The chase for the postseason is over for the University of Alabama baseball team. It was eliminated from contention for the SEC tournament during the weekend against Florida, meaning its season will end on Saturday against Vanderbilt.
The top 12 teams in the conference make the SEC baseball tournament in Hoover each year. Alabama last missed the conference tournament in 2012. Alabama has made 28 total appearances in 40 SEC tournaments dating back to 1977.
Head coach Greg Goff said on Sunday he didn’t expect any problems keeping the Crimson Tide motivated during the season’s final weekend.
“Not these guys,” he said. “They’ve been answering all year. I love these guys. I love and respect these guys and how they play, what they do every day. That’s not going to dictate what we’re going to do up there at Vanderbilt. We’ll go up there and try to win three games.”
Academic honors for baseball announced
Four Alabama baseball players were named to the President’s List for achieving 4.0s during the spring semester, the athletic department announced on Monday. Freshman pitcher Nathan Alstadt, freshman outfielder Connor Wright, sophomore outfielder Connor Stutts and junior reliever Zac Rogers all made the list.
Freshman catcher Alex Webb, freshman infielder Camden Bauer, freshman outfielder Logan Carey, sophomore outfielder Keith Holcombe and senior pitcher Nick Eicholtz were all on the Dean’s List with a 3.5 or better. Senior reliever Mike Oczypok earned a 3.75 GPA in the final semester of his MBA program.