| BSB/SB 🥎 Alabama run rules #20 U. LA-Lafayette 8-0 to close out the Mardi Gras Mambo 6-0 (15-0 overall.)

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  • Thursday, Feb. 24 at #20/20 Louisiana – Lafayette, La. – 6 p.m. CT
  • Friday, Feb. 25 vs. Nicholls – Youngsville, La. – 2 p.m. CT
  • Friday, Feb. 25 vs. Southeastern Louisiana – Youngsville, La. - 4 p.m. CT
  • Saturday, Feb. 26 vs. Northwestern State – Youngsville, La. - 3 p.m. CT
  • Saturday, Feb. 26 vs. Louisiana Tech – Youngsville, La. - 5 p.m. CT
  • Sunday, Feb. 27 vs. #20/20 Louisiana – Youngsville, La. - 11 a.m. CT

Scouting Alabama​

  • No. 2 Alabama plays a Thursday night road game against 20th-ranked Louisiana before five more games at the Mardi Gras Mambo in Youngsville, La., including a rematch with the Ragin' Cajuns on Sunday.
  • The two games against Louisiana will be the Crimson Tide's fourth and fifth ranked matchups so far this season, previously beating then-No. 9 Arizona, 11-0, and then-No. 8 Virginia Tech, 1-0 and 2-0
  • Alabama went 5-0 at the Easton Bama Bash, defeating Evansville once and taking two from both Middle Tennessee and then-No. 8 Virginia Tech
  • Montana Fouts was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 last weekend with just one run allowed and 24 strikeouts
  • Head Coach Patrick Murphy is in his 24th season as head coach at Alabama with a 1,158-320 (.783) record
  • Alabama returns 11 players from last year's team that made the Women's College World Series semifinals, including a pair of All-Americans in Montana Fouts and Kaylee Tow
  • The Tide welcomes nine newcomers, including three transfers and six freshmen


 

TerryP

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As of Tuesday Out of the Box was reporting there wouldn't be streaming video this weekend. It looks like that's changed (at least for game one against U La-La.)

(Gray did mention there was a Russian site offering video ... don't go there for a trial offer. According to him it's a scam.)



Last weekends game thread we saw a few mentioning "it's early in the season." I get that but have to take a bit of a different stance on what we saw. Two things of note on fielding/defense and the offense:

How often do you see an "E" on the board and summarily dismiss the stat? I have to give Megan Bloodworth a pass considering it was her first "live ball" when she registered the error last weekend. Her fielding percentage took a hit; it's at .950 right now. (20 chances, 11 put outs along with eight assists.)

It's the team number that jumps out to me especially given they were facing a top ten team in Va. Tech last weekend. They're at .995 FPCT, 221 C, 165 PO, 55 A, and the 1 E. That's a strong defensive unit, folks.

There's some numbers on offense that jumped out to me as well. I can't say I've seen this before: certainly something I think we can call a bit of an anomaly. Goodnight, Shipman, Prange, and Johnson all saw 23 at bats this past weekend. All four finished with weekend 10-23. All four had OB% of .500 or greater, and all four with a SLG% of .652 or greater. That's a solid start for an offensive group and there's not a lot of drop off when we get to #5 and #6 in the last lineup. Seeing Doerr and Dowling in the 7/8 spot struggling a bit now isn't something we'll continue to see as the both get into playing shape this season.




U La-La has a solid program. I'm looking forward to at least listening to the game tonight.

Lexi or Tana? I'm guessing we see Tana in the circle to start the series.
 

SoCalPatrick

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Shipman= tied for first in the SEC for RBIs (15) and has a 1.000 SLG%. She leads the team in RBIs, 2B (4) and total bases (23) while tied for the lead in batting average (.435), hits (10) and home runs (3).
 

TerryP

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No, it just shows the matchup and time.
Gray and Tom said they expect to be handling the radio broadcast over their phones (SECN doesn't have a mobile production unit they can use.) That tells me I'll likely be listening instead of watching.

I'm wondering if I misunderstood the guys when I was listening to their latest pod. Unless this has been edited, sure looks like I did with the stream tonight.

At the Plate (0:00-27:55): Tom and Gray start off explaining how you can listen to this weekend’s Alabama games in Youngsville and why there isn’t streaming (Thursday is on ESPN+), plus the dangers of clicking links in the comments. Then, the guys look back at the Bama Bash and discuss the impressive defense, timely hitting, and incredible pitching before talking a bit about Virginia Tech and previewing the Mardi Gras Mambo.

I enjoy these guys...good pod to listen to each week.

 

TerryP

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Yes I agree Fouts in this one
I need to quit guessing.

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