Softball to be televised 7 times this year

The Alabama softball team will be televised seven times during the 2013 regular season, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday. The Crimson Tide is part of a television package that will showcase the league 35 times on the ESPN, Fox and CSS networks.

Of the seven games, Alabama will be shown on ESPN four times. Alabama opens its television schedule at South Carolina on March 16, in a Saturday contest that will be shown on CSS. Two of the three games against rival Auburn will be televised as CSS will carry the Saturday game on March 23 and ESPNU will air the series finale on March 24.

(See also "Alabama Softball wins first Women's College World Series")

ESPNU will then televise two of the three games against SEC newcomer Missouri. The network will carry the series opener on Friday, April 5 and the Saturday contest on April 6.

The lone Fox Sports game on the schedule will pit the Crimson Tide against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on April 21. The Tide will close out its regular season television schedule against LSU in a rare Thursday night game on April 25 that will be shown on ESPN2.

Alabama Softball Television Schedule:

Saturday 3/16 – Alabama @ South Carolina – 11 a.m. CT on CSS

Saturday 3/23 – Auburn @ Alabama – 1 p.m. CT on CSS

Sunday 3/24 – Auburn @ Alabama – 2 p.m. CT ESPNU

Friday 4/5 – Missouri @ Alabama – 8 p.m. CT ESPNU

Saturday 4/6 – Missouri @ Alabama – 2 p.m. CT ESPNU

Sunday 4/21 – Mississippi State @ Alabama – 1 p.m. CT FSN

Thursday 4/25 – Alabama @ LSU – 7 p.m. CT ESPN2

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