Alabama baseball and softball traveled west and faced tough competition over the weekend.

Brad Bohannon's baseball squad lost two of three to the Oklahoma Sooners while Patrick Murphy's softball team dropped three of five games at the Huskies Classic in Seattle, Washington.

During this week's episode of the Across the Diamond podcast, James Hardy and Josh Smith detail the reasons why Alabama softball struggled in Seattle while assessing how Alabama baseball's weekend in Norman, Oklahoma could be a valuable learning lesson in the first season of a new coaching regime.

Other Topics discussed in this week's podcast include:

Cody Henry's hot week against Samford, Alabama State and Oklahoma.


New Mexico State's run production including a 39-run effort to open the series against Mississippi Valley State.

Importance for Alabama baseball to play well in their nine-game home stand.

Alabama softball's issues at the plate in Seattle.

Courtney Gettins' performance against top-ranked Washington Saturday night.


Alabama baseball resumes the home portion of the schedule against Southern Miss Wednesday night while Alabama softball has no mid-week game this week.