Alabama Baseball: Opening Weekend
Just one more day until Alabama baseball returns to Sewell-Thomas Stadium to kick off the season. The Tide will be taking on McNeese State this weekend playing a three-series game – permitting the weather.
SEC Network is featuring this outstanding team eight times this season, with one matchup airing on ESPNU. The rest of the season, along with the SEC road games, will be featured on SEC Network+.
Head coach Brad Bohannon has selected sophomore pitcher, Connor Prielipp, to dominate the mound on Opening Day. Prielipp is a superstar of an athlete who was named National Freshman Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball News. The Boston Red Sox drafted him in the 2019 MLB Draft, but he picked to attend Alabama instead, which has worked out in his favor.
Following COVID guidelines, Sewell-Thomas can only allow a certain number of fans who want to attend the games. Students must enter a lottery-based system and hope to get a ticket. For those who do not receive a ticket, they can hang out in the open field by right field to cheer on the Tide.
Last year’s season was cut short, which was devastating for fans and teams, but there is an upside. With months to rest and practice, the Alabama Crimson Tide boys are coming better than ever – ready to take over.
2021 Alabama Crimson Tide Record Book