Alabama Baseball to Host Regional for First Time Since 2006
It has been quite the turbulent season for Alabama baseball. After an up and down year that culminated in the firing of Brad Bohannon following a gambling scandal that rocked the college baseball world, interim coach Jason Jackson was able to turn things around and get the Tide in a position where they are hosting a regional in Tuscaloosa for the first time since 2006.
Alabama earned a 16 seed in the postseason bracket, which is the lowest seed to host and a number many considered to be under-seeded, but their draw is somewhat favorable. The 2 seed in the region is Boston College, the 3 seed is Troy, and the 4 seed is Nicholls State. Alabama will take on Nicholls State first to advance to the final of the Tuscaloosa regional.
Alabama last claimed a regional championship in 2010 and will now attempt to do it again at Sewell-Thomas Stadium this weekend. It is the program’s 26th all time postseason appearance and when hosting, Alabama has a 9-2 program record in regional play.
The regionals are double elimination and will begin this Friday, June 2nd and go through Monday, June 5th. Be sure to tune in to The Opening Kickoff and The Final Drive as well as following along on WNSP.com for updates!