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March 13, 2009

Bama Series Sketch

If you want a full preview of this weekend's series in Tuscaloosa, here are the series notes typed up by the athletic department.  My comments are much more brief. 
Bama has been a good, but not great, team so far this year.  They lost their opening series to Southeast Missouri State and have had mixed results since.  Their offensive production has been slow to heat up this year, with the very large exception of senior rightfielder Kent Matthes, who leads the NCAA with 11 homers. Matthes also hit for the cycle earlier this year against Nicholls State.  Another familiar name for the Tide is Ross Wilson, Bama's second baseman. He's John Parker's little brother and star of MTV's "Two-a-Days" reality show on Hoover High School.
The Dawgs will start Holder, Grimm, and Leaver this weekend as Alex McRee continues to recover from mono.  Bama's ace, senior Austin Hyatt, pitches tonight for the Tide.  He's 3-0 in his three starts with a 1.89 ERA.  
Sunday's game is supposed to be televised by CSS. First pitch is at 2:00 PM EST.

UPDATE: Given the weather in Tuscaloosa, it's unlikely that this series gets all three games in.  Sunday looks good, but I doubt they get today's game or tomorrow's game in.  Not sure how completely missed conference games are made up and I doubt they play two on Sunday because it's get-away day.



Anonymous said...

Quinton, if they get rained out again today (Saturday), they would likely play two seven-inning games on Sunday starting early (that is an option for NCAA doubleheaders). I imagine they bussed to Tuscaloosa so there wouldn't be any hard-set travel deadline on those games.

As for rainouts, the SEC doesn't make them up once you leave town. You just lose that game in the standings one way or the other.

Anonymous said...

That thud you heard was the Diamond Dawgs crashing back down to earth.

Cory said...

"There's no crying in baseball."
(I'm not crying, i just got somthing in my eye.)

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