BASEBALL: Alabama Announces SEC Schedule
Alabama baseball announced its slate of SEC opponents for the heavily anticipated 2022 season today.
The first home series for the loyal fans of Sewell-Thomas Stadium, March 18-20, brings in a tough Florida team looking to bounce back from being bounced out of its own NCAA Regional appearance in Gainesville, FL.
The next home series doesn't come until April 1-3, when the Texas A&M Aggies try to right the ship after failing to make an SEC baseball tournament appearance in 2021.
Georgia, who managed to finish 31-25 for the season, makes the trip to Tuscaloosa for a three-game series April 22-24.
The LSU Tigers had a one-game exit at the SEC tournament over the summer but seemed to recoup their losses by making a deep run in the NCAA Super Regionals. They'll have a series with the Tide May 6-8 as the SEC season starts to close.
Alabama's final SEC matchup prior to the 2022 SEC tournament is set to be with a perennially tough Arkansas club, May 19-21. The SEC champion Razorbacks earned themselves two consecutive regional bids in the NCAA tournament but were upset at home by a Cinderella-esque NC State team.
The Tide starts a noteworthy road schedule on March 25-27 as they take on the defending national champion Mississippi State Bulldogs in "Stark-Vegas."
On April 8-10, Alabama will head to Oxford, MS, for a three-game weekend stretch with the Ole Miss Rebels.
Bama faces the Vols in Knoxville April 15-17 as Tennessee tries to reload after making a run to Omaha, NE in 2021.
Alabama will see the Gamecocks April 29-May 1 in Columbia, SC after serving the 'Cocks with a 9-3 loss to bounce them from the 2021 SEC tournament.
And for the "Iron Bowl of Baseball," a series the Tide took 2-1 last season, Alabama will make the trip down to the plains and claim a second series win in a row.
Though the current schedule is subject to change, the 2022 SEC tournament is set to be held again at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Tuesday, May 24 - Sunday, May 29.
Alabama baseball finished the 2021 season 32-26 (12-17 in SEC) and made a deeper run than usual in the SEC tournament with wins over South Carolina and Tennessee. To end the season, coach Brad Bohannon and the Tide made their first program NCAA tournament appearance since 2014.
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