As the basketball season gears up for the regular season stretch run, softball and baseball teams across the Southeastern Conference including Alabama have embarked on the 2018 season.

Tide 102.9 producers James Hardy and Josh Smith will analyze the Crimson Tide’s journey through the season on the baseball and softball diamonds through our new podcast series Across the Diamond.

In this week’s episode, the two hosts analyze Brad Bohannon’s debut weekend as the new Alabama baseball coach along with the overall condition of the baseball program.

Episode One topics include:

Alabama baseball’s performance without the services of slugger Chandler Taylor and pitcher Deacon Medders.

Who will be Brad Bohannon’s impact players for 2018?

Alabama softball’s weekend at the Black and Gold Tournament in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Elissa Brown’s impact at the plate and on the base paths.

Patrick Murphy’s knack for scheduling quality non-conference opponents.

Preview of Alabama softball’s Easton Bama Bash to open the home portion of the schedule.

Preview of Alabama baseball’s mid-week clash against Middle Tennessee and weekend series against Washington State.

Big weekends for various college baseball and softball teams around the state of Alabama.

You can listen to the podcast below.