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Auburn baseball… pitched its second straight shutout on Tuesday night by beating UAB, 4–0. Three pitchers—Andrew Mitchell, Gabe Klobosits and Ryan Watson—contributed to the shutout with Klobosits getting the bulk of the day’s work. 

Pitching six innings, allowing six hits (four of which never left the infield) and no runs, Klobosits redeemed himself following a poor start last month against Florida A&M. He’s also been recovering from an injury that he suffered against Lipscomb earlier this month. 

Tuesday night’s shutout was the seventh of the season for Auburn—the most in the nation.

Auburn moves to 13–5 on the year following the weekday victory, which, as I mentioned last week, are crucial games for the Tigers to win. Following a game with Jacksonville State tonight, Auburn hosts fifth-ranked Florida this weekend in its SEC opening series. 

The women’s basketball team… was on the bubble heading into the selection show on Monday. Many were unsure whether a 17–14 overall record would be enough to get into the tournament, especially with as many late losses as the Tigers had in the final stretch of the regular season.

Auburn lost six of its last eight games in the regular season before losing a seventh to Georgia in the SEC Tournament in the first round. But the Tigers’ successful stretch at the beginning of the season proved to be enough for the committee to give them a bid. 

Auburn, the No. 11 seed, will face sixth-seeded N.C. State (22–8) in Austin, Texas in the first round of the tournament. 

Following a brutal mercy-rule shutout… in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader against LSU, Auburn softball rebounded strongly to win the weekend series with a 5–4 victory in the day’s second game.

Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan was named the SEC Softball Player of the Week, hitting .556 in four games last week and reaching base in 10 of her 14 plate appearances. 

The fourth-ranked Tigers are being tested early in the season in the toughest conference in the sport but are holding strong thus far this season. The team heads to South Florida this weekend to compete in a tournament at USF against North Dakota State, USF, Illinois, Ohio State and LIU Brooklyn. The tournament will be a nice test for the team before they head to Gainesville the following weekend to take on the second-ranked Gators. 

9 Comments

  1. gary says:

    softball is probably the most popular springtime sport, so why can’t espn+ show more auburn games? last year I saw all but about 5 or 6 games and those were on wegl fm 91.1. this year wegl is not carrying the games. hey, auburn almost won it all last year, so we want more viewings, not less. so sports department put some pressure on espn, you have the power, so exert it. Warrrrrr Eagle!

    • ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

      A number of the games this year have been broadcast on SECNetwork+ – part of ESPN – and available online at WatchESPN.com —

      Today’ game, while not being televised, has the radio feed available on 95.5 and on auburntigers.com.

      • gary says:

        thanks for the info, could you now tell me the call letters to 95.5. in the past when I went to auburn softball, when I clicked on the head-set icon I would get “this page can’t be accessed”. but did you know not a single auburn softball game has been viewed on a Saturday this year.

        • ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

          I think it “might” be WRBZ in Montgomery but I’m in the Atlanta area so not entirely certain. Maybe someone closer can chime in.

  2. GreenvilleAUfan GreenvilleAUfan says:

    Hopefully Gabe Klobosits will join Davis Daniel in adding to the dependable rotation of Mize, Thompsom, and Lipscomb.

  3. gary says:

    i’m glad we’re not having to play those two games in Tennessee this week, those cold conditions could cause injury.

  4. easyedwin easyedwin says:

    Well, Well, Well. Look who is 14-5 heading to the UF series this Friday!
    Saturday is free corn dog day at Plainsmen Park. See you there!

  5. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..I think they really start televising softball much more, once March Madness and spring football are done. It seemed that way, last year. Or maybe I just didn’t start following the team from the beginning…

  6. easyedwin easyedwin says:

    I believe UAB baseball scored 1 run in the first inning.