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Auburn Stays Alive, Forces Super Regional Winner-Take-All Game Monday

By on June 10th, 2018 in Baseball, News 6 Comments »

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 drove the first pitch into left center to give the Tigers a walk-off 3–2 victory over the Gators.

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 Burns and Cody 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!

6 Comments

  1. AUglenn says:

    WDE!!! I knew they could do it!
    Any word yet who will start for Auburn?

  2. GreenvilleAUfan GreenvilleAUfan says:

    Exciting game. Auburn faces a huge task today to do what hasn't been done by anybody this year – beat Fla. twice at home. But I agree with Glenn, the Tigers can do this especially if they continue to play great defense like they did Sunday. Still stinks they were not given a hosting slot. If they had, I'd be there tonight instead I will be stressing in front of the TV.

  3. Tigerpharm says:

    I’ll be tuned in and glued to the TV. Hoping for another game of great defense and timely hitting from The Tigers.

  4. ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

    So very close – feel really bad for the right fielder.That’s gonna bite for a while.

    But nothing at all of which to be ashamed – AU just took the defending National Champs into extra innings and made them earn it.

    War Eagle!!

  5. WDE7385 WDE7385 says:

    War Eagle!!!
    There were, at least, three great defensive plays. Was it center field or right field that made the catch AND doubled up the runner at first?
    The diving catch in left field was fantastic.
    Double plays were almost automatic.
    Defense is definitely not a problem.
    Not bad for a team speculated to finish sixth in the SEC West.