The Auburn High School baseball team knows what they need to do to make the 7A playoffs, and they are now one step closer after a 12-1 rout of Smiths Station on Wednesday night. Auburn High must win their area in order to make it to the AHSAA 7A baseball playoffs and after taking two out of three from Central-Phenix City back on April 5th and 6th, the Tigers must take two out of three from their other area foe Smiths Station to win the area.
The Tigers drew first blood in the bottom of the first with an RBI double by junior Garrett Morris, then he later scored on a Smiths Station error. Later in the inning Clay Golson hit a two run home run to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead. After a couple of singles, junior Tanner Jones doubled in another run, then he was followed by a two RBI double by senior Rowdy Jordan pushed Auburn lead to 7-0. After another Smiths Station error allowed Jordan to score, an RBI single by Brooks Fuller gave Auburn a 9-0 lead (yes, still in the bottom of the first). Later in the inning, Golson hit his second home run of the inning to bring in three more runs giving the Tigers a 12-0 lead through just one inning.
Smiths Station got on the board in the top of the third thanks to a solo home run but fell victim to the ten run mercy rule as soon as it was effective after the fifth inning and the Tigers won 12-1.
Twelve runs was more than enough for Auburn ace Drew Jennings who earned the win for pitching all five innings allowing only one earned run on two hits and striking out four. Golson finished the game two for two with five RBI’s while Jordan finished one for three with two RBI’s and two runs scored.
Thursday, the Tigers and Panthers will finish out the series with a double header in Smiths Station, where the Tigers hope to clinch a playoff berth. Scott Bagwell and Blake Ramsey will have coverage beginning at 6:00 CT on ESPN 106.7 following The Drive with Bill Cameron. The coverage will also be streaming online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app.
The Auburn High baseball team took a break from region play to take on their rival Opelika on March 8th, Auburn won at home with a score of 10-4 but didn’t have the same luck Tuesday night in Opelika and fell 6-1. Auburn starter Taylor Adcock struggled on the mound as he gave up three earned runs before being pulled after the second inning. Opelika scored three more in the bottom of the third to take an early 6-0 lead. Auburn’s only offense of the night came from junior Brooks Fuller’s solo home run in the top of the seventh.
Opelika starter Mitch Myers shut down the Tigers. He pitched a complete game (7 innings) allowing only three hits and one earned run. Auburn played well out of the bullpen as Juniors Robert Chapman, Richard Preus and Wes Starr each pitched a scoreless inning.
The next game for the Tigers will be Friday at home against Oxford. Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard will have the call on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 5:30. The game will also be streamed online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app.
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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 Tigers scored a run in each of the six innings they came to the plate Wednesday night. The Tigers won 10-4 over rival Opelika.
Junior Ted Benda stole the show for the tigers, as he went a perfect three for three in the game with two home runs and four RBIs. Rowdy Jordan finished the game two for three in the game with an RBI. Junior Ryan Lambet also recorded his first home run of the season, as he finished two for three with an RBI and a couple of runs scored.
Brooks Fuller started the game for the tigers and got credit for the win for his 4.0 innings allowing just two hits and two earned runs.
Auburn High improved to 8-3 on the season.
Head Coach Matt Cimo will be giving the Tigers some time off as Spring Break approaches. Auburn’s next game will be next Friday, the 17th, when they host Sparkman. That game will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7 at 11:00, and may be streamed online at espnau.com and 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.