Former ACC star leads Bama to win over Southeast Louisiana

HAMMOND, La. – Alabama scored eight runs with two outs and got a huge night at the plate from junior designated hitter David Kindred, a former Alabama Christian star, en route to a 10-5 win over No. 23 Southeastern Louisiana in front 2,108 fans at a jam-packed Pat Kennelly Diamond in Hammond on Wednesday night.

The Crimson Tide (22-12) scored eight of its 10 runs on five two-out hits in the win over the Lions. Kindred accounted for four of those runs with a huge night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with one home run and a career-high four RBI. He knocked in the Tide's first four runs in the game as he staked Alabama to a 4-0 lead in the third inning.

"It's huge to do that early in the game as we try and build a lead and the pitchers are trying to get comfortable on the mound," Kindred said.  "It was good to get that lead early."

Kindred hit a two-run single to give Alabama the early run and later added an inside-the-park home run.

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