Alabama catcher announces plans to return
By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Juliet Brown
Alabama baseball will have one returning starter from last season’s historic team. Catcher Mac Guscette announced on Instagram that he’s got one more season in him.
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Guscette played his first three years of college baseball at Florida before transferring to Alabama last season. He split time with Dominic Tamez the first half of the season before taking over the starting position in the back half of the year.
The Florida native batted .260 with five doubles and nine home runs. He was selected to the Tuscaloosa Regional All-Tournament team after leading the Tide with hits (5) and RBI (5). Guscette batted .455 in the tournament with one home run, four runs and a walk.
Guscette’s announcement is huge for next year’s squad after it lost every other starter to either the MLB Draft, transfer portal or graduation. Caden Rose and Dominic Tamez were the two unknowns for next season that played significant innings last season, but both will move on to the MLB next season.
Alabama has to replace all three weekend starters after Luke Holman transferred, Garrett McMillan got drafted, and Jacob McNairy graduated. It’ll be a tough task for first-year head coach Rob Vaughn to replace the production, but he’s already brought in a couple promising transfers.