The Alabama baseball team will play in nine games that will be nationally televised during the 2019 season, the league office announced Wednesday. SEC Network will broadcast nine of the Crimson Tide’s marquee matchups throughout the year.
Alabama will first appear on SEC Network on Tuesday, March 26, in the annual MAX Capital City Classic versus Auburn at Riverwalk Stadium. First pitch of the nonconference matchup in Montgomery, is set for 6 p.m.
The Crimson Tide will then be featured in the first two games of its three-game set against SEC East foe South Carolina from April 4-6. The Thursday and Friday matchups are both slated for a 6 p.m. start at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
One weekend later, the series finale in Starkville between Alabama and Mississippi State on Sunday, April 14, will be broadcast nationally with a 3 p.m. first pitch at Dudy Noble Field.
For a third consecutive weekend, Alabama will be featured with the middle contest of the three-game series against Vanderbilt airing on the Network. The Saturday, April 20, pairing between the Tide and Commodores in Tuscaloosa is set for an 8 p.m. primetime slot.
SEC Network will carry its second and third Alabama-Auburn games when the Network broadcasts the Saturday and Sunday pairings in Auburn. Saturday’s matchup on May 4 is scheduled for a 7 p.m. first pitch while the Sunday series finale is slated for 3 p.m. The Tide will return home the following weekend to host Texas A&M with the Sunday, May 12, contest set to air at 2 p.m.
The final three-game series of the 2019 campaign sends the Crimson Tide to Athens to square off with Georgia from Thursday through Saturday. The middle game of the series on Friday, May 17, will air on the Network at 6 p.m.
In 2019, SEC Network will close out conference play with its Bases Loaded coverage on Friday, May 17. Bases Loaded showcases every SEC team in a live consolidation of all seven games on closing night of league competition, including Alabama and Georgia at 1 p.m.