Tide Baseball Has World Series Week

You just thought the World Series was over. Boston may have beaten St. Louis for THAT World Series, which really doesn't take in teams from any part of the world except the United States, and only teams that are in the American and National Leagues. And people complain about the BCS!

The World Series, however, is just beginning in Tuscaloosa. In a week when most are concentrating on a Saturday football game, the Alabama baseball team is finishing up fall workouts.

For the sixth and final week, the Crimson Tide of Coach Mitch Gaspard will play the Crimson and Gray World Series. The series begins on Tuesday with first pitch scheduled at 3:30 p.m.CST from Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The series continues on Wednesday, with first pitch also at 3:30 p.m., and the Crimson and Gray World Series and the fall schedule wrap up on Friday with first pitch slated for 6:05 p.m.

Here are the squads:

Crimson Squad

Mikey White, Ben Moore, Mathew Goodson, Cary Baxter, Jay Shaw, Austen Smith, Hunter Webb, Georgie Salem, Justin Kamplain, Nick Eicholtz, Tyler Adams, Jon Keller, Matt Salom, J.C. Wilhite, Thomas Burrows, Taylor Poe, Tyler Adams, Trevor Sprowl and Steven Cole.

Gray Squad

Daniel Cucjen, Kyle Overstreet, Casey Hughston, Taylor Propst, Chance Vincent, William Elliott, Geoffrey Bramblett, Colton Freeman, Ray Castillo, Will Haynie, Ryan Blanchard, Jonathan Hess, Spencer Turnbull, Tucker Hawley, Riley Colburn, Anthony Sherlag and Mike Oczypok.

Starting pitching matchups

Tuesday -- Tyler Adams vs. Geoffrey Bramblett

Wednesday -- Thomas Burrows vs. Tucker Hawley

Friday -- Justin Kamplain vs. Spencer Turnbull

In addition to the Crimson and Gray World Series, the Alabama Grand Slammers will host a golf tournament on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Ol' Colony Golf Course. The shotgun start tournament will begin at noon and coaches and players from the Alabama baseball team will be participating in the event. To register for the tournament, please contact Grand Slammers President Ron Hughston at rhughston1@gmail.com.

Fans are invited to visit "The Joe" and enjoy all three games of the Crimson and Gray World Series as all games are open to the public and free of charge. With the new seating area in right field, fans are encouraged to come out to Sewell-Thomas Stadium and watch practices and scrimmages from the new plaza seating area beyond the right field fence.

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