The Alabama Crimson Tide, fresh off of two pivotal series wins will travel to Lexington this weekend in hopes of staying hot.
Alabama last weekend took the series from Auburn in a wild Saturday game. Alabama’s biggest crowd of the season witnessed the game of the season up till this point. Alabama fought back from down 8-5 in to walk it off in the bottom of the 9th on a Jim Jarvis hit to deep left.
Alabama on Tuesday defeated UNA 8-6 despite trailing a lot of the game Alabama was able to fight back and avoid a terrible loss and move on to this weekend.
Both Alabama and Kentucky enter this weekend series with 7-8 records in SEC Play.
On Friday night Alabama will start right hander Tyler Was (4.28 ERA) while Kentucky will counter with Righty Cole Stupp (3.02 ERA)
On Saturday Alabama will go with righty Dylan Smith (2.92 ERA) and Kentucky will go with Righty Sean Harney (3.98 Era)
Both Sunday starters are TBA
Players to watch in this series are for Alabama Sam Praytor. Praytor won SEC Player of the week this past week and has been on fire for Alabama with Home Runs in 4 of the past 5 games.
Player to watch for Kentucky is their First Baseman Tj Collett. He has a .303 AVG and 10 Home Runs on the season.
This is a big series for both teams in terms of regional and tournament seeding. Whoever gets the win this weekend is in a good position for both the NCAA and SEC Tournament while whoever loses this series will still have work to do at least in terms of NCAA Regional Hopes.