Alabama punches ticket to 15th-straight Super Regionals

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WTOK) - For the third-straight game, Alabama (55-7-0) rallied from an early deficit for a come-from-behind win after defeating Arizona State (35-20-0), 9-8 in the Tuscaloosa Regional championship game.

The Tide gave up a combined five runs in the bottom of the third and fourth innings to fall behind 5-0, but promptly plated five runs to even the score in the top of the fifth. Both teams scored three runs in the sixth but in the seventh, K.B. Sides singled up the middle, allowing Merris Schroder to cross home for the go-ahead score.

Alabama had previously beaten the Sun Devils Saturday, 7-4, to advance to the regional championship. The Sun Devils followed up the loss with a 10-1 rout of Lipsomb to advance to Sunday’s rematch with the Tide.

Alabama will play the winner of the Austin Regional (Texas or Houston) in the NCAA Super Regionals.

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