My first vacation this year is over and now it’s time to get some work in. I tried to take time off during the slow season, so nothing major happened.
However, he are an updates from baseball and softball for what went on while I was away.
Alabama pitcher Spencer Turnbull signed with the Detroit Tigers after the junior was selected in the second round of the MLB draft.
Junior LHP Justin Kamplain singed with the New York Yankees after being drafted in the 18th round.
Junior Ben Moore also signed his pro contract after the Boston Red Sox drafted him in the eighth round. He played right field for the Crimson Tide last season, but was drafted as a catcher. He played there as a freshman and sophomore.
Austin Smith signed with the Miami Marilins after the senior was drafted in the 33rd round.
So that means the Crimson Tide will need to do some rebuilding for the coming season.
Softball players Haylie McCleney and Jaclyn Traina were selected to the USA Women’s National Team that will play throughout the summer.
After guiding Alabama to its ninth Women’s College World Series and earning the team’s fifth SEC Championship, the Crimson Tide coaching staff was named the NFCA South Region Coaching Staff of the Year
The softball team will go in its first international trip in program history this fall as 16 players from the 2014 roster and select staff members will make a 10-day trip to the Netherlands, starting on August 4th.
The Crimson Tide will play three games against the Dutch National Team as they prepare for the World Championships.