Alabama Baseball listed as a ‘Sleeper Team’ to make it to Omaha

In 2023, Alabama baseball finished the season with an overall record of 43-21 and an SEC record of 16-14, but that’s not why people were talking about the Crimson Tide. The betting scandal that led to head coach Brad Bohannon’s dismissal from the team stole headlines.

Now, Alabama baseball enters the 2024 team with a new head coach, Rob Vaughn, and plenty of new players. Expectations for this team are, for the most part, unknown. For that reason, you can’t rule out the Crimson Tide too early.

D1Baseball recently asked every baseball team in the country which program could be a “sleeper team,” or a team that may surprise many, with its performance in the upcoming season.

Though East Carolina received the most votes with 20, Alabama received 10 votes. Alabama has not been back to Omaha for the College World Series since 1999.

Opening Day for the Tide is Friday, Feb. 15 in Tuscaloosa against Manhattan College, which is the first game of a three-game series.

Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Alabama baseball as the 2024 season gets started.

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