2014 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team

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2014 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball
Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division West
2014 record 34–22 (15–14 SEC)
Head coach Mitch Gaspard (5th season)
Hitting coach Andy Phillips
Pitching coach Dax Norris
Home stadium Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Eastern
#25 Florida xy 21 9 0   .700     40 23 0   .635
#23 South Carolina y 18 12 0   .600     44 18 0   .710
#1 Vanderbilt y 17 13 0   .567     51 21 0   .708
Kentucky y 14 16 0   .467     37 25 0   .597
Tennessee 12 18 0   .400     31 23 0   .574
Georgia 11 18 1   .383     26 29 1   .473
Missouri 6 24 0   .200     20 33 0   .377
Western
#4 Ole Miss xy 19 11 0   .633     48 21 0   .696
#15 LSU y 17 11 1   .603     46 16 1   .738
#28 Mississippi State y 18 12 0   .600     39 24 0   .619
Arkansas y 16 14 0   .533     40 25 0   .615
#29 Alabama y 15 14 0   .517     37 24 0   .607
Texas A&M y 14 16 0   .467     36 26 0   .581
Auburn 10 20 0   .333     28 28 0   .500
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of 20:27, 2 July 2016 (UTC)[1][2]; Rankings from NCBWA

The 2014 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team represents the University of Alabama in the 2014 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Crimson Tide play their home games in Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Personnel[edit]

Returning starters[edit]

Player Class Position
Austen Smith Senior 1B
Kyle Overstreet Sophomore 2B
Mikey White Sophomore SS
Georgie Salem Sophomore CF
Ben Moore Sophomore RF
Taylor Guilbeau Junior SP
Tucker Hawley Senior SP
Justin Kamplain Junior SP
Ray Castillo Sophomore Closer

Roster[edit]

2014 Alabama Crimson Tide roster
 

Pitchers

  • 15 Geoffrey Bramblett - Freshman
  • 17 Jay Shaw - Junior
  • 20 Taylor Guilbeau - Junior
  • 23 Ray Castillo - Sophomore
  • 26 Justin Kamplain - Junior
  • 28 Jake Hubbard - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 29 Nick Eicholtz - Freshman
  • 31 Jonathan Hess - Redshirt Freshman
  • 32 Spencer Turnbull - Junior
  • 33 Mitch Greer - Sophomore
  • 35 Jon Keller - Junior
  • 37 Matt Salom - Sophomore
  • 42 Tyler Adams - Freshman
  • 44 Tucker Hawley - Senior
  • 55 Mike Oczypok - Sophomore
 

Catchers

  • 10 Wade Wass - Redshirt Junior
  • 37 Taylor Poe - Redshirt Freshman
  • 50 Anthony Sherlag - Freshman

Infielders

  • 1 Mikey White - Sophomore
  • 3 Daniel Cucjen - Sophomore
  • 6 Kyle Overstreet - Sophomore
  • 11 Taylor Propst - Freshman
  • 12 Chance Vincent - Sophomore
  • 18 Austen Smith - Senior
  • 49 Steven Cole - Senior
 

Outfielders

  • 7 Ben Moore - Junior
  • 9 Casey Hughston - Freshman
  • 13 William Elliott - Freshman
  • 14 Mathew Goodson - Redshirt Freshman
  • 19 Hunter Webb - Freshman
  • 22 Georgie Salem - Sophomore
  • 25 Ryan Blanchard - Sophomore
  • 45 Riley Colburn - Sophomore

Utility

  • 16 Cary Baxter - Junior
  • 21 Colton Freeman - Redshirt Freshman
  • 24 Will Haynie - Freshman
  • 38 J.C. Wilhite - Junior
  • 40 Thomas Burrows - Freshman
  • 48 Trevor Sprowl - Junior
 

2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Baseball Roster

Coaching staff[edit]

2014 Alabama Crimson Tide baseball coaching staff
  • 8   Mitch Gaspard – Head Coach - 14 years at Alabama (5th as Head Coach)
  • 2   Andy Phillips – Assistant Coach, Hitting Coach - 4th year
  • 4   Dax Norris – Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach, Recruiting Coordinator - 7th year
  • 43 Bobby Barbier – Volunteer Coach - 5th year
  • Ken Brown – Director of Baseball Operations - 3rd year

Schedule and results[edit]

2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post-Season

† Indicates the game does not count toward the 2014 Southeastern Conference standings.
*Rankings are based on the team's current ranking in the Collegiate Baseball poll the week Alabama faced each opponent.

Honors and Awards[edit]

  • Thomas Burrows was named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 17.[3]
  • Jon Keller was named SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week on March 31.[4]
  • Hunter Webb was named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 7.[5]
  • Justin Kamplain was named SEC Pitcher of the Week on April 14.[6]
  • Thomas Burrows was named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 21.[7]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
Coaches'[8] RV RV* RV RV RV RV RV 21 16 19 18 20 22 22 RV  
Baseball America[9] 21 21 21 NR NR NR NR 15 10 8 8 12 19 19 NR  
Collegiate Baseball^[10] 28 28 NR NR NR 28 NR 15 9 8 8 16 20 22 NR  
NCBWA[11] 27 27 28 RV RV 28 30 21 16 17 17 20 23 22 25

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.

See also[edit]

References[edit]