Will Maddox
Donald Page • Tennessee Athletics

Will Maddox rounds third base following his home run in the Vols' 8-5 loss to Alabama on Friday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. 

Comeback bid not enough as Vols fall short to Alabama 8-5

Despite spotting the Crimson Tide eight runs and producing just one hit through five innings, Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano opted for the positive, honing in on the ending rather than the start.     

However, the Volunteer late-inning rally ultimately proved unsuccessful as Alabama emerged with an 8-5 series-opening victory Friday evening at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.  

“A Friday night loss continues to sting, but I’m proud of our team," Serrano said. “That might confuse some people, but gosh darn it we’re going up against a pretty good Friday guy. We’re down 8-0, and we could’ve easily folded ...