Crimson Tide Roll Call: May 20, 2019

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• The rowing team finished second at the Big 12 Championships, the best showing in program history. Other than champion Texas, the Crimson Tide was the only program to medal in every race. Alabama had four named to the All-Big 12 Team, including sophomores Cori Guay and Jorja MacRae, junior Rebekah Stewart and senior Tressa Vitus. "I am very proud of how the team performed today," first-year rowing coach Glenn Putyrae said in a release. "Not all the races went according to plan, but every crew showed grit and determination. We started the year with a goal and accomplished what we set out to do. I'm excited to see where our student-athletes take this program next."

• Softball: Alabama 9, Arizona State 8 (see below)

• Sophomore Angelica Moresco finished with a 2-over par 75 in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Women's Golf Championships after severe storms forced a suspension of play on Saturday. Moresco stands at 8-over par 154 after two rounds at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., and in a tie for 52nd. The weather suspension on Saturday caused major changes to the format. The stroke play portion of the tournament has been shortened from 72 holes to 54 holes, which is scheduled to be completed Monday.

2019 NCAA Tuscaloosa Softball Regional

Friday’s games

Game 1: Arizona State 4, Lipscomb 3

Game 2: Alabama 8, Alabama State 2

Saturday’s games

Game 3: Alabama 7, Arizona State 4

Game 4: Lipscomb 14, Alabama State 0

Game 5: Arizona State 10, Lipscomb 1

Sunday’s games

Game 6: Alabama 9, Arizona State 8, Crimson Tide advances to super regional

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• The Alabama softball team will host No. 9 Texas, which emerged through the loser’s bracket of the Austin Regional and defeated Houston twice, 7-0 and 5-2, to advance, in the Tuscaloosa super regional. The schedule will be announced Monday.

• Other SEC teams advancing to super regionals: Florida vs. Tennessee; LSU vs. Minnesota/Drake/Georgia winner; Ole Miss vs. Arizona; Kentucky vs. Washington

• Another Crimson Tide win in the state of Tennessee: Robby Shelton won the Knoxville Open on the Web.com Tour. He shot the final round at even-par to finish -15 and topped Mark Anderson by one stroke.

• And now for something completely different: Nick Saban analyzing Game of Thrones. He posted the following before Sunday night’s series finale.

• Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is doing some offseason work with none other than Antonio Brown:

• The NCAA announced the draws for the singles and doubles tennis championships, which begin Monday. Senior No. 47 Mazen Osama will take on No. 45 Dan Little from Utah at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. Osama and sophomore Patrick Kaukovalta will also play No. 17 Dominik Kellovsky and Nathan Ponwith of Arizona State. Last season Osama became the first Alabama men’s tennis player to make it to the quarterfinals. On the women's side, No. 36 Andie Daniell will take on No. 1 overall seed Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami (Fla.).

• In case you missed it over the weekend, the brackets for the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover:

• It’s not Alabama-related, but happy birthday to Bud Grant, who turns 92 today.

• To follow up on a previous post …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

May 20, 1971: Halfback Johnny Musso, receiver David Bailey, lineman John Hannah, linebacker Jeff Rouzie and defensive end Robin Parkhouse were all named preseason All-SEC by the league coaches. Despite the Crimson Tide having five players on the team the coaches selected Alabama to finish fourth Auburn, LSU and Tennessee. — Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“I think Bear Bryant is probably turning over in his grave right now,” — Former Alabama golfer Bobby Shelton about wearing the orange jacket that went with winning the Knoxville Open on Sunday.

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