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Bama, Auburn players to shave heads for good cause

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -

When the Alabama and Auburn baseball teams hit the field on Tuesday for the Capital City Classic, the baseball will be secondary.

Before the game, players and coaches from both teams will shave their heads on the field in support for the Vs. Cancer Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. Money raised from donations at the game will benefit the Foundation, the Children's Hospital of Alabama and research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

On the field, both teams are 8-3, though Alabama has lost three of its last five. They've also never won the Capital City Classic, being played for the fifth time Tuesday.

"Baseball is a game of streaks and numbers and all those different things," said Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard. "Normally those streaks come to an end and you can start a new streak. You got a brand new team, for the most part, for us, and it's not something we've mentioned. Obviously we've had our fair share of success against Auburn."

Alabama and Auburn are 5-5 over the last 10 meetings.

"I think any time you line up Alabama and Auburn, it's going to be a good setting, and this is no different," Gaspard said. "To me, this is kind of that football setting where you're playing baseball, they've got the bands, they got different things going on, and just that typical Alabama/Auburn environment. It's always a really fun game to play in."

First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Ala.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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