Alabama 11, South Carolina 10

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.(AP) - Alabama claimed an 11-to-10 comeback win over South Carolina Sunday, led by Alex Avila, who hit two home runs and drove in six runs, including a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

South Carolina (33-13, 11-10 Southeastern Conference) sent 11 players to the plate and scored seven runs in the first inning to take a 7-0 lead.

Alabama (25-20, 10-11 SEC) trailed 10-2 in the third inning before the comeback began.

Will Stroup (1-0) earned the win with 7 2/3 innings of solid relief. He allowed three runs and seven hits with five walks and four strikeouts.

USC reliever Jeff Jeffords (4-1) suffered his first loss of the season.

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