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NCAA Super Regional Game Two Open Thread: Alabama at Clemson

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Photo: Jason Braverman | Tuscaloosa News
Photo: Jason Braverman | Tuscaloosa News

From RollTide.com:

The Crimson Tide will send junior left-hander Adam Morgan (17 GS, 7-4, 5.52 ERA) to the mound in Sunday's game. Morgan has two complete game wins this postseason against Florida and Georgia Tech. Clemson will counter with sophomore right-hander Scott Weismann (16 GS, 7-2, 5.13 ERA).

After the upset victory over Clemson last night in the opening game of the Super Regional, Alabama finds itself one win away from Omaha. The aforementioned Adam Morgan will be taking the mound for the Crimson Tide, and Nathan Kilcrease may see some time in relief, though any relief appearance for him will have to be balanced against the potential need to start him on Monday if game two turns sour.

To say that this is a golden opportunity for Alabama is an understatement. As welcoming as the win was last night, the Tide actually played pretty poorly and would have lost had it not been for a couple of costly mistakes by Clemson on otherwise routine plays. Taylor Dugas had a great night from the lead-off spot, but the two, three, and four hitters combined to go 0-10 without even drawing a walk. The key to the victory was the four runs posted in the third inning, but that rally was fueled not so much by the Tide bats but instead by the usually stellar Clemson defense booting two ground balls.

Nevertheless, take advantage of what you get. Alabama didn't play well but nevertheless still finds itself only needing a split to get to Omaha, so hopefully it all comes together for the Tide tonight. First pitch is set tonight for 6:00 CST. Chime in here with all of your thoughts.