Stuart McNair

Alabama baseball has its first road trip of season against UAB

Alabama Coach Greg Goff takes Tide on road for first time

Alabama’s baseball team was swept in three home games against Missouri last weekend and the Crimson Tide is headed to Columbia this weekend to take on No. 10 ranked South Carolina. Sometimes a midweek game can be a salve for Southeastern Conference teams, but for the Crimson Tide of Coach Greg Goff, a Tuesday trip to Birmingham looks like a tough chore.

Alabama played its first 20 games of the season at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Tide will make its first road trip of the year Tuesday when Bama travels about an hour to Regions Field (home of the Birmingham Barons) to take on UAB at 6:30 p.m. CDT.

Bama has gone 10-10 this year. The Blazers are 13-7, including a 10-2 home record. UAB has played all its home games this year at Regions Field.

This is the start of five consecutive road games for Alabama.

Neither Alabama nor UAB has announced a starting pitcher.

Alabama is on a four-game losing streak, including a loss to Samford before being swept by Missouri in the start to SEC competition. UAB won the last two games of its series at Western Kentucky last weekend.

Alabama has a 48-24 advantage in the series against UAB, which dates from 1974. Bama is 16-9 against the Blazers in Birmingham and 2-1 in games played at Regions since the park opened in 2014.

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