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Auburn Baseball Set for Rematch With LSU

By on May 23rd, 2019 in Baseball, News 2 Comments »

Left hander Jack Owen will start against No. 20 LSU in Thursday's SEC Tournament elimination game. (photo: Auburn media)

After being run ruled by No.2 Vanderbilt Wednesday, the Auburn Tigers are set to play LSU, a team they beat 5-4 in extra innings in their final game of the regular season. Today’s SEC Tournament game will pit LHP Jack Owen (4-2, 2.37 ERA) against LSU’s Landon Marceaux (4-2, 5.70 ERA).

The two faced each other in the Friday game of that series in a what was really a pitcher’s dual eventhough the  5-1 score belied that fact. Marceaux gave up just two hits and one run in seven innings while Owen allowed four runs in seven innings.

Auburn not only needs a good outing from Owen but a strong presence at the plate. One thing that may help the boys in blue is how tired LSU may be after playing for nearly 7 hours (17 innings) yesterday in a losing contest to Mississippi State. The 6-5 defeat didn’t conclude till 3 a.m.

Both teams are playing to stay alive in the Tourney after tough losses. The winner advances and the loser goes home to await their destination in the NCAA post season.

Depending on how long the morning game between Texas A&M and Ole Miss takes, the first pitch for Auburn – LSU is scheduled for 12:30 CT. Go Auburn …

Beat LSU!

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Willis Departure Leaves More Questions on Malzahn

By on May 22nd, 2019 in Football Comment »
It took longer than expected, but reports began to circulate less than a week ago that Malik Willis will elect to enter the famed transfer portal. Although no official word has been made about this, sources close to Willis say that a conversation between the two-year back up and the coaching staff took place last Thursday. Exiti... Read Full Story

Monday Musings From The Plains (5-20-19 Edition)

By on May 20th, 2019 in Baseball, News, Other Sports 4 Comments »
The Auburn softball team showed grit, determination, and a lot of heart over the weekend in having to face No. 6 national seed and regional host Arizona twice, including the NCAA Regional Championship round. That was particularly true after Auburn pitcher Ashlee Swindle suffered a scary injury Friday when she was hit over the ey... Read Full Story

Auburn Baseball Wins Final Home Game in Walk-off Fashion

By on May 15th, 2019 in Baseball, News 1 Comment »
With the game tied at 7- all, Everett Lau hit a pinch-hit, walk-off single to give Auburn an 11th inning 8–7 victory over North Alabama in the Tigers final home game Tuesday. Lau drove the ball down the left field line to score Ryan Bliss from third and end the game. It was the Tigers fourth walk-off win this year. Will Hol... Read Full Story

Monday Musings From The Plains

From Auburn Softball making the NCAA field, to the Baseball team’s chances at a post season berth, to an Auburn Legend getting a ‘special honor’ and much more in this edition of Musings.

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A Year of Promise Ahead?

By on May 10th, 2019 in Football 4 Comments »
A clean pocket is key for the advancement of young quarterbacks (John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)     War Eagle, everybody! Spring sports are winding down at Auburn, and it is time to look ahead to the 2019 college football season. There were plenty of reasons to be optimistic for this season, even before the previous year ended.... Read Full Story

Softball Ends Losing Streak Against Mizzou, Advances to SEC Quarter Finals

By on May 9th, 2019 in News, Other Sports 3 Comments »
One could say that streaks are meant to be broken. One could say that if you've lost nine straight, losing one more shouldn't be a surprise. One thing is for sure: Auburn was playing its worst softball in six years heading into the SEC tournament, and typically that is disastrous. It took five hours more than expected to get Au... Read Full Story

Upon Further Review: Auburn Softball Regular Season a Disappointment—Hitting Must Improve For SEC Tournament

By on May 7th, 2019 in News, Softball 3 Comments »
To say that Auburn softball has had a cult-like following over the last few years would be an understatement. The level of interest in the game and in Auburn's program exploded when Clint Myers took over the head coaching reins in 2014. The hiring of the nationally recognized coach brought instant notoriety to a struggling progr... Read Full Story

It’s Been Partly Cloudy for Auburn Baseball Lately but the Sun is Starting to Peek Through

By on May 6th, 2019 in Baseball, News 3 Comments »
Auburn baseball entered the Alabama series over the weekend under cloudy skies with hopes of breaking out of an offensive slump that has seen the Tigers win only seven of their last 22 games. And boy did they bust out. After splitting the first two games of a three-game series, Auburn won the rubber match Sunday, blowing out the... Read Full Story

“Old Friends, Old Friends”

Everyone meets great friends at whatever college they attend.  I’d like to think the friends we pick up at our time at Auburn are ones of a special type.  As diverse as we Auburn folks are, we already share many things in common that go beyond the eleven young men for whom we scream on autumn weekends—if not the Auburn Creed, specifically, then the values and outlook on life that the Creed represents.

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Auburn QB Race Down to Two

By on May 2nd, 2019 in Football, News 10 Comments »
Wednesday evening, head coach Gus Malzahn told Auburn fans during his AMBUSH tour in Dothan, Alabama that he had narrowed the four-man quarterback race down to two players. “Joey Gatewood, Bo Nix are really 1, 1A,” Malzahn said. “One of those two guys will be our starting quarterback for our first game. They’ll compete ... Read Full Story

Auburn Softball Drops Series to Florida, Extends Loosing Streak to Three

By on April 30th, 2019 in News, Other Sports 1 Comment »
#PoundTheStone has been the hashtag attached to Auburn softball's social media posts throughout the season. Yet, the Tigers have done anything but that since entering conference play. The hitting has progressively deteriorated to the point that Auburn is almost completely unrecognizable at the plate. Along the way, Auburn's reco... Read Full Story

Most Auburn Players Drafted by NFL in Last 28 Years

By on April 29th, 2019 in Football, News 6 Comments »
It’s been an anxious three days for Auburn football players waiting to hear their names called out in the 2019 NFL Draft. No Tiger was selected in Thursday’s opening round. Then on Friday one player was drafted in the 3rd round. Cornerback  Jamel Dean, was that first Auburn player taken. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Bucc... Read Full Story

A Promising A-Day!

By on April 26th, 2019 in Football 3 Comments »
A much belated review     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for the Acid Reign Report on Auburn's 2019 A-Day game. For the first time in a decade, I was not able to attend. Real life intervenes, sometimes. Watching the game televised wasn't as fun, frankly. I'm kinda spoiled, in that I usually line up early, get a good sea... Read Full Story

Auburn Softball Swept by Kentucky, Readies for Final Home Series

By on April 23rd, 2019 in News, Other Sports 1 Comment »
There is unrest brewing among dedicated Auburn softball fans following the latest disappointing series. Auburn came into the weekend ranked in the Top 20 with a 34–9 record. At 9–6 in the SEC, the Tigers were within striking distance of taking over the top place in the conference, which they accomplished for about 24 hours a... Read Full Story

Monday Musings From The Plains

By on April 22nd, 2019 in Baseball, News, Other Sports 6 Comments »
Maybe, just maybe, Auburn baseball received the spark it needed Saturday at Plainsman Park. Designated hitter Conor Davis hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give No. 23 Auburn baseball a 6–5 win over No. 17 Ole Miss in front of the home crowd."I could just feel our crowd," Auburn head baseball coach Butc... Read Full Story

Auburn Equestrian First Team to Go Undefeated; Wins 6th National Championship

By on April 21st, 2019 in Other Sports 3 Comments »
In a dramatic finish, the Auburn Equestrian Team won its sixth national championship at the Extraco Events Center, Waco, Texas on Saturday. Usually dominating their opponents, the Tigers were in a tight battle with No. 6 Georgia. However, Auburn bested the Bulldogs 8–7 to complete its first undefeated season (18–0)."This was... Read Full Story

Zach’s Thoughts on A-Day: The Defense

By on April 19th, 2019 in Football 1 Comment »
Yesterday we took a look at the performance of the Auburn offense during A-Day. Today, we’ll review how the defense performed. While Auburn’s offensive play calling may have been vanilla, the defense was even more limited, by design. No, Gus didn’t call any real trick plays, but when Auburn’s offense needed it, he dialed... Read Full Story

Zach’s Thoughts on A-Day: The Offense

By on April 18th, 2019 in Football 12 Comments »
Finding and reading people's thoughts and opinions on Auburn's A-Day isn't hard. Whether it is beat reporters, professional analysts, Twitter users, or just your favorite sports blogger, the information is plentiful and easy to find. I am sure the message boards and pay-wall sites are filled to capacity with everyone's thoughts,... Read Full Story

Auburn Baseball Season at a Crossroads

By on April 17th, 2019 in Baseball, News 3 Comments »
At the midpoint of the baseball season, the Auburn Tigers sit at a crossroads. Four weeks ago, Auburn was 18–2 after a fast start to the season. After falling to No. 16 Georgia Tech, 11–6, Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium, the Tigers have now lost 11 of the last 15 and sit at 24–13. To be sure losing starters Davis D... Read Full Story

Softball Drops Series Against South Carolina

By on April 16th, 2019 in Other Sports 2 Comments »
After last weekend's massive series win against Tennessee that put Auburn softball on top of the SEC, the Tigers slipped back to sixth place in the standings. It was a tough weekend for Mickey Dean's Tigers, specifically the pitchers. Dean's career has been built on fantastic pitching, especially when he was at James Madison. Bu... Read Full Story