Alabama baseball: Game time, details for matchup with Washington State (February 23, 2018)

Alabama baseball will welcome Washington State to Sewell-Thomas Stadium this weekend for a three-game series divided up between  Friday  and  Saturday Friday  will feature a doubleheader, with the opener set for a  2 p.m. CT  first pitch and game two of the day scheduled to begin approximately 45 minutes after the final out of game one.  Saturday’s  now-series finale remains as originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. CT start. The two teams were originally signed up to play a traditional weekend series, but the threat of bad weather  on Sunday  forced the doubleheader  Friday  afternoon. All three games of the series can be seen live on SEC Network+ with Roger Hoover and Lance Cormier on the call.

How to follow Alabama baseball vs. Washington State

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What  you  should  know about Alabama baseball vs. Washington State

  • Alabama enters this weekend with a perfect 4-0 record, the best start for the Tide since the 2013 season when UA began 6-0. Most recently, the Crimson Tide shut out Middle Tennessee  on Tuesday , 4-0. Prior to the midweek meeting, the Tide recorded a perfect opening weekend to start the 2018 campaign, sweeping Valparaiso across a three-game series in Tuscaloosa.
  • Alabama and Washington State will meet for the second, third and fourth times in series history when the two teams square off this weekend.

  • The lone meeting between the Crimson Tide and Cougars came in Omaha at the 1950 College World Series. Washington State would hand UA its first loss of the CWS, 9-1, on June 18. The Tide was eliminated one day later by Wisconsin in a 3-1 game.

  • Washington State comes to Tuscaloosa with a 2-3 overall record on the young season. The Cougars began the year with a four-game stretch in Tempe, Ariz., at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the Spring Training stadium of the Los Angeles Angels. While in Arizona, WSU went 1-3 with losses to U.C. Riverside to open the season followed by back-to-back defeats to Nebraska. The Cougars wrapped up the weekend with a 7-6 win over Riverside for their first victory of 2018.

Probable pitching matchups

FRIDAY  (GM1):  UA – Sam Finnerty (Jr., RHP) vs.  WSU – Isaac Mullins (So., LHP)

FRIDAY  (GM2):  UA – Jake Walters (Sr., RHP) vs.  WSU – Cody Anderson (Sr., LHP)

SATURDAY UA – Sam Gardner (Jr., RHP) vs.  WSU – Scott Sunitsch (Sr., LHP)

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