The Auburn High baseball team was able to come from behind Tuesday night to knock off Benjamin Russell 7-6 after trailing 6-1 after just two innings. The Tigers scored two runs in the third, fourth, and sixth innings to win.
Benjamin Russell got off to an early 2-0 lead thanks to an RBI single and a passed ball in the first then added on four more in the second from a grand slam from Connor Brooks. Trey Woodham responded for Auburn in the third with an RBI double that scored two to cut the lead to 6-3. Later in the fourth, Rowdy Jordan plated another on an RBI single, followed by an RBI groundout by Garrett Morris to make the score 6-5. In the sixth, Brooks Fuller tied the game on an RBI single that scored Garrett Morris, then the Tigers took the lead on an error that scored Fuller making the score 7-6.
Trey Woodham ended the game one for four with two RBIs, while Garrett Morris went two for four with an RBI and two runs scored. Clayton Phillips got credit for the win for his two innings allowing no hits and two strikeouts. Drew Williams got credit for the save, as he shut the door on Benjamin Russell in the seventh to preserve the Auburn victory. The win pushes Auburn’s record to an impressive 10-5.
Auburn High is set to start an extended road trip for the next two weeks, including stops in Hoover, Oxford, and Phenix City. The next home game for the Tigers will be a double header against Central on Thursday, April 6th. That game will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7, espnau.com, and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
Spring break did not serve the Auburn High school baseball team well, as they were swept by Sparkman in their first action since they beat Opelika last Wednesday. Sparkman, who is ranked number two in the state of Alabama, won the first game 15-4 and the second game 7-5.
In game one, Sparkman wasted no time against AHS starter Drew Williams, as they scored two runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. After Sparkman added another in the top of the second, Auburn junior Brooks Fuller hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second to cut the deficit to 3-1. In the top of the third, Sparkman took advantage of a couple of Auburn errors and scored two more runs to push the lead to 6-1. Auburn senior Rowdy Jordan scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third, but Sparkman exploded in the top of the fifth with six runs giving them a 12-2 lead. Auburn drew closer with an RBI single by Ted Benda in the bottom of the fifth followed by a Trey Woodham solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, making the game 12-4, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Sparkman scored three more runs in the top of the seventh and went on to win 15-4.
Ted Benda finished the game one for two in game one with two RBIs, and Trey Woodham recorded his team leading third home run this season. Auburn’s starter Drew Williams was hit with the loss after giving up six runs, although only two were earned.
In game two, Auburn High jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Ted Benda and an RBI ground out by Brooks Fuller. Sparkman responded with back-to-back home runs in the top of the second, making the score 2-2. Rowdy Jordan hit a homer of his own in the bottom of the second to give the tigers a 3-2 lead. Auburn scored again in thee bottom of the third thanks to an error, pushing Auburn’s lead to two. Sparkman scored a run in the forth, followed by two in the fifth and one in the sixth to give them a 7-4 lead. Junior Carson Plan hit a solo home run in the final inning for Auburn, but it wasn’t enough as Sparkman went on to win 7-5.
Rowdy Jordan finished the game two for four with an RBI from a second inning homer. Carson Plan also recorded an RBI from his homer in the seventh. Junior Drew Jennings started the game for the Tigers, and did not get a decision for his 4.0 innings allowing two earned runs and striking out three.
The next game for the Tigers will be at Troop County on Monday (March 20). The next home game will be against Benjamin Russell on Tuesday (March 21). That game will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 6:30 CT, and will be streamed online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app.
The Auburn High baseball team hopes to rebound from a tough road trip to Theodore last week with a win against arch rival Opelika tonight. Auburn comes into the game boasting a 7-3 record, while Opelika holds a 5-5 record. Auburn senior Rowdy Jordan currently leads the team with a .524 batting average, 10 RBIs, and 12 runs scored. Junior Garrett Morris is also off to a hot start in 2017, as he holds a .364 average, with 7 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
Auburn High’s pitching has been a bright spot early in the year, as senior Drew Williams holds a 1-0 record and a 0.88 ERA. Reliever Cole Maxwell has yet to allow an earned run in four appearances for the Tigers.
Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard will be on the call for the rivalry game begining at 7:00 CT tonight on ESPN 106.7. The broadcast may also be streamed online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app.
Auburn High basketball made an incredible run at the 7A State Championship, but came up just a bit short to Mountain Brook in the championship game in Birmingham on Saturday by a final score of 63-43. The final score doesn’t show how competitive the game was, as the Tigers were only trailing 38-32 after the third quarter. Playing in the final game of his high school career, senior Garrison Brooks led the team with 11 points. Antoine Pitts, also playing in his final high school game, recorded six points and nine rebounds, both in their final high school game.
Auburn finished the season with an impressive 23-10 overall record, including an imprssive run to the state championship game with wins over Robert E. Lee, Central-Phenix City, and Vestavia Hills.
The Auburn High baseball team had a rough couple of days at a round robin style tournament at Theodore High school, as they win just one of the four games at the tournament.
Offense was hard to come by in the first game against Spanish Fort on Friday as Auburn lost in extra innings by a 2-1 final. Ted Benda scored the lone Auburn run on an error in the fourth. Spanish Fort won the game in the tenth on a walkoff hit batsman with the bases loaded. Auburn starter Drew Williams pitched 5.0 innings allowing just one run and two hits. Cole Maxwell also pitched two hitless innings out of the bullpen.
Later in the day Friday, Auburn dropped another game against Saraland 6-5. The game was scoreless through four full innings until Saraland scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth. The tigers responded with five runs in the top of the sixth, coming on a bases loaded walk to Rollins Cleveland, a Clayton Phillips RBI single, and two wild pitches, giving Auburn a 5-4 advantage. But in the bottom of the seventh, a wild pitch and an RBI single allows Saraland to take the walkoff win 6-5. Junior Clayton Phillips went one for two in the game, with one RBI and a run scored.
On Saturday, Auburn finally notched a win against tournament host Theodore 6-5. AHS got the scoring started in the top of the second on a RBI single by Clayton Phillips, followed by an error that scored another. Theodore then scored a run on an error in the bottom of the second, making the score 2-1. Theodore took advantage of an Auburn error in the fifth to tie the game at 2. Rollins Cleveland put the tigers back on top in the top of the fifth on an RBI single, giving the tigers a 3-2 advantage. Theodore came back with a three run bottom of the fifth to go back in front 5-3. In the top of the seventh, the Tigers responded with an RBI groundout by Carter Hunt and RBI singles by Cleveland and Trey Woodham that gave the tigers a 6-5 advantage. The Tigers went on to win by that score. Cleveland finished the game two for three with two RBI. Richard Preus got credit for the win for his 3.0 innings out of the bullpen.
In their final game, Auburn fell to Spanish Fort by a 5-2 final. Auburn drew first blood in the top of the third on a single by Carter Hunt that scored Garrett Morris. Later in the inning, Cleveland drove home Tanner Jones on a RBI ground out, giving the tigers a 2-0 advantage. Spanish Fort scored on an Auburn error in the bottom of the third to cut the lead to 2-1. Spanish Fort scored one in the fifth, then added two more in the sixth. Spanish Fort went on to win 5-2. Ryan Lambert started the game for the Tigers, allowing no earned runs through 4.1 innings
The next game for the tigers will be at home against rival Opelika. That game will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7 starting at 7:00. The game may also be heard online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app.
The Auburn High baseball team is getting hot in the Mobile area, as they have beaten both McGill-Toolen (recap) and UMS Wright. Auburn won Thursday’s high scoring affair 13-12 in eight innings. Auburn’s offense got off to an early start as Rowdy Jordan started the game with a double, then later scored on a sacrifice fly by Garrett Morris. Later in the inning, Brooks Fuller doubled in a run, making the score 2-0. UMS Wright responded in the bottom of the first with two runs to tie the score after one inning. The tigers scored another run in the top of the third on a Brooks Fuller ground out that plated Garrett Morris giving Auburn a 3-2 advantage after three innings.
UMS Wright scored three in the fourth, followed by four more runs in the fifth, giving them a 8-3 lead after five innings. In the top of the sixth, Griffin Brown scored on a sacrifice fly, then Fuller hit a three run homer to right, cutting the UMS lead to 7-9. UMS Wright scored two more in the sixth. In the top of the seventh, Auburn erupted for five runs courtesy of a bases loaded single by Jordan that scored two, an error by UMS Wright scored Clayton Phillips, and a double by Clay Golson scored two more to put the tigers back out in front 12-11. UMS Wright responded in the bottom of the seventh with a run that tied the game at 12. In the first extra inning, Morris walked with the bases loaded, bringing in Carter Hunt and making the score 13-12. Auburn High would go on to win by that score.
Auburn High starter Drew Jennings had a rough outing, as he allowed five earned runs on seven hits in his 3.1 innings of work. Ryan Lambert got credit for the win out of the bullpen, and Cole Maxwell got credit for the save for his perfect eighth inning. Fuller had a great day at the plate, as he finished going two for five with five RBI, and Golson went one for four with three RBI.
The win moves the tigers to a perfect 6-0 for the season. They will stay in the Mobile area to participate in a tournament at Theodore High on Friday and Saturday. The next home game will be Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00 against Opelika. That game will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7.