The Alabama Baseball team is off to a 2-1 start on the season after splitting their double-header with Presbyterian.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are off to a 2-1 start to their 2019 season after dropping the second game of a three game series to the Presbyterian Blue Hose. Although the Tide had a rough 2018 season, one thing they did well was the start to their season as they won nine straight games to kickstart their season.
Unfortunately 2019 will not be like that of the 2018 season as Brad Bohannon and co. dropped the first game of their Saturday double-header. Sunday’s game against the Blue Hose was pushed up to Saturday due to potential inclement weather that is supposed to hit Tuscaloosa on Sunday.
With that the Crimson Tide were forced to play game one of the double-header at the same time in which the men’s basketball team took on the Florida Gators right across the street in Coleman Coliseum.
Unfortunately for Tyler Ras, who took the mound to start off the double-header for the Crimson Tide, most Alabama fans decided to stay inside and go to the basketball game rather than spend the afternoon at ‘The Joe.’
Although The Joe was rather empty for the start of the game many showed up around the sixth and seventh innings after Avery Johnson and company lost by 18 to Florida.
However, those fans who did come over to Sewell-Thomas to catch some baseball action saw more of the same as they just witnessed across the street.
Alabama dropped game one of two with a final score of 4-1 to Presbyterian in a game where starting pitcher, Tyler Ras went 3.2 innings allowing five hits and one run. The Bama bats were asleep as they tallied up for five hits total along with seven walks, and a hit by pitch, adding up to one run for the Tide.
The Tide did however go onto win the second game of the double-header by a final score of 9-4 thanks in part to Kolby Robinson who had three hits with two RBIs and a run in game two on Saturday.
Alabama caught some life in the second game as they finished with 11 hits as opposed to their five in game one.
The Tide will face-off with the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Tuesday at The Joe.
(Photo courtesy of Alabama Athletics)