Five days of work before the Crimson Tide enters game-week prep starting next week


The third week of the spring for Alabama baseball begins on Tuesday and runs through Sunday. The week-long stretch is the Crimson Tide's final set of practices leading up to game-week prep, which starts in seven days.

The third week will start with a practice on Tuesday at 2 p.m. CT followed by a 1:30 p.m. practice on Wednesday. The team will take Thursday off before returning to the diamond on Friday to start a three-day stretch of practice-scrimmage splits.

Friday will begin with a 1 p.m. workout followed by a 2:30 p.m. first pitch in the day's scrimmage. The Tide will head to the field early on Saturday and Sunday, with Saturday's practice-scrimmage split set to begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by an 11:15 a.m. first pitch. Sunday's work will begin at 10 a.m. with an 11:30 a.m. intrasquad.

Highlighting the weekend activities is the Tide's annual "Grand Slammers Barbeque" at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The yearly event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the North Zone of the football stadium from 1-3 p.m. The event will feature door prizes, autograph sessions and photo opportunities with the Crimson Tide baseball team along with head coach Brad Bohannon and his staff. Attendees can also pick up their copy of the official 2019 Alabama baseball team poster.

The cost for the annual event is $15 for adults and $10 for youth (12 and under). Parking for the day is available around the apron of the stadium and in all lots surrounding the area that is not reserved for residents. Doors will open at 1 p.m. at Gate 1 of Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Alabama's third week is the final stretch of the team's full practice schedule leading up to opening weekend in Tuscaloosa against Presbyterian Feb. 15-17. The Crimson Tide and Blue Hose are set for consecutive 3 p.m. first pitches on Friday and Saturday with a 1 p.m. start in Sunday's series finale.

All practice times are subject to change depending on weather conditions for the day. Scrimmages are subject to change, while the amount of innings and pitches per game is to be determined as spring practice progresses. Dates and times for the upcoming week of practice and scrimmage can be found on each Monday leading up to the start of the 2019 season.

Sewell-Thomas Stadium will be open to fans who wish to watch the practice and scrimmage dates. Attendees are asked to enter through the main gate (Gate 3) located directly behind home plate of The Joe. Once inside, fans are encouraged to stay in the lower bowl seating area, as access to the upper levels of the stadium is restricted.

Updates and changes to practice times or complete cancellations due to weather can be found via Twitter (@AlabamaBSB) or on the Crimson Tide's Facebook page.

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PRACTICE SCHEDULE WEEK THREE (all times listed in Central time)

Tuesday: Practice 2 p.m.
Wednesday: Practice 1:30 p.m.
Friday: Practice 1-2:30 p.m. | Scrimmage 2:30 p.m. start
Saturday: Practice 9:30-11:15 a.m. | Scrimmage 11:15 a.m. start
Sunday: Practice 10-11:30 a.m. | Scrimmage 11:30 a.m. start



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