Crimson Tide Roll Call: April 14, 2019

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National Reach as High as You Can Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Women’s tennis: Missouri at Alabama, 1 p.m., CT

• Softball: Georgia at Alabama, 6 p.m.

• Baseball: Alabama at Mississippi State, 3 p.m.

How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide

• Women’s tennis: Missouri at Alabama, 1 p.m. ,Live Video, Live Stats

• Softball: Georgia at Alabama, 6 p.m., SEC Network, SEC Network +, Live Audio, Live Stats

• Baseball: Alabama at Mississippi State, 3 p.m., SEC Network, Live Video, Live Audio

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• The Alabama softball team stole nine bases, the second-most in program history, while junior Sarah Cornell (16-1) allowed just one run on two hits in a complete-game as the Crimson Tide took Game 1 of its weekend series with Georgia, 7-1. The one run scored is the lowest of the season for the Bulldogs. Freshman Skylar Wallace swiped three bags and drove in a run on a fourth-inning single.

• Baseball: No. 5 Mississippi State rallied with six runs in the seven and eighth innings en route to a 9-1 victory over Alabama. Brock Love (4-1) took the loss after allowing three runs on three hits and three walks in 4.0-plus frames. The redshirt junior struck out four across his 79 pitches. Mississippi State starter Peyton Plumlee (2-2) earned the win with 5.0 scoreless innings. “Mississippi State was better than us in every facet of the game today,” coach Brad Bohannon said in a release. “We have to hit, pitch, defend and run the bases better if we want to leave Starkville with a win.”

• Women’s golf: The Alabama women’s golf team defeated Iowa in the final round of match play at the 2019 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Junior Kenzie Wright and sophomore Angelica Moresco both finished with unbeaten records during the match play portion of the tournament. “I am starting to see a lot of good things,” coach Mic Potter said in a release. “We’ve seen some big improvements in a couple players and seeing shots that we’re hitting now that we weren’t able to hit earlier in the year. It’s improving generally and each one of the girls are building more confidence. Sometimes you get that even if it’s a losing effort.”

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener:

139 days

Did you notice?

• Eryk Anders ended up taking a loss:

• Even though Alabama swimming’s new head coach has yet to be named, the Crimson Tide landed a commitment:

• It looks like Dont’a Hightower has lost some weight:

• The Women’s lacrosse team saw its season come to an end in the semifinals of the SWLL playoffs:

• In case you missed The Masters, Justin Thomas is heading into the final round at -6, tied for 14th. He’s seven strokes off the lead.

• Reuben Foster may have been at A-Day (and was all smiles), but here’s some insight on his reinstatement in the NFL:

• Jimmy Johns was the MVP of the annual alumni flag football game, again …

• Don’t expect Mike Johnson to get into coaching, but he was on the winning side during A-Day (and one of those guys he’s talking to looks real familiar).

• Finally, we’ll leave you with this:

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

April 14, 1926: Harry Gilmer was born in Birmingham.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“The best way to throw a pass is not a jump pass, and in my years of coaching I never taught the jump pass. But it worked for me. Sometimes we’d have younger people around practice, and if they saw me throw a jump pass they would try to do it. Coach Thomas would tell them to stop, to do it the correct way.

“I started throwing the jump pass when I played on the sand lots. At Woodlawn High School I kept doing it because I could start out on an end run and then turn it into a pass. If the receiver wasn’t open, I kept running.

“If you throw on the run, you’re usually running towards the sideline, and you’re going to throw at a right angle to that. So you need to get your body and your hips turned downfield. You either have to stop running to do it, or you jump. If you jump, you can turn your hips around. I just naturally did that.” – Harry Gilmer in the book, “What It Means To Be Crimson Tide” by Kirk McNair

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