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Fans will have opportunity to watch Alabama baseball in 17 fall scrimmages

New Alabama Baseball Coach Greg Goff begins fall practice with open scrimmages

College baseball season doesn’t begin until February, but Alabama fans will be able to get a sneak preview of the 2017 Crimson Tide as it begins fall practice under new Crimson Tide Baseball Coach Greg Goff next Monday, Sept. 12.

The fall season will be highlighted as the team hosts a total of 17 intrasquad scrimmages – all of which will be open to the public – leading up to the Fall World Series to close out camp.

Monday’s on-field session will mark Goff’s first official full team practice since arriving at The Capstone in June. The Crimson Tide has spent the past few months working in the weight room and doing individual on-field work to prepare for the start of fall camp.

Goff, who came to Alabama following a two-year run as head coach at Louisiana Tech, replaced Mitch Gaspard as Bama coach following Gaspard’s resignation at the end of the 2016 season.

Alabama’s first intrasquad will come on on the second day of practice, Tuesday, Sept. 13, followed by scrimmages on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17. The team will face off in scrimmages every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday for the following three weeks through Oct. 11.

The Tide will host its annual Scout Day on Wednesday, Oct. 12, where the team will invite scouts from all 30 Major League organizations to come watch UA’s draft-eligible players perform. Following Scout Day, the Crimson Tide will play three more scrimmages on Friday, Oct. 14, Saturday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 18. After the final intrasquad contest, the team will be broken up into two teams to face off for the Tide’s Fall World Series from Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 23.

All scrimmage dates are subject to change, with start times to be determined at the beginning of each week. The number of innings and pitches per game is to be determined as fall camp progresses.  Spotted in between scrimmages are regularly scheduled weekly practice sessions. Dates and times of all practices and scrimmages for the upcoming week can be found on at the beginning of the week each Monday.

There is no  charge for admission to scrimmages. Fans should enter Sewell-Thomas Stadium through the main gate (Gate 3) behind home plate and sit in the lower bowl.

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