The 2019 Alabama softball schedule is set, featuring two home tournaments and Southeastern Conference series against Missouri, Mississippi State, Georgia and Kentucky at Rhoads Stadium.
“Our fans give us the best home-field advantage in college softball,” UA head coach Patrick Murphy said. “They are knowledgeable, passionate and pack Rhoads Stadium whether it’s a midweek game or a big conference series. They make a big difference for us.”
The regular-season schedule features 27 games at Rhoads Stadium, including out-of-conference matchups against Minnesota, South Alabama, UAB, Saint Francis, Missouri State, ULM, Michigan State, Southern Miss, Mississippi Valley State, Georgia Tech and Georgia State.
The Crimson Tide will also play a neutral-site contest in Cullman, against Belmont on Wednesday, April 24.
Fourteen teams on the 2019 slate qualified for last year’s NCAA Tournament, including seven Super Regional teams and a pair of Women’s College World Series participants in Florida and Georgia.
Home SEC series include Missouri (March 8-10), Mississippi State (March 29-31), Georgia (April 13-15) and Kentucky (April 26-28), while road weekends include Texas A&M (March 22-24), South Carolina (April 5-7), Florida (April 19-21) and LSU (May 3-5). Game times for SEC contests will be finalized along with the TV schedule closer to the start of the season.
“Having all 13 SEC teams play in last year’s NCAA Tournament is a built-in advantage for us,” Murphy said. “Each of the eight conference weekends will be a heavyweight battle.”
Alabama’s season begins at the Troy Tournament, Feb. 8-10. There, the Crimson Tide will face off against Maryland, Troy and Murray State. The following weekend, the Tide travels to Tucson, Ariz. for the Hillenbrand Invitational Feb. 15-17 facing USF, New Mexico, Cal State Fullerton, Arizona and UIC.
Season tickets are available at RollTide.com or by calling the ticket office at (205) 348-BAMA. The renewal deadline for season tickets is Nov. 21 and tickets will be shipped in early February. Single game tickets go on sale Feb. 5.