It's a beautiful day for baseball at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Sunny and 72 degrees. Looks like the same lineup that was used against WKU on Wednesday.
The Commodores are looking to stop a five-game losing streak to Bama dating back to the series opener two years ago here at "The Joe". Mike Minor tossed a complete game that Friday night as VU won 2-1.
Alabama's starting pitcher is southpaw Adam Morgan. He is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA and will be making his first appearance against the Commodores.
Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.96 ERA) is looking for a better outing than the one he had last year against the Crimson Tide. He came on in relief of Mike Minor in the Friday opener and gave up six runs on six hits in two innings and took his first collegiate loss.
Curt Casali is still recovering from his hamstring injury and will likely be relegated to a pinch hitter's role, if he plays at all this weekend.
1. Brian Harris SS
2. Bryan Johns DH
3. Aaron Westlake LF
4. Andrew Giobbi C
5. Jason Esposito 3B
6. Riley Reynolds 1B
7. Joe Loftus RF
8. Connor Harrell CF
9. Anthony Gomez 2B