The past week of action on the diamond saw Alabama baseball remain perfect by beating Middle Tennessee in their first mid-week game of the season and sweeping Washington State over the weekend.

Alabama softball christened the 2018 home schedule by hosting the Easton Bama Bash. Patrick Murphy's squad went 3-1 over the weekend beating Georgia State and Northern Iowa while splitting two games against No. 9 Florida State.

In episode two of the Across the Diamond Podcast, James Hardy and Josh Smith examine the reasons for Alabama baseball's early success including Keith Holcombe's hot hitting and the team playing relaxed to start the season.

Other topics discussed this week include:

How Keith Hocolmbe's experience on the football field translates to success on the baseball diamond.

A full slate of road games this week for Alabama baseball and softball.

The importance of playing in Birmingham for Alabama softball in terms of marketing the program.

How much does Alabama softball relish the opportunities to play in hostile road environments?

Updates of baseball and softball teams across the state of Alabama.