Crimson Tide Roll Call: April 21, 2019

Christopher Walsh

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Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Baseball: Vanderbilt at Alabama, 1 p.m.

How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide

Baseball: Vanderbilt at Alabama, 1 p.m., SEC Network+, Live Video, Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Alabama softball completed its first series sweep of Florida since 2006, and first in Gainesville since 2001. Sophomore KB Sides hit her second home run of the season to help lead the 3-0 victory. Krystal Goodman (9-0) threw 4.0 shutout innings with six hits allowed, and Montana Fouts followed with 3.0 shutout innings for her fourth save. Alabama improved to 45-4, 14-4 SEC.

• The Alabama track and field team won four field events at two different meets. Junior Shelby McEwen picked up his second win of the season on Saturday, with a jump of 7-04.25 (2.24m), while senior Kiara Williams won the long jump and senior Stacey Destin and junior Abigail Kwarteng tied for first in the high jump at the War Eagle Invitational. Senior Kord Ferguson dominated the shot put at the Kansas Relays, winning with a throw of 63-6.25 (19.36m).

• Baseball: Vanderbilt 13, Alabama 5

• Rowing: The Clemson Invitational was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener:

132 days

Did you notice?

• The Memphis Commercial Appeal did a nice profile on Alabama wheelchair basketball player Avery Downing, who just helped the Crimson Tide win the national championship.

• Meanwhile, Alabama Adapted Athletics enjoyed another program first …

• Ric Serritella’s draft primer on defensive linemen for begins with the player you would expect, Quinnen Williams.

• Former Alabama golfer Robby Shelton still has the lead of the Tour's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship in Prattville. He shot the third round at even-par and at -12 has a one-stroke advantage.

• Another Josh Jacobs draft profile, this time by Sports Illustrated.

• At age 67, Butch Hobson is still managing a baseball team.

• We’ll leave you with this, from the Justin Thomas collection …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

April 21, 2007: Although school officials anticipated a crowd between 55,000 and 60,000, Bryant-Denny Stadium was filled to beyond capacity to watch the Crimson Tide’s first A-Day game under Nick Saban. The coach later called it the day he knew he had made the right decision to become Alabama’s head coach

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“It made it exciting having 92,000 people at A-Day. It’s ridiculous. I never could have imagined that there would be that many people.” – Simeon Castille on Nick Saban’s first A-Day at Alabama