(2-1 Last Week, 0-0 SEC, 9-6 Overall)
Top 25 Rank: NR
Weekend Series: at Mississippi State
A weather cancellation cut the week short for the Tide after defeating Lipscomb twice in Mobile. Alabama has largely struggled finding a reliable reliever behind former freshman All-Americans Ray Castillo and Thomas Burrows, leading to a few late inning losses. Much of the Tide’s success this season relies on the productivity of the order outside of Casey Hughston, Mikey White, and Kyle Overstreet. The trio has accounted for nearly half of Alabama’s RBIs to start the season. The Tide has struggled at the plate in recent weeks, but don’t tell short stop Mikey White. The junior has hit .370 with 13 extra base hits entering SEC play.
Weekend Prediction: Alabama defeats Mississippi State 2 games to 1
A tough series to predict, with both teams struggling recently. However, Alabama has a completely rested pitching staff, while the Bulldogs have played five games in the last seven days.