Crimson Tide Roll Call: May 26, 2019

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• Mazen Osama and sophomore Patrick Kaukovalta saw their postseason run come to an end, taking a 6-3 6-4 loss to No. 2 Maxim Cressy and Keegan Smith of UCLA, in the doubles final of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. The No. 11 pair in the nation finished their season with a 19-8 record, while Cressy/Smith completed an undefeated year at 21-0. The championship appearance was the first in Crimson Tide men’s tennis history, including singles, doubles and the team tournament.

• Alabama’s outdoor track and field teams qualified 12 individuals and two relays for the NCAA Championships on the final day of the East Preliminary held at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. The top-12 finishers in each event at the East Preliminary earned berths at the national championships, which will be held in Austin, Texas in June. Overall, Alabama qualified a program-best 15 women to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, while six men earned a trip to Austin. The Tide women earned 16 scoring opportunities at the national championships, including 14 individual events and two relays, while the men have nine scoring opportunities in Texas.

• Softball: Alabama 8, Texas 5

2019 NCAA Tuscaloosa Softball Super Regional

Thursday’s game

Game 1: Alabama 3, Texas 0

Friday’s game

Game 2: Texas 7, Alabama 5

Saturday’s game

Game 3: Alabama 8, Texas 5, Crimson Tide advances to Women’s College World Series

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

97 days

Did you notice?

• Both Tua Tagovailoa and his brother Taulia are in Los Angeles this weekend for “The QB Retreat,” an annual elite quarterback outing that is put on by quarterback coach Steve Clarkson in Los Angeles.

• Saturday’s softball game was the final home event of the 2018-19 academic year.

• Former Alabama golfer Trey Millinax fell off the leaderboard at the PGA’s Charles Schwab Challenge, but it was amazing he was there to begin with. On the last hole of his pro-am round Wednesday, Mullinax was hit in the back of the head after an errant shot by one of his playing partners. “A little toe shank, I guess,” he told The Golf Channel. Mullinax, who suffered a mild concussion.

• Our deepest condolences to the Auburn family after Saturday’s heartbreaking news:

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

May 26, 1983: Former Alabama defensive lineman Mark Anderson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“Show class, have pride and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”— Paul W. “Bear” Bryant

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