Midweek with UT-Martin, Troy Begin 10-Game Homestand for Baseball

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama Alabama Baseball will open a 10-game homestand with a midweek game against UT-Martin on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide will then host the enemy in the State of Troy on Wednesday. Both games are scheduled for a first pitch at 3:00 p.m. CT at Sewell-Thomas Stadium and can be seen live on SEC Network+.

follow the tide

Fans can follow the matches midweek via the outlets below:

Look: SEC+ network

Listen: 100.9 FM / CTSN / TuneIn App

Twitter: @AlabamaBSB

Live statistics: RollTide.com

Probable Starting Pitch Matchups

TUESDAY: AUHagan Banks (Fr., RHP) vs. UTM – Noah Walters (Fr., RHP)

WEDNESDAY: AUJacob McNairy (Sr., RHP) vs. TROY – Grayson Stewart (R-Fr., RHP)

To start

  • Alabama and UT-Martin will meet for the third time in series history when the two teams face off Tuesday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Crimson Tide and Skyhawks are split at one win apiece in the series.
  • The two teams last met on Feb. 24 last season with UT-Martin picking up a 9-4 victory in Tuscaloosa. The first pairing between the two schools took place on February 25, 2020, with UA picking up a 10-5 win in the initial encounter.
  • Alabama and Troy will meet for the first of two games this season and the 38th time in series history when the state enemies meet Wednesday afternoon at the Joe. The Crimson Tide hold an all-time 25-12 lead, including a 20-5 mark in Tuscaloosa.
  • The Tide and the Trojans were scheduled for a home-and-away series in 2021, but rain canceled the game in Troy. The Tuscaloosa game ended in favor of Alabama, 9-1, on March 3.
  • Alabama will bring in a freshman right-hander Hagan Banks in Tuesday’s contest with UT-Martin. The Crimson Tide will then turn to the senior right-hander Jacob McNairy Wednesday against Troy.
  • UT-Martin is set to face Banks with his own freshman right-hander on Tuesday, bringing in Noah Walters.
  • Troy is expected to send rookie Grayson Stewart to the hill on Wednesday. The right-hander is making his fourth overall appearance and his first start of the season.

About Alabama

  • Alabama closed last week at 2-3. The Crimson Tide first took down Jacksonville State and Alabama State in midweek before falling in three games to top-ranked Texas, two of which were decided by two runs or less.
  • The Tide scored in each of the first four innings and five of eight innings overall on their way to a 6-3 win over Jacksonville State on Tuesday.
  • Alabama entered the board with one in the first and scored two in the second, then one each in the third and fourth. Jacksonville State scored a run in the top of the fourth and two in the sixth, but the Tide came back with a run in the half of the sixth at home to help secure the 6-3 win.
  • Jacob McNairy pitched 5.0 one-run baseball innings for the win last Tuesday. The senior walked two and struck out three while inducing three double plays, part of Tide’s record tying five in the game.
  • Alabama paired consistent offensive pressure with a strong throwing performance to earn a 9-2 win over Alabama State on Wednesday.
  • Tide’s bats combined for a season-high 14 hits and scored in five of eight innings, posting two runs apiece in the second, third, sixth and seventh frames to go with just one tally in the fourth.
  • UA was led by Jim Jarvis who went 2 for 4, including his first career home run, to go with a career-high three runs scored and a team-high tying two RBIs. The in-game circuit was also Drew Williamson with the senior matching Jarvis in RBI and adding a run and a walk to his totals.
  • Six Tide pitchers combined to allow just two runs on the day, only one of which was earned. The group pulled out seven and were highlighted by Hunter Ruth, who was credited with the victory. The redshirt senior threw 2.0 scoreless baseball innings and struck out three.
  • On a scorching Friday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Alabama and No. 1 Texas each received dominating performances from their pitching teams. In the end, the Longhorns emerged victorious, 1-0.
  • The Crimson Tide hit a baserunner in eight of nine innings and had runners in scoring position six times, but were unable to break through for a run. Texas boarded a man in six frames and put the runners in scoring position in three innings, with the Longhorns getting their only run in the seventh on wild pitch.
  • Alabama Starter Garrett McMillan clashed with the No. 1 team in the nation, holding the Longhorns scoreless on 6.0 frames. The junior allowed just three hits and walked a pair while striking out three batters on 87 total pitches. Dylan Ray followed by 2.0 innings of relief, allowing an unearned run with four strikeouts.
  • The Tide fell short against Texas on Saturday despite another strong showing on the mound, with UT claiming a 2-0 win.
  • Hits were hard to come by for both teams once again, with the Tide beating the Longhorns for a second straight afternoon. Alabama had five hits and a walk and was able to get to first man in the final two innings, but couldn’t get on the board.
  • The Tide starter was solid for a second straight game, with Anthony Jean suffering the loss of bad luck. Jean allowed two runs on four hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work. Furtado Hunter followed by 3.0 relief frames, sitting all nine batters in order, including a punch.
  • Sunday’s series finale ended in favor of the Longhorns, 6-1. Texas was the first to strike with a run in the fourth, but UA responded with their own run in the top of the fifth on a Owen Diodati solo home run. The Longhorns came right back to post three points in the sixth and add two more in the eighth to retake and hold the lead for the 6-1 win.

About UT-Martin

  • Ryan Jenkins is in his fifth season as Skyhawks head coach and was 60-111 in career going into the 2022 campaign. A graduate of Auburn in 2013, Jenkins is assisted by Bill White and Pat Cottrell as well as volunteer assistant coach Rawlins Cleveland.
  • The Skyhawks were selected to finish ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference in the league’s preseason poll, as voted on by head coaches and conference communications directors.

About Troy

  • Skylar Meade is in his first season as a head coach at Troy after spending the 2018-21 seasons as an assistant coach at South Carolina. A 2007 Louisville graduate, Meade is joined by assistants Ben Wolgamot, Adam Godwin and Riley McCauley.
  • The Trojans were selected to finish sixth in the Sun Belt in the league’s preseason poll, as voted on by conference head coaches.

On the bridge

After the midweek pair, Alabama will stay home, this time for a weekend series with Murray State. The Crimson Tide and Racers are scheduled for a 3 p.m. first pitch in Game 1 on Friday followed by a 2 p.m. tee time on Saturday. Things wrap up Sunday at 1 p.m. with all three games in the series airing live on SEC Network+.

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