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Ben Hess is back to lead the Alabama staff (UA Photo)


Hess is Back to Lead Bama Arms

SEC Extra

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – When Alabama made its improbable turnaround from NCAA bubble team to regional host, all Ben Hess could do was cheer from the sidelines.

The junior righthander suffered a forearm strain after a March 31st start at Arkansas and missed the remainder of the season. He had hoped to rest, rehab, and return but ran out of season before he was ready.

Now healthy, Hess came out looking to make up for lost time as he struck out nine and walked two in his four-inning, 61-pitch opening day start. Alabama defeated Manhattan 4-0, as Hess allowed only one[…]