The good news is Alabama is still playing in the SEC Tournament.
The bad news is they're in the loser's bracket after a shocking 11-inning 7-6 defeat to the top-seeded Florida Gators.
9th-seeded Alabama was writing an awesome Cinderella story in the top half of the 11th when Tommy Seidl ripped a shot to right, a bases-clearing double that gave the Tide a 6-3 lead.
If so, no one told the Florida Gators.
They picked up four straight hits to open their half of the 11th, capped by BT Riopelle's walk-off three-run homer to right center field. The Gators celebrated. The Tide looked as though they'd been punched in the gut. And they had.
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The Tide falls into the loser's bracket to play a do-or-die game against their archrival Auburn, who lost to Vandy in the nightcap. the first pitch is set for approximately 1pm Thursday at the Hoover Met.
"Basically what I told them is this hurts," Tide Interim Head Coach Jason Jackson said. "It's supposed to hurt. You invest that much in a game and it's an emotional game. Again it was a very well-played game. But this is supposed to hurt, right. It's a kick in the gut. It's Ok to be pissed. You should be pissed. We're gonna go home. We're gonna go back to the hotel. We're gonna eat. and be pissed off for a little while and that's OK. But when you wake up tomorrow, that score resets at 0-0. And when you go to the ballpark you gotta be ready to go. You gotta be ready to bring it."