Alcorn, Tenn. Tech too much for Tide in 6-2 win

May, 30, 2009
05/30/09
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CLEMSON, S.C. -- No. 4 seed Tennessee Tech scored three times in the seventh inning to pull away from No. 2 seed Alabama in a 6-2 victory in an elimination game of the Clemson Region at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Golden Eagles (31-23-1), who nearly beat top seed Clemson Friday night, advanced to play in another elimination game Sunday, when they'll face the loser of Saturday night's game between the Tigers and No. 3 seed Oklahoma State.

Tennessee Tech senior Michael Alcorn, whose college career was nearly derailed by back injuries, threw his second complete game in his past three starts. Alcorn, a home-grown product from Cookeville, Tenn., allowed two runs and nine hits to record the third complete game of his career. He threw 129 pitches, including 78 strikes.

Tech center fielder Chad Oberacker went 3-for-4, and second baseman Chad Hayes went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

It was Tennessee Tech's third victory in the NCAA tournament and first since a 9-7 win over Wake Forest in the 2001 Knoxville Region.

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