Crimson Tide Roll Call: May 16, 2019

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National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

Baseball: Alabama at Georgia, 6 p.m., CT

How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide

Baseball: Alabama at Georgia, 6 p.m., SEC Network+, Live Video, Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• The men’s golf team saw its season end at the 2019 NCAA Athens Regional, making just the second time in the last nine years that the Crimson Tide has failed to reach the NCAA National Championships. The Crimson Tide finished 11th(top five advanced) and freshman Frankie Capan III shot a final round of 2-under par 69 to finish tied for 10thwith a 54-hole total of 1-over par 214 (72-73-69) on the par 71, 7,253-yard University of Georgia Golf Course. “Well, it wasn’t quite how we envisioned how the spring season would end,” Alabama coach Jay Seawell said in a release. “We were ranked third in the nation to start the spring semester with visions of contending for another national championship. We had a lot of kicks in the stomach this spring and I told our guys after today’s round that there were things that happened which were outside of their control. Despite that, I thought they handled it well and I was proud of how our guys fought through the adversity that they faced. It was something that no other team had to fight through this year. I am proud of the way they handled things. At the same time, we know we have to play well if we are going to contend for national championships.”

2019 NCAA Tuscaloosa Softball Regional

Friday’s games

Game 1, 3 p.m.: Lipscomb vs. Arizona State, Live Stats, Watch (online only)

Game 2, 5:30 p.m.: Alabama State vs. Alabama, Live Stats, Watch (ESPNU)

Saturday’s games

Game 3, 1 p.m.: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, Live Stats, Watch

Game 4, 3:30 p.m.: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, Live Stats, Watch

Game 5, 6 p.m.: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3, Live Stats, Watch

Sunday’s games

Game 6, 1 p.m.: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, Live Stats, Watch

Game 7, 3:30 p.m.: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6*, Live Stats, Watch

* if necessary

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

107 days

Did you notice?

Kirk McNair penned “A vote against more money for college athletes,” for BamaOnline (paid).

Ben Jones of the Tuscaloosa News tracked down Mitch Gaspard, who will be in the other dugout during Alabama’s crucial series at Georgia this weeked.

• Social media exchange of the day:

Joe Namath talked to NewYorkJets.com about his new book “All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters.”

Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com did a breakdown of the impact and future of the transfer portal.

• Per the Golf Channel, Justin Thomas (wrist) has been cleared to chip and putt.

• OJ Howard and Marlon Humphrey made PFF's "Top 25 Under 25" list:

• Wade LeBlanc (oblique) is ready to return to the Seattle Mariners. According to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times he’s listed as the probable starter against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

• Alabama pitcher Brock Love was named to the SEC Community Service Team. He totaled triple-digit community service hours during his four seasons at Alabama, earned the 2019 “Male Heart of Service” award, given to Alabama’s top male student-athlete for his dedication to volunteering and community service, and spent his Christmas break on a mission trip for five days in Costa Rica, working with Nicaraguan refugees.

• Burton Burns posted the following, with JWMF short for “Just win Monday-Friday:”

• Finally, we’ll leave you with this …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

May 16, 1964: A pair of Crimson Tide football players earned All-SEC Western Division status in baseball. Outfielder Mickey Andrews, who led the team in hitting with his .324 average, was chosen along with catcher Buddy French. Both were expected to be key members of the football team in the fall. — Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“Dixie Howell, the human Howitzer from Hartford, Alabama blasted the Rose Bowl dreams of Stanford today with one of the greatest exhibitions football has every known.” — Grantland Rice at the 1935 Rose Bowl.

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