Tide baseball team tries to salvage tourney hopes

Associated Press - May 19, 2010 4:24 PM ET

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's baseball team is hanging onto hopes of keeping the season going.

The Crimson Tide finishes up the regular season with a 3-game series at Tennessee beginning Thursday. Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and LSU are in a four-way tie for seventh in the overall SEC standings and fighting for 1 of the final two spots at next week's league tournament.

Alabama needs to sweep the Volunteers and have either Kentucky or LSU lose one game or win the series and hope 1 of the other teams drops at least two games to make the tournament.

The Tide is still holding out hope of an NCAA regional berth even if it doesn't make the eight-team SEC field.

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