'Bama Baseball and Softball Both Win In Friday Night Action "Jumbo Package" │05.18.13

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

A special weekend edition of your daily Crimson Tide related links and quotes

Baseball Defeats No. 1 Commodores, 5-4, in 10 Innings

Vanderbilt had the potential game-winning run at third base with two outs in the ninth, but Jay Shaw got Smith to fly out to right field to send the game into extra innings. The extra inning game marked the eighth of the season for the Tide, will all eight coming against nationally ranked opponents. The Tide is now 2-6 in extra-inning games this season.

Softball Blanks Jacksonville State, 4-0 in NCAA Regional Opener

The win is the 20th in a row for the Tide in regional play. Alabama improves to 39-9 in regional action and 30-3 in regional games played at home. The Tide is now 65-29 all-time in the NCAA tournament.

Baseball Defeats No. 1 Commodores, 5-4, in 10 Innings

Vanderbilt had the potential game-winning run at third base with two outs in the ninth, but Jay Shaw got Smith to fly out to right field to send the game into extra innings. The extra inning game marked the eighth of the season for the Tide, will all eight coming against nationally ranked opponents. The Tide is now 2-6 in extra-inning games this season.

Alabama softball shuts out Jacksonville State 4-0 to open NCAA Regional | al.com

The Crimson Tide will next face No. 2-seeded Western Kentucky at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Rhoads Stadium. Sophomore pitcher Leslie Jury pitched a complete game shut out but found herself with the bases loaded on multiple occasions. "I thought it was a great game and they definitely showed why they won their tournament," said Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy. "They belong in the NCAA Tournament. A couple of hits here and there with the bases loaded and it could have been a different game."

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