Greetings from Day 2 of Clemson Regional

May, 30, 2009
CLEMSON, S.C. -- No. 2 seed Alabama and No. 4 seed Tennessee Tech are under way in an elimination game of the Clemson Region at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Crimson Tide, who fell to No. 3 seed Oklahoma State 10-6 on Friday, are 11-7 in NCAA tournament elimination games under coach Jim Wells. The Golden Eagles, who lost 5-4 after Clemson scored twice in the ninth inning on Friday night, are 1-2 in elimination games.

The Tide is starting left-handed pitcher Adam Morgan (4-1, 3.61 ERA), who has won one of his past seven starts. He was the winning pitcher in Alabama's 13-3 victory at Auburn on May 16, allowing five hits and three runs in seven innings. Before that game, his previous win was an 11-5 victory over Georgia on March 14.

The Golden Eagles are going with right-handed pitcher Michael Alcorn (2-3, 5.91), who allowed four runs in each of his past four starts.

Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the Clemson Region:

Alabama (37-20)
LF Taylor Dugas
SS Josh Rutledge
2B Ross Wilson
RF Kent Matthes
3B Brandon May
1B Clay Jones
C Vin DiFazio
DH Del Howell
CF Alex Kubal

LHP Adam Morgan

Tennessee Tech (30-23-1)
LF Alex Henry
CF Chad Oberacker
1B A.J. Kirby-Jones
RF Ben Burgess
3B Evan Webb
DH Brandon Crossman
C Cory Wright
2B Chad Hayes
SS Heath Cheverton

RHP Michael Alcorn



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