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Alabama wins series against Tennessee to open SEC play

No. 12 Alabama (16-3, 1-1 SEC) defeated No. 6 Tennessee (18-2, 1-1 SEC), 7-6, on Sunday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Rankings reflect the USA TODAY Sports baseball coaches poll.

Alabama won the opening series of Southeastern Conference play, 2-1, against the Vols.

AJ Russell started for the Vols and pitched two innings and recorded two strikeouts. He totaled 40 pitches, including 28 strikes, against eight batters.

Nate Snead (4-1) pitched 5.1 innings in relief for Tennessee and recorded two strikeouts.

The Vols totaled 10 hits to Alabama’s 11. Tennessee did not hit a home run in the contest. Dylan Dreiling led the Vols with four RBIs.

Tennessee will next play Xavier on Tuesday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. EDT and can be watched on SEC Network+.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire