Auburn Stays Alive, Forces Super Regional Winner-Take-All Game Monday
The Auburn bench mobs Luke Jarvis after his game winning single in the Gainesville Regional (photo: Matt Stamey/AP)
With their backs to the wall after dropping the first game of the Gainesville Super Regional, the Auburn baseball team downed No. 1 Florida today at McKethan Stadium. And, they did it in dramatic fashion.
Standing at the plate in the ninth inning with the score tied at 2-all and two men on, Auburn’s Luke Jarvis
Most of the game was a close pitcher’s duel with the Tigers being kept in the game with great defense and the superb pitching of freshmen Tanner BurnsCody Greenhill, with Cody getting the win.
The Gators tied it up in the top of the 9th inning, but Jarvis came back with the game-winning single in the bottom of the frame to give Auburn the victory. It was a game the Tigers had to win to keep their College World Series hopes alive.
When pinch runner Cade Evans scored from second base, it forced a decisive third game for Monday. Auburn, 43–22, and Florida, 46–19, will face off at 7:00 CT on ESPN. The winner goes to Omaha. and the loser goes home.
Beat the Gators!