Sophomore left handed pitcher Sonny Potter will undergo shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the season. Coach Brad Bohannon confirmed the injury with The Tuscaloosa News on Thursday.
Potter has not pitched during the first four games of Alabama’s 2018 season. He was shut down during fall practice with soreness in his shoulder.
Potter struggled during his freshman season with an earned run average of 10.29 across seven innings pitched. He allowed 16 hits and six walks against five strikeouts.
He appeared to bounce back while playing in the New England Baseball League, where he was 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA in eight starts. When healthy, his fastball reaches the low 90s.
Potter still has a redshirt season to use. With Potter out, Alabama has only three left-handers available to pitch: junior Dylan Duarte, redshirt freshman Garret Rukes and freshman Brock Guffey.
The Crimson Tide returns to the diamond at 2 p.m. on Friday against Washington State.