(June 26, 2017)
The second- annual Southeastern Underclassman Shootout (SUS) will take place at Troy University today through Thursday at Riddle-Pace Field.
Former Dixie Youth coach Dinky Hughes and his wife Annette were honored by his former players at a recent dinner. (Photo courtesy of Patsy Hughes)
By Tim Gayle
(June 19, 2017)
Summer league players are practicing and playing on all-star teams this week, getting ready for upcoming Dixie Baseball (and softball) tournaments, advancing through the ranks of the city, district and state tournaments in hopes of making it to the World Series.
Former players, who are old enough to remember the early years of Dixie Baseball, recall the Eastern League group that dominated the city’s baseball landscape in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Chandler Taylor was selected by Minnesota in the 27th round of the MLB First-year draft on Wednesday. He was also selected as a participant in the annual Coillege Home Run Derby on July 1. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
By Graham Dunn
(June 14, 2017)
Former Alabama Christian Academy star and current Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor was the first pick of the 27th round (796 overall) in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, going to the Minnesota Twins.
Taylor was the second player taken in this year’s draft from the 2016-17 Crimson Tide roster, joining Garrett Suchey, who was taken earlier in the day.
Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne (left) officially announced Brad Bohannon as the nead head baseball coach on Monday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
(June 6, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Brad Bohannon was formally introduced as head baseball coach at The University of Alabama by Director of Athletics Greg Byrne at a press conference in the Mal M. Moore Athletics Facility Monday morning.
(June 1, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –Brad Bohannon, the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America National Assistant Coach of the Year, has been named head baseball coach at The University of Alabama, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced on Thursday. Bohannon, who becomes the 32nd head coach in Crimson Tide baseball history, will be formally introduced at a press conference on Monday.
(May 30, 2017)
The Auburn Tigers return to the NCAA baseball regionals this week in Tallahassee, Fla. but apparently only by an eyelash.
Based on the NCAA rankings, the Tigers were one of the final teams to receive an at-large bid. They will face Central Florida in the regional opener on Friday.
Greg Goff was removed as the head baseball coach at Alabama on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
(May 24, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA – Greg Goff had ideas for the second year of his tenure as the head baseball coach for the University of Alabama.
New athletic director Greg Byrne had other plans.
After a controversial move in which Goff attempted to revoke the athletic scholarship of nearly every player on his team, he was relieved of his duties on Wednesday.
After leading Alabama in several offensive catagories, Chandler Taylor was named second team All-SEC on Monday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
(May 24, 2017)
Former Alabama Christian Academy star and Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor was selected to the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. The postseason all-conference recognition is the second of Taylor’s career, with the sophomore being selected to the All-SEC Freshman Team in 2016.
LAMP’s Austin Clark is unable to field a throw at first during the Tigers’ loss to UMS-Wright on Friday at Paterson Field. (Staff Photo)
By Tim Gayle
(May 13, 2017)
LAMP’s magical run through the Class 4A playoff bracket came to a crashing halt at the hands of the defending state champions as the Golden Tigers ran out of gas and out of pitching on Friday afternoon at Paterson Field.
After battling UMS-Wright evenly through the first two games of the best-of-three semifinal series, the Tigers surrendered 11 unearned runs in an 18-0 loss to the Bulldogs that ended the season but did little to dampen their status as the region’s best team by reaching the semifinal round.
Glenwood earns the AISA Class AAA state baseball title after the 10-0 shutout of Pike Liberal on Thursday. (Staff Photo)
By Tim Gayle
(May 12, 2017)
They rarely ever played a third game in a playoff series or needed a third pitcher but Glenwood School had Jarrett Carter available if they ever needed him.
So when the Gators played a third game in the Alabama Independent School Association Class AAA state baseball tournament at Paterson Field, it was Carter who took center stage, earning most valuable player honors by pitching a three-hitter and helping the Gators to a 10-0 win over Pike Liberal Arts on Thursday afternoon.