This is the third of three posts introducing the Alabama baseball season, starting Friday night against VMI. The first post can be seen by clicking here, and the second by clicking here. Come back to the Daily Bama Blog tonight for coverage of Opening Day.
Who: VMI vs. Alabama in Tuscaloosa at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
When: 6:05 p.m. Friday, 2:05 p.m. Saturday, 1:05 p.m. Sunday
Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network
Starting Pitchers: UA’s Spencer Turnbull, Soph., vs. VMI’s Reed Garrett, Soph., on Friday; UA’s Jon Keller, Soph., vs. Campbell Henkel, Jr., on Saturday; UA’s Charley Sullivan, Sr., vs. Connor Bach, Fr. on Sunday.
Noteworthy: Alabama coach Mitch Gaspard said three true freshmen could start for the Crimson Tide on Opening Day: shortstop Mikey White, second baseman Kyle Overstreet and center fielder Georgie Salem …. Alabama’s three pitchers slated to start the opening series pitched a combined 183.3 innings pitched in 2012, while VMI’s three starters pitched 129.2 in 2012 …. In 2012, Alabama had four players hit over .300, and only one returns for 2013. Catcher/right fielder Ben Moore returns for his sophomore season, but Taylor Dugas, Jared Reaves and James Tullidge.