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Alabama's Sullivan to start opener of NCAA Tallahassee Regional

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Alabama baseball coach Mitch Gaspard says pitcher Charley Sullivan will start the opening game of the Tallahassee Regional against Troy on Friday morning.

"He's a good Game 1 starter, because he really sets the tone of how we want to play," Gaspard said on Wednesday before the team left for Tallahassee, FL. "That's really a scrappy, fiery guy on the mound. Really, that's kind of who we are as a team."

Sullivan is 5-6 this season, which is tied for the team lead in victories. He has a team-high 75 strikeouts and 91 innings pitched.

If Alabama beats Troy in the opener, it will play Saturday afternoon against the Florida State-Savannah State winner. If the Tide lose, it will play Saturday morning in an elimination game.