College baseball teams have their equivalent of professional baseball spring training with fall practice. The Alabama baseball team is in the sixth and final week of its fall training, and will have its traditional World Series beginning Thursday.
Alabama’s world series, like the Crimson Tide’s A-Day game at the end of football spring training, has something on the line: Steak or Beans.
The winner of the two-out-of-three world series gets a steak dinner, the losers eat beans.
The three nine-inning games will be at 3 p.m. CDT Thursday and Friday and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Coach Greg Goff divided the rosters following Monday’s practice. He will be “commissioner” during the world series with his assistants coaching. Assistant Coach Jake Well, Director of Operations Michael Chadwick, and Manager Garrett Walters will coach the Crimson team, Associate Head Coach Terry Rooney, Volunteer Assistant Coach Derek Simmons, and Strength and Conditioning Coach Lance Ancar the White squad.
The team is to have one final practice on Tuesday and an open field day on Wednesday.
All practice and game times are subject to change depending on weather conditions for the day. If necessary, the final game of the Fall World Series would be played at a later time.
The Steak and Beans Series is open with no admission charge. Fans are asked to enter Sewell-Thomas Stadium through the main gate (Gate 3) and to stay in the lower bowl seating area.