2013 record: 29-30 (14-16)
Finish: Regionals (4th place, Bloomington)
2013 was a season of frustration and disappointment for a team coming off back to back to back College World Series appearances. Injuries decimated the Gators, and many even questioned whether they belonged in a regional after finishing one game over .500 heading into postseason play. After a quick 0-2 exit in Bloomington, the answer was, well, probably not. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 64, Alabama infielder Kyle Overstreet. In his freshman campaign with the Crimson Tide, Overstreet started all 63 games at second base. The talented infielder finished the season with a .271 average with 37 RBI and 64 hits. Overstreet’s impressive play during the 2013 season earned him a handful of accolades including the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, SEC All-Freshman Team and the Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team. At second base, the 6’1” freshman turned 67 double plays which was a mark that led the SEC and ranked second all-time in Roll Tide single-season history. Continue reading
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard announced Thursday the schedule for the 2014 Crimson Tide season. The Tide will play a full slate of 56 games, which include 33 at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
The schedule begins at home on Feb. 14 with a three-game series against Saint Louis and concludes at home with a three-game Southeastern Conference series against Mississippi State, beginning on May 15. Continue reading
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WICHITA, Kan. — Todd Butler has been named the head baseball coach at Wichita State University, Director of Athletics Eric Sexton announced today.
“Todd is highly regarded as a baseball coach, brings a passion for baseball and success, and has a wonderful family,” Sexton said. “He brings a resume worthy of the success Wichita State is accustomed. Continue reading
Here are some of the top news stories around the College Baseball World for today. Continue reading
Troy 9 Alabama 8
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Brandon Brown drew a bases-loaded, walk-off walk in the ninth to cap a four-run inning as Troy defeated Alabama 9-8 in an elimination game at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on Sunday.
No. 26 Troy (42-19) moves on to face No.9 Florida State on Sunday at 4 p.m. (CDT) in the Tallahassee Regional Championship at Dick Howser Stadium. The Trojans (42-19) will have to defeat the Seminoles (46-15) twice to advance to next week’s Super Regional. Continue reading
Alabama 3 Savannah State 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Alabama baseball team held on for a 3-2 win over the Savannah State Tigers in an elimination game in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on Saturday afternoon from Dick Howser Stadium. Alabama will play on Sunday against the loser of the winner’s bracket game between Florida State and Troy. Continue reading
Troy 5 Alabama 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 26 Troy used a five-run fourth inning and a solid start from Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year Shane McCain to defeat Alabama 5-2 in the opening game of the Tallahassee Regional Friday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Continue reading
For the 30th time in school history, Florida State’s Mike Martin Field will play host to the NCAA’s Tallahassee Regional. Though the Seminoles are easily the strongest side in the four-team field, the regional features some talented bats and stringent arms. Continue reading
For Alabama right-handed pitcher Mike Oczypok, his journey to his current role on the Crimson Tide baseball team has been anything but conventional.
The 6’4 Pennsylvania native came to Alabama with hopes of walking on the baseball team last year. That didn’t happen, however he did get himself on Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard’s radar.
Fortunately for Oczypok, that paid off when Gaspard heard of an opening on a summer league team in Illinois last summer. He passed along Oczypok’s name, and from there Oczypok’s dream of playing for the Crimson Tide that had seemed slightly out of reach after a year of not making the team started to slowly become a reality. Continue reading