Alabama Baseball Taking Full Advantage of the Summer

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Senior pitcher Charley Sullivan in the wieght room.
Senior pitcher Charley Sullivan in the wieght room.

Aug. 1, 2012

TUSACLOOSA, Ala. – The 2012 summer has been a productive one for the Alabama baseball program. With the exception of the five players that are playing in summer leagues, the returning players and 10 incoming scholarship signees have completed summer classes and summer workouts.

“The summer program is a great benefit for the incoming class because they don’t have any idea of what to expect coming when they get here,” senior outfielder Andrew Miller said. “The summer allows the freshmen to get in the rhythm of how we do things at Alabama and lets them know what to expect when practice starts in the fall. Everything we do in the fall takes place in these summer workouts, so they should be ready to hit the ground running when classes start.”

In addition to the summer workout program with Strength and Conditioning coach Rocky Colburn, baseball student-athletes got ahead of the game in the classroom by taking summer courses. The 10 new players finished six hours of course work during the Summer II session, while getting an opportunity to get acclimated with the campus and the surrounding areas of the University, before the school year starts at the end of August. 
“Summer workouts allow us to get in better shape, or stay in shape, so we’re ready for our fitness tests and the fall practice schedule,” Miller said. “The summer program also helps with school, as players are taking classes now to help keep them get ahead academically or help get on schedule to graduate. Everything we’re doing now helps us get ahead in the classroom and on the field, and prepares us for the fall schedule.”

Summer workouts finished this week and will resume with the 2012-13 academic school year begins on August 22. The fall practice season should get underway towards the middle of September and will run through the beginning of November.

Here is a list of the 10 signees that attended classes this summer and participated in the summer workouts:
Ray Castillo, Daniel Cucjen, Colton Freeman, Matt Goodson, Mitch Greer, Keaton Haack, Kyle Overstreet, Georgie Salem, Chance Vincent and Mikey White.

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