In the second weekend of SEC play, Alabama baseball once again came close to claiming a weekend series in the conference but got swept at Tennessee in three close games. Brad Bohannon's squad also fell 6-4 to UAB at Regions Field in Birmingham.

On the other hand, Alabama softball won three of four games this week without the services of star pitcher Alexis Osorio. The Crimson Tide won their first SEC series of the season in dramatic fashion thanks to sophomore Bailey Hemphill's two-run walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday.

In episode six of the Across the Diamond Podcast, James Hardy and Josh Smith examine the reasons for Alabama baseball's recent skid and Alabama softball's week without their star pitcher. The two hosts also broke down the importance of Tuesday's MAX Capital City Classic in Montgomery featuring Alabama and Auburn baseball.

Other topics discussed include:

Slow starts in Alabama baseball's recent losses.

Importance of the MAX Capital City Classic in promoting college baseball within the state of Alabama.

The improved performance of Courtney Gettins from the circle.

The value that Alabama softball places on defending Rhoads Stadium in SEC play

Progress report for softball and baseball teams around alabama