Alabama softball opens its fall slate this weekend at Rhoads Stadium, hosting a pair of doubleheaders. The Crimson Tide opens on Friday, Oct. 13 against the University of Mobile at 5 p.m. CT and continues on Sunday, Oct. 15 against Wallace-Hanceville at 1:30 p.m. CT. Admission for each set of games is $5 and tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Proceeds from fall games go to the Bama Softball Walk-Off Club, the official booster club for Alabama softball. Fans wishing to sign up for the club and support the program will have the opportunity to do so at all games throughout the fall season.

These are the first of four doubleheaders this fall for the Crimson Tide. Next weekend, Alabama will host Shelton State on Friday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. CT and Auburn-Montgomery on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. CT.

Alabama returns 13 players from last season’s team that made its 13th-straight trip to the NCAA Super Regional round and its 19th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. A senior class of six includes pitcher Alexis Osorio, catcher Carrigan Fain, outfielder Rachel Bobo and infielders Demi Turner, Peyton Grantham and Sydney Booker.

In addition to the 13 returnees, Alabama welcomes six newcomers to the 2018 roster. Junior pitcher Courtney Gettins (Hastings, New Zealand) is a junior college transfer from Florida Southwestern. She is joined by freshmen Kyra Lockhart (Duluth, Ga.), Maddie Morgan (Lynnwood, Wash.), Madison Preston (Centralia, Mo.), Kendall Beth Sides (Dora, Ala.) and Kaylee Tow (Madisonville, Ky.).

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