Trojans travel for Tide Tuesday
TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – The Troy baseball team will travel to Sewell-Thomas Stadium for a mid-week contest with Alabama on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.
The game can be seen live on SEC Network +, which is a live-stream SEC affiliate digital network, provided through ESPN. The games can also be heard live on WTBF 94.7 FM or at TroyTrojans.com for free.
Troy (22-15) has won eight out of its last ten games, including a series sweep over Appalachian State and a series win over Arkansas State on the road.
The Trojans have five players with an above .300 batting average. TJ Binder leads the team with a .354 batting average and three home runs. Hot on his heels is Matt Sanders, who had an impressive weekend at the plate and has a .337 batting average.
Brody Binder had six hits last week and raised his average to .317. Two hits came against Arkansas State in pinch-hit appearances. Trevor Davis, the team leader in RBIs with 23, has hit himself back over .300 with three hits last week, including two doubles. He now has a .301 batting average
Troy’s strength has been relying on the pitching, who has the 26th best ERA in the nation with a 3.24 team ERA. The Trojans have done will with hitters in scoring position and have a 1.27 team ERA with hitters in position.
Evan Hebert will get the start on the mound for the Trojans. He last appearance came on last Tuesday against Jacksonville State. He brings in a 3-2 record with 12 strikeouts in 37 innings of work.
Alabama (22-14) is led by the pitching staff, which has a 3.19 ERA, the 24th best in the country and is 12th in the nation with five shutouts this season. The Crimson Tide has 286 strikeouts this season and Brock Love; the Tuesday night starter has 16 of them.
Love has pitched 16.2 innings and has only allowed six runs. Opponents are hitting just .238 against him.
Troy trails the series with Alabama 20-10, and dropped a 2-1 contest at Riddle-Pace Field earlier this year. The Crimson Tide leads the Trojans with a 13-4 all-time record in Tuscaloosa.