TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The Alabama baseball team went through its first practice Friday afternoon, the first day allowed for official practice by NCAA rules.
“Opening day of practice is always an exciting day for the players and coaches,” fourth-year Crimson Tide head coach Mitch Gaspard said. “For us, we’ve had a good fall and have been working hard the last couple weeks and we’ll start intrasquads tomorrow. We’re excited as we move forward, but we know we still have a lot of work to do before the season opener.”
The Tide will have intrasquad scrimmages Saturday and Sunday, which are open to the public and free of charge. The team will take the field Saturday at 10 a.m., with first pitch for the intrasquad scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Sunday’s practice will start at 1 p.m., with first pitch for the intrasquad slated for 2 p.m.
Alabama will have 21 practice days to prepare for the season opener against VMI on Feb. 15 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.