South Alabama 5, Alabama 4

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Jeff Cunningham had a two-run homerun to help lead South Alabama to a five-to-four victory over Alabama this evening.

The Jaguars jumped out to a four run lead with two runs in the second and two runs in the third, highlighted by Cunningham's homer.

The Tide added runs in the fourth inning and fifth inning to cut the lead to four-to-two.

South answered in the top of the seventh with a solo homerun off the scoreboard in left field to make the score five-to-two.

Alabama threatened in the ninth, scoring two runs and leaving the tying run on second base and the winning run on first.

Lance Baxter (2-1) picked up the win for the Jaguars throwing eight and two-thirds innings allowing five hits and two earned runs while striking out six.

For the Tide Casey Kebodeaux (3-3) took the loss throwing three innings and allowing four runs on four hits.

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