Alabama Records Four Players With SEC Honors
The Alabama Crimson Tide finished 29-22 this season with a conference record of 12-17. The Crimson Tide's effort in conference was enough for the program to make the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2016. With the strong season against tough competition, Brad Bohannon's Crimson Tide had four players earn a combined six spots on the SEC's postseason award list.
For the first time since 2009, the Crimson Tide placed a player on the First Team All-SEC team with senior catcher Sam Praytor. Praytor led the Tide in homer runs this season with 13, good enough for eighth in the conference. he leads the Tide in RBIs this season with 44 and in slugging percentage with .550. The catcher saved some of his best efforts for conference play, he recorded 10 of his 13 multi-hit games against SEC competition. From behind the dish he anchored Alabama's defense by throwing out 11 baserunners, good enough for fifth in the conference.
Sophomore infielder Peyton Wilson earned two honors for his second season in college baseball. Wilson earned a place on the All-SEC Second Team and Newcomer All-SEC Team. Wilson led the the Crimson Tide in hits (65), runs (44) and stolen bases (10) while tying for second in doubles (11) this year for the Crimson Tide. Wilson recorded nine home runs this season with five to lead off a game.
Sophomore Zane Denton also took home two awards, he earned a place on the SEC's All-Defensive Team and was also included on the Newcomer All-SEC Team. Denton led the team in multi-hit games with 21 including 11 in SEC play. Additionally he recorded 13 multi-RBI games with seven coming in SEC play. Denton in the field was successful at a .957 clip only committing seven errors over his 162 fielding chances.
Junior pitcher Tyler Ras earned a place on the SEC All-Defensive Team. Ras was thrust into the Friday starter role and recorded a 6-4 record with a 4.91 ERA. Ras tied for eighth in the conference in innings pitched and was 10th in the league in wins. Additionally he fielded his position perfectly in 2021 recording seven putouts and eight assists.
Alabama takes on South Carolina in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama in the opening round of play.
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