Baseball to Appear on Television Seven Times in 2014



Feb. 6, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has announced its 2014 baseball television schedule, the fifth under the league's 15-year agreement with ESPN. With the announcement, Alabama will make seven television appearances this season, appearing twice on ESPN, four times on Comcast Sports South (CSS) and once on Fox Sports Net (FSN).

The entire SEC broadcast package, which includes all 17 games for the 2014 SEC Baseball Tournament, will total more than 70 contests. The championship game of the tournament will air nationally on ESPN2, and for the second straight year, both semifinal games will air nationally on ESPNEWS. The package is derived from broadcasts on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, Fox Sports and CSS. In addition, WatchESPN/ESPN3 will also stream most contests live online.

Alabama is slated to make its first television appearance on Saturday, March 29, with game two of the home series against Ole Miss. First pitch for the middle game of the three-game series will be 6 p.m. CT and will be televised on CSS.CSS.

When the Crimson Tide travels to Columbia, S.C., games two and three of the SEC series will be televised on ESPN. The game on Saturday, April 26 will start at 1 p.m. CT and the series finale on Sunday, April 27 will have a noon CT first pitch.

When Alabama opens its three-game series against Florida on Friday, May 2, CSS will be at Sewell-Thomas Stadium to broadcast the game. First pitch for the series opener against the Gators will remain at 6:30 p.m. CT.

A pair of games will be televised when the Tide travels to Baton Rouge for a three-game series against the LSU Tigers. Saturday's game on May 10 has been picked up by FSN and will begin at 12 p.m. CT. The series finale on Sunday will be produced by CSS, with first pitch at 1 p.m. CT from Alex Box Stadium.

The final game of the Tide's regular season will be televised on CSS, when Alabama hosts 2013 CWS Runner-up Mississippi State on Saturday, May 17. First pitch for the series finale against the Bulldogs will be 3 p.m. CT.

The Crimson Tide's season and home opener is set for Friday, Feb. 14, at 6:05 p.m., when Alabama hosts the Saint Louis Billikens in the first game of a three-game series at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. 

To be part of the excitement of the 2014 Alabama baseball season, purchase tickets at or call the ticket office at 1.877.TIDETIX. Purchased season tickets for the 2014 season will be shipped in early February. Single game and Mini Packs will go on sale on February, 2014.

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2014 Alabama Baseball Television Schedule
Day         Date        Opponent            Network     First Pitch (CT)
Saturday    March 29    Ole Miss             CSS        6:00 pm
Saturday    April 26    at South Carolina    ESPN       1:00 pm
Sunday      April 27    at South Carolina    ESPN       12:00 pm
Friday      May 2       Florida              CSS        6:30 pm
Saturday    May 10      at LSU               FSN        12:00 pm
Sunday      May 11      at LSU               CSS        1:00 pm
Saturday    May 17      Mississippi State    CSS        3:00 pm