAA history to have four players with 20 or more home runs in a single-season. The Crimson Tide currently holds five NCAA records. The complete listing is as follows:

Most Players with 20 or More Home Runs

4 – by Alabama (1997) Dustan Mohr (25), Roberto Vaz (22), G.W. Keller (21) and Robbie Tucker (20).

Most Consecutive Hits (Game) 8 – by Alabama vs. Samford April 17, 1991

Most Times Hit by Pitch (Game)

4 – by Jerry Shelton vs. Morehead St. Feb. 16, 1992

Most Grand Slams (Season) 6 – by Mike Pitisci (1984)

Most Grand Slams (Career) 6 – by Mike Pitisci (1984)

Kent Matthes led the NCAA with a school-record 28 home runs in 2009.

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Alabama Single-Season Records By Class

Alabama Single-Season Records By Position

Freshman

Pos. C

Average Home Runs RBI

.389 (77-188) – David Magadan (1981) 15 – Ross Wilson (2008) 15 – Jeremy Brown (1999) 69 – Jeremy Brown (1999)

Average Home Runs RBI

.411 (97-236) – Peter Stonard (2002) 22 – Doug Duke (1985) 68 – G.W. Keller (1997)

SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

Average Home Runs RBI

.525 (114-217) – David Magadan (1983) 27 – Doug Duke (1986) 95 – David Magadan (1983)

Average Home Runs RBI

.399 (97-243) – Mike Twardoski (1986) 28 - Kent Matthes (2009) 82 – Beau Hearod (2003)

Team Leaders

SENIOR

Alabama Single-Season Records By Class FRESHMAN Innings Wins Strikeouts

SOPHOMORE Innings Wins Strikeouts

JUNIOR

Innings Wins Strikeouts

SENIOR

Innings Wins Strikeouts

117.1 – Tommy Hunter (2006) 10 – Tommy Hunter (2006) 105 – David Robertson (2005)

122 2/3 – Brent Carter (2003) 10 – Brent Carter (2003) 10 – Jonathan Blankenship (1999) 10 – Pete Fisher (1997) 108 – Wade LeBlanc (2005)

129.1 – Wade LeBlanc (2006) 13 – Heath Henderson (1997) 128 – Wade LeBlanc (2006)

129 – Lance Cormier (2002) 11 – Dean Hayes (1983) 11 – Tim Young (1996) 104 – Manny Torres (1999) 104 – Joel Colgrove (1996)

Player Doug Duke (1985)

Avg. .388

1B David Magadan (1983)

.525

2B SS 3B OF

Peter Stonard (2002) Andy Phillips (1999) Herb Kosten (1956) Ken Chapman (1959)

.411 .398 .393 .469

Pos. C 1B 2B SS

Player Jeremy Brown (2001) Jeremy Brown (1999) Joe Caruso (1997) Andy Phillips (1998)

Runs 47 77 76 71

Bret Elbin (1983)

88

3B

OF

Roberto Vaz (1997) 87

Pos. C

Player Hits Dax Norris (1996) 105

1B David Magadan (1983) 114

2B SS 3B OF

Joe Caruso (1997) Andy Phillips (1998) Andy Phillips (1997) G.W. Keller (1999)

Pos. C

Player Doubles Dax Norris (1996) 21

1B David Magadan (1983)

102 103 102 107

31

2B SS 3B OF

Peter Stonard (2002) Adam Pavkovich (2003) Andy Phillips (1999) Dustan Mohr (1997)

22 27 25 21

Pos. C 2B SS 3B

Player Triples Rich Potter (1973) 5 Joe Caruso (1997) 5 Kyle Walck (1991) 5 Frank Menechino (1992) 5 Larry Keenum (1977) 5 Andy Phillips (1999) 6

OF

Roberto Vaz (1997)

Pos.

Player HR

1B 2B SS 3B OF

Aaron Clark (2001) Mike Pitisci (1984) Robbie Tucker (1997) Sam Bozanich (2000) Andy Phillips (1999) Jake Smith (2009) Kent Matthes (2009)

Pos. C

Player RBI Doug Duke (1986) 82

9

C Doug Duke (1986) 27

20 20 20 18 22 18 28

1B David Magadan (1983) 95

2B SS 3B OF

Sam Bozanich (2000) Andy Phillips (1999) Andy Phillips (1997) Beau Hearod (2003)

83 66 65 82

Boldface indicates single-season record.

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Team Leaders Team Batting Records Most At-Bats Inning Game Season

14 vs. LSU May 10, 1997 64 vs. Georgia Southern, March 23, 1984 2,527 (1997)

Most Runs Scored Inning Game Season

14 vs. Louisiana Tech, Feb. 25, 1998 35 vs. Georgia Southern, March 23, 1984 679 (1997)

Most Runs Extra-Inning Game

Inning 12 vs. Kentucky, March 15, 1986

Most Hits Inning Game Season

10 vs. Niagara, March 7, 1999 10 vs. Louisiana Tech, Feb. 25, 1998 10 vs. Samford, April 17, 1991 35 vs. Georgia Southern, March 23, 1984 860 (1997)

Most Consecutive Hits

Game 8 vs. Samford, April 17, 1991 8 vs. Alcorn State, April 5, 1994 8 vs. St. Louis, March 8, 1994 The eight hits vs. Samford were the first eight batters of the first inning, tying an NCAA Record for most consecutive hits to open a game. The eight hits vs. Alcorn State were the first eight batters in the seventh inning.

Most Singles

Game 18 vs. UAB, Feb. 28, 2007)

Most Doubles Inning Game Season

5vs. Arkansas, April 26, 2003) (7th Inning) 9 vs. Kansas State, March 23, 1999) 9 vs. Richmond, May 27, 1995 (NCAA) 9 vs. Auburn, March 29, 1988) 163 (1997)

Most Triples

Inning 3 vs. Miami, May 4, 1985 Game 5 vs. Samford, March 22, 1960 Season 34 (1997)

Most Home Runs Inning Game Season

4 vs. UAB, April 14, 1999 4 vs. Columbus, College May 4, 1983 13 vs. UAB, April 14, 1999 160 (1997)

Most Grand Slams

Most Runs Batted In Inning Game Season

13 vs. Louisiana Tech, Feb. , 19-98 33 vs. Georgia Southern, March 23, 1984 625 (1997)

Most Total Bases

Inning 23 vs. Niagara, March 7, 1999 Game 72 vs. UAB, April 14, 1999 Season 1,571 (1997)

Highest Slugging Percentage

Batting Average High Low

.340 (1997) .213 (1966)

Runs Per Game High Low

9.7 (1997) 4.1 (1966)

Hits Per Game High Low

12.3 (1997) 7.3 (1966)

Game 1.287 vs. UAB, April 14, 1999 (72 TB/56 AB) Season .621 (1997)

Walks Per Game

Most Sacrifice Flies

Strikeouts Per Game

Most Sacrifice Bunts

Team Pitching Records

Game 5 vs. Arkansas State, Feb. 23, 2002 Season 45 (2006) Game 5 vs. Vanderbilt, March 26, 2005 Season 41 (1969, 2002)

Most Stolen Bases Inning Game Season

6 vs. Eastern Kentucky, March 19, 1996 9 vs. Mississippi Valley State, May 14, 2002 9 vs. Eastern Kentucky, March 19, 1996 9 vs. Central Florida, April 5, 1987 141 (1981)

Most Walks

Inning 7 vs. Jackson State, March 13, 1985 Game 16 at Arkansas, May 5, 2006 Season 367 (1999)

Most Strikeouts

Game 21 vs. Georgia (1908) Season 437 (1997)

Most Hit By Pitch

High Low

High Low

5.32 (1999) 3.4 (1966)

6.8 (1966) 2.65 (1954)

Most Innings Pitched

Game 16 vs. Vanderbilt,(1893) 15 at Mississippi State, May 7, 1989 Season 622.0 (1996)

Most Runs Allowed Inning Game Season

12 at Florida, March 19, 1989 27 at Florida, March 19, 1989 27 at Vanderbilt, April 17, 1988 399 (2000)

Most Earned Runs Allowed

Inning 12 at Florida, March 19, 1989 Game 24 at Vanderbilt, April 17, 1988 Season 336 (1999)

Most Hits Allowed

Inning 11 at Florida, March 19, 1989 Game 30 at Vanderbilt, April 17, 1988 Season 688 (1997)

Inning 3 vs. Houston, Feb. 13, 1998 Game 7 vs. Rhode Island, March 1, 2003 Season 71 (2000)

Most Singles

Largest Comeback Win

Most Home Runs

Game

8 runs vs. South Carolina, April 29, 2007 Trailed 10-2 in 3rd inning, Won 11-10 8 runs vs. Arkansas, April 24, 1999 Trailed 8-0 in sixth inning, Won 15-8

Most Left On Base

Game 18 vs. Arkansas (1995) Season 590 (1999)

Game 20 at Vanderbilt, April 17, 1988 Game 6 at Vanderbilt, April 17, 1988

Most Walks Allowed

Inning 7 at Mississippi, April 24, 1994 Game 16 at Arkanas, May 5, 2006 Season 297 (1981)

Most Strikeouts

Game 18 vs. Stillman (1969) (9 IP) 15 vs. Alabama A&M (March 17, 2009) (7 IP) Season 595 (1999)

Game 2 vs. Middle Tennessee, March 15, 1992 Season 11 (1984)

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Most Hit By Pitches Season 47 (1999)

Most Wild Pitches Season 62 (1999)

Complete Games High Low

20 (1975) 4 (1983, 1985)

Shutouts High Low

Saves High Low

8 (1974) 1 (Several) 22 (2002) 2 (1979)

Team Leaders

Innings Pitched High Low

622 (1996) 127 (1959)

Earned Run Average High Low

5.62 (1985) 2.07 (1966)

Runs Allowed High Low

399 (2000) 60 (1966)

Runs Allowed Per Game High Low

6.14 (2000) 3.00 (1966)

Earned Runs Allowed High Low

336 (1999) 40 (1959)

Hits Allowed High Low

688 (1997) 105 (1954, 1959)

Hits Allowed Per Game High Low

10.35 (2000) 5.52 (1951)

Strikeouts High Low

595 (1999) 69 (1959)

Strikeouts Per Game

Losses

Game Season High Low

SEC Losses

Putouts

45 vs. Mississippi State, May 7, 1989 1,866 (1996) 1,866 (1996) 382 (1959)

Assists Game Season

22 vs. Tennessee, (14 Inn) May 17, 1996 19 vs. Northeast Louisiana, Feb. 25, 1996 19 vs. UAB Feb. 24-89) 798 (1997)

Outfield Assists Season 26 (1971) 23 (2000)

Errors

Game 8 vs. Georgia, April 4, 1992 Season 130 (1986)

Passed Balls

Season 27 (2004)

Fielding Percentage High Low

.971 (1996) .931 (1959)

Double Plays

Game 5 vs. Kentucky, March 20, 2005 5 vs. Huntingdon, April 27, 1990 Season 81 (1997)

Triple Plays Game

1 vs. Southern Mississippi, May 30, 1999 1 vs. Alcorn State, (1988) 1 vs. Western Kentucky, (1987)

Opponent Triple Plays

Game 1 by Mississippi State, (1932) 1 by Middle Tennesee, (1997) 1 by Florida, (1997)

Season Records Games Played High Low

70 (1997) 15 (1959)

8.62 (1999) 4.41 (1954)

At-Bats

High Low

297 (1981) 52 (1959)

Batting Average

High Low

5.21 (1981) 3.28 (1972)

High Low

Walks

Walks Per Game Hit By Pitch High Low

Balks High Low

100

Team Fielding Records

High Low High Low

2,527 (1997) 484 (1959) .340 (1997) .213 (1966)

Slugging Percentage High Low

.627 (1997) (NCAA Champions) .289 (1970)

62 (2005) 3 (Several)

Wins

22 (1991) 1 (1990)

SEC Wins

High Low High Low

56 (1997) 8 (1959)

High Low High Low

35 (1994) 0 (1897) 22 (1994) 1 (1938, 1940, 142)

Home Wins

Season 37 (1999) (37-4, .902)

Road Wins

Season 16 (1984) (16-9, .640)

Winning Percentage High Low

1.000 (1897, 10-0) .800 (1997, 56-14) .214 (1906, 4-16-1) .375 (1994, 21-35)

Extra-Inning Games Season 8 (1986) 6-3, .750

One-Run Games

Season 19 (1994) (4-15, .211) Wins 14 (1999) (14-3, .824) Losses 15 (1994) (4-15, .211)

Post-Season Games Season Wins Losses Pctg.

15 (1997) (12-3, .800) 15 (1997) (12-3, .800) 4 (1998) (6-4, .600) .846 (1999) (11-2) .800 (1997) (12-3)

February

Season 10 (1997) (10-0, 1.000)

March

Season 17 (1981) (17-3, .850) 17 (1984) (17-3, .850)

April

Season 16 (1986) (16-6, .727) 16 (1989) (16-8, .667)

May

Season 15 (1983) (15-2, .882)

June

Season 4 (1997) (4-2, .667) 4 (1999) (4-2, .667)

Longest Game Innings Time

16 vs. Vanderbilt, (1893 4:30 vs. LSU, April 3, 2005 (13 inn) 4:13 vs. Arkansas, May 5, 2006 (11 inn) 4:00 vs. Tennessee, May 17, 1996 (14 inn) 3:55 vs. LSU, May 18, 2000 (9 inn) 3:52 vs. Houston, May 31, 2003 (9 inn)

Shortest Game

Innings 5 vs. Illinois, March 2, 1997 Time 1:46 at South Carolina, April 1, 2000

21 (1999) 4 (1994)

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Individual Leaders Individual Batting Records Most Games

Season 70 by Andy Phillips (1997) Career 251 by Jeremy Brown (1999-2002)

Most Games Started

Season 70 by Andy Phillips (1997) Career 251 by Jeremy Brown (1999-2002)

Highest Batting Average

Season .525 David Magadan (1983) Career .439 David Magadan (1981-83)

Highest Batting Average (Less than 100 AB)

Season .469 Ken Chapman (1959) Career .410 Ken Chapman (1959-61)

Most At-Bats Inning Game Season Career

2 by Several 8 by Allan Stallings vs. Georgia Southern, March 23, 1984 8 by Dee Smithey vs. Georgia Southern, March 23, 1984 8 by Pat Monti vs. Mississippi State, June 7, 1989 8 by by John Farrell vs. Mississippi State, June 7, 1989 295 by David Tidwell (1997) 949 by Brent Boyd (1999-2002)

Most Runs Scored Inning Game Season Career

2 by Several 6 by Craig Shipley vs. Georgia Southern, March 28, 1984 88 by Bret Elbin (1983) 244 by Jeremy Brown (1999-2002)

Most Hits Inning Last: Game

2 by Several Emeel Salem and Brandon Belcher vs. Auburn, April 22, 2007 5 By Several Ryan Rhoden vs. UAB, Feb. 28, 2007 Kody Valverde vs. Troy, June 4, 2006 Emeel Salem vs. UAB, April 26, 2006 Morrow Thomley vs. SE Missouri , March 13, 2005 Beau Hearod vs. UAB, April 23, 2003 Travis Garner vs. South Alabama, April 16, 2003 Travis Garner vs. South Carolina, March 30, 2002 Jeremy Brown vs. West Alabama, April 5, 2000 G.W. Keller vs. Vanderbilt, June 9, 1999 Andy Phillips vs. Kansas State, March 23, 1999 Jeremy Brown vs. Fullerton, Feb. 28, 1999 Andy Phillips at South Carolina, March 22, 1998 Andy Phillips at Auburn, April 12, 1997 Chris Moller at LSU April, 27, 1996 Mick Kerns vs. Auburn, April 20, 1991 Pat Monti vs. UAB, April 27, 1989

BASEBALL

Season Career

Robert Fletcher vs. Indiana State, Feb. 27, 1988 Kurt Prewitt vs. Alabama State, April 10, 1985 Craig Shipley vs. Florida State, March 23, 1984 David Magadan vs. Arizona State, June 4, 1983 David Magadan vs. Florida, June 13, 1983 David Magadan vs. Alabama Christian, April 16, 1983 Gary Jack vs. Tennessee, April 1, 1981 Rex Bynum vs. LSU, April 29, 1972 Gene Giannini vs. Mississippi, (1960) Ken Chapman vs. Auburn, (1960) Norman Koury vs. Tulane, (1960) Ed White vs. Florida, (1949) 114 by David Magadan (1983) 322 by Andy Phillips (1996-99)

Most Singles

Game 5 David Magadan vs. Arizona State, June 4, 1983 Season 76 G.W. Keller (1999) Career 209 by Brent Boyd (1999-2002)

Most Doubles Inning Last: Game Season Career

2 by several Carlos Sosa vs. Southeast Missouri, Feb. 22, 2004 4 by Mick Kerns vs. Auburn, April 20, 1991 31 by David Magadan (1983) 64 by David Magadan (1983)

Most Triples Inning Game Season Career

1 by Several 3 by Ken Chapman vs. Samford (1960) 9 by Roberto Vaz (1997) 13 by Emeel Salem (2004-07)

Most Home Runs Inning Game Season Career

2 by Several G.W. Keller vs. Niagara, March 7, 1999 Joe Caruso vs. UAB, April 10, 1996 Frank Velleggia vs. Columbus College, June 4, 1983 3 by Several GW Keller vs. Vanderbilt, June 8, 1999 Andy Phillips vs. UAB, April 14, 1999 GW Keller vs. Niagara, March 7, 1999 Dan Chavers vs. UALR, Feb. 21, 1998 Mick Kerns vs. Alcorn State, Feb.19, 1992 Joe Vitiello vs. Vanderbilt, June 12, 1991 Kyle Bryan vs. Georgia Southern, March 23, 1984 Paul Spivey vs. Mississippi, (1972) 27 by Doug Duke (1986) 61 by Andy Phillips (1996-99)

Consecutive Home Runs

Game 3 G.W. Keller vs. Niagara March 7, 1999 Hit 3 HRs on 5 pitches

Most Grand Slams Game Season Career

1 by Several 6 by Mike Pitisci (1984) (NCAA RECORD) 6 by Mike Pitisci (1984) (NCAA RECORD)

Most Runs Batted In Inning Game Season Career

5 by Andy Phillips vs. Louisiana Tech Feb. 25, 1998 9 by Roberto Vaz at Auburn, April 12, 1997 95 by David Magadan (1983) 230 by Jeremy Brown (1999-2002)

Most Total Bases Inning Game Season Career

8 by Frank Velleggia vs. Columbus College, June 4, 1983 14 by Andy Phillips vs. Kansas State, March 23, 1999 Mick Kerns vs. Alcorn State, Feb. 19, 1982 203 by Andy Phillips (1999) 203 by Roberto Vaz (1997) 590 by Andy Phillips (1996-99)

Highest Slugging Percentage Season .796 Roberto Vaz (1997) Career .653 Andy Phillips (1996-99)

Most Strikeouts Inning Game Season Career

1 by Several 5 by Alex Avila vs. Arkansas, June 5, 2006 5 by by Brent Reese vs. Auburn, April 22, 1989 61 by Evan Bush (2005) 61 by Mick Kerns (1989) 184 by Evan Bush (2003-06)

Most Walks Inning Last: Game Last: Season Career

2 By Several Scott Weil vs. Alcorn State, June 5, 1994 4 By Several Kody Valverde vs. Mississippi, March 26, 2006 69 by Jeremy Browm (2002) 207 by Jeremy Brown (1999-2002)

Most Times Hit By Pitch Game Season Career

4 by Jerry Shelton vs. Morehead State Feb. 18-92) (NCAA RECORD) 22 by Allen Rice (2003) 52 by Jerry Shelton (1991-93)

Most Stolen Bases Inning Game Season Career

3 by Several Sam Bozanich vs. UCF, Feb. 26, 2000 Doug Hall vs. Eastern Kentucky, (1996) Ted Williams vs. Samford, (1986) 5 by Several Ted Williams vs. Samford, 1986) Chuck Bancroft vs. Vanderbilt, (1956) 50 by David Fowke (1981) 77 by Emeel Salem (2004-07)

Home Runs in Consecutive Games Season 5 Roberto Vaz (1997)

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Individual Records

Heath Hendersom holds the Alabama record with the most victories in a season with 13 in 1997.

Hit for the Cycle Andy Phillips set the SEC record with a 36game hitting streak in 1999.

Most Sacrifice Bunts Game Last: Season Career

2 by Several Kyle Moore vs. South Carolina, April 27, 2007 13 by Matt Downs (2006) 23 by Adam Pavkovich (2001-03)

Most Sacrifice Flies Game Last: Season Career Sacrifices Season Career

2 by Several Evan Bush vs. Duquesne, Feb. 26, 2005 8 by Evan Bush (2004) 8 by Clint Thompson (1987) 20 by Evan Bush (2002-06) (Prior to 1980) 9 Joe Hawley (1974) 12 by Steve Houlberg (1978-79)

Reached on Catcher’s Interference

Game 2 by G.W. Keller vs. West Alabama, March 23, 1997) Season 5 by G.W. Keller (1997)

Individual Pitching Records

Best Winning Percentage Season Career

1.000, by Frank Roland (12-0) (1956) 1.000, by Scott Murphy (8-0) (1999) 1.000, by Tim Meacham (7-0) (1983) .955, by Frank Roland (21-1) (1954-57)

Most Losses Season Career

8 by Bernie Bellard, Feb. 8 (1994) 8 by Mike Soper, April 8 (1989) 8 by Jeff Oyster, (8-8) (1985) 22 by Mike Sodders, (22-22) (1985-88)

Most Saves

Season 14 by Ben Short, (1991) Career 21 by Brian Reed (2002-03)

Most Innings Pitched

Season 39 by Greg Hibbard (1986) Career 87 by Lance Cormier (1999-2002)

Game Season Career

Longest Hitting Streak

Most Starts

Most Shutouts

Consecutive Hits

Most Complete Games

Season 36 by Andy Phillips, April 3 June 15, 1999

Season 11 by Mick Kerns, April 17-20, 1991

Consecutive Times Reaching Base

Most Appearances

Season 19 by Dean Hayes (1983) Career 52 by Mike Sodders (1985-88)

Season 10 by Frank Roland (1956) Career 17 by Mike Innes (1968-71)

Season 12 by Emeel Salem, April 8 May 5, 2006 12 by Mick Kerns, April 17-20, 1991

Most Victories

Consecutive Games Reaching Base

Most Consecutive Victories

Season 50 Jeremy Brown (2001)

102

Josh Rutledge at South Alabama, April 22, 2009 Jake Smith at Samford, April 15, 2009 Kent Matthes vs. Nicholls State, Feb. 25, 2009 Darren Wood at LSU, May 14, 2000 Andy Phillips vs. Kansas State, March 23, 1999 Darren Wood vs. Southern Miss, March 9, 1999 Frank Menechino at South Alabama, Feb. 23, 1993

Season 13 by Heath Henderson (1997) Career 31 by Lance Cormier (1999-2002)

Season 12 by Frank Roland (1956) Career 16 by Frank Roland (1955-56)

14 2/3, by Jackie Glover vs. Mississippi State (1969) 129.0 by Lance Cormier (2002) 384.2 by Lance Cormier (1999-2002)

Season 4 by Freddy Glass (1967) 4 by Bernie Strawn (1973) Career 7 by Mike Innes (1968-71)

Most Hits Allowed Game Season Career

15 by Tim Young vs. Tennessee (1996) 139 by Heath Henderson (1997) 139 by Pete Fisher (1997) 393 by Lance Cormier (1999-2002)

Fewest Hits Per Nine Innings

Season 5.44 by Mike Innes (1969) Career 6.00 by Frank Roland (1954-57)

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Individual Records Season 210 by Joe Caruso, 2B (1996) Career 620 by Brett Taft, SS (1993-96)

Outfield Assists Game Season Career

2 by Several Gabe Scott vs. Mississippi, March 27, 2004 Chad White vs. LSU, June 19, 2002 G.W. Keller vs. Southern Cal, June 25, 1997 9 by Ted Williams (1986) 9 by Ted Williams (1985) 22 by Scott McClanahan (1999-2002)

Passed Balls Game Season

Errors

Brent Carter is the all-time strikeout leader with 307 from 2002-05.

Most Runs Allowed

Fewest Walks Per Nine Innings

Most Earned Runs Allowed

Most HIt batters

Game Season Career

Game Season Career

13 by Carey Lundstrom vs. Georgia (1992) 78 by Pete Fisher (1997) 196 by Lance Cormier (1999-2002)

11 by Mike Sanford vs. Birmingham Southern (1978) 64 by Heath Henderson (1997) 170 by Lance Cormier (1999-2002)

Most Strikeouts Game Season Career

18 by Mike Innes vs. Stillman College (1969) (9 IP) 15 by Del Howell vs. Alabama A&M (March 17, 2009) (7 IP) 118 by Bobby Sprowl (1977) 307 by Brent Carter (2002-05)

Most Strikeouts Per Nine Innings Season Career

12.8 by David Robertson (2005) (105 Ks in 74 IP) 11.72 by Alan Dunn (125 Ks in 60.2 IP) (1981-83)

Most Walks Game Season Career

12 by David Oropeza vs. Auburn, April 24, 1987 69 by Mark Roberts (1989) 151 by Lance Cormier (1999-2002)

Season Career

1.57 by Pete Reaves (9 BBs in 51.2 IP) (1958) 2.32 by Pete Reaves (24 BBs in 104.1 IP) (1957-59)

Game Season Career

3 by Charlie Lyons vs. Auburn, April 16, 2004 3 by David Ferazza vs. Florida, June 9, 2004 13 by Randy Hunt (1981) 12 by Nick Richardson (2004)

4 by Several Ralph Lusian vs. Middle Tennessee, March 20, 1986 Tim Sims vs. Auburn, June 6, 1986 Jerry Shelton vs. Kentucky March 27, 1993 31 by Mickey Kerns, SS (1990) 58 by Jerry Shelton, SS/3B (1990-93)

Highest Fielding Percentage

Season 1.000 by Dan Harris, C (1967) 1.000 by Jeremy Brown, C (2001) Career .996 by Alan Hill (1992-95)

Consecutive Errorless Chances

Season 22 by T.J. Large (2005)

Season 444 by Jeremy Brown (1999) Career 608 by Jeremy Brown (2000-02)

Lowest Earned Run Average

Consecutive Games W/O an Error

Season 1.08 by Mike Innes (1969) Career 1.98 by Mike Innes (1968-71)

Season 57 by Travis Garner (2003) 51 by Jeremy Brown (2001) Career 84 by Jeremy Brown (2000-02)

Fielding Records Putouts Game Season Career

17 by Kody Valverde, C vs. McNeese State, March 4, 2005) 17 by David Ferazza, C vs. Morehead State, March 24, 2004) 17 by Dax Norris, C vs. Murray State, March 12, 1996) 17 by Kyle Bryan, 1B  vs. Southern Mississippi, Feb. 21, 1985) 12 by Aaron Clark, RF vs. Tennessee, April 9, 2000) 555 by David Zauchin, 1B (1975) 1,660 by Jeremy Brown (1999-2002)

Assists

Game 11 by Sam Bozanich vs. Arkansas Little Rock Feb. 20, 1998) Joe Caruso had 210 assists in a season to lead the Crimson Tide in 1996.

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Single-Season Statistical Leaders

Games Played

1. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 2. Sam Bozanich, 2B Jeremy Brown, 1B Joe Caruso, 2B G.W. Keller, OF Dax Norris, C David Tidwell, OF 9. Dustan Mohr, OF Chris Moller, 1B Robbie Tucker, 1B

70 (1997) 69 (1999) 69 (1999) 69 (1996, 1997) 69 (1997, 1999) 69 (1996) 69 (1997) 68 (1996, 1997) 68 (1996) 68 (1997)

Games Started

1. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 2. Jeremy Brown, C Joe Caruso, 2B Joe Caruso, 2B David Tidwell, OF Dax Norris, C G.W. Keller, OF 8. Sam Bozanich, INF Dustan Mohr, OF Chris Moller, 1B

Batting Average

1. .525 David Magadan 1B (1983) 2. .411 Peter Stonard, 2B/OF (2002) 3. .405 Chris Glass 2B (1982) .405 Chris Moller, 1B (1995) 5. .400 Roberto Vaz, OF/DH (1997) 6. .399 Mike Twardoski RF (1986) 7. .396 Andy Phillips, SS (1999) 8. .395 G.W. Keller, CF (1999) .395 David Magadan 3B (1982) .395 Joe Vitiello RF (1991)

(Less than 100 ABs)

1. .469 Ken Chapman, OF (1959) 2. .448 Ed White, OF (1948) 3. .439 Bobby Hunt, OF (1955) 4. .422 Thomas Miller, OF (1954) 5. .421 Grant Redding, OF (2002) 6. .417 Bobby Tarver, SS (1961) 7. .410 Sam Sharp, 1B (1941) 8. .409 Gene Giannini, SS (1960) 9. .405 Mike Mizraney, 1B (1951) .405 Fred Frickie, 1B (1957)

At-Bats

1. David Tidwell, OF 2. Emeel Salem, OF Dax Norris, C 4. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 5. Joe Caruso, 2B 6. Sam Bozanich, 2B 7. Sam Bozanich, 2B 8. Paul Phillips, C/OF 9. G.W. Keller, OF 10.Scott McClanahan, OF

Runs

1. Bret Elbin 3B (1983) 2. Roberto Vaz, OF/DH (1997) 3. David Tidwell, OF (1997) 4. G.W. Keller, OF (1999) 5. Jeremy Brown, 1B (1999) 6. Joe Caruso, 2B (1996) 7. Brent Boyd, 3B (2000) 8. Mike Twardoski RF (1986) Ted McClendon 3B (1983) 9. Andy Phillips, SS (1999) 10.Paul Phillips, OF (1998)

104

70 (1997) 69 (1999) 69 (1996) 69 (1997) 69 (1997) 69 (1996) 69 (1997) 67 (1999) 67 (1996) 67 (1996)

(114-217) (97-236) (73-180) (87-215) (102-255) (97-243) (103-260) (107-271) (77-195) (87-219)

(30-64) (26-58) (43-98) (27-64) (32-76) (25-60) (39-95) (27-66) (28-69) (32-79)

295 (1997) 284 (2006) 284 (1996) 279 (1997) 278 (1996) 276 (1999) 275 (2000) 273 (1998) 271 (1999) 269 (2002)

88 87 86 85 77 76 74 73 73 71 69

Hits

1. David Magadan 1B (1983) 2. G.W. Keller, OF (1999) 3. Dax Norris, C (1996) 4. Andy Phillips, SS (1999) 5. Roberto Vaz, OF/DH (1997) Andy Phillips, 3B (1997) Joe Caruso, 2B (1996) 8. Emeel Salem, OF (2006) David Tidwell, OF (1997) 10.Josh Rutledge, SS (2008)

Doubles

1. David Magadan 1B (1983) 2. Adam Pavkovich, SS (2003) 3. Andy Phillips, 3B (1997) 4. Peter Stonard, 2B/OF (2002) Scott McClanahan, OF (2002) Andy Phillips, SS (1999) 7. Joe Caruso, 2B (1997) Dax Norris, C (1996) Dustan Mohr, RF (1996) 10. Brandon May, 2B (2009) Sam Bozanich, 2B (2000) Jeremy Brown, 1B (1999) Joe Vitiello, RF/1B (1991) David Magadan 3B (1982) Ted McClendon 3B (1984)

Triples

1. Roberto Vaz, OF/DH (1997) 2. Emeel Salem, OF (2006) 3. Andy Phillips, 3B (1999) Derek Wigginton, OF (1999) Allan Stallings CF (1985) 6. Greg Paiml, SS (2006) Peter Stonard, 2B/OF (2002) Darren Wood, CF (2000) G.W. Keller, RF (1998) Joe Caruso, 2B (1996) Frank Menechino, 2B (1992) Brad Oliver, OF (1992) Kyle Walck, 2B (1991) John Farrell, OF (1990) Cary Williams, OF (1989) Rusty Barton, OF (1982) Bobby Pierce, OF (1981) Larry Keenum, SS (1975) Larry Mims, OF (1975) Rich Potter, C (1973) Bill Oliver, OF (1963) Ken Chapman, OF (1960)

Home Runs

1. Kent Matthes, RF (2009) 2. Doug Duke, C (1986) 3. Dustan Mohr, RF (1997) 4. Andy Phillips, SS (1999) Matt Frick, C (1998) Doug Duke C (1985) Roberto Vaz, OF/DH (1997) 8. Andy Phillips, 3B (1998) G.W. Keller, OF/DH (1997) 10.Beau Hearod, RF (2003) Aaron Clark, 1B (2001) Robbie Tucker, 1B (1997) Mike Pitisci, 1B (1984)

114 (217 AB) 107 (270 AB) 105 (284 AB) 103 (259 AB) 102 (255 AB) 102 (279 AB) 102 (278 AB) 101 (284 AB) 101 (295 AB) 99 (268 AB)

31 27 25 22 22 22 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20

9 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

28 27 25 22 22 22 22 21 21 20 20 20 20

Runs Batted In

1. David Magadan 1B (1983) 2. Sam Bozanich, 2B (2000) 3. Kent Matthes, RF (2009) 4. Beau Hearod, RF (2003) Doug Duke C (1986) 6. Andy Phillips, 3B (1998) 7. Dustan Mohr, RF (1997) 8. Joe Caruso, 2B (1997) 9. Roberto Vaz, OF/DH (1997) 10. G.W. Keller, OF (1999)

Total Bases

1. Andy Phillips, SS (1999) Roberto Vaz, OF/DH (1997) 3. David Magadan 1B (1983) 4. Sam Bozanich, 2B (2000) Dustan Mohr, RF (1997) Andy Phillips, 3B (1997) 7. Doug Duke C (1986) 8. Kent Matthes, RF (2009) G.W. Keller, OF (1997, 99) 10. Joe Caruso, 2B (1996)

Walks

1. Jeremy Brown, C (2002) 2. Bret Elbin 3B (1983) 3. Jeremy Brown, C (1999) 4. Evan Bush, 3B (2005) Mike Twardoski, RF (1986) 5. G.W. Keller, OF (1999) 6. Jeremy Brown, 1B (2000) 7. Bret Elbin, SS (1982) 8. Brent Reese, 1B (1989) Joe Vitiello, LF (1990) 10.Frank Menechino, 2B (1993)

Intentional Walks

1. Beau Hearod, RF (2003) 2. Jeremy Brown, C(2002) 3. Jeremy Brown, C (2000) Roberto Vaz, OF(1997) 5. Kent Matthes, RF (2009) G.W. Keller , OF(1999) Chris Moller. 1B (1996) 8. Emeel Salem, OF (2007) Robbie Tucker, 1B (1997) 10. Jake Smith, 3B (2007) Kent Matthes, RF (2007) Alex Avila, C (2006) Peter Stonard, 2B (2002) Scott McClanahan, OF (2001) Andy Phillips, 3B(1999) Kelley Gulledge, C (1999) Dustan Mohr, RF (1997)

Hit By Pitch

1. Allen Rice, INF (2003) 2. Matt Bentley, INF (2008) Jerry Shelton, INF (1992) 4. Josh Rutledge, INF (2008) Jake Smith, INF (2008) Jeremy Brown, C (2000) 8. Josh Rutledge, SS (2009) Gabe Scott, OF (2005) Rocky Scelfo, INF (2003)

95 83 81 82 82 81 79 76 74 72

203 203 180 178 178 178 177 175 175 173

69 66 57 51 51 49 48 47 46 46 44

8 7 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

22 20 19 14 14 14 13 13 13

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Single-Season Statistical Leaders Strikeouts

1. Brandon May, INF (2008) Evan Bush, 3B (2005) Mick Kerns CF (1991) 3. Pat Bailey DH (1986) Dustan Mohr, RF (1997) 5. Greg Paiml, SS (2006) 6. Mike Pitisci 1B (1984) 7. Ted Williams CF (1986) 8. Kyle Walck 2B (1991) 9. Alex Avila, DH (2006) Kelley Gulledge, C (2000)

Sacrifice Flies

1. Evan Bush, 3B (2004) Clint Thompson, C (1987) 3. Matt Bentley, INF (2008) Joe Caruso, 2B (1997) Allen Rice, DH (2002) Beau Hearod, OF (2003) Beau Hearod, OF (2002) 7. Jake Smith, 3B (2009) Kent Matthes, RF (2009) Adam Pavkovich, SS (2003) Brent Boyd, INF (2002) G.W. Keller, OF (1999) G.W. Keller, OF (1998) Peter Stonard, 2B (2002)

Sacrifice Bunts

1. Matt Downs, 3B (2006) Nate Duncan, SS (1997) 3. Adam Pavkovich, SS (2002) 4. Allen Rice, INF (2002) Darren Wood, OF (2000) 6. Greg Paiml, SS (2006) Travis Garner, OF (2003) 8. Alex Kubal, OF (2008) 9. Jeff Texada, INF (2007) Greg Piaml, SS (2005) Allen Rice, INF (2005) Adam Pavkovich, SS (2003) Joe Caruso, 2B (1995)

Stolen Bases

1. David Fowke OF (1981) 2. Ted Williams CF (1985) 3. G.W. Keller, OF (1999) 4. Emeel Salem, OF (2006) 5. David Tidwell, OF (1997) 6. Ralph Lusian 2B (1987) Robert Fletcher 2B (1988) 8. Chris Glass 2B (1981) 9. Omar Fernandez CF (1987) 10.Sam Bozanich, 2B (2000) Chris Arago SS (1977)

61 61 61 60 60 59 57 56 54 53 53

8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

13 13 12 10 10 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7

50 44 42 36 35 33 33 32 30 29 29

Pitching Leaders Appearances

1. Greg Hibbard (1986) 2. Greg Hibbard (1985) Ben Short (1991) 4. Jonathan Blankenship (1999) Jimbo Lindsay (1975) Jerry Stubbs (1994) 7. Jarrod Kingrey (1998) Jarrod Kingrey (1997) 9. David Robertson (2005) 10. Brian Reed (2003)

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39 36 36 34 34 34 33 33 32 30

Wade LeBlanc set the UA single-season records for innings pitched (129.1) and strikeouts (128) in 2006.

Games Started

1. Dennis Walsh (1991) 2. Dean Hayes (1983) 3. Wade LeBlanc (2006) Pete Fisher (1997) Joel Colgrove (1996) Jeff Oyster (1985) 6. T.J. Large (2005) Lance Cormier (2002) Manny Torres (1999) Heath Henderson (1997) Drew Blocker (1975) Pete Roberts (1986) Tommy Milstead (1991)

Complete Games

1. Frank Roland (1956) 2. Wade LeBlanc (2004) Gene Lary (1955) 4. Chris Eilers (1995) Vince Barrantine (1981) Bobby Sprowl (1977) Jimbo Lindsay (1976) Bernie Strawn (1972) Mike Innes (1968) John Paul Anderson (1955)

Shutouts

1. Freddy Glass (1967) Bernie Strawn (1973) 3. Wade LeBlanc (2004) Mike Innes (1969) Drew Blocker (1974) Owen Holston (1974) 7. Lance Cormier (2001) Bryan Kelly (1981) Mike Innes (1971) Mike Innes (1970)

20 19 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17

10 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2

Batters Faced

1. Lance Cormier (2002) Heath Henderson (1997) 3. Wade LeBlanc (2006) 4. Pete Fisher (1997) 5. Brent Carter (2003) 6. Manny Torres (1999) 7. Tommy Hunter (2006) 8. Scott Murphy (2000) 9. Pete Fisher (1998) 10.Joel Colgrove (1996)

Innings Pitched

1. Wade LeBlanc (2006) 2. Lance Cormier (2002) 3. Heath Henderson (1997) 4. Brent Carter (2003) 5. Pete Fisher (1998) 6. Tommy Hunter (2006) 7. Manny Torres (1999) 8. Scott Murphy (2000) 9. Wade LeBlanc (2004) Dean Hayes (1983)

Wins

1. Heath Henderson (1997/13-2) 2. Frank Roland (1956/12-0) 3. Lance Cormier (2002/11-3) Tim Young (1996/11-3) Dennis Walsh (1991/11-4) Dean Hayes (1983/11-2) Rick Browne (1983/11-2) 8. Brent Carter (2003/10-5) Manny Torres (1999/10-3) Jonathan Blankenship (1999/10-3) Pete Fisher (1997/10-3) Jarrod Kingrey (1997/10-1) Pete Roberts (1986/10-2) Joel Colgrove (1996/10-3) Jeff Oyster (1984/10-2) Vince Barrentine (1981/10-4) Frank Lary (1950/10-2)

541 541 531 527 510 508 500 499 487 476

129.1 129.0 124.1 122.2 118.1 117.1 115.0 113.2 112.2 112.2

13 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

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Single-Season Statistical Leaders

Losses

1. Pete Fisher (1998) Bernie Bellard (1994) Mike Soper (1989) Jeff Oyster (1985) 5. Miers Quigley (2007) Pete Brown (1988) Mike Sodders (1988) Ronnie Owen (1979) Drew Blocker (1975) Jackie Glover (1967)

Saves

1. Ben Short (1991) 2. Jarrod Kingrey (1998) 3. Brian Reed (2003) Troy Brauchle (1983) 4. Lance Cormier (1999) Skip Ames (1996) 6. David Robertson (2006) Greg Hibbard (1986) 8. Brian Reed (2002) Greg Hibbard (1985) 10. David Robertson (2005) Roberto Vaz (1997) Mike MacDonald (1993) Jimbo Lindsay (1975)

Strikeouts

1. Wade LeBlanc (2006) 2. Bobby Sprowl (1977) 2. Wade LeBlanc (2005) 3. David Robertson (2005) Brent Carter (2003) 5. Heath Henderson (1997) Joel Colgrove (1996) 7. Manny Torres (1999) 8. Al Drumheller (1992) 9. Justin Smith (1999) 10. Carey Lundstrom (1992)

Fewest Walks Allowed (Min. 40 IP) 1. Michael Daniel (1997) 2. Austin Hyatt (2007) Pete Reaves (1958) 4. Brent Carter (2002) Andy Bernard (1997) 6. Ronnie Owen (1978) 7. Adam Scott (2009) Andrew Walker (2004) Thayer Bellis (1946) Frank Roland (1957) Jeff Brewer (1982)

Fewest Hits Allowed (Min. 40 IP)

1. Al Lary (1950) 2. Alan Dunn (1981) 3. John Paul Anderson (1952) Bill Dunn (1951) 5. Les Kelley (1968) 6. Roberto Vaz (1997) Terry Asher (1978) Steve Bryant (1970) Terry Asher (1978) David Youell (1971) Russell Sikes (1961)

106

8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7

14 13 12 12 11 11 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 8

128 118 108 105 105 104 104 103 101 100 99

8 9 9 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 12

24 31 32 32 34 35 35 35 35 35 35

Dax Norris was a two-year starter at catcher in 1995 and 1996 and turned in a .995 fielding mark in 1995.

Lowest ERA (Min. 40 IP)

1. Drew Blocker (1974) 2. Steve Bryant (1970) 3. Thayer Bellis (1946) 4. John Paul Anderson (1955) 5. Brain Reed (2002) 6. Tim Young (1996) Frank Roland (1957) 8. Jimbo Lindsay (1975) 9. Bernie Strawn (1973) 10. Gene Lary (1952)

Most Wild Pitches

1. Lance Cormier (1999) 2. Miers Quigley (2007) Miers Quigley (2008) 4. T.J. Large (2005) Lance Cormier (2002) Jason Moates (1999) Pete Fisher (1997) Heath Henderson (1997) Doug Hurst (1997) 10.Casey Kebodeaux (2007) Bernard Robert (2007) Jordan Davis (2006) Brandon Belcher (2005) Jared Woodward (2003) Will Schleuss (1995)

Most Hit Batters

1. T.J. Large (2005) 2. Austin Hyatt (2009) Mark Carter (2001) Jeremy Vaughn (2000) Heath Henderson (1997) 6. Will Stroup (2007) Scott Murphy (2000) 8. Miers Quigley (2007) Brent Carter (2003) Joel Colgrove (1995) Jimmy Nelson (2008) Robert Phares (2008)

Most Balks 1.19 1.31 1.46 1.49 1.75 1.76 1.76 1.85 1.86 1.87

19 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10

22 11 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 9 9

1. Miers Quigley (2008) 2. Miers Quigley (2007) Lance Cormier (2002) 4. Nathan Kilcrease (2009) Wade LeBlanc (2005) Brandon Belcher (2004) Taylor Tankerlsey (2003) Jonathan Blankenship (2000) Manny Torres (1996) 10. David Robertson (2005) Allen Ponder (2003) Jeffrey Norris (2002) James Carroll (2000) Andy Bernard (1997) Joel Colgrove (1995)

8 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

FIELDING LEADERS Fielding Percentage

Season (Min. 150 CHANCES) 1. Jeremy Brown, C Dan Harris, C 3. Jeremy Brown, C Matt Frick, C Chris Moller, 1B 5. Matt Bentley, 1B Aaron Clark, 1B Alan Hill, C 8. Dax Norris, C Alan Hill, C Gary Jack, 1B Bill Carr, 1B

1.000 (2001) 1.000 (1967) .998 (2002) .998 (1997) .998 (1995) .996 (2007) .996 (2001) .996 (1994) .995 (1995) .995 (1993) .995 (1980) .995 (1955)

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Career Statistical Leaders Total Chances

1. Chris Moller, 1B 2. Robbie Tucker, 1B 3. Dax Norris, C 4. Jeremy Brown, C 5. Jeremy Brown, 1B 6. Matt Bentley, 1B 7. Aaron Clark, 1B 8. Matt Bentley, 1B 9. Kody Valverde, C 10.Jeremy Brown, C

Putouts

1. Chris Moller, 1B 2. David Zauchin, 1B 3. Robbie Tucker, 1B 4. Dax Norris, C Hunter Plott, 1B 6. Jeremy Brown, 1B 7. David Magadan, 1B 8. Aaron Clark, 1B 9. Jeremy Brown, 1B 10. Matt Bentley, 1B

Assists

1. Joe Caruso, 2B 2. Evan Bush, 2B 3. Brett Taft, SS 4. Greg Paiml, SS 5. Brett Taft, SS 6. Joe Caruso, 2B 7. Adam Pavkovich, SS Juan DeBrand, SS 9. Tim Sims, SS 10.Pat Monti, SS

Outfield Assists

1. 4. 6.

Ted Williams, 1986 Mike Twardoski, 1985 Ronnie Hardin, 1971 Scott McClanahan, 2002 Scott McClanahan, 2000 Cary Williams, 1989 Kent Matthes, 2009 Kent Matthes, 2008 Kent Matthes, 2007 Rusty Barton, 1982 Larry Mims, 1975

Errors

1. Mick Kerns, INF 2. Juan DeBrand, SS 3. Tim Sims, SS 4. Casey Lambert, SS 5. Adam Pavkovich, SS Brett Taft, SS Jerry Shelton, 3B Tim Sims, SS 9. Mark Gray, SS 10.Adam Pavkovich, SS Larry Keenum, SS

BASEBALL

634 (1996) 573 (1997) 564 (1996) 545 (2000) 518 (1999) 509 (2008) 504 (2001) 484 (2007) 474 (2006) 471 (2002)

588 (1996) 555 (1975) 545 (1997) 504 (1996) 504 (1990) 489 (2000) 484 (1983) 481 (2001) 473 (1999) 467 (2008)

210 (1996) 204 (2006) 196 (1995) 195 (2006) 191 (1995) 190 (1997) 186 (2002) 186 (1991) 181 (1986) 179 (1989)

9 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7

31 (1990) 30 (1991) 29 (1986) 28 (2000) 23 (2002) 23 (1995) 23 (1993) 23 (1985) 22 (1971) 21 (2003) 21 (1975)

Most Double Plays Turned 1. Robbie Tucker, 1B 2. Joe Caruso, 2B 3. Chris Moller, 1B 4. Jeremy Brown, C 5. Brett Taft, SS 6. Matt Bentley, 1B 7. Joe Caruso, 2B 8. Jeremy Brown, 1B Sam Bozanich, 2B Jayson Cox, C

71 (1997) 58 (1997) 53 (1996) 51 (2000) 47 (1995) 49 (2008) 46 (1996) 45 (1999) 45 (1998) 45 (1998)

Most Passed Balls 1. Nick Richardson, C 2. Charlie Lyons, C 3. Ryan Rhoden, C Charlie Lyons, C 5. Kelley Gulledge, C 6. Jeremy Brown, C 7. Kyle Moore, C Kody Valverde, C David Ferazza, C Dax Norris, C

12 (2004) 10 (2003) 9 (2007) 9 (2004) 8 (1999) 7 (2001) 6 (2007) 6 (2005) 6 (2004) 6 (1995)

CAREER LEADERS Games Played

1. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 2. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 3. Brent Boyd, INF Joe Caruso, 2B 5. Scott McClanahan, OF 6. Allen Rice, INF 7. Evan Bush, INF 8. Emeel Salem, CF 9. Brett Taft, SS 10. Mick Kerns, INF/OF

Games Started

1. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 2. Brent Boyd, INF 3. Joe Caruso, INF 4. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 5. Evan Bush, INF 6. Allen Rice, INF 7. G.W. Keller, OF 8. Dustan Mohr, OF 9. Sam Bozanich, INF 190 10. Scott McClanahan, OF

Batting Average (400+ ABs)

251 (1999-2002) 244 (1996-99) 242 (1999-2002) 242 (1994-97) 227 (1999-2002) 226 (2002-05) 223 (2003-06) 222 (2004-07) 216 (1993-96) 205 (1989-92)

251 (1999-2002) 235 (1999-2002) 233 (1994-97) 224 (1996-99) 215 (2002-06) 214 (2001-05) 196 (1997-99) 193 (1995-97) (1998-2000) 189 (1999-2002)

1. .439 David Magadan (1981-83) 2. .381 G.W. Keller (1997-99) 3. .375 Joe Vitiello (1989-91) .375 Chris Moller (1995-96) 5. .370 Peter Stonard (2001-02) 6. .366 Mike Twardoski (1985-86) 7. .356 Andy Phillips (1996-99) 8. .349 Ted McClendon (1983-85) 9. .345 Travis Garner (2002-03) 10..343 Joe Caruso (1994-97)

(268-610) (292-766) (196-523) (177-472) (159-430) (168-459) (322-904) (206-590) (161-467) (309-900)

(Less than 400 ABs)

1. .410 Ken Chapman (1959-61) 2. .404 Ed White (1948-50) 3. .374 Bobby Hunt (1954-55) 4. .371 Herb Kosten (1955-57) 5. .368 Fred Fricke (1956-57) 6 . .351 Larry Keenum (1975-76) 7. .350 Rex Bynum (1970-72) 8. .344 Herb Chapman (1946-47) .344 Chris Glass (1981-82) .344 Robin Cary (1972-74)

At-Bats

1. Brent Boyd, INF 2. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 3. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 4. Joe Caruso, 2B 5. Emeel Salem, CF 6. Sam Bozanich, 2B 7. Allen Rice, INF 8. Evan Bush, INF 9. G.W. Keller, OF 10. Scott McClanahan, OF

Runs

1. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 2. Brent Boyd, INF 3. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 4. G.W. Keller, OF 5. Joe Caruso, 2B 6. Scott McClanahan, OF 7. Sam Bozanich, 2B 8. Ted McClendon, 3B 9. Emeel Salem, CF Allan Stallings, CF

Hits

1. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 2. Brent Boyd, INF 3. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 4. Joe Caruso, 2B 5. G.W. Keller, OF 6. David Magadan, 1B 7. Emeel Salem, CF 8. Sam Bozanich, 2B 9. Scott McClanahan, OF 10. Allan Stallings, CF

Doubles

1. David Magadan, 1B 2. Brent Boyd, INF Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 4. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C Joe Caruso, 2B 6. Sam Bozanich, 2B 7. Ted McClendon, 3B 8. Scott McClanahan, OF 9. Dustan Mohr, RF 10. Allan Stallings, CF

(85-207) (78-193) (61-163) (89-240) (57-155) (108-308) (86-246) (63-183) (124-360) (188-343)

963 (1999-2002) 910 (1999-2002) 905 (1996-99) 900 (1994-97) 786 (2004-07) 776 (1998-2000) 775 (2002-05) 769 (2002-06) 767 (1997-99) 763 (1999-2002)

244 (1999-2002) 233 (1999-2002) 222 (1996-99) 214 (1997-99) 206 (1994-97) 188 (1999-2002) 177 (1998-2000) 176 (1983-85) 175 (2004-07) 175 (1982-85)

322 (1996-99) 313 (1999-2002) 307 (1999-2002) 309 (1994-97) 292 (1997-99) 268 (1981-83) 259 (2004-07) 258 (1998-2000) 238 (1999-2002) 234 91982-85)

64 (1981-83) 63 (1999-2002) 63 (1996-99) 58 (1999-2002) 58 (1994-97) 56 (1998-2000) 52 (1983-85) 51 (1999-2002) 47 (1995-97) 46 (1982-85)

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Career Statistical Leaders

Triples

1. Emeel Salem, OF 2. G.W. Keller, OF 3. Allan Stallings, CF Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 5. Joe Caruso, 2B Jennings Byrd, 1B 7. Darren Wood, OF David Tidwell, OF Roberto Vaz, OF/DH 10.Scott McClanahan, OF Drew Bounds, OF Brad Oliver, OF John Farrell, RF Rusty Barton, OF Ken Chapman, CF

Home Runs

1. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 2. G.W. Keller, OF Doug Duke, C 4. Kent Matthes, RF 5. Dustan Mohr, RF 6. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 7. Beau Hearod, RF 8. Brent Boyd, INF Matt Frick, C 10. Joe Caruso, 2B

Runs Batted In

1. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 2. Andy Phillips, 3B 3. G.W. Keller, OF 4. Brent Boyd, 2B 5. Beau Hearod, RF 6. Allan Stallings, CF 7. David Magadan, 1B 8. Kent Matthes, RF 9. Joe Caruso, 2B 10. Dustan Mohr, RF

Total Bases

1. Andy Phillips, 3B 2. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 3. G.W. Keller, OF 4. Brent Boyd, 2B 5. Joe Caruso, 2B 6. Dustan Mohr, OF 7. Sam Bozanich, 2B 8. Kent Matthes, RF 9. David Magadan, 1B 10. Beau Hearod, RF Alex Avila, C

Walks

1. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 2. Evan Bush, INF 3. Bret Elbin, 3B 3. Ted McClendon, 3B 4. Brent Boyd, INF 5. Joe Vitiello, OF/DH 6. Alex Avila, C 7. David Magadan, 1B 8. Allen Rice, INF 9. Mick Kerns, OF 10. G.W. Keller, OF Joe Caruso, 2B

108

13 (2004-07) 12 (1997-99) 11 (1982-85) 11 (1996-99) 10 (1994-97) 10 (1946-48) 9 (1998-2000) 9 (1996-97) 9 (1997) 8 (1999-2002) 8 (1995-98) 8 (1992-93) 8 (1989-90) 8 (1979-82) 8 (1959-61)

61 (1996-99) 50 (1997-99) 50 (1984-86) 48 (2006-09) 47 (1995-97) 46 (1999-2002) 40 (2001-03) 38 (1999-2002) 38 (1997-98) 37 (1994-97)

230 (1999-2002) 224 (1996-99) 203 (1997-99) 195 (1999-2002) 191 (2001-03) 190 (1982-85) 188 (1982-83) 186 (2006-09) 181 (1994-97) 178 (1995-97)

590 (1996-99) 511 (1999-2002) 510 (1997-99) 499 (1999-2002) 498 (1994-97) 431 (1995-97) 411 (1998-2000) 403(2006-09) 393 (1981-83) 383 (2001-03) 360 (2006-08)

207 (1999-2002) 131 (2002-06) 125 (1981-83) 117 (1983-85) 109 (1999-2002) 102 (1989-91) 101 (2006-08) 97 (1981-83) 94 (2002-05) 91 (1989-92) 90 (1997-99) 90 (1994-97)

G.W. Keller (9) and Andy Phillips (2) combined for 111 home runs at Alabama. Phillips is the school’s all-time leader in home runs, while Keller ranks second on that list. Phillips is also the Tide’s all-time hits leader with 322. Keller is the only player in SEC history with 50 career home runs and 50 career stolen bases.

Intentional Walks

1. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 2. Beau Hearod, OF 3. Roberto Vaz, OF Robbie Tucker, 1B 5. G.W. Keller, OF Dustan Mohr, OF Chris Moller, 1B 8. Evan Bush, 2B Darren Wood, OF Kelley Gulledge, C Drew Bounds, OF Andy Phillips, INF Joe Caruso, 2B

Hit By Pitch

1. Jerry Shelton, SS 2. Allen Rice, INF 3. Jeremy Brown, C 4. Matt Bentley, 1B 5. Jake Smith, 3B 6. Sam Bozanich, INF 7. Kent Matthes, RF 8. Rocky Scelfo, INF 9. Gabe Scott, OF Beau Hearod, OF Brent Boyd, INF Kelley Gulledge, C

Strikeouts

1. Evan Bush, INF 2. Mick Kerns, OF 3. Dustan Mohr, RF 4. Greg Paiml, SS 5. Kent Matthes, RF 6. Alex Avila, C 7. Brandon May, 2B 8. Jake Smith, 3B 9. Kelley Gulledge, C 10. Beau Hearod, OF

17 (1999-02) 10 (2001-03) 6 (1997) 6 (1996-97) 5 (1997-99) 5 (1995-97) 5 (1995-96) 4 (2003-06) 4 (1998-2000) 4 (1998-2000) 4 (1995-98) 4 (1996-99) 4 (1994-97)

52 (1900-00) 46 (2002-05) 40 (1999-02) 37 (2005-08) 32 (2006-Present) 28 (1998-00) 26 (2006-09) 24 (2004-05) 22 (2001-05) 22 (2001-03) 22 (1999-02) 22 (1998-00)

184 (2002-06) 166 (1989-92) 165 (1995-97) 162 (2004-07) 154 (2006-09) 155 (2006-08) 150 (2007-09) 132 (2007-Present) 131 (1998-00) 127 (2001-03)

Sacrifice Flies

1. Evan Bush, INF 2. Beau Hearod, OF 3. G.W. Keller, OF 4. Jake Smith, 3B Brent Boyd, INF 6. Kent Matthes, RF Andy Phillips, INF Joe Caruso, INF Matt Bentley, 1B 10.Jeremy Brown, C

20 (2003-06) 17 (2001-03) 15 (1997-99) 14 (2007-Present) 14 (1999-02) 13 (2006-09) 13 (1996-99) 13 (1994-97) 13 (2005-08) 12 (1999-02)

Sacrifice Bunts

1. Allen Rice, INF 2. Greg Paiml, SS 3. Nate Duncan, SS 4. Adam Pavkovich, SS 5. Darren Wood, OF 6. Travis Garner, OF 7. Joe Caruso, 2B 8. Matt Downs, 3B 9. Emeel Salem, OF 10. Scott McClanahan, OF Casey Lambert, SS

Stolen Bases

1. Emeel Salem, CF 2. David Fowke, LF 3. David Tidwell, OF 4. Scott McClanahan, OF Chris Glass, 2B 6. Mick Kerns, OF Ted Williams, CF 8. G.W. Keller, OF Chris Arago, 2B 10. Robert Fletcher, 2B

28 (2002-05) 26 (2004-07) 23 (1995-97) 22 (2001-03) 19 (1998-00) 16 (2002-03) 15 (1994-97) 13 (2004-06) 12 (2004-07) 10 (1999-2002) 10 (2000-01)

77 (2004-07) 68 (1980-81) 62 (1996-97) 56 (1999-2002) 56 (1982-83) 54 (1989-92) 54 (1985-86) 53 (1997-99) 53 (1977-78) 51 (1987-88)

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Career Statistical Leaders Losses

1. Mike Sodders (1985-88) 2. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) Jackie Glover (1967-68) 4. Taylor Tankersley (2002-04) Steve Shoemaker (1992-94) 6. Miers Quigley (2006-present) 7. Chris Eilers (1994-97) 8. John Collins (1993-96) Bernie Strawn (1970-73) 10. Brent Carter (2002-05) Bruce Hodges (1974-76)

Saves

1. Brian Reed (2002-03) 2. Greg Hibbard (1985-86) Troy Brauchle (1983-84) 4. David Robertson (2005-06) 5. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) Jarrod Kingrey (1997-98) Jimbo Lindsay (1874-76) 8. Ben Short (1991-92) 8. Taylor Tankersley (2002-04) Skip Ames (1996) 10.Mike MacDonald (1993-94)

Brian Reed is the Tide’s all-time leader with 22 saves from 2002-03.

PITCHING LEADERS Appearances

1. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) 2. Jonathan Blankenship (1998-2000) 3. Josh Copeland (2005-08) 4. Brent Carter (2002-05) 5. Greg Hibbard (1985-86) 6. Al Drumheller (1991-93) 7. Jared Woodward (2001-03) 8. Jarrod Kingrey (1997-98) 9. Taylor Tankersley (2002-04) 10. David Robertson (2005-06) Mike Sodders (1985-88)

Games Started

1. Mike Sodders (1985-88) 2. Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) 3. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) Chris Eilers (1994-97) 5. Tommy Milstead (1988-91) 6. Joel Colgrove (1993-96) 7. Brent Carter (2002-05) Mike Innes (1968-71) 9. Al Drumheller (1991-93) 10.Pete Fisher (1997-98)

Complete Games

1. Mike Innes (1968-71) 2. Frank Roland (1956-57) Bernie Strawn (1970-73) 4. Jackie Glover (1967-69) 5. Gene Lary (1952-55) 6. Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) Mike Sodders (1985-88) 8. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) Freddie Glass (1965-67) Walt Massey (1958-60)

BASEBALL

Shutouts 87 81 80 77 75 69 68 66 65 61 61

52 46 42 42 41 39 38 38 35 34

17 16 16 15 14 13 13 12 12 12

1. Mike Innes (1969-71) 2. Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) Drew Blocker (1974-75) Bernie Strawn (1972-73) 4. Owen Holston (1974) 5. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) Joel Colgrove (1993-96) Bryan Kelley (1981) Jimmy Archibald (1973-74)

Batters Faced

1. Lance Cormier (1999-02) 2. Brent Carter (2002-05) 3. Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) 4. Jonathan Blankenship (1998-00) 5. Manny Torres (1996-99) 6. Pete Fisher (1997-98) 7. Austin Hyatt (2005-09) 8. Taylor Tankersley (2002-04) 9. Tommy Hunter (2006-07) 10.B.J. Green (1998-01)

Innings Pitched

1. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) 2. Brent Carter (2002-05) 3. Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) 4. Al Drumheller (1991-93) 5. Mike Sodders (1985-88) 6. Gene Lary (1952-55) 7. Chris Eilers (1994-97) 8. Tommy Milstead (1988-91) 9. Joel Colgrove (1993-96) 10. Mike Innes (1968-71)

Wins

1. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) 2. Mike Innes (1968-71) 3. Brent Carter (2002-05) Tommy Milstead (1988-91) 5. Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) 6. J. Blankenship (1998-2000) 6. Al Drumheller (1991-93) Mike Sodders (1985-88) 8. Manny Torres (1996-99) Frank Roland (1956-57) 10.Jeff Oyster (1984-85) Jimbo Lindsay (1974-76)

7 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2

1679 1416 1356 1125 1125 1014 1008 996 961 883

384.2 335.2 330.0 285.0 282.0 277.2 274.0 262.0 258.0 250.0

31 27 25 25 24 23 22 22 21 21 19 19

Strikeouts

1. Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) 2. Brent Carter (2002-05) 3. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) 4. Mike Sodders (1985-88) 5. Al Drumheller (1991-93) 6. Mike Innes (1968-71) 7. Joel Colgrove (1993-96) Chris Eilers (1994-97) 9. Taylor Tankersley (2002-04) 10. Tommy Milstead (1998-91)

Most Wild Pitches

1. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) 2. Jonathan Blankenship (1998-00) Joel Colgrove (1995-96) 4. Scott Murphy (1999-2000) 5. Tommy Hunter (2006-07) Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) Jared Woodward (2001-03) 8. B.J. Green (1998-01) 9. Austin Hyatt (2005-09) Jarrod Kingrey (1997-98) Chris Eilers (1995-97)

Most Hit Batters

1. Lance Cormier (1999-02) 2. T.J. Large (2005) 3. Brent Carter (2002-05) B.J. Green (1998-01) 5. Scott Murphy (1999-00) 6. Austin Hyatt (2005-09) Taylor Tankersley (2002-04) 8. Tommy Hunter (2006-07) 9. Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) Jeremy Vaughn (1998-01)

22 16 16 15 15 13 14 14 14 12 12

21 19 19 18 17 17 17 16 11 11 10

334 307 289 274 262 254 237 237 232 231

46 23 16 16 15 15 15 14 13 13 13

23 22 22 22 21 18 18 16 15 15

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Most Balks

Career Statistical Leaders

1. Lance Cormier (1999-2002) 2. Jonathan Blankenship (1998-00) Joel Colgrove (1995-96) 4. Scott Murphy (1999-2000) 5. Wade LeBlanc (2004-06) Jared Woodward (2001-03) 7. B.J. Green (1998-01) 8. Jarrod Kingrey (1997-98) Chris Eilers (1995-97) 10.David Robertson (2005-06) Brandon Belcher (2004-06) Pete Fisher (1997-98)

46 23 16 16 15 15 14 13 13 12 12 12

FIELDING LEADERS Fielding Percentage (Minimum 350 Chances)

1. Alan Hill, C 2. Chris Moller, 1B 3. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C Aaron Clark, 1B 5. Dax Norris, C Fred Fricke, 1B 7. Travis Garner, CF Gary Jack, 1B 9. Matt Frick, C Jason Jordan, 1B

Total Chances

1. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 2. Zac Welch, 1B 3. Matt Bentley, 1B 4. Chris Moller, 1B 5. Joe Caruso, 2B 6. Brent Boyd, INF 7. Kelley Gulledge, C 8. Matt Frick, C 9. Kody Valverde, C 10. Andy Phillips, INF

.996 (1992-95) .995 (1995-96) .994 (1999-02) .994 (2001-02) .993 (1995-96) .993 (1956-57) .992 (2002-03) .992 (1978-81) .991 (1997-98) .991 (1994-95)

1864 (1999-02) 1437 (2002-05) 1163 (2005-08) 1095 (1995-96) 1085 (1994-97) 948 (1999-02) 921 (1998-00) 907 (1997-98) 903 (2005-06) 804 (1996-99)

Matt Bentley is third all-time at Alabama wth 1,163 total chance at first base.

Jeremy Brown holds the Alabama record for most career chances (1,864) and most career putouts (1,660) during his four-year (1999-2002) career. Brown won the 2002 Johnny Bench Award as the nation’s top catcher. He also owns school records for consecutive errorless chances in a season (444), consecutive errorless chances in a career (608) and consecutive errorless games (84).

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Career Statistical Leaders

Joe Caruso holds the record for assists with 675. Caruso played for the Crimson Tide from 1994-97, participating in two College World Series.

Putouts

1. Jeremy Brown, 1B/C 2. Zac Welch, 1B 3. Hunter Plott, 1B 4. Gary Jack, 1B 5. Matt Bentley, 1B 6. Chris Moller, 1B 7. Dax Norris, C 8. Kody Valverde, C 9. Kelley Gulledge, C 10. Matt Frick, C

Outfield Assists

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Assists 1660 (1999-02) 1315 (2002-05) 1261 (1987-91) 1114 (1979-81) 1072 (2005-08) 1030 (1995-96) 854 (1995-96) 820 (2005-06) 819 (1998-00) 805 (

Kent Matthes, 2006-09 Scott McClanahan, 1999-01 Rusty Barton, 1979-82 Mike Twardoski, 1985-86 Ted Williams, 1984-86 Darren Wood, 1998-2000 Kurt Prewitt, 1985-86 David Fowke, 1980-81 Emeel Salem, 2004-07 G.W. Keller, 1997-99 Dustan Mohr, 1995-97 Ronnie Hardin, 1971-72 Dale Rice, 1956-58

BASEBALL

23 22 14 13 13 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9

1. Joe Caruso, 2B 2. Brett Taft, SS 3. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 4. Greg Paiml, SS 5. Pat Monti, SS 6. Brent Boyd, INF 7. Jerry Shelton, SS/3B 8. Sam Bozanich, 2B 9. Adam Pavkovich, SS 10. Nate Duncan, SS

Errors

1. Andy Phillips, 3B/SS 2. Jerry Shelton, 3B/SS 3. Greg Paiml, SS 4. Brett Taft, SS 5. Adam Pavkovich, SS Mick Kerns, SS/OF 7. Evan Bush, INF Juan DeBrand, SS 9. Allen Rice, INF Pat Monti, SS

675 (1994-97) 620 (1993-96) 537 (1996-99) 508 (2004-07) 461 (1987-89) 454 (1999-02) 453 (1990-93) 430 (1998-00) 423 (2001-03) 362 (1995-97)

59 (1996-99) 58 (1990-93) 56 (2004-07) 52 (1993-96) 51 (2001-03) 51 (1989-92) 50 (2003-06) 50 (1991-92) 45 (2002-05) 45 (1987-89)

Most Double Plays Turned 1. Joe Caruso, 2B 2. Sam Bozanich, 2B 3. Brent Boyd, INF 4. Jeremy Brown, C/1B 5. Zac Welch, 1B 6. Chris Moller, 1B 7. Brett Taft, SS 8. Greg Paiml, SS Andy Phillips, INF 10. Adam Pavkovich, SS

Most Passed Balls 1. Charlie Lyons, C 2. Kelley Gulledge, C 3. Nick Richardson, C 4. Jeremy Brown, C 5. Ryan Rhoden, C Kody Valverde, C 7. David Ferazza, C 8. Matt Frick, C 9. Bobby Burns, C Harrel Hill, C Rusty Loflin, C

165 (1994-97) 113 (1998-00) 108 (1999-02) 107 (1999-02) 100 (2002-05) 95 (1995-96) 84 (1993-96) 80 (2004-Pres) 80 (1996-99) 76 (2001-03)

21 (2003-05) 13 (1998-00) 12 (2004) 10 (2000-02) 9 (2006-07) 9 (2005-06) 8 (2004-06) 7 (1997-98) 5 (2003) 5 (1995-96) 5 (1995-96)

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Batting, Pitching and Fielding Records

GAMES PLAYED 1. 70 2. 69 69 4. 66 66 6. 65 65 65 9. 64 64 64 10. 63

1997 1999 1996 2002 1975 2006 2004 1995 2006 2000 1995 2008

BATTING AVG.

1. .340 2. .338 3. .334 4. .333 5. .330 6. .325 7. .320 8. .317 9. .315 10 . 314

(860/2527) 1997 (277/818) 1955 (827/2479) 1999 (662/1987) 1983 (689/2086) 2009 (597/1837) 1985 (728/2276) 1998 (177/559) 1960 (573/1827) 1981 (678/2159) 1986

AT BATS

1. 2,527 1997 2. 2,479 1999 3. 2,464 1996 4. 2,306 2000 5. 2,276 1998 6. 2,261 2002 7. 2,257 2006 8. 2,244 2008 9. 2,236 1995 10. 2,159 1986

RUNS

1. 679 2. 617 3. 543 4. 532 5. 510 6. 509 7. 498 8. 487 9. 481 10. 473

1997 1999 2000 1998 1983 2009 1996 1986 2002 2003

1. 860 2. 827 3. 769 4. 728 5. 717 6. 702 7. 695 8. 689 9. 678 10. 662

1997 1999 1996 1998 2000 2002 2008 2009 1986 1983

1. 625 2. 555 3. 500 4. 482 5. 474 6. 459 7. 443 8. 437 9. 427 10. 423

1997 1999 2000 1998 2009 1983 1996 2002 1986 2008

HITS

RBI

DOUBLES

1. 163 2. 161 3. 159 4. 154 5. 142 6. 140 7. 133 8. 129 9. 117 10. 116

112

1997 1999 1996 2002 2009 2003 2000 1983 1998 1991

TRIPLES

1. 34 2. 31 3. 28 4. 23 23 6. 21 7. 20 8. 19 19 19

1997 1999 1975 1992 1983 2006 1996 1998 1995 1994

HOME RUNS 1. 160 1997 2. 122 1998 3. 120 1999 4. 107 2009 5. 96 2000 6. 95 1986 7. 87 2008 8. 76 1996 9. 75 1989 10. 72 1991 72 1984

WALKS 1. 367 2. 300 3. 294 4. 293 5. 292 6. 291 7. 288 8. 268 9. 259 10. 271

1999 2000 2002 1983 1986 1997 2006 2003 1991 1984

STRIKEOUTS 1. 475 2008 2. 437 1997 3. 432 1998 4. 435 2009 5. 428 1991 6. 419 2005 7. 412 1996 8. 405 1986 9. 402 1995 10. 397 1999

HIT BY PITCH 1. 91 2. 80 3. 78 4. 75 5. 71 6. 59 7. 57 8. 55 55 10. 54 54

2008 2003 2005 2009 2000 2007 1999 1998 1996 2006 2001

SACRIFICE BUNTS

1. 44 2. 41 3. 40 4. 38 5. 37 6. 36 7. 33 8. 31 9. 29 10. 28

2002 1969 2005 1995 2007 2003 2001 2000 2004 1996

SACRIFICE FLIES 1. 45 2. 44 3. 35 4. 34 5. 32 6. 31 7. 29 29 29 29 29

2006 2002 1997 2000 2008 1999 2009 2007

STOLEN BASES 1. 141 1981 2. 120 1987 3. 113 1999 4. 110 2000 5. 102 1986 6. 97 1977 7. 91 1992 8. 87 2002 9. 77 1997 10. 75 1996

TOTAL BASES 1. 1,571 1997 2. 1,410 1999 3. 1,249 1998 4. 1,196 1996 5. 1,180 2009 6. 1,174 2000 7. 1,111 1986 8. 1,090 2008 9. 1,083 2002 10. 1,035 1983

SLUGGING Pct. 1. .622 2. .569 3. .566 4. .549 5. .521 6. .516 7. .514 8. .509 9. .499 10. .497

1997 1999 2009 1998 1983 1985 1986 2000 1960 1984

COMPLETE GAMES 1. 20 1975 2. 18 1976 18 1955 4. 17 1967 5. 16 1995 16 1968 7. 15 5 Times

INNINGS PITCHED 1. 622 1996 2. 618 1/3 1997 3. 608 1/3 1999 4. 588 1/3 2002 5. 581 2/3 2006 6. 578 1/3 2000 7. 561 2/3 2005 8. 559 1/3 1998 9. 571 1995 10. 554.1/3 2008

SHUTOUTS

1. 11 1974 2. 7 1967 3. 6 2004 6 1991 5. 5 7 Times

WINS 1. 56 2. 53 3. 51 4. 50 5. 46 46 7. 44 8. 43 9. 42 42

1997 1999 2002 1996 1998 1993 2006 1986 1995 1991

LOSSES 1. 35 2. 32 3. 28 28 5. 27 6. 26 26 26 26 26 10. 25

1994 1975 2008 1980 1979 2007

1993

SAVES 1. 22 2. 19 19 19 5. 18 18 7. 15 15 9. 14 14 14 14

ERA

1. 2.07 2. 2.17 3. 2.27 4. 2.43 5. 2.63 6. 2.71 7. 2.76 8. 2.79 9. 2.83 10. 3.00

2002 1999 1997 1996 1993 1991 2003 1998 2007 2006 1986 1981 1966 1974 1955 1968 1947 1974 1957 1965 1959 1954

FEWEST HITS  ALLOWED 1. 105 105 3. 127 4. 140 5. 143 6. 144 7. 152 8. 161 9. 162 10. 172

1959 1954 1951 1953 1960 1961 1955 1958 1957 1965

MOST HITS  ALLOWED 1. 688 2. 673 3. 666 4. 632 4. 625 5. 616 6. 606 7. 603 8. 578 9. 553 10. 549

1997 2000 1999 2008 2003 2002 1996 1998 1986 2009 1995

FEWEST RUNS  ALLOWED 1. 60 2. 68 3. 71 4. 78 5. 79 6. 81 7. 84 8. 86 9. 92 10. 95

1966 1959 1954 1955 1951 1958 1960 1947 1965 1953

MOST RUNS  ALLOWED 1. 404 2. 399 3. 387 4. 383 5. 353 6. 346 346 8. 336 9. 325 10. 324

2008 2000 1999 1997 1985 2003 1986 2009 1998 1989

MOST STRIKEOUTS 1. 595 1999 2. 577 1996 3. 569 2005 4. 526 1998 5. 498 1997 6. 493 2006 7. 487 2009 8. 477 1995

9. 473 2003 10. 468 2008

WALKS

1. 297 1981 2. 278 1989 3. 270 1982 270 2008 5. 269 1980 6. 266 2000 7. 257 1983 8. 248 1985 9. 243 1975 10. 241 1994

WILD PITCHES 1. 66 2008 2. 62 1999 3. 61 1997 4. 57 2007 5. 54 1993 6. 52 2000 7. 49 2006 8. 48 2005 9. 47 1991 10. 44 1996 44 1989

HIT BY PITCH 1. 62 2. 53 3. 51 4. 47 5. 46 6. 44 44 8. 42 9. 37 37

2005 2008 2007 1999 2001 2009 2000 2002 2006 2003

PUTOUTS

1. 1,866 1996 2. 1,855 1997 3. 1,825 1999 4. 1,765 2002 5. 1,745 2006 6. 1,735 2000 7. 1,716 1995 8. 1,685 2005 9. 1,678 1998 10. 1,663 2008

ASSISTS 1. 798 2. 787 3. 745 4. 708 5. 683 6. 674 674 8. 672 9. 644 10. 625

1997 1996 2002 1995 2006 2000 1991 1986 2008 2005

ERRORS

1. 130 1986 2. 120 1975 3. 108 2000 108 1991 5. 101 1985 6. 97 2008 7. 96 2002 8. 94 1971 94 1988 94 1989

FIELDING PCT. 1. .971 .971 3. .970 4. .969 .969 6. .968 7. .966 .966 .966 10. .965

2009 1996 1994 2004 1995 2001

2005

ALABAMA


Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders BATTING ­AVERAGE

1946 Herb Chapman, OF .368 1947 Herb Chapman, OF .322 1948 Jennings Byrd, 1B .351 1949 Ed White, LF .402 1950 Ed White, LF .448 1951 Mike Mizraney, 1B .405 1952 Bobby Carr, CF .329 1953 Jerry Watford, OF .342 1954 Tom Miller, OF .442 1955 Bobby Hunt, OF .439 1956 Herb Kosten, 3B .393 1957 Fred Frickie, 1B .405 1958 Legrant Scott, 2B .348 1959 Ken Chapman, RF .469 1960 Gene Giainni, RF .409 1961 Bobby Tarver, OF .417 1962 Glendel Baler, OF .354 1963 Ashton Wells, OF .396 1964 Mickey Andrews, OF .324 1965 Bill Scudder, LF .341 1966 Joe McCorquodale, 1B .355 1967 George Johnson, CF .340 1968 Stan Moss, 3B .342 1969 Jack Traffanstedt, LF .321 1970 Terry Dubose, CF .315 1971 Zack Rogers, 1B .287 1972 Rex Bynum, LF .391 1973 Robin Cary, CF .319 1974 Robin Cary, CF .346 1975 Larry Keenum, SS .310 1976 Larry Keenum, SS .392 1977 Johnny Wright, CF .336 Jeff Tillman, DH .336 Chris Arago, SS .336 1978 Maxie Kizzire, C .324 1979 Tommy Belk, 3B .309 1980 Sal Velenti, 2B .352 1981 David Magadan, 3B .389 1982 Chris Glass, 2B .405 1983 David Magadan, 1B

.525

1984 Kyle Bryan, LF .394 1985 Doug Duke, C .388 1986 Mike Twardoski, RF .399 1987 Deron White, LF .347 1988 Jason Bridges, RF .351 1989 Cary Williams, CF .367 1990 Joe Vitiello, LF .364 .395 1991 Joe Vitiello, LF 1992 Frank Menechino, 2B .349 Robby Glenn, 1B .349 1993 Al Drumheller, RF .323 1994 Jason Jordan, 1B .324 1995 Chris Moller, 1B .405 1996 Dax Norris, C .370 1997 Roberto Vaz, OF/DH .400 1998 G.W. Keller, RF .377 1999 Andy Phillips, SS .398 2000 Brent Boyd, 3B .360 2001 Jeremy Brown, C .363 2002 Peter Stonard, 2B/OF .411 2003 Travis Garner, CF .365 2004 Allen Rice, 2B .333 2005 Gabe Scott, OF .364 2006 Emeel Salem, OF .365 2007 Emeel Salem, OF .351 2008 Josh Rutledge, SS .369 2009 Jake Smith, 3B .359

BASEBALL

AT-BATS 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Herb Chapman, CF 87 Herb Chapman, CF 96 J.F. Sharp, 2B 68 Ed White, LF 77 Jim Huffstuffer, OF 77 Ned Folmar, 3B 92 Earl Martin, CF 84 Leon Adair, 2B 100 Jerry Belk, 3B 77 Bobby Hunt, OF 65 Bobby Hunt, OF 98 D. Thompson, SS 98 Bobby Barnes, LF 87 Dale Rice, CF 83 Dale Rice, CF 79 Ken Chapman, OF 64 Ken Chapman, OF 72 Jerry Ellis, 2B 80 Jerry Ellis, 2B 92 Bill Oliver, OF 94 George Winstead, OF 84 George Johnson, CF 91 John Mosley, 3B 80 George Johnson, CF 162 Jack Traffanstedt, LF 123 Bill Parker, CF 135 Terry, Dubose, CF 108 Mark Gray, SS 151 Robin Cary, 2B 126 Butch Hobson, 3B 120 Joe Hawley, SS 143 Larry Keenum, SS 207 Ron Hamilton, CF 142 Johnny Wright, CF 146 Steve Houlberg, SS 146 Steve Houlberg, SS 140 David Fowke, LF 162 Sal Valenti, 2B 162 David Fowke, LF 214 Bobby Pierce, RF 214 David Reaves, 1B 206 Allan Stallings, CF 231 Frank Velleggia, C 208 Mike Twardoski, RF 216 Ted Williams, CF 252 Omar Fernandez, CF 180 Robert Fletcher, 2B 195 Pat Monti, SS 240 John Farrell, RF 209 Juan DeBrand, SS 252 Mick Kerns, CF 217 Chris Smelley, 1B 191 Jason Jordan, 1B 210 Dax Norris, C 254 Dax Norris, C 284

1997 David Tidwell, OF

295

1998 Paul Phillips, OF 273 1999 G.W. Keller, OF 270 2000 Sam Bozanich, 2B 275 2001 Brent Boyd, 2B 226 2002 Scott McClanahan, OF 269 2003 Travis Garner, CF 251 2004 Zac Welch, 1B 190 2005 Cale Iorg, SS 236 2006 Emeel Salem, OF 284 2007 Emeel Salem, OF 231 2008 Josh Rutledge, SS 268 2009 Josh Rutledge, SS 239

HITS

1946 Herb Chapman, CF 32 1947 Herb Chapman, CF 31 1948 Ed White, LF 35 1949 Ed White, LF 31 1950 Ed White, LF 33 1951 Mike Mizraney, 1B 28 1952 Jerry Belk, 3B 31 Bobby Carr, CF 31 1953 Ron Welch, SS 18 1954 Tom Miller, OF 27 1955 Bobby Hunt, OF 43 1956 Herb Kosten, 3B 33 1957 Fred Frickie, 1B 32 1958 Jack Kubiszyn, SS 25 1959 Ken Chapman, OF 30 1960 Ken Chapman, OF 29 1961 Tommy Hill, OF 27 1962 Glendel Baker, OF 34 1963 Ashton Wells, OF 36 1964 Sammy Bryant, 1B 26 1965 Bill Scudder, LF 29 1966 Joe McCorquodale, 1B 27 1967 George Johnson, CF 55 1968 Stan Moss, 3B 40 1969 Jack Traffanstedt, LF 43 1970 Terry Dubose, CF 34 1971 Mark Gray, SS 43 1972 Rex Bynum, LF 39 1973 Butch Hobson, 3B 38 1974 Joe Hawley, SS 38 1975 Larry Keenum, SS 66 1976 Ron Hamilton, OF 48 1977 Johnny Wright, CF 49 1978 Steve Houlberg, SS 45 1979 Steve Houlberg, SS 43 1980 Sal Velenti, 2B 57 1981 David Magadan, 3B 77 1982 David Magadan, 1B 77 1983 David Magadan, 1B

114

1984 Frank Velleggia, C 73 1985 Mike Twardoski, RF 71 1986 Mike Twardoski, RF 97 1987 Deron White, LF 59 1988 Robert Fletcher, 2B 66 1989 Brent Reese, 1B 70 Pat Monti, SS 70 1990 John Farrell, RF 74 1991 Joe Vitiello, LF 87 1992 Robby Glenn, 1B 68 1993 Al Drumheller, RF 61 Chris Smelley, 1B 61 1994 Jason Jordan, 1B 68 1995 Chris Moller, 1B 87 1996 Dax Norris, C 105 1997 Roberto Vaz, OF/DH 102 Andy Phillips, 3B 102 1998 Paul Phillips, OF 94 1999 G.W. Keller, OF 107 2000 Sam Bozanich, 2B 98 2001 Brent Boyd, 2B 76 2002 Peter Stonard, 2B/OF 97 2003 Travis Garner, CF 88 2004 Allen Rice, 2B 61 2005 Gabe Scott, OF 67 2006 Emeel Salem, OF 101 2007 Emeel Salem, OF 81 2008 Josh Rutledge, SS 99 2009 Taylor Dugas, LF 83

RUNS

1946 Roy Johnson, OF 30 1947 Herb Chapman, OF 22 1948 Hugh Morrow, CF 20 1949 Ed White, LF 20 1950 Ed White, LF 34 1951 Mike Mizraney, 1B 19 George Howell, SS 19 1952 Bobby Carr, CF 26 1953 Ron Welch, SS 18 1954 Ron Welch, SS 19 1955 Bobby Hunt, OF 23 1956 Herb Kosten, 3B 30 1957 Herb Kosten, 3B 24 1958 Jack Kubiszyn, SS 20 1959 Tommy Proctor, LF 19 1960 Ken Chapman, OF 22 1961 Tommy Hill, OF 25 1962 Tommy Hill, OF 19 1963 Bill Oliver, OF 23 1964 Ashton Wells, OF 23 Sammy Bryant, 1B 23 1965 George Johnson, CF 19 1966 John Holley, CF 19 1967 George Johnson, CF 32 1968 Stan Moss, 3B 24 1969 Bill Parker, CF 24 Jack Traffanstedt, LF 24 1970 Mark Gray, SS 13 1971 David Mewbourne, 2B 37 1972 Rex Bynum, LF 30 1973 Butch Hobson, 3B 20 Randy Collins, RF 20 Paul Spivey, LF 20 1974 James White, 3B 32 Anthony Davidson, RF 32 1975 Larry Keenum, SS 39 1976 Larry Keenum, SS 30 1977 Johnny Wright, CF 38 1978 Steve Houlberg, SS 31 1979 Steve Houlberg, SS 30 1980 David Fowke, LF 37 1981 Bobby Pierce, OF 47 1982 Jamey Merritt, OF 51 1983 Bret Elbin, 3B

88

1984 Ted McClendon, 3B 56 1985 Allan Stallings, CF 54 1986 Mike Twardoski, RF 73 1987 Omar Fernandez, CF 48 1988 Robert Fletcher, 2B 53 1989 Brent Reese, 1B 53 1990 Joe Vitiello, LF 52 1991 Mick Kerns, CF 62 1992 Mick Kerns, CF 51 1993 Al Drumheller, RF 43 1994 Jason Jordan, 1B 40 1995 Brett Taft, SS 50 1996 Joe Caruso, 2B 76 1997 Roberto Vaz, OF/DH 87 1998 Paul Phillips, OF 69 1999 G.W. Keller, OF 85 2000 Brent Boyd, 3B 74 2001 Aaron Clark, 1B 66 2002 Scott McClanahan, OF 68 2003 3 Tied 64 2004 Allen Rice, 2B 39 2005 Evan Bush, 3B 46 2006 Emeel Salem, OF 67 2007 Emeel Salem, OF 61 2008 Josh Rutledge, SS 62 2009 Josh Rutledge, SS 64

113


Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders

RBI

1946 Herb Chapman, OF 29 1947 Herb Chapman, OF 17 1949 Dick Dill, C 20 1950 Ed White, LF 17 1951 Earl Martin, CF 20 1952 Dick Hearn, RF 26 1953 Jerry Belk, 3B 12 Jerry Watford, OF 12 1954 Tom Miller, OF 25 1955 Bobby Hunt, OF 32 1956 Fred Frickie, 1B 22 Norman Koury, LF 22 1957 Fred Frickie, 1B 22 Jack Kubiszyn, SS 22 1958 Bobby Ledford, OF 18 1959 Ken Chapman, OF 16 1960 Ken Chapman, OF 19 1961 Tommy Hill, OF 22 1962 Tommy Hill, OF 25 1963 Buddy French, C 17 1964 Sammy Bryant, 1B 14 1965 Bill Scudder, RF 14 Sammy Bryant, 1B 14 1966 Joe McCorquodale, 1B 14 1967 Joe McCorquodale, 1B 14 1968 Stan Moss, 3B 26 1969 J.C. Ranelli, SS 25 1970 Randy Collins, RF 13 1971 Ron Hardin, LF 21 1972 Glenn Woodruff, C 38 1973 Butch Hobson, 3B 37 1974 James White, 3B 30 1975 Larry Keenum, SS 40 1976 Jeff Tillman, DH 28 1977 Jeff Tillman, DH 37 1978 Steve Houlberg, SS 28 1979 Dave Atkins, C 20 1980 Dave Atkins, C 37 1981 David Magadan, 3B 43 1982 David Magadan, 1B 50 1983 David Magadan, 1B

1984 Mike Pitisci, 1B 1985 Doug Duke, C 1986 Doug Duke, C 1987 Deron White, LF 1988 Jason Bridges, RF 1989 Cary Williams, CF 1990 Joe Vitiello, LF 1991 Joe Vitiello, LF 1992 Mick Kerns, CF 1993 Al Drumheller, RF 1994 Kevin Nichols, 3B 1995 Chris Moller, 1B Dustan Mohr, RF 1996 Joe Caruso, 2B 1997 Dustan Mohr, RF 1998 Andy Phillips, 3B 1999 G.W. Keller, OF 2000 Sam Bozanich, 2B 2001 Aaron Clark, 1B 2002 Jeremy Brown, C 2003 Beau Hearod, RF 2004 Zac Welch, 1B 2005 Evan Bush, 3B 2006 Matt Downs, 3B 2007 Alex Avila, DH 2008 Alex Avila, DH 2009 Kent Matthes, RF

114

95

70 67 82 47 43 61 53 67 54 38 43 44 44 63 79 82 72 83 71 64 82 46 55 62 61 62 81

HOME RUNS

1946 Herb Chapman, OF 3 1947 Herb Chapman, OF 3 1948 Jack Rutledge, SS 4 J.F. Sharp, 2B 4 1949 Ed White, LF 4 1950 Ed White, LF 7 1951 George Howell, SS 3 Clell Hobson, OF 3 1952 Dick Hearn, RF 5 1953 Jerry Belk, 3B 2 1954 Bobby Hunt, OF 3 1955 Bobby Hunt, OF 4 1956 Norman Koury, LF 3 1957 Jack Kubiszyn, SS 3 Bill Walker, RF 3 1958 Legrant Scott, 2B 3 Bobby Ledford, OF 3 1959 Ken Chapman, OF 2 Tony Proctor, LF 2 Gene Beard, C 2 1960 Ken Chapman, OF 5 1961 Tommy Hill, OF 5 1962 Tommy Hill, OF 5 1963 Buddy French, C 3 1964 Mickey Andrews, OF 4 Ashton Wells, RF 4 1965 Buddy French, C 3 George Johnson, CF 3 John Mosley, 3B 3 1966 John Holley, RF 3 Joe McCorquodale, 1B 3 1967 George Johnson, CF 5 1968 Stan Moss, 3B 7 1969 J.C. Ranelli, SS 2 1970 Randy Collins, RF 3 1971 David Mewbourne, 2B 6 1972 Glenn Woodruff, C 7 Paul Spivey, CF 7 1973 Butch Hobson, 3B 13 1974 James White, 3B 5 Rich Porter, C 5 1975 James White, 3B 6 1976 Larry Keenum, SS 7 1977 Johnny Wright, CF 7 Jeff Tillman, DH 7 1978 Johnny Wright, CF 9 1979 Dave Atkins, C 4 1980 Dave Atkins, C 9 1981 Randy Hunt, C 12 1982 Rob Skates, DH 10 1983 Frank Velleggia, C 12 1984 Mike Pitisci, 1B 20 1985 Doug Duke, C 22 1986 Doug Duke, C

27

1987 Deron White, LF 11 1988 Jason Bridges, CF 12 1989 Cary Williams, CF 16 1990 Joe Vitiello, LF 11 1991 Joe Vitiello, LF 15 1992 Mick Kerns, CF 16 1993 Al Drumheller, RF 8 Brett Anderson, 3B 8 1994 Kevin Nichols, 3B 13 1995 Dustan Mohr, OF 12 1996 Joe Caruso, 2B 14 1997 Dustan Mohr, RF 25 1998 Matt Frick, C 22 1999 Andy Phillips, SS 22 2000 Sam Bozanich, 2B 18 2001 Aaron Clark, 1B 20 2002 Scott McClanahan, OF 14

2003 Beau Hearod, RF 2004 Evan Bush, 3B/OF 2005 Evan Bush, 3B 2006 Kody Valverde, C 2007 Alex Avila, DH 2008 Alex Avila, DH 2009 Kent Matthes, RF

TRIPLES

20 8 17 12 14 17 28

1946 D.J. Gambrell, C 1947 Jennings Byrd, 1B 1948 Jennings Byrd, 1B 1949 Jennings Byrd, 1B 1950 Ed White, LF 1951 Earl Martin, CF 1952 Jerry Belk, 3B Clell Hobson, OF Leon Adair, 2B 1953 Jim Grant, 1B 1954 Tom Miller, OF 1955 Bobby Hunt, OF 1956 Fred Frickie, 1B 1957 Chuck Bancroft, 2B 1958 Legrant Scott, 2B Bobby Ledford, OF 1959 Ken Chapman, OF 1960 Ken Chapman, OF 1961 Tommy Moore, 1B 1962 Glendel Baker, OF 1963 Bill Oliver, OF 1964 Buddy French, C 1965 Buddy French, C 1966 John Holley, RF 1967 Joe McCorquodale, 1B George Johnson, CF 1968 Stan Moss, 3B Bill Parker, CF 1969 Jack Traffanstedt, LF 1970 Terry Dubose, CF Rex Bynum, LF 1971 Mark Gray, SS 1972 Rex Bynum, LF Zack Rogers, 1B 1973 Robin Cary, CF Butch Hobson, 3B Paul Spivey, LF James White, SS 1974 Anthony Davidson, RF 1975 Larry Mims, RF 1976 Ron Hamilton, CF Mark Salem, CF Randy Bonner, C 1977 Johnny Wright, CF Chris Arago, SS Dunn McKelvey, 1B Joe Fennor, RF Tommy Belk, 3B 1978 Johnny Wright, CF Chris Arago, SS 1979 Dave Atkins, C 1980 Dave Atkins, C Dave Fowke, LF 1981 Bobby Pierce, OF 1982 Rusty Barton, OF 1983 Allan Stallings, CF 1984 Kyle Bryan, LF Dee Smithey, RF 1985 Mike Twardoski, RF Tim Smith, SS 1986 Mike Twardoski, RF 1987 Omar Fernandez, CF Ralph Lusian, 2B

2 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 3 5 3 3 5 1 4 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 5 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 5 6 3 3 3 3 4 3 3

Roberto Vaz led the Crimson Tide with a school record nine triples in 1997. Vaz also set the single-season record with a .768 slugging percentage. 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Robert Fletcher, 2B Cary Williams, CF John Farrell, RF Kyle Walck, 2B Frank Menechino, 2B Brad Oliver, 2B Brett Anderson, 3B Brad Oliver, CF Shane Watts, OF Dustan Mohr, OF Joe Caruso, 2B

1997 Roberto Vaz, OF/DH

1998 G.W. Keller, RF 1999 Andy Phillips, SS Derek Wigginton, OF 2000 Darren Wood, OF 2001 Scott McClanahan, OF 2002 Peter Stonard, 2B/OF 2003 Travis Garner, OF Beau Heaord, RF 2004 Allen Rice, 2B 2005 Morrow Thomley, OF 2006 Emeel Salem, OF 2007 Emeel Salem, OF Brandon May, 2B 2008 Tyler Odle, OF Ross Wilson, 2B 2009 Six Players Tied

DOUBLES 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956

D.J. Gambrell, C Herb Chapman, OF Jack Rutledge, SS Hugh Morrow, CF Ed White, LF George Howell, SS Mike Mizraney, 1B George Howell, SS Bobby Carr, CF Dick Hearn, RF Cecil Ingram, 2B Jerry Belk, 3B Bobby Hunt, OF Buddy Morrison, OF Shep Frazier, 2B

2 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 2 4 5 9

3 6 6 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 7 3 3 4 4 2

5 6 6 4 4 8 7 7 5 5 4 6 4 4 5

ALABAMA


Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982

Fred Frickie, 1B 7 Bill Walker, 1B 6 Tony Proctor, LF 4 Tommy Hill, OF 5 Leonard Bell, 3B 9 Bobby Tarver, SS 7 Larry Anderson, C 6 Buddy French, C 4 Bill Scudder, LF 7 John Holley, RF 5 George Johnson, CF 6 Joe McCorquodale, 1B 6 Stan Moss, 3B 8 J.C. Ranelli, SS 8 Zack Rogers, 1B 6 Terry Dubose, RF 7 Glenn Woodruff, C 9 Zack Rogers, 1B 9 Butch Hobson, 3B 6 Randy Collins, RF 6 Rich Potter, C 9 Anthony Davidson, RF 9 James White, 3B 15 Randy Bonner, OF 7 Tommy Belk, 3B 8 Johnny Wright, CF 9 Dave Atkins, C 10 Bobby Pierce, OF 18 David Magadan, 3B 20 Chris Glass, 2B 15

1983 David Magadan, 1B

31

1984 Ted McClendon, 3B 20 1985 Mike Twardoski, RF 17 Ted McClendon, 3B 17 1986 Pat Bailey, DH 16 Doug Duke, C 16 Eddie Looper, 3B 16 Mike Twardoski, RF 16 1987 Robert Fletcher, 3B 13 1988 Robert Fletcher, 2B 15 1989 Hunter Plott, DH 13 Brian Reese, 1B 13 1990 Joe Vitiello, LF 14 Hunter Plott, 1B 14 1991 Joe Vitiello, LF 20 1992 Tim Boge, C 15 1993 Brett Anderson, 3B 12 1994 Jason Jordan, 1B 14 1995 Dax Norris, C 18 Brett Taft, SS 18 1996 Dax Norris, C 21 Dustan Mohr, RF 21 1997 Andy Phillips, 3B 25 1998 Sam Bozanich, 2B 17 1999 Andy Phillips, SS 22 2000 Sam Bozanich, 2B 20 2001 Aaron Clark, 1B 15 2002 Peter Stonard, 2B/OF 22 Scott McClanahan, OF 22 2003 Adam Pavkovich, SS 27 2004 Zac Welch, 1B 14 2005 Morrow Thomley, RF 14 2006 Matt Downs, 3B 16 2007 Alex Avila, DH 14 2008 Brandon May, 2B 18 2009 Brandon May, 2B 20

BASEBALL

STOLEN BASES 1948 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

Hugh Morrow, CF 4 Ned Folmar, 3B 10 Earl Martin, CF 10 Bobby Carr, CF 10 Cecil Ingram, 2B 3 Charles Olgiati, C 3 Ron Welch, SS 4 Chuck Bancroft, 2B 11 Chuck Bancroft, 2B 14 Herb Kosten, 3B 6 Legrant Scott, 2B 15 Gene Beard, C 2 Gene Giannini, SS 2 Gene Giannini, SS 4 Leonard Bell, 3B 3 Glendel Baker, OF 6 Bill Oliver, OF 10 Mike Box, 2B 3 Joe McCorquodale, 1B 5 Lynn Bailey, 2B 6 Bill Parker, 2B 5 Jack Traffanstedt, LF 12 Zack Rogers, 1B 5 David Mewbourne, 2B 6 Robin Cary, CF 9 Robin Cary, CF 8 Anthony Davidson, RF 11 Norman Lacey, LF 12 Ron Hamilton, CF 6 Chris Arago, SS 29 Chris Arago, SS 24 Steve Houlberg, SS 9 David Fowke, LF 18

1981 David Fowke, LF

50

1982 Chris Glass, 2B 24 1983 Craig Shipley, SS 19 1984 Craig Shipley, SS 16 1985 Allan Stallings, CF 13 1986 Ted Williams, CF 44 1987 Ralph Lusian, 2B 33 1988 Robert Fletcher, 2B 33 1989 Cary Williams, CF 22 1990 John Farrell, RF 22 1991 Mickey Kerns, CF 19 1992 Frank Menechino, 2B 22 1993 Brad Oliver, CF 17 1994 Anthony Dubose, OF 9 1995 Tad Peterson, 3B 14 1996 David Tidwell, LF 27 1997 David Tidwell, OF 35 1998 Paul Phillips, OF 18 1999 G.W. Keller, OF 40 2000 Sam Bozanich, 2B 29 2001 Scott McClanahan, OF 15 2002 Travis Garner, OF 26 2003 Travis Garner, CF 19 2004 Allen Rice, 2B 11 2005 Cale Iorg, SS 15 2006 Emeel Salem, OF 36 2007 Emeel Salem, OF 23 2008 Josh Rutledge, SS 13 2009 Kent Matthes, RF 13 Taylor Dugas, LF 13

2006 David Robertson 2007 Josh Copeland 2008 Josh Copeland 2009 Nathan Kilcrease

COMPLETE GAMES 1954 Gene Lary 1955 Gene Lary

1956 Frank Roland

Frank Roland led Alabama with a 12-0 record and a school record 10 complete games in 1956.

APPEARANCES 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

Dickie Towers Dickie Towers Jan Douglas Eddie Propst Jackie Glover Mike Innes Jackie Glover David Youell David Youell David Youell Stan Chaney Jimbo Lindsay Bobby Sprowl Mike Reading Bob Greenwald Terry Asher Dennis Alvarez Alan Dunn Pete Ferrer Troy Brauchle Troy Brauchle

1985 Greg Hibbard

13 9 16 14 14 14 14 13 20 12 14 16 18 18 10 19 16 17 20 32 20 36

1986 Greg Hibbard 39 1987 Jake Stout 27 1988 Mike Soper 24 1989 Jon Henn 29 1990 Ben Short 24 1991 Ben Short 36 1992 Al Drumheller 23 1993 Mike MacDonald 24 1994 Jerry Stubbs 34 1995 Tim Young 26 1996 Tim Young 23 Andy Bernard 23 1997 Jarrod Kingrey 33 1998 Jarrod Kingrey 34 1999 Jonathan Blankenship 34 2000 Bryce Heath 28 2001 Jared Woodward 25 2002 Brian Reed 27 2003 Brian Reed 30 2004 Seth Johnson 23 2005 David Robertson 32

1957 Bobby Ledford Frank Roland 1958 Walt Massey 1959 Pete Reaves 1960 Joe Sims 1961 Russell Sikes 1963 Earl Griffin 1965 Dickie Towers 1966 Freddie Glass 1967 Freddie Glass 1968 Eddie Propst Jackie Glover 1969 Mike Innes 1970 Mike Innes 1971 Ricky Rucker Steve Bryant Gary Mims Bernie Strawn 1972 Bernie Strawn 1973 Bernie Strawn 1974 Jimmy Archibald 1975 Drew Blocker 1976 Jimbo Lindsay 1977 Bobby Sprowl 1978 Terry Asher Ben Flagler Leroy Russell 1979 Terry Asher 1980 David Zitkus 1981 Vince Barrentine 1982 Dean Hayes 1983 Dean Hayes 1984 Tim Meacham 1985 Jeff Oyster 1986 Mike Sodders Pete Roberts 1987 David Oropeza 1988 Mike Sodders 1989 Tommy Milstead 1990 Mark Roberts 1991 Joe Vitiello Dennis Walsh 1992 Carey Lundstrom Al Drumheller 1993 Bernie Bellard 1994 Chris Eilers 1995 Chris Eilers 1996 Andy Bernard Joel Colgrove 1997 Five Tied 1998 Pete Fisher 1999 Manny Torres 2000 Scott Murphy 2001 Lance Cormier 2002 Lance Cormier 2003 Brent Carter 2004 Wade LeBlanc 2005 Wade LeBlanc 2006 Wade LeBlanc Tommy Hunter 2007 Tommy Hunter 2008 Austin Hyatt 2009 Austin Hyatt

28 27 28 24

6 8 10

6 6 6 5 5 5 3 6 3 6 5 5 7 4 2 2 2 2 7 7 5 6 7 7 3 3 3 5 5 7 4 3 5 3 3 3 6 5 4 3 2 2 4 4 3 1 7 2 2 1 3 5 5 6 6 6 8 2 3 3 2 2 2

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Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders

GAMES STARTED

1965 Dickie Towers 1966 Dickie Towers 1967 Freddy Glass 1968 Eddie Propst 1969 Mike Innes 1970 Mike Innes 1971 Gary Mims 1972 Bernie Strawn 1973 Jimmy Archibald 1974 Bruce Hodges 1975 Drew Blocker 1976 Mike Drensky 1977 Bobby Sprowl 1978 Bob Greenwald 1979 Terry Asher 1980 Mike Draper 1981 Vince Barrentine 1982 Dean Hayes 1983 Dean Hayes 1984 Jeff Oyster 1985 Jeff Oyster 1986 Pete Roberts 1987 Mike Sodders Gordie Hershiser 1988 Mike Sodders David Oropeza 1989 Mike Soper Mark Roberts 1990 Mark Roberts 1991 Dennis Walsh 1992 Al Drumheller 1993 Al Drumheller 1994 Chris Eilers 1995 Joel Colgrove 1996 Joel Colgrove 1997 Pete Fisher 1998 Justin Smith Pete Fisher 1999 Manny Torres 2000 Jeremy Vaughn 2001 Lance Cormier Mark Carter 2002 Lance Cormier 2003 Brent Carter 2004 Wade LeBlanc 2005 T.J. Large 2006 Wade LeBlanc 2007 Miers Quigley 2008 Auston Hyatt 2009 Austin Hyatt

WINS 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960

116

11 8 14 12 14 11 10 8 9 9 17 10 13 10 14 11 14 10 14 15 18 17 13 13 15 15 15 15 15 20 16 16 14 16 18 18 15 15 17 15 14 14 17 16 15 17 18 15 14 15

Thayer Bellis (5-2) 5 Joe Kirkland (6-2) 6 Joe Kirkland (6-2) 6 Gordon Pettus (5-0) 5 Frank Lary (10-2) 10 Al Lary (6-2) 6 Gene Lary (5-2) 5 John P. Anderson (5-4) 5 John P. Anderson (5-4) 5 Gene Lary (8-2) 8 Frank Roland (12-0) 12 Bobby Ledford (6-1) 6 Walt Massey (5-1) 5 Pete Reaves (4-1) 4 Joe Sims (6-1) 6

1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Russell Sikes (4-2) 4 Earl Griffin (7-3) 7 Harvey Daravich (3-0) 3 Alan Kosten (3-1) 3 Tim Thompson (4-3) 4 Dickie Towers (5-6) 5 Dickie Towers (4-3) 4 Freddy Glass (9-2) 9 Eddie Propst (8-4) 8 Mike Innes (9-1) 9 Mike Innes (3-6) 3 Ricky Rucker (4-4) 4 Gary Mims (4-6) 4 Bernie Strawn (6-3) 6 Bernie Strawn (6-3) 6 Jimmy Archibald (7-5) 7 Jimbo Lindsay (7-3) 7 Drew Blocker (7-8) 7 Jimbo Lindsay (6-2) 6 Mike Drensky (6-4) 6 Bobby Sprowl (8-6) 8 Terry Asher (6-2) 6 Terry Asher (5-6) 5 Robert Payne (3-3) 3 Dennis Alvarez (3-3) 3 Mike Draper (3-5) 3 Vince Barrentine (10-4) 10 Craig Antush (5-2) 5 Dean Hayes (11-2) 11 Rick Browne (11-2) 11 Jeff Oyster (10-2) 10 Jeff Oyster (9-8) 9 Pete Roberts (10-2) 10 David Oropeza (7-3) 7 David Oropeza (8-4) 8 Tommy Milstead (6-3) 6 Mark Roberts (6-3) 6 Jon Henn (6-3) 6 Tommy Milstead (7-3) 7 Mark Roberts (7-4) 7 Dennis Walsh (11-4) 11 Carey Lundstrom (11-4) 11 Al Drumheller (11-4) 11 John Collins 5 Neal Lamb (7-1) 7 Tim Young (11-3) 11

1997 Heath Henderson (13-2) 13

1998 Jarrod Kingrey (8-4) 8 B.J. Green (8-2) 8 1999 Manny Torres (10-3) 10 J. Blankenship (10-3) 10 2000 Scott Murphy (8-2) 8 2001 Lance Cormier (9-5) 9 2002 Lance Cormier (11-3) 11 2003 Brent Carter (10-3) 10 2004 Wade LeBlanc (8-4) 8 2005 Brent Carter (7-4) 7 T.J. Large (7-4) 7 David Robertson (7-5) 7 2006 Wade LeBlanc (11-1) 11 2007 Tommy Hunter (7-5) 7 2008 Austin Graham (6-2) 6 2009 Austin Hyatt (8-3) 8

LOSSES 1947 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1963 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974

Thayer Bellis Al Lary Bill Dunn John Paul Anderson John Paul Anderson Gene Lary Howard Tepper Clyde Eurick Pete Reaves Bobby Ledford Walt Massey Walt Massey Butch Leiby Earl Griffin Dickie Towers Dickie Towers Jackie Glover Jackie Glover Bobby Lynch Mike Innes Larry Mims Bernie Strawn Jeff Carpenter Stan Chaney David Youell Bernie Strawn Jimmy Archibald Johnny Wheeler Jimmy Archibald

1975 Drew Blocker

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

Bruce Hodges Bobby Sprowl Bob Greenwald Ronnie Owen Mike Draper David Zitkus Vince Barrentine Dean Hayes Troy Brauchle Troy Brauchle Tim Meacham

1985 Jeff Oyster

1986 1987 1988

Mike Sodders Mike Sander Mike Sodders Mike Sodders Pete Roberts

1989 Mike Soper

2 2 3 4 4 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 6 3 7 5 5 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 8

5 6 5 7 5 5 4 6 4 4 4 8

4 4 6 7 7 4 4

Dennis Walsh

4

Steve Shoemaker Al Drumheller Bernie Bellard Bernie Bellard Will Schleuss Chris Eilers Andy Bernard

1998 Pete Fisher

1999 Justin Smith 2000 Jonathan Blankenship 2001 Lance Cormier 2002 Taylor Tankersley 2003 Seth Johnson 2004 Brandon Belcher Taylor Tankersley 2005 David Robertson

6 7 5 4

INNINGS PITCHED 1946 1947 1948 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985

Thayer Bellis 66.2 Thayer Bellis 80.1 Joe Kirkland 64.0 Frank Lary 96.2 Al Worthington 65.0 Gene Lary 67.1 John Paul Anderson 70.2 Gene Lary 64.2 Gene Lary 85.2 Frank Roland 95.2 Frank Roland 61.1 Walt Massey 51.1 Pete Reaves 52.1 Joe Sims 62.2 Russell Sikes 45.0 Earl Griffin 72.2 Earl Griffin 50.0 Tim Thompson 67.2 Dickie Towers 85.1 Dickie Towers 58.2 Freddy Glass 80.2 Eddie Propst 89.0 Jackie Glover 87.2 Mike Innes 72.1 Gary Mims 56.1 Bernie Strawn 63.0 Bernie Strawn 58.0 Jimmy Archibald 71.1 Drew Blocker 79.1 Jimbo Lindsay 76.1 Bobby Sprowl 92.0 Bob Greenwald 53.2 Terry Asher 81.0 David Zitkus 64.2 Bryan Kelly 86.1 Craig Antush 76.1 Dean Hayes 112.2 Jeff Oyster 100.0 Jeff Oyster 99.0

8

1990 Mark Roberts 1991 Tommy Milstead 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

2006 Bernard Robert 2007 Miers Quigley 2008 Casey Kebodeaux 2009 Nathan Kilcrease

5 5 6 8 6 5 4 8

4 6 5 5 6 5 5 5

Wade LeBlanc holds single-season records for innings pitched and strikeouts.

ALABAMA


Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders 1986 Mike Sander 1987 David Oropeza 1988 Mike Sodders 1989 Mike Soper 1990 Mark Roberts 1991 Dennis Walsh 1992 Carey Lundstrom 1993 Al Drumheller 1994 Steve Shoemaker 1995 Chris Eilers 1996 Joel Colgrove 1997 Heath Henderson 1998 Pete Fisher 1999 Manny Torres 2000 Scott Murphy 2001 Lance Cormier 2002 Lance Cormier 2003 Brent Carter 2004 Wade LeBlanc 2005 T.J. Large 2006 Wade LeBlanc

2007 Tommy Hunter 2008 Austin Hyatt 2009 Austin Hyatt

ERA 1946 1947 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973

100.0 94.0 82.2 88.2 91.1 104.0 107.1 98.0 85.2 101.0 111.0 124.1 104.1 115.0 113.2 109.2 129.0 122.2 112.2 96.1

Thayer Bellis 2.43 Thayer Bellis 1.46 Frank Lary 2.06 Bill Dunn 2.16 Gene Lary 1.87 Gene Lary 2.70 Gene Lary 2.37 John Paul Anderson 1.49 Frank Roland 2.35 Frank Roland 1.76 Walt Massey 2.44 Walt Massey 2.93 Joe Sims 2.87 Russell Sikes 2.60 Harvey Daravich 2.96 Earl Griffin 2.28 Steve Barnett 2.70 Dickie Towers 2.57 Dickie Towers 2.43 Freddy Glass 2.43 Dickie Towers 2.43 Eddie Propst 1.98 Freddy Glass 2.07 Steve Bryant 1.31 Bernie Strawn 3.04 Jeff Carpenter 3.48 Bernie Strawn 1.86

1974 Drew Blocker

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

129.1

100.1 93.1 103.1

Jimbo Lindsay Jimbo Lindsay Bobby Sprowl Terry Asher Ben Flagler David Zitkus Steve Smitherman Dean Hayes Tim Meacham Bobby Fuller Greg Hibbard Greg Hibbard David Oropeza Mike Soper

BASEBALL

1.19

1.85 2.00 3.13 3.26 3.82 3.62 2.08 3.44 2.39 2.67 3.59 2.52 3.54 1.63

1989 Tommy Milstead 1990 Jon Henn 1991 Ben Short 1992 Roger Weems 1993 Bernie Bellard 1994 Jerry Stubbs 1995 Tim Young 1996 Skip Ames 1997 Jarrod Kingrey 1998 Jarrod Kingrey 1999 Jason Moates 2000 Bryce Heath 2001 Lance Cormier 2002 Brian Reed 2003 Brent Carter 2004 Taylor Tankersley 2005 David Robertson 2006 Wade LeBlanc 2007 Austin Hyatt 2008 Josh Copeland 2009 Tyler White

STRIKEOUTS 1946 1947 1948 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

Thayer Bellis Thayer Bellis Joe Kirkland Frank Lary Al Worthington Gene Lary John Paul Anderson Gene Lary John Paul Anderson Frank Roland Bobby Ledford Frank Roland Pete Reaves Pete Reaves Joe Sims Russell Sikes Earl Griffin Earl Griffin Harvey Daravich Tim Thompson Dickie Towers Dickie Towers Freddy Glass Eddie Propst Jackie Glover Mike Innes Ricky Rucker Bernie Strawn Bernie Strawn Jimmy Archibald Drew Blocker Mike Drensky Bobby Sprowl Leroy Russell Terry Asher David Zitkus Bryan Kelly Dean Hayes Dean Hayes Jeff Oyster Jeff Oyster Pete Roberts David Oropeza Mike Sodders David Oropeza

2.65 2.93 3.10 3.75 3.82 2.99 1.67 2.36 3.16 2.47 3.82 3.12 2.30 1.75 3.30 2.00 2.92 2.92 3.07 3.13 2.28

65 59 63 74 55 41 55 37 55 72 43 43 30 35 60 32 67 40 40 54 72 60 90 66 77 65 60 51 54 42 63 57 118 48 35 58 94 63 86 90 88 94 88 91 91

1989 Mark Roberts 1990 Mark Roberts 1991 Dennis Walsh 1992 Al Drumheller 1993 Al Drumheller 1994 Steve Shoemaker 1995 Chris Eilers 1996 Joel Colgrove 1997 Heath Henderson 1998 Jarrod Kingrey 1999 Manny Torres 2000 Scott Murphy 2001 Lance Cormier 2002 Lance Cormier 2003 Brent Carter 2004 Wade LeBlanc 2005 Wade LeBlanc

79 90 96 101 82 98 86 104 104 98 104 96 73 85 105 98 108

2006 Wade LeBlanc

128

2007 Tommy Hunter 2008 Austin Hyatt 2009 Austin Hyatt

FEWEST WALKS (Min. 40 IP) 1947 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

Thayer Bellis Al Lary Al Lary John Paul Anderson Gene Lary Gene Lary John Paul Anderson John Paul Anderson Howard Tepper Frank Roland Pete Reaves Pete Reaves Joe Sims Russell Sikes Earl Griffin Harvey Daravich Grady Elmore Dickie Towers Eddie Propst Les Kelley Bobby Lunch Steve Bryant Gary Mims Jeff Carpenter Steve Bryant John Acure Mike Drensky Mike Drensky Mike Blount Ronnie Owen Ronnie Owen Dennis Alvarez Vince Barrentine Jeff Brewer Jeff Brewer Bobby Fuller Bobby Fuller Mike Hanks Mike Sodders Mike Sodders Tommy Milstead Ben Short Matt Kelley Roger Weems

96 80 88

22 13 26 30 32 27 24 24 16 12 9 15 24 23 27 22 29 17 23 23 16 14 16 26 26 14 17 23 13 11 21 23 37 12 16 23 27 17 17 27 28 17 21 11

Northport native Al Lary allowed only 24 hits during the 1950 season. 1993 1994 1995 1996

Bernie Bellard John Collins Neal Lamb Manny Torres John Collins

28 22 21 13 13

1997 Michael Daniel

8

1998 Jonathan Blankenship 25 1999 Scott Murphy 23 B.J. Green 23 2000 Bryce Heath 16 2001 Jared Woodward 12 2002 Brent Carter 10 2003 Jared Woodward 14 2004 Andrew Walker 12 2005 Jordan Davis 15 2006 Jake McCarter 21 2007 Austin Hyatt 9 2008 Casey Kebodeaux 18 2009 Adam Scott 12

FEWEST HITS (Min. 40 IP)

1947 Joe Kirkland 1950 Al Lary

1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1963 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

Bill Dunn John Paul Anderson Gene Lary Gene Lary John Paul Anderson Howard Tepper Bobby Ledford Walt Massey Pete Reaves Walt Massey Russell Sikes Harvey Daravich Grady Elmore Dickie Towers Eddie Propst Les Kelley Bobby Lynch Steve Bryant David Youell Jeff Carpenter Steve Bryant Drew Blocker Owen Holston Mike Redding

43 24

32 32 51 46 46 51 43 48 37 45 35 36 45 52 39 34 46 36 35 41 35 36 47 40

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Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders

1977 Mike Blount 1978 Terry Asher 1979 Ben Flagler 1980 Mike Draper 1981 Alan Dunn 1982 Jeff Estell 1983 Troy Brauchle 1984 Troy Brauchle 1985 Bobby Midolo 1986 Mike Hanks 1987 Pete Brown 1988 David Oropeza 1989 Jon Henn 1990 Ben Short 1991 David Stokes 1992 Roger Weems 1993 Steve Shoemaker 1994 John Collins 1995 Tim Young 1996 Skip Ames 1997 Roberto Vaz 1998 Kris McWhirter 1999 Jason Moates 2000 Bryce Heath 2001 B.J. Green 2002 Brian Reed 2003 Brian Reed 2004 Taylor Tankersley 2005 David Robertson 2006 David Robertson 2007 Austin Hyatt 2008 Jimmy Nelson 2009 Nathan Kilcrease

SAVES

1970 Ricky Rucker 1971 David Youell 1972 Stan Chaney 1974 Jimbo Lindsay 1975 Jimbo Lindsay 1978 4 PLAYERS 1979 Ronnie Owen 1980 Dennis Alvarez 1981 Dan Prine 1982 Jeff Brewer Pete Ferrer 1983 Troy Brauchle 1984 Troy Brauchle 1985 Greg Hibbard 1986 Greg Hibbard 1987 Jake Stout 1988 Mike Soper 1989 Jon Henn 1990 Sam Harris 1991 Ben Short 1992 Al Drumheller 1993 Mike MacDonald 1994 Jerry Stubbs 1995 Tim Young 1996 Skip Ames 1997 Roberto Vaz 1998 Jarrod Kingrey 1999 Lance Cormier 2000 Lance Cormier 2001 Lance Cormier Jared Woodward 2002 Brian Reed 2003 Brian Reed 2004 Seth Johnson Taylor Tankersley 2005 David Robertson 2006 David Robertson 2007 Tommy Hunter 2008 Josh Copeland Austin Graham 2009 Five Players Tied

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55 35 49 42 31 40 36 53 51 50 39 70 37 52 45 32 58 33 37 36 35 55 67 51 57 43 55 50 48 32 36 53 47

3 4 3 9 8 1 1 5 5 2 2 12 7 9 10 3 5 7 6 14 5 8 6 7 11 8 13 11 4 2 2 9 12 4 4 8 10 5 4 4 2

PUTOUTS 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1965 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1975 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Mike Mizraney, 1B 184 Tony Napoli, 1B 141 Jim Grant, 1B 148 Jim Grant, 1B 122 Bill Carr, 1B 208 Fred Frickie, 1B 207 Fred Frickie, 1B 177 Bill Walker, 1B 139 Gordon Moore, C 126 Tommy Hill, C 134 Tommy Moore, 1B 174 Buddy French, C 181 Joe McCorquodale, 1B 304 Not Available Frank Cargo, 1B 257 Zack Rogers, 1B 227 Zack Rogers, 1B 224 David Zauchin, 1B 555 Dunn McKelvey, 1B 233 Gary Jack, 1B 306 Gary Jack, 1B 381 Randy Hunt, C 353 David Reeves, 1B 423 David Magadan, 1B 484 Mike Pitisci, 1B 373 Eddie Looper, 3B 305 Doug Duke, C 305 Doug Duke, C 391 Clint Thompson, C 372 Hunter Plott, 1B 295 Brent Reese, 1B 444 Hunter Plott, 1B 504 Hunter Plott, 1B 288 Robby Glenn, 1B 383 Chris Smelley, 1B 424 Jason Jordan, 1B 431 Chris Moller, 1B 456

1996 Chris Moller, 1B

1997 Robbie Tucker, 1B 1998 Matt Frick, C 1999 Jeremy Brown, 1B 2000 Jeremy Brown, 1B 2001 Aaron Clark, 1B 2002 Jeremy Brown, C 2003 Zac Welch, 1B 2004 Zac Welch, 1B 2005 Kody Valverde, C 2006 Kody Valverde, C 2007 Matt Benley, 1B 2008 Matt Benley, 1B 2009 Vin DiFazio, C

ASSISTS 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1965 1967 1969 1970 1971 1975 1978 1979 1980

Clell Hobson, 3B Clell Hobson, 3B Ronnie Welch, SS Ronnie Welch, SS Herb Kosten, 3B Shep Frazier, 2B Jack Kubiszyn, SS Jack Kubiszyn, SS Gene Giannini, SS Gene Giannini, SS Jerry Ellis, 2B Kearney Hall, SS J.C. Ranelli, SS Lynn Bailey, 2B Mark Gray, SS Mark Gray, SS Larry Keenum, SS James White, 2B Steve Houlberg, SS Steve Houlberg, SS Jerry Halderman, SS

588

546 399 477 489 481 413 416 413 394 426 447 467 301

58 78 50 49 64 62 66 62 52 66 72 60 102 87 63 105 142 142 112 138 128

1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Jerry Halderman, SS Bret Elbin, SS Fermin Lake, 2B Craig Shipley, SS Tim Sims, SS Tim Sims, SS Pat Monti, SS Robert Fletcher, 2B Pat Monti, SS Mick Kerns, SS Juan DeBrand, SS Juan DeBrand, SS Frank Menechino, 2B Brett Taft, SS Brett Taft, SS

1996 Joe Caruso, 2B

1997 Joe Caruso, 2B 1998 Andy Phillips, 3B 1999 Andy Phillips, SS 2000 Casey Lambert, SS 2001 Casey Lambert, SS 2002 Adam Pavkovich, SS 2003 Adam Pavkovich 2004 Rocky Scelfo, 2B/SS 2005 Cale Iorg, SS 2006 Evan Bush, 2B 2007 Greg Paiml, SS 2008 Ross Wilson, 2B 2009 Josh Rutledge, SS

ERRORS 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1965 1967 1969 1970 1971 1975 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Clell Hobson, 3B Clell Hobson, 3B Hootie Ingram, 2B Ronnie Welch, SS Dan Thompson, SS Shep Frazier, 2B Chuck Bancroft, SS Jack Kubiszyn, SS Jack Kubiszyn, SS Ken Chapman, SS Gene Giannini, SS Bobby Tarver, 2B John Moseley, SS J.C. Ranelli, 2B J.C. Ranelli, 2B Mark Gray, SS Mark Gray, SS Larry Keenum, SS Steve Houlberg, SS Steve Houlberg, SS David Moyer, 3B Jerry Halderman, SS Bret Elbin, SS Craig Shipley, SS Craig Shipley, SS Tim Sims, SS Tim Sims, SS Robert Fletcher, 2B Pat Monti, SS Phillip Doyle, 3B

1990 Mick Kerns, SS

1991 Juan DeBrand, SS 1992 Juan DeBrand, SS 1993 Jerry Shelton, SS/2B 1994 Brett Taft, SS 1995 Brett Taft, SS 1996 Nate Duncan, 3B 1997 Nate Duncan, SS 1998 Andy Phillips, 3B 1999 Andy Phillips, SS 2000 Casey Lambert, SS 2001 Brent Boyd, 2B 2002 Adam Pavkovich, SS 2003 Adam Pavkovich, SS

116 157 139 134 132 181 138 146 138 151 186 135 148 145 201 210

190 166 144 162 167 186 170 93 147 204 136 156 126 7 11 8 11 14 7 7 6 7 15 6 7 15 12 10 10 22 21 12 15 16 14 17 20 15 23 29 19 16 15 31

2004 Evan Bush, 3B/OF Allen Rice, 2B 2005 Cale Iorg, SS 2006 Greg Paiml, SS 2007 Greg Paiml, SS 2008 Ross Wilson, 2B 2009 Ross Wilson, 2B

11 11 14 20 19 14 15

FIELDING PERCENTAGE 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1965

Mike Mizraney, 1B Tony Napoli, 1B Jim Grant, 1B Jim Grant, 1B Bill Carr, 1B Fred Frickie, 1B Fred Frickie, 1B Bill Walker, 1B Gordon Moore, 1B Tommy Hill, C Tommy Moore, 1B Bubby French, C

.994 .987 .969 .977 .995 .991 .994 .963 .980 .993 .980 .985

1967 Dan Harris, C

1.000

2001 Jeremy Brown, C

1.000

1969 Frank Cargo, 1B 1970 Zack Rogers, 1B 1971 Al Baker, C 1975 David Zauchin, 1B 1978 Dunn McKelvey, 1B 1979 Gary Jack, 1B 1980 Gary Jack, 1B 1981 Gary Jack, 1B 1982 David Reeves, 1B 1983 David Magadan, 1B 1984 Frank Velleggia, C 1985 Eddie Looper, 3B 1986 Doug Duke, C 1987 Clint Thompson, C 1988 Hunter Plott, 1B 1989 Greg Hammond, C 1990 Hunter Plott, 1B 1991 Hunter Plott, 1B 1992 Tim Boge, C 1993 Alan Hill, C 1994 Alan Hill, C 1995 Chris Moller, 1B 1996 Dax Norris, C 1997 Matt Frick, C 1998 Drew Bounds, OF 1999 Jeremy Brown, 1B 2000 Kelley Gulledge, C 2002 Jeremy Brown, C 2003 Travis Garner, CF 2004 Nick Richardson, C 2005 Gabe Scott, OF 2006 Emeel Salem, OF Kody Valverde, C 2007 Matt Bentley, 1B 2008 Matt Bentley, 1B 2009 Brandon May, 2B

.989 .976 .984 .993 .990 .993 .995 .983 .980 .985 .986 .986 .984 .976 .991 .985 .990 .990 .989 .995 .996 .996 .993 .998 .985 .994 .988 .998 .993 .991 .983 .994 .994 .996 .986 .989

Boldface indicates school record.

30 20 23 14 19 11 19 18 20 28 11 26 21

ALABAMA


First-Team All-Americans Ed White (1950)

David Magadan (1983)

– Coaches

Year G 1948 28 1949 22 1950 25 TOTALS

AB 58 77 58 75

R 16 20 28 193

H 20 31 26 64

2B 2 NA 5 77

3B 3 NA 2 7

– American Baseball Coaches Association – Sporting News – Baseball America – Collegiate Baseball Writers

HR 2 NA 6 5

RBI 8 NA 21 8

Year 1981 1982 1983 Totals

AVG. .345 .403 .448 29 .404

G 55 51 56 162

AB 198 195 217 610

R 32 35 67 134

H 2B 77 20 77 13 114 31 268 64

Frank Roland (1956)

G 7 15 9 31

CG 3 10 6 19

W 4 12 5 21

L 0 0 1 1

ERA 2.38 2.35 1.76 2.16

SV NA NA NA NA

IP 34.0 95.2 61.1 191

H 22 61 45 128

R 12 42 19 73

ER 9 25 12 46

BB 14 31 12 57

SO 23 72 43 138

Year G 1984 12 1985 53 1986 63 TOTALS 128

AB 17 178 238 433

R 5 49 59 113

R H 24 25 20 32 155 44

BASEBALL

2B 20 7 57

3B 1 2 27

HR 1 1 3

RBI 22 22 2

AVG. BB .389 22 .395 33 .525 34 .439 89

SO 11 17 18 46

TB 102 106 112 320

AVG. BB SO .329 24 11 .405 17 4 44 .368 41

H 5 69 80 154

2B 1 7 16 24

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 1 22 27 50

RBI 5 67 82 154

AVG. BB .294 5 .388 31 .336 39 .336 75

SO 4 30 48 82

TB 9 142 177 328

TB 76 118 154 348

Joe Vitiello (1991)

– Coaches

AB 76 79 48

RBI 43 50 95 188

– Coaches – Collegiate Baseball – Baseball America

Fred Frickie (1957)

Year G 1956 25 1957 23 TOTALS

HR 1 4 9 14

Doug Duke (1986)

– Coaches

Year 1955 1956 1957 Totals

3B 1 2 4 7

– Baseball America

15

HITTING Year G 1989 35 1990 54 1991 62 TOTALS 151

AB R 119 24 184 52 220 55 523 131

H 42 67 87 196

2B 8 14 20 42

3B 1 2 1 4

PITCHING Year G 1990 11 1991 14 TOTALS 25

CG 1 2 3

L 3 5 8

ERA 3.25 5.13 4.33

IP H 55.1 55 73.2 86 129.0 141

W 4 4 8

HR 8 11 15 34

RBI 29 53 67 149

AVG. BB .353 15 .364 46 .395 41 .375 102

SO 29 35 31 95

R 30 51 81

ER 20 42 62

SO 30 43 73

BB 24 28 52

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Dax Norris (1996)

Andy Phillips (1999)

– Super Smith

– National Collegiate Baseball Writers – College Baseball Insider

AB R 254 45 284 50 538 95

H 2B 72 18 105 21 177 39

All-Americans

Year G 1995 63 1996 69 TOTALS 132

3B HR RBI AVG. BB 2 3 34 .283 18 0 6 49 .370 23 2 9 83 .329 41

SO TB 21 103 26 144 47 247

Year G AB R H 2B 1996 46 101 18 24 5 1997 70 279 68 102 25 1998 64 265 65 93 11 1999 64 259 71 103 22 TOTALS 244 904 222 322 63

Year 1997

G CG W L 22 1 4 1

ERA SV IP H R 3.40 8 50.1 35 19

Year G AB 2001 55 200 2002 60 212 2003 62 231 TOTALS 177 643

ER BB SO 19 27 52

R 38 39 64 141

G.W. Keller (1999)

120

AB 249 247 270 201

R H 62 92 67 93 85 107 766 214

2B 3B 14 3 14 5 15 4 292 43

HR RBI AVG. BB 21 68 .369 20 14 62 .377 21 15 72 .396 49 12 50 202 .381

SO 16 36 40 30 122

TB 38 178 141 203 590

H 2B 59 14 71 11 80 18 210 43

3B 0 1 4 5

HR 8 12 20 40

RBI 55 54 82 191

AVG. BB .295 12 .335 19 .346 30 .327 61

SO 36 43 48 127

TB 97 120 166 383

Wade LeBlanc (2006)

– College Baseball Insider

Year G 1997 69 1998 63 1999 69 TOTALS

RBI AVG. BB 13 .238 10 65 .366 23 82 .351 23 66 .398 30 226 .356 86

– NCBWA

– American Baseball Coaches Association – Sporting News – Collegiate Baseball Writers

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG. BB SO TB 63 255 87 102 17 9 22 73 .400 35 22 203

HR 3 15 11 22 61

Beau Hearod (2003)

Roberto Vaz (1997)

Year 1997

3B 0 3 2 6 11

– Collegiate Baseball

SO 41 39 19 90

TB 175 159 175 99

509

Year G 2004 16 2005 14 2006 18 TOTALS 48

CG 8 2 3 13

W 8 5 11 24

L 4 5 1 10

ERA IP 2.08 112.2 4.09 88.0 2.92 129.1 2.95 330.0

H R ER 87 37 26 77 44 40 100 47 42 264 128 108

BB 26 28 43 97

SO 98 108 128 334

ALABAMA


All-Americans Emeel Salem (2006) – College Baseball Foundation –

Year G AB 2004 41 69 2005 59 202 2006 65 284 TOTALS 165 555

R 16 31 67 114

H 21 56 101 178

2B 2 4 14 20

3B 0 3 7 10

HR 1 0 2 3

RBI 11 14 32 57

AVG. BB .304 9 .277 16 .356 25 .321 50

SO 14 31 28 73

TB 26 66 135 227

Kent Matthes (2009) – ABCA – Baseball America – College Baseball Insider – Collegiate Baseball – NCBWA – Rivals.com

Year G AB R H 2006 31 55 7 11 2007 51 199 31 61 2008 61 228 45 69 2009 56 204 67 73 TOTALS 199 686 150 214

2B 1 9 11 14 35

3B 0 2 1 2 4

HR 1 8 11 28 46

RBI 8 45 52 81 186

AVG. BB .200 4 .307 11 .303 15 .358 32 .312 62

SO 16 39 53 46 154

TB 15 98 115 175 403

2002

Jeremy Brown, C (2nd Team, ABCA; 3rd Team, NCBWA) Lance Cormier (3rd Team, NCBWA) Peter Stonard (2nd Team, ABCA)

2003

Beau Hearod OF (2nd Team College Baseball Insider)

2005

Gabe Scott, OF (2nd Team, NCBWA)

2006

Wade LeBlanc, LHP (3rd Team, Baseball America) Emeel Salem, OF (2nd Team, ABCA, Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA) Kody Valverde, C (2nd Team, Baseball America; 3rd Team NCBWA)

2007

Emeel Salem, OF (3rd Team, NCBWA)

2009

Austin Hyatt, RHP (3rd Team - Collegiate Baseball) Jake Smith 3B (3rd Team - Collegiate Baseball)

Freshmen All-America Selections

1989 Phillip Doyle, 3B (Collegiate Baseball) 1991 Joe Vitiello, RHP/DH (Collegiate Baseball) 1995 Dustan Mohr, OF (Collegiate Baseball) 1996 Manny Torres, RHP (Collegiate Baseball) 1998 Sam Bozanich, 2B (Collegiate Baseball) 1999 Jeremy Brown, 1B (2nd Team, Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball) Lance Cormier, RHP (1st Team, Baseball Weekly and  Collegiate Baseball) 2000 Ben King (Honorable Mention, Collegiate Baseball) Ben King (2nd Team, Baseball America) 2001 Peter Stonard (Honorable Mention, Collegiate Baseball) 2002 Taylor Tankerlsey (1st Team Collegiate Baseball and 2nd Team Baseball America) 2004 Wade LeBlanc (Baseball America and Colleiate Baseball) 2005 David Robertson (Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball) 2006 Tommy Hunter (Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball) 2008 Josh Rutledge (Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball) 2009 Taylor Dugas (Collegiate Baseball)

Second and Third Team All-America Selections 1977

Bobby Sprowl, LHP (2nd Team, The Sporting News)

1989

Cary Williams, OF (2nd Team, ABCA)

1995

Chris Moller, 1B (3rd Team, Super Smith Team)

Chris Eilers, RHP (Honorable Mention, Super Smith Team)

1997

Roberto Vaz, OF/LHP (2nd Team, Baseball America &  Collegiate Baseball) Joe Caruso, 2B (2nd Team, NCBWA)

1998

Matt Frick, C (2nd Team, Baseball Weekly; 3rd Team, NCBWA)

1998

Jarrod Kingrey, RHP (2nd Team, Collegiate Baseball; 3rd Team, NCBWA)

1999

Jeremy Brown, 1B (Honorable Mention, NCBWA) Lance Cormier, RHP (Honorable Mention, NCBWA) G.W. Keller, OF (2nd Team, Collegiate Baseball; 2nd Team NCBWA; 3rd Team, ABCA)

1999

Andy Phillips, SS (3rd Team, ABCA; 3rd Team Baseball America; 3rd Team Collegiate Baseball) Manny Torres, RHP (3rd Team, NCBWA)

2000

Sam Bozanich, 2B (3rd Team NCBWA)

2001

Jeremy Brown, C (3rd Team Collegiate Baseball) Aaron Clark, 1B (2nd Team, ABCA; 2nd Team Baseball America; 2nd Team USA Today-Baseball Weekly; 3rd Collegiate Baseball)

BASEBALL

Phillip Doyle former All-American placekicker was the Crimson Tide’s first Freshman All-American in 1989.

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1977 MLB Hall of Fame Member - Joe Sewell 122

Joe Sewell had a knack for this “funny game.” That knack has made him the only player in Crimson Tide baseball annals to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in the quaint little town of Cooperstown, N.Y. The only other Crimson Tider in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is New York Yankees legendary broadcaster Mel Allen, who along with Florida alum Red Barber, earned induction in 1978 as the inaugural winner of the Ford C. Frick Award. Inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1977, Sewell’s career spanned 14 seasons with the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. From the moment he left the Capstone as student body president in 1919, Sewell’s major league career was the stuff dreams are made. After leading the Crimson Tide to the 1919 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship, Sewell was selected by the Indians and signed with the New Orleans, La., team in the Southern Association. The Titus, Ala., native made his major league debut with the Indians in the heat of a pennant drive in 1920, after their everyday shortstop was killed after being hit with a submarine pitch. Sewell rose to the challenge and batted .329 over the final 22 games of the season to help the Indians clinch the American League pennant. Alongside future Hall of Famers Stanley Coveleski, Tris Speaker and Bill Wambagass, Sewell and the Indians disposed of the Brooklyn Robins in seven games, taking the 1920 series five games to two. Sewell batted only .174 (4-for-23) in his first trip to the fall classic, but was solid in the field in all seven games helping the Indians lay claim to the World Series title. He played 11 years for the Indians before joining the New York Yankees roster for the final three years of his outstanding major league career. Sewell once again tasted greatness with Yankees in 1932, when New York beat the Chicago Cubs in the most talked about World Series in history. The Yankees won 107 games in 1932 and swept the Cubs in the bestof-seven fall classic. The Yankees took the first two games at Yankee Stadium (12-6 and 5-2) before moving to Wrigley Field for games three and four. In game three, Babe Ruth, a teammate and close friend of Sewell, made baseball history. And his fifth inning at-bat off Chicago hurler Charley Root is still the most talked about home run in baseball history. Ruth slugged a three-run home run in the first inning and legend has it that after taking two called strikes in his third at-bat, the Sultan of Swat pointed to center field before he slammed a two-run home run over the head of Johnny Moore for what has become the most debated home run in the history of the fall classic. The Yankees won the game 7-5 and then closed out the Cubs the following day (13-6) to win the 1932 World Championship. In a lineup filled with Hall of Famers from Frank Crosetti to Bill Dickey to Lou Gehrig to Ruth, Sewell batted .333 (5-for-15) in the four games with six runs scored and two RBI. He was on base when Ruth slugged his first inning home run in game three and witnessed the famed “called shot” from the Yankees dugout. Sewell was also close friend and roommate with Yankee legend Lou Gehrig, whose career was tragically cut short due to ALS in the 1930s. In 14 major league seasons, Sewell batted .312 (2,226-of-7,132) with 1,051 career RBI. He played in nearly 2,000 career games and logged over 7,000 at-bats for the Indians and Yankees. He also had more than 2,000 hits, 1,000 runs scored and 1,000 RBI. He hit .300 or better in 10 of his 14 seasons in the big leagues. His best season was 1923 when he batted .353 (195-for-553) with the Indians. He collected a career-high 204 hits with the Indians in 1925, when he posted a .336 (204-for-608) batting average. An outstanding fielder, Sewell led the American League in putouts and assists four times in his career and led the league in fielding per-

centage three times. A “singles hitter” overshadowed by some the game’s greatest sluggers, Sewell set five major league records that continue to pass the test of time: fewest strikeouts in a season (3, two times); consecutive games without a strikeout (115 games); consecutive at-bats without a strikeout (437 at-bats); most seasons of 500 or more at-bats with fewer than four strikeouts (4); fewest career strikeouts (114). Throughout his sparkling 14-year career at the pinnacle of the baseball profession, Sewell turned in numbers that are simply amazing to the average baseball fan. For instance, his 114 career strikeouts in over 7,000 career at-bats averages out to one strikeout for every 63 at-bats, one strikeout in every 16 games played. And still years later, in 1964, at age 66, Sewell, a Tuscaloosa resident and businessman since his college days, took over the Crimson Tide’s baseball program as head coach. In his seven-year tenure, Alabama compiled a 114-99 (.535) record, which included the 1968 SEC Championship and a trip to the NCAA District III Playoffs in North Carolina. Sewell was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1977, along with Ernie Banks, Martin Dihigo, Pop Llyod, Al Lopez and Amos Rusie. He is one of 11 Alabama natives to be enshrined in Cooperstown, joining fellow legends Hank Aaron (Mobile), Monte Irvin (Columbia), Heinie Manush (Tuscumbia), Willie Mays (Westfield), Willie McCovery (Mobile), Satchel Paige (Mobile), Ozzie Smith (Mobile), Don Sutton (Clio), Billy Williams (Whistler) and Early Wynn (Hartford). Sewell died on March 6, 1990 in Mobile, Ala., after a lengthy illness. At the time of his death he was the oldest living baseball Hall of Famer at 91 years of age.

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Ford C. Frick Award - Mel Allen Mel Allen is as much a part of the national pastime as the squeeze play, hot dogs, and pennants flapping in the breeze. And he never played in the big leagues. Instead he called the game, and that allowed the fans to play the games over and over in their minds. His voice is the voice that millions of fans associate with the game of baseball. Born Melvin Allen Israel, the son of a traveling textile representative in Birmingham, and raised all over Alabama, he was a spindly student manager for the Crimson Tide football and baseball teams when he got his chance to announce games. His first assignment behind the microphone was doing play-byplay of a football game between Tulane and Alabama, his beloved alma mater. While a student at The University of Alabama, he sold shoes, coached speech and debate, and ultimately earned his law degree before winning an audition to announce in New York for CBS Radio. After winning that audition with CBS in 1936, Allen broadcast his first World Series for the network in 1938. He joined the Yankees the following year and stayed for 25 more, delighting millions of baseball fans with his warm sign-on -- “Hello, everybody!” -- and his trademark phrases “How about that!” and “Going, going, gone!” Allen was the Voice of the New York Yankees from 1939 to 1964, the team that aroused more passion than any other in baseball. With his vivid phrases and pleasing Alabama drawl, he called many of the great events in the game: the Babe’s good-bye, Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, Mantle’s heroics, Maris’ record-shattering summer (1961), Casey’s barbs, Yogi’s convoluted pronouncements. “Mel Allen meant as much to Yankee tradition as legends like Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle,” Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said. “He was the Voice of the Yankees.” In an era before television, millions of radio listeners around the nation saw the game through the descriptions of this thoughtful and articulate Alabamian who prided himself on being both a reporter and storyteller.

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Allen moved to the Milwaukee Braves in 1965, went on to broadcast for the Cleveland Indians and handled a variety of assignments for NBC. He returned as the Voice of the New York Yankees in 1970s and began a 19-year association with This Week in Baseball as host of the popular program. In his 58 years of sports broadcasting, Allen did it all. He called thousands of Yankees games, 24 Major League Baseball World Series, 20 All-Star Games, 14 Rose Bowls, five Orange Bowls, two Sugar Bowls, and over 2,000 newsreels. A winner of numerous industry, listener and viewer awards, Allen is a member of National Baseball Hall of Fame (as the first Ford C. Frick winner in June, 1978), National (USA) Sportswriters and Broadcasters Hall of Fame (March, 1972), The American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame (1985), The Radio Hall of Fame (1988), The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, The University of Alabama Communication Hall of Fame (1995) and was enshrined to Monument Park at Yankee Stadium (July 25, 1999). Once he sat next to a weakened Lou Gehrig in the dugout before a game. Gehrig would soon die from the disease that forced his emotional, early farewell from the game. “Mel, sometimes your descriptions of the game are the only thing that keeps me going.” Mel went into the tunnel and cried like a baby. How about that?

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1983 Golden Spikes Award Winner - Dave Magadan 124

Never before or since has an Alabama baseball player had a season at the plate like David Magadan did in 1983. The Alabama junior shattered school and Southeastern Conference records that still stand today in becoming the 1983 Golden Spikes Award winner, presented annually by the United States Baseball Federation. Magadan, who concluded the 1983 season with six school career records (at-bats, runs, hits, RBI, doubles, total bases and batting average), was a major contributor in Alabama’s national runner up spot to Texas at the College World Series. In addition, he paced the Crimson Tide to the NCAA South Region and Southeastern Conference titles en route to a 46-11 record, one the most successful campaigns in school history. He batted an incredible nation-leading .525 (114-for-217) as a junior, was voted the 1983 College “Player of the Year” by Baseball America, and led the team in hits (114), doubles (31), total bases (180) and slugging percentage (.829) during his record-setting campaign. Magadan was a consensus First-Team All-America selection by The American Baseball Coaches Association, The Sporting News, Baseball America and The National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association during the 1983 season and was a three-time All-SEC selection at the Capstone. He hit safely in his initial 27 games as a freshman in 1981 and batted an incredible 10-for-11 (.909) at the 1983 SEC Tournament in Starkville, Miss., which included a five-hit game (2 doubles, 2 HRs) against Florida in second-round action en route to being named the Most Valuable Player. He also set the CWS record by hitting safely in his first eight trips to the plate and wound up batting .550 (11-for-20) at Omaha, Neb., in five games. After his freshman season at Alabama, he led his American Legion team to the 1981 American Legion World Series Championship and in the process was named the “Sports Club Amateur of the Year” when Tampa Post 248 won the national title. Magadan is also recognized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for his amateur accomplishments in 1981. The Tampa, Fla., native played in 162 games in his Alabama career and batted .439 (268-for-610) with 64 doubles, 14 home runs and 188 RBI. His .439 batting average still ranks among the leaders in Division I baseball and still sits atop the SEC standings as the highest career average in league history. Magadan still holds Alabama records for highest single-season batting average (.525, 1983), highest career batting average (.439, 198183), single-season hits (114, 1983), single-season (31, 1983) and career doubles (64, 1981-83) and single-season RBI (95, 1983). He also set the Alabama standards for highest batting average for a freshman (.399, 1981) and junior (.525, 1983) and most RBI (95, 1983) by a junior. Magadan also shares the single-game record with five hits, a feat he accomplished an Alabama record three times against Alabama Christian (April 16, 1983), Florida (May 13, 1983) and Arizona State (June 4, 1983). He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox out of Tampa’s Jesuit High School and then was one of six UA players taken in the 1983 MLB Draft. He signed with the New York Mets and was assigned to the Columbia, S.C. Mets in the Class A South Atlantic League in his first pro ball assignment. In that first summer, Magadan batted .336 with three home runs and 32 RBI for the Class A Mets. Magadan made his major league debut against the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 17, 1986 as the starting first baseman at Shea Stadium. In the game, Mags went 3-for-4 with two RBI, including the game-winner in

the eighth inning that clinched the National League Eastern Division title for the eventual World Champions. In 1990, he finished third in the NL batting race with a career-best .328 (148-for-451) average. He played 15 years in the Major Leagues before retiring from the game after the 2000 season. In those 15 seasons, he batted .289 (1,165-for-4,031) with 41 home runs and 483 RBI in 1,491 career bigleague games. After his playing days, he was named roving minor league hitting instructor by the San Diego Padres before being promoted as the hitting coach for the National League San Diego Padres prior to the 2003 season.

David Magadan (1981-83) 1983 Golden Spikes Award Winner 1983 Baseball America Player of the Year Year 1981 1982 1983 TOT.

G 55 51 56 162

AB 198 195 217 610

R 32 35 67 134

H 77 77 114 268

2B 20 13 31 64

3B HR RBI 1 1 43 2 4 50 4 9 95 7 14 188

AVG. .389 .395 .525 .439

BB 22 33 34 89

SO 11 17 18 46

TB 102 106 112 320

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1999 Dick Howser Finalist - Andy Phillips Andy Phillips is clearly the most decorated player in the history of Alabama baseball. A member of coach Jim Wells’ first signing class, Philips rewrote the UA record books and in the process took the Crimson Tide baseball program to new heights with three trips to the College World Series in his four-year career. His impact was not limited to the Crimson Tide baseball family as his talents were recognized nationally by writers, broadcasters and professional scouts. A consensus All-America selection as a senior, Phillips was named the 1999 National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association District III Player of the Year and finished runner up to Baylor’s Jason Jennings as the winner of the Dick Howser Trophy, presented by the NCBWA to the best player in college baseball. Florida State’s Marshall McDougal, Cal State Fullerton’s Spencer Oborn and Rice’s Mario Ramos were also finalists for the Howser Trophy, named for the former Florida State infielder and Kansas City Royals manager. Phillips was also named First-Team All-American by the NCBWA as well as member of the 1999 NCBWA Super All-American squad. In addition to the NCBWA honors, Phillips was also named FirstTeam All-American by College Baseball Insider and was Third-Team All-America selection by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association. The Demopolis native wrapped up his Alabama career as the school record-holder in eight career statistical categories, including most games played (244), games started (224), at-bats (904), runs scored (222), total hits (322), home runs (61), RBI (226) and total bases (590). In addition, he ranked second in career doubles (63) and triples (11), and was third in assists (537) and 10th in walks (86). As a senior in 1999, Phillips set the standard of excellence for Crimson Tide baseball. He played in 64 games and batted .398 (103-for259) with 22 home runs and 66 RBI. Phillips also added 71 runs scored 22 doubles, 30 walks and 16 stolen bases for an Alabama team that captured the SEC Tournament Championship and finished third at the College World Series. He also set Alabama single-season records for total bases (203) and set records for most home runs (22) and RBI (66) by a shortstop at Alabama. The 22 home runs are the most by an Alabama senior. The former Tide shortstop also set the SEC record with a 36-game hitting streak during his final season at Alabama, breaking the old standard of 33 games held by LSU second baseman Todd Walker (1993). During his record-setting hitting streak, Phillips batted .407 (66for-162) with 17 home runs and 45 RBI. In 1998, he was named The Sporting News National Player of the Week (April 1, 1998) when he batted .500 (8-of-16) with six runs scored, three home runs and 11 RBI in wins over Southern Miss and Miss. State. Phillips was just as successful off the field, earning his degree from Alabama in 1999. He was an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is accomplished singer. Twice during his career he sang the National Anthem prior to a Crimson Tide home game at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. A three-time All-SEC selection, Phillips was also named to the 1999 SEC Good Works Team for his many hours of community service.

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Andy Phillips (1996-99)

1999 NCBWA District III Player of the Year 1999 Dick Howser Trophy Finalist 1999 First-Team All-American Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 TOT.

G 46 70 64 64 244

AB 101 279 265 259 904

R 18 68 65 71 222

H 24 102 93 103 322

2B 5 25 11 22 63

3B 0 3 2 6 11

HR 3 15 11 22 51

RBI 13 65 82 66 226

AVG. .238 .366 .351 .398 .356

BB 10 23 23 30 86

SO TB 16 38 36 178 40 141 30 203 122 560

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2002 Johnny Bench Award - Jeremy Brown 126

The most decorated catcher in University of Alabama baseball history, Jeremy Brown was named the winner of the 2002 Johnny Bench Award, presented annually by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission to the nation’s best catcher. “The Greater Wichita Sports Commission would like to congratulate all of the award finalists and especially Jeremy Brown, the 2002 Johnny Bench National Collegiate Catcher of the Year,” Bob Hanson, President and CEO of the Greater Wichita Sports Commission, said. “Jeremy represents the University of Alabama in a remarkable manner.” Brown edged out Southern California junior Alberto Concepcion and University of Houston junior Chris Snyder to win the 2002 award. “Wow, this is great,” Brown said upon receiving the 2002 Johnny Bench Award. “I’d like to thank my family and my coaches for all of their support over the past four years. It’s truly an honor to receive this award from the best acatcher of all time, Mr. Johnny Bench.” It is the highest honor awarded to an Alabama baseball player since David Magadan earned the 1983 Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the best player in college baseball. The Golden Spikes award is the baseball equivalent to college football’s Heisman Trophy award. Bench, a native of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, was on hand to present the award. Bench was the starting catcher for the Cincinnati Reds back-to-back World Series championship teams in 1975 and 1976. Former Los Angeles Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey delivered the keynote address to more than 350 people in attendance at the Grand Eagle Ballroom at the downtown Wichita Hyatt Regency hotel. The banquet recognizes the achievements and dedication of local youth, high school, college and professional coaches in the Wichita area. Brown was joined in attendance by his mother, Lila, and younger brother Dustin. Alabama head baseball coach Jim Wells was also in attendance to see his All-American catcher win the award symbolizing the best college catcher in the nation. A two-year starter behind the plater for Alabama, Brown was a runner up to Baylor’s Kelly Shoppach in the 2001 voting, is one of two Southeastern Conference catchers to win the Johnny Bench Award, joining LSU’s Brad Cresse, who won the inaugural award in 2000. A native of Hueytown, Ala., he appeared in 66 games for Alabama as a senior and compiled a .320 average (70-for-219) with 11 home runs and 64 RBI. He also set the UA single season record with 69 walks, surpassing the previous total of 66 walks held by Bret Elbin in 1983. Brown made only one error for Alabama in his final 119 games at the Capstone. He set the UA single-season record with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 2001 and made only one error in 2002, compiling a .998 fielding clip. He was second in the SEC with seven pickoffs and ranked among the league leaders by throwing out 43 percent of his attempted base stealers. A first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics, Brown concluded his UA career as the all-time leader for games played (251), games started (251), runs scored (244), walks (207) and putouts (1,660). He is the only player in SEC history with 300 career hits (307) and 200 career walks (207). In addition, Brown was named Second-Team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association and was a FirstTeam All-SEC pick for the second consecutive year. Brown was also chosen as the District III Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association and was a finalist for the 2002 Dick Howser Trophy, presented by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Verizon.

Jeremy Brown (1999-2002) 2002 Johnny Bench Award Winner 2002 NCBWA Distict III Player of the Year Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 TOT.

G 69 65 51 66 251

AB 262 239 190 219 910

R 77 64 47 56 244

H 91 77 69 70 307

2B 20 13 8 17 58

3B 0 1 1 2 4

HR 15 10 10 11 46

RBI 68 50 48 64 230

AVG. .347 .322 .363 .320 .337

BB SO TB 57 42 156 48 29 122 33 15 109 69 25 124 207 111 511

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2003 District III Player of the Year - Beau Hearod Beau Hearod went where few University of Alabama players had gone before. The slugger from Jennings, La., had a phenomenal season and in the process led the Southeastern Conference in both home runs (20) and RBI (82) in his final campaign with the Crimson Tide. A first-team All-SEC selection Hearod became the first Alabama player to lead the SEC in home runs since Doug Duke smacked a league-leading 27 four-baggers as a junior in 1986. Overall, Hearod was just the fourth player in Alabama history to lead the league in home runs, joining Stan Moss (7, 1968), Butch Hobson (13, 1973) and Duke as the league’s home run champ. Hearod was also the first Crimson Tide slugger to lead the league in RBI since Duke’s league best total of 82 RBI in 1986. After putting up those staggering numbers during the rugged 62game season, which included 34 games against SEC teams, Hearod was tabbed as the District III Player of the Year by the NCBWA, marking the second consecutive year and the third time since the inception of the award in 1999 an Alabama player has been bestowed player of the year honors in District III. Former UA catcher Jeremy Brown, a first-round draft selection by the Oakland Athletics and 2002 Johnny Bench award winner, was named the 2002 District III Player of the Year following an outstanding senior season. Andy Phillips, the school’s all-time home run leader, won the inaugural District III Player of the Year award in 1999 and was one of the three finalists for the prestigious Dick Howser Trophy, which is presented to the NCBWA Player of the Year. Other 2003 district winners included Boston College pitcher Chris Lambert (District I), St. John’s outfielder Mike Rozema (District II), South Carolina lefty David Marchbanks (District IV), Ohio State pitcher Scott Lewis (District V), Nebraska first baseman Matt Hooper (District VI), Tulane first baseman and left hand pitcher Michael Aubrey (District VII) and Southern University shortstop Rickie Weeks (District VII), New Mexico first baseman Billy Belcher (District VIII) and Arizona State shortstop Dustin Pedrioa (District IX). From the ranks of these standouts, Southern University’s Rickie Weeks was named the winner of the 2003 Dick Howser Trophy. As a senior, Hearod started all 62 games for the Crimson Tide and batted .346 (80-for-231) with 20 home runs and 82 RBI. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 SEC Tournament at the Hoover Met, leading the Crimson Tide to its second straight post-season title and sixth under coach Jim Wells. Hearod ranked ninth nationally in home runs (20) and 17th nationally with 0.32 home runs per game. He was sixth in total RBI and ninth with 1.32 RBI per game. He also led the SEC and ranked 27th nationally with a whopping .719 slugging percentage. In his three-year career with Alabama, Hearod played in 177 games and batted .327 (210-for-643) with 40 home runs and 191 RBI. He also added 141 runs scored, 43 doubles, five triples, 61 walks and compiled a .595 career slugging mark. He wrapped up his UA career with five grand slams, one shy of the school, SEC and NCAA record held by Mike Pitisci in 1984.

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Beau Hearod (2001-03)

2003 NCBWA District III Player of the Year 2003 SEC Tournament MVP Year 2001 2002 2003 TOT.

G 55 60 62 177

AB 200 212 231 643

R 38 39 64 141

H 59 71 80 210

2B 14 11 18 43

3B 0 1 4 5

HR 8 12 20 40

RBI 55 54 82 191

AVG. BB .295 12 .335 19 .346 30 .327 61

SO TB 36 97 43 120 48 166 127 383

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2004 Freshman of the Year - Wade LeBlanc 128

Wade LeBlanc had a freshman season like no other in the 111-year history of the University of Alabama baseball program. The talented freshman left-hander racked up just about every postseason award available as he became the first rookie in Crimson Tide baseball history to earn National and SEC “Freshman of the Year” honors. He was tabbed the 2004 National Freshman of the Year by Collegiate Baseball newspaper after being named the 2004 SEC Freshman of the Year at the conclusion of the regular season. “That’s unreal,” LeBlanc said when told of the news via telephone. “I thought I had a pretty good season, but the way it ended (against Mississippi State), I did not think I had any chance. I thought I had the ability to have a good season, but nothing quite like this.” LeBlanc said he thought the turning point in the season was the back-to-back wins against No. 6 LSU and No. 10 Florida in early May. He beat LSU 8-2 on May 1 in Baton Rouge and then shutout the high-powered Gators in Tuscaloosa on May 7, allowing just four hits and striking out nine batters. “I guess the LSU and Florida games back-to-back really told me what kind of season I was having,” he said. “This whole season was crazy, I never thought I would have a year like this and be named National and SEC Freshman of the Year. This is a great honor.” LeBlanc finished his outstanding freshman season as he set Alabama freshman records for innings pitched (112.2), strikeouts (98) and complete games (8) and tied the UA freshman record with eight wins on the mound. In 16 games, including 15 starts, LeBlanc posted an 8-4 record and 2.08 ERA this season. He worked 112 2/3 innings and allowed 87 hits, 37 runs and 26 earned runs, with 26 walks and 98 strikeouts. He also threw eight complete games and pitched three shutouts for the Crimson Tide. In addition to his freshman records, LeBlanc also ranks among the school’s top 10 single-season leaders in several categories. His eight complete games tied Gene Lary (1955) for second place on the school’s single-season list. The three shutouts also tied Mike Innes

(1968) and Drew Blocker (1974) for third-place on the single-season shutout charts. LeBlanc’s 112 2/3 innings pitched tied Dean Hayes (1983) for seventh place on the single-season innings list. The 98 strikeouts tied Jarrod Kingrey (1998) and Steve Shoemaker (1994) for 10th place on the singleseason charts at UA. In addition, LeBlanc was tabbed a Third-Team All-American by both the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association (NCBWA) and Baseball America. He was the only freshman named to the 2004 Baseball America All-American team. LeBlanc was also named to the 2004 Freshman All-SEC team and was a Second-Team All-SEC selection as voted by the league’s 12 head coaches. SEBaseball.com tabbed also tabbed him as the 2004 SEC Freshman of the Year as well as a First-Team All-SEC selection. LeBlanc was also selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-South Region team.

LeBLANC’S 2004 HONORS AND AWARDS

*Baseball America National Freshman of the Year *Collegiate Baseball National Freshman of the Year *Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year (SEC Coaches) *SEC Freshman of the Year (SEBaseball.com) *First-Team Freshman All-American (Baseball America) *Third-Team All-American (Baseball America) *Third-Team All-American (National Collegiate Baseball Writers) *First-Team All-South Region (American Baseball Coaches Assn) *First-Team Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches) *First-Team All-SEC (SEBaseball.com) *Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches) *SEC Pitcher of the Week (March 28)

Wade LeBlanc (2004)

2004 National Freshman of the Year Year G 2004 16 2005 14 2006 18 TOT. 48

GS 15 13 18 46

ShO 4 1 1 6

CG W-L 8 8-4 2 5-5 3 11-1 13 24-10

ERA 2.08 4.09 2.92 2.95

IP 112.2 88.0 129.1 330.0

H 87 77 100 264

R 37 44 47 128

ER 26 40 42 108

BB K 26 98 28 108 43 128 97 334

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2009 SEC Player of the Year - Kent Matthes Alabama right fielder Kent Matthes wrapped up a remarkable senior season by winning Southeastern Conference Player of the Year honors and being tabbed a consensus All-American. Matthes is the first Alabama player to win SEC Player of the Year honors since the league began presenting the award in 1993. “Kent Matthes had a great year and deserves this honor,” Alabama head coach Jim Wells said. “It has been great to sit in the dugout and watch him do the things he has done this year. He has had a great year and put up some incredible numbers. You read sometimes about guys having years like this, but he usually isn’t on your team. This year we have that player and it has been fun watching him on and off the field.” He was also named first-team All-American by every baseball publication, including the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), Rivals and PING. “It is a great honor to be recognized by the best college baseball league with all the talented players we have in the SEC,” Matthes said. “It is an honor to be named SEC Player of the Year and to be able to accomplish the feat as a senior. This has been an incredible season and I am happy to be a part of this team.” “I was looking to take advantage of my senior year and make the most of it. I worked hard in the off-season with Dax (Norris) and I got hot early and hit a lot of home runs and they kept coming. I tried to stay focused on winning each game and not the stats.” The senior was named the 2009 NCBWA District III Player of the Year and was a finalist for Golden Spikes Award, a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and a member of the ABCA All-South Region team. The Orlando, Fla., native hit .358 with 28 home runs and 81 RBI for the Crimson Tide. He led the SEC in home runs, RBI, total bases (174) and slugging percentage (.883). He was also third in runs scored (65) and sixth in hitting. Matthes set the Alabama single-season record with 28 home runs, which tied him for the national home run lead with Middle Tennessee

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State’s Bryce Brentz. Matthes is the fifth NCAA statistical national champion in school history. He broke the UA single-season home run record with his 28th home run against South Carolina on May 20 at the SEC Tournament. He slugged his 27th home run of the season in the Tide’s regular season finale at Auburn on May 16 to tie Doug Duke’s single-season home run record set in 1986. He had four multi-home run games and one walk-off home run in 2009. In addition, 16 of his 28 home runs have tied the game or given Alabama the lead, including 10 go-ahead home runs. He also has nine game-winning RBI. In March, he set the Alabama record with a home run in six straight games and was twice named National and SEC Player of the Week. He hit for the cycle on Feb. 24 against Nicholls State and followed that up with a walk-off 10th inning home run the next day.

Matthes 2009 HONORS AND AWARDS

*First-Team All-American (ABCA, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, NCBWA, Rivals.com, Ping Baseball) *NCBWA District III Player of the Year *Finalist for Golden Spikes Award (USA Baseball Player of the Year) *Semi-Finalist for Dick Howser Trophy (NCBWA Player of the Year) *2009 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year *ABCA All-South Region Team *First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches) *SEC Good Works Team (Community Service) *Collegiate Baseball Newspaper/Louisville Slugger Player of the Week (March 16) *SEC Player of the Week (March 16) *College Baseball Foundation All-Star Lineup (March 16) *Collegiate Baseball Newspaper/Louisville Slugger Player of the Week (March 2) *SEC Player of the Week (March 2) *College Baseball Foundation All-Star Lineup (March 2)

Kent Matthes (2009) 2008 SEC Player of the Year Year G AB R H 2006 31 55 7 11 2007 51 199 31 61 2008 61 228 45 69 2009 56 204 67 73 TOTALS 199 686 150 214

2B 1 9 11 14 35

3B 0 2 1 2 4

HR 1 8 11 28 46

RBI 8 45 52 81 186

AVG. BB .200 4 .307 11 .303 15 .358 32 .312 62

SO 16 39 53 46 154

TB 15 98 115 175 403

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Alabama’s Honors and Awards

Tim Young helped the United States capture the gold metal in the 2000 summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. SEC Athlete of the Year 1983...............................................David Magadan, 1B SEC Player of the Year 2009................................................ Kent Matthes, RF

David Magadan was college baseball’s player of the year in 1983. Magadan, who posted an SEC record .525 batting average as a junior, was the SEC’s first Golden Spikes Award winner. CoSIDA/Verizon  Academic All-Americans 1972.................Zack Rogers, INF (Second Team) 1993.................Jeff Laubenthal, OF (First Team) 2001............Beau Hearod, 3B/OF (Third Team) 2002................Lance Cormier, RHP(First Team) . .............................Beau Hearod, DH (Third Team) 2003..............Beau Hearod, RF (Second Team) 2005..................Gabe Scott, OF (Second Team) 2006.....................Emeel Salem, OF (First Team) 2007.....................Emeel Salem, OF (First Team) CoSIDA/GTE District IV Academic All-Americans 1993.............................................Jeff Laubenthal, OF 2000....................................... Jeremy Vaughn, RHP 2001...........................................Lance Cormier, RHP . ..........................................................Beau Hearod, DH . ................................................. Jeremy Vaughn, RHP 2002..........................................Lance Cormier, RHP . ..........................................................Beau Hearod, DH . ...............................................Scott McClanahan, OF 2003.................................................Beau Hearod, RF . ...................................................Adam Pavkovich, SS 2005.................................................... Gabe Scott, OF 2006................................................ Emeel Salem, OF 2007................................................ Emeel Salem, OF

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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 1977.........................................................Joe Sewell, SS 1978.......................................Mel Allen, Broadcaster Golden Spikes Award 1983..................................................... David Magadan

SEC Freshman of the Year 2004......................................................Wade LeBlanc H. Boyd McWhorter SEC Male Scholar Athlete 1993........................Jeff Laubenthal, OF (Winner) 2001....................Jeremy Vaughn, RHP (Finalist) 2007............................Emeel Salem, CF (Winner) SEC Student Advisory Board 1996.................................................................Eric Goldis 1997.................................................................Eric Goldis

Baseball America College Player of the Year 1983..................................................... David Magadan

SEC Good Works Team 2004................................................................Allen Rice 2005................................................................Allen Rice 2006......................................................... Emeel Salem 2007......................................................... Emeel Salem 2008.........................................................Kent Matthes 2009.........................................................Kent Matthes

Johnny Bench Award 2001.....................Jeremy Brown, C (Runner-up) 2002........................... Jeremy Brown, C (Winner)

SEC Baseball Scholar Athlete 2006......................................................... Emeel Salem 2007......................................................... Emeel Salem

Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year Presneted by NCBWA) 1999.......................................Andy Phillips (Finalist)

All-Time College Baseball Team 1918-1920..............................................Joe Sewell, 2B . ....................................... Collegiate Baseball (1989) 1919-1921...............................Riggs Stephenson, SS . ......................................................... Newsweek (1952) 1981-1983.....................................David Magadan, 1B . ..........................................Baseball America (1990)

National Freshman of the Year 2004......................................................Wade LeBlanc

NCBWA District Player of the Year 1999..................................Andy Phillips (District III) 2002.............................Jeremy Brown (District III) 2003................................Beau Hearod (District III) 2009............................... Kent Matthes (District III)

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Alabama’s Honors and Awards USA Baseball 1991...................................................Mickey Kerns, OF . .....................................(Team USA Baseball Trials) 1994....................................................Chris Eilers, RHP . ......................................(US Junior National Team) 1997....................................................Pete Fisher, RHP . .....................................(Team USA Baseball Trials) . ..............................................................B.J. Green, RHP . ......................................(US Junior National Team) 2000.....................................................Evan Bush, INF . ......................................(US Junior National Team) . .............................................................Tim Young, LHP . .................(USA National Team, Olympic Gold) 2002.................................................Taylor Tankersley . ................................................. (USA National Trails) 2006.....................................................Tommy Hunter . .......................(USA National Team, Gold Medal) 2009...........................................................Ross Wilson . .........................................................(Team USA Trails) ABCA All-South Region Team 1950.....................................................Frank Lary, RHP . ...................................................................Ed White, OF 1954......................................................Gene Lary, RHP 1955...............................................J.P. Anderson, LHP . ............................................................ Herb Kosten, 3B 1956.................................................... Herb Kosten, 3B . ....................................................... Frank Roland, LHP 1957....................................................... Fred Frickie, 1B . ....................................................... Frank Roland, LHP 1965................................................... Buddy French, C 1967................................................Freddy Glass, LHP 1968.....................................................Mike Innes, RHP 1973................................................ Butch Hobson, 3B 1981.........................................................Randy Hunt, C . ..................................................... David Magadan, 3B 1982........................................................Chris Glass, 2B . .......................................................David Magadan, 1B 1983...............................................David Magadan, 1B 1984..............................................Ted McClendon, 3B . .........................................................Frank Velleggia, C 1985..........................................................Doug Duke, C 1986......................................................... Pat Bailey, DH . ..................................................................Doug Duke, C . ........................................................Pete Roberts, LHP . ......................................................Mike Twardoski, RF 1987..............................................Robert Fletcher, 2B 1989..................................................Cary Williams, CF 1990.......................................... Joe Vitiello, OF/RHP 1991............................................ Joe Vitiello, OF/RHP 1995........................................................Chris Moller, 1B 1996.................................................... Skip Ames, RHP . ................................................................... Dax Norris, C 1997....................................................... Joe Caruso, 2B . .................................................Roberto Vaz, OF/LHP 1998........................................................G.W. Keller, OF . ....................................................Jarrod Kingrey, RHP . ........................................................... Andy Phillips, 3B 1999........................................................G.W. Keller, OF . ............................................................Andy Phillips, SS . .......................................................Manny Torres, RHP 2001......................................................Aaron Clark, 1B 2002.................................................Jeremy Brown, C . ....................................................Lance Cormier, RHP . ...............................................Scott McClanahan, OF . ......................................................... Peter Stonard, 2B 2003.................................................Beau Hearod, RF 2004...........................................Wade LeBlanc, LHP 2006...........................................Wade LeBlanc, LHP . .......................................................... Emeel Salem, OF 2007................................................ Emeel Salem, OF 2009...............................................Austin Hyatt, RHP . .......................................................... Kent Matthes, RF

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Jared Kingery was the Most Valuable Player of the 1997 South II Regional and a member of the College World Series All- Tournament Team. First Team All-SEC Selections 195