T. J. Reeves breaks out in Alabama baseball sweep of Harvard – Sports – Tuscaloosa News


T.J. Reeves found his swing again as Alabama baseball swept Harvard

T.J. Reeves’ slump hit a little harder than most.

First, it’s come at the beginning of what was supposed to be a breakout sophomore season for Alabama’s left fielder. A 5-for-30 stretch isn’t all that uncommon when hidden in the midst of a season hitting .320 or better; doing so at the beginning of the season forced Reeves to look at the .166 batting average he had entering the weekend.

Second, his failures have come in inopportune game situations: failing to convert with a runner in scoring position twice in a one-run game against UNLV on Feb. 21, plus 0-for-7 in two midweek games.

For a day, those demons were gone.

Reeves’ solo home run in the seventh inning broke a tie with Harvard, catapulting the Crimson Tide to a 6-3 Sunday win and a weekend sweep. At 12-0, it is the second-best start to a season in school history, inching closer to the history made by the 1997 team’s 15-game streak.

Much of the weekend had been a return to form for Reeves. Two hits and a walk on Friday got his average above .200 for the first time since opening day; he was rewarded with a bump up in Saturday’s lineup…

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