The 2018 Alabama baseball season opens up this weekend with a three-game series against Valparaiso as the Brad Bohannon era begins in Tuscaloosa.

First pitch for the season opener is set for 3:00 p.m. and it will be the first of seven straight home games to begin the year for the Crimson Tide. Whether you're able to make it to Sewell-Thomas Stadium or not, every fan can listen to live broadcasts for free through the Tide 102.9 app.

Friday's game will be one of a handful of exceptions this season. A few of the games will be played during live programming so Tide 102.9 will split and air local programming on the app and baseball on 102.9 FM in Tuscaloosa.

To download the app for iPhone or Android devices, visit this page. Once you download it, just click the listen button and you'll have Chris Stewart's live call of the game. We're also on Alexa devices so make sure you enable the Tide 102.9 skill and listen at home with a simple voice command.