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Auburn High Baseball Falls to Hoover in the 7A State Championship Series

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After becoming area 4 baseball champions, defeating Mary Montgomery in round one, McGill-Toolen in round two, and Theodore in round three, the Auburn High baseball team was unable to bring home the 2017 7A state championship on Saturday. Auburn won game one of the three game set at Paterson Field on Friday night by a score of 9-6. In the game, Teddy Benda went two for four with three RBI, and Rawlins Cleveland went two for three including a two-run home run in the first.

 

On Saturday the series moved to Riverwalk Stadium where the Tigers dropped the first game 4-0. Hoover starter Brock Guffey dominated the Tigers offense, as he went 7.0 innings allowing just two hits and striking out 11. With the series tied, a tiebreaker game was needed to decide the 7A state champion, a game that Auburn lost in a heartbreaking 6-5 defeat. Hoover scored one run in the first and five in the third to take a 6-0 lead. Auburn began a rally in the fifth, scoring 2 runs to cut the deficit to 6-2. Auburn added on one more in the sixth, then Rowdy Jordan brought home two on an RBI single in the seventh to give the Tigers life down 6-5. However, Jordan then got picked off first base to kill the rally. Hoover started Devin Cole got credit for the win for going 5.0 innings allowing no earned runs while Brock Guffey, who had started game two, came in and got the save in game three. 


Auburn finished the season an impressive 28-12 and got 7A State runner-up for the second year in a row. 

The 2017 7A State Championship Begins Tonight on ESPN 106.7

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High Tiger baseball team is getting set to begin the 2017 7A AHSAA State Championship on Friday night. Auburn comes into game one as winners of four straight, including a sweep of Theodore in the 7A semifinal series. Despite having a less than stellar performance in the series against Theodore Auburn Senior Rowdey Jordan comes into the State Championship with a team best .404 batting average including eight home runs and 28 RBI. Clay Golson comes into the championship swinging a hot bat. He went three for five with four RBI in the semifinal series. Also Auburn junior Tanner Jones, who was batting in the nine spot last Friday, did not perform like a typical nine-hole hitter. He went three for seven with two runs scored and a home run to center field.

 

Auburn also comes into the series with strong starting pitching. Junior Drew Jennings comes into the State Championship with a 5-2 record and a 3.56 ERA in 11 starts, including a win in game one against Theodore. Junior Brooks Fuller holds a 9-1 record and a 2.70 ERA in 10 starts. Fuller got credit for the win in game two in the series against Theodore. In the first three series of this year’s playoff, Auburn Head Coach Matt Cimo has pitched Jennings in game one, Fuller in game two, and junior Ryan Lambert in game three. If that rotation is kept for the State Championship, Jennings would take on Hoover in game one Friday night.

 

As for Hoover, they were extremely impressive in the semifinal series against Vestavia Hills, rallying from five runs down to win game one 9-8 in nine innings and won game two 3-1. Hoover is not used to this type of success in the playoffs. In fact, no player that will be taking the field Friday night for Hoover has ever made it passed the first round of the 7A playoffs before this year. Brandon Agsalud leads the Buccaneers in hitting this season with a .366 batting average and 26 RBI. Agsalud also is tied for the team lead in home runs with three. Hoover’s ace Devin Cole comes into the State Championship with a 4-2 record and a 1.60 ERA in 9 starts.

 

scott-bagwellGame one of the 7A State Championship series is set for Friday night at 6:00 CT. Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard will have the call from Paterson Field on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 5:45 CT. Game two is scheduled for Saturday at 10:00 CT at Riverwalk Stadium. Coverage on ESPN 106.7 will begin at 9:45 CT. If a tiebreaker game three is necessary, it will be played after game two at Riverwalk Stadium. All of the coverage on ESPN 106.7 will be streamed online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app.

Auburn High Baseball Defeats Theodore to Advance to the State Championship

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High Tigers have advanced to the 7A State Championship for the second year in a row after Friday’s sweep of Theodore in the 7A Semifinal. On the other end of the 7A bracket, Hoover defeated Vestavia Hills to advance to the State Championship where they will play Auburn.

 

In game one against Theodore, Auburn starter Drew Jennings outduled Theodore ace Caleb Coffey in a 6-4 victory. Brooks Fuller went two for four with two RBI and a run scored while Clay Golson recorded two RBI of his own on a two out single in the fifth. Jennings went 6.0 innings for the Tigers, giving up three earned runs and punching out four.

 

In game two, the Auburn bats came alive early, as they scored five in just the first inning. The 12-6 Auburn victory finished off the sweep of the bobcats and marked the final varsity game at Sam Welborn Field. Senior Trey Woodham finished the game three for three with two RBI and Clay Golson finished the game two for three with two RBI.

 

The 7A State Championship series will start Friday night at 6:00 PM at Paterson Field in Montgomery, then game two will begin Saturday at 10:00 AM at Riverwalk Stadium. If a tiebreaker game is necessary, it will be played after game two at Riverwalk Stadium. We will have coverage of the entire series on ESPN 106.7, espnau.com, and the ESPN 106.7 app.

To view the full 7A playoff bracket, click here

Auburn High Baseball Plays in the Semifinal Friday Night on ESPN 106.7

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High School baseball team is ready to host a 7A Semifinal game on Friday night. The Tigers moved on to the semifinal round after winning the series against former number one ranked McGill-Toolen (recap). After dropping game one 10-0, good pitching and clutch hitting helped Auburn win game two 9-6, followed by the winner-take-all game three 15-4.

 

Auburn senior Rowdy Jordan comes into the semifinals red hot, as he went three for seven with six runs scored in the McGill-Toolen series. Junior Teddy Benda also had a good road trip in Mobile, as he went four for ten with six RBI, including three extra base hits. Junior Brooks Fuller, who is scheduled to start game two on Friday night, had an impressive outing against the yellow jackets as he allowed only one earned run through 5.2 innings pitched with five strikeouts

 

The first game of the semifinal match up against Theodore will be Friday night at Sam Welborn Field. Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard will have the call on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 5:00 followed directly after by game two. Should a tiebreaker game be necessary, it will be played on Saturday at noon. Every game will also be streamed online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app. If Auburn were to win the series, they would take on the winner of the Vestavia Hills/Hoover series in the 7A State Championship in Montgomery.

 

Auburn High head coach, Matt Cimo joined ESPN 106.7’s The Lunch Break on Wednesday afternoon to preview Friday night’s match up:

 

To see Auburn High Baseball Scedule and Results, click here

 

To view the 2017 7A baseball playoff bracket, click here

Auburn High Baseball Headed to the 7A Semifinals After Winning Series at McGill-Toolen

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High Baseball team is headed to the 2017 7A semifinals. The Tigers moved on after winning the series at McGill-Toolen, the former number one team in class 7A on Saturday.

 

On Friday afternoon, Auburn got off to a rocky start to the three game series as they were mercy ruled through five innings by a 10-0 score. The Tigers were shutout by McGill-Toolen ace Chandler Best as he held the Tigers to just three hits and no runs. However the Tigers fought back and won game two by 9-6 final score. The win was possible thanks to a five run fifth inning. Auburn Junior Brooks Fuller got credit for the win, as he turned in 5.2 innings allowing just one earned run and striking out five. Fuller also helped himself at the plate, as he went two for four in the game and drove in two RBI. Right Fielder Teddy Benda also had a nice game at the plate, as he drove in four RBI.

 

With the series tied 1-1, a tiebreaker game was played on Saturday to determine which team punched their ticket into the semifinals. The Tigers bats came alive in the tiebreaker game, as they exploded for 15 runs in a 15-4 victory. Junior Garrett Morris led the Tiger offense by going two for four with five RBI and three runs scored while Benda, Fuller, and Trey Woodham all recorded two RBI in the blowout victory. Auburn starter Ryan Lambert got credit for the win for going 5.2 innings, allowing four earned runs and recording four strikeouts.

 

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The first game of the semifinal match up will be Friday against Theodore at Sam Welborn Field. Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard will have the call on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 5:00 followed directly after by game two. Should a tiebreaker game be necessary, it will be played on Saturday at noon. Every game will also be streamed online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.

 

To see Auburn High Baseball Scedule and Results, click here

 

To see the full AHSAA 7A baseball playoff scedule, click here

Auburn High Baseball Heads to Round Two of the 7A Playoffs Friday on ESPN 106.7

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ahs-logo-copy-copyThe area 4 champion Auburn High School baseball team will go into round two of the AHSAA 7A playoffs Friday. Auburn won both series against Central and Smiths Station to claim the area 4 championship, then soundly defeated Mary Montgomery in two games last Friday, winning game one 10-2 and game two 16-0 (round one recap). This Friday, the Tigers head down to Mobile to take on area 2 champion McGill-Toolen Catholic. The Tigers head into the game with a 23-9 overall record, while the Yellow Jackets come into the game sporting a 30-6 record. McGill-Toolen is the higher seed, but the teams did meet once this season back on March 1st, where Auburn won 5-1 in McGill-Toolen. First pitch in game one will be at 5:00 CT, followed directly by game two. If a tiebreaker game is nessasary, it will be played Saturday at noon.

Every game in this series will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7 and streamed online at espnau.com, the ESPN 106.7 app, or on ESPN 106.7’s Facebook page

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AHS Baseball Wins the Series Against Mary Montgomery to Advance to Round Two of the 7A Playoffs

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High School team had no problems against Mary Montgomery High, as they swept the double header on Friday night to move on to the second round of the AHSAA 7A Playoffs. In game one, the Tigers won by a 10-2 final score. Junior Drew Jennings got the win for the Tigers as he allowed just three hits and one run over five innings. Garrett Morris led the Tiger offense going two for four with six RBI. Rowdy Jordan also had a nice performance. He finished the game three for three with two RBI and four runs scored.

 

In game two, the Tigers won the game via the ten run mercy rule, which took effect with a 16-0 Auburn lead through five innings. Junior Brooks Fuller got credit for the win for his four innings of scoreless baseball, including four strikeouts. Jordan finished the game one for three with three RBI, and Trey Woodham also went one for three with three RBI.

 

Because of the double header sweep, a tie-breaking third game was not necessary. Auburn will move on to round two of the playoffs on Friday, as they take on McGill-Toolen Catholic in Mobile. Scott Bagwell will have the call for ESPN 106.7 for the double header on Friday, which will begin at 5:00 CT and the tiebreaker game that will be played Saturday at noon if necessary. Coverage of round two will also be streamed online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.

Auburn High Baseball Begins 7A Playoffs Friday

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ahs-logo-copy-copyThe Auburn High baseball team will begin the hunt for the 7A baseball championship Friday night at 5:00 CT. Auburn got home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs for becoming 7A Area four champions and will take on Mary Montgomery in round one. Mary Montgomery comes into the match up as the lower seed, but still finished the season with an impressive 21-9 record and finished as 7A Area one runner-up. Auburn also finished the season 21-9 and hopes to stay hot, as they’ve won five in a row. The Tigers and Vikings will play a double header tonight, then play a tiebreaker game Friday at 1:00 if necessary. To see the full 7A playoff bracket, click here.

 

 

Scott Bagwell will have the call for both games on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 5:00 CT. The broadcast will also be streamed online at espnau.com, the ESPN 106.7 app, and on the ESPN 106.7 Facebook page. If a tiebreaker game is necessary, that game will also be broadcast on ESPN 106.7 at 5:00.

Auburn High Clinches Playoff Berth After Win Over Smiths Station

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High school baseball team had no problems winning game one and game two in a three game set against area rival Smiths Station to become 7A area 4 champions. Auburn won two out of three against Central back on April 8th and 9th, then mercy ruled Smiths Station twice on Wednesday and Thursday to secure a spot in the AHSAA 7A baseball playoffs.

Auburn won game one Wednesday by a 12-1 final at home (game one recap), then won the series by winning game two 11-1. The Tigers got the scoring started early, as an RBI double by Brooks Fuller and a sacrifice fly by Clay Golson gave Auburn an early 2-0 lead after just one inning. In the top of the second, Rowdy Jordan hit a two run homer to right field to push Auburn’s lead to 4-0. Later in the second Brooks Fuller recorded another RBI double to bring in Garrett Morris, then Rollins Cleveland brought in two more runs on a two out double making the lead 7-0 after two innings. The Tigers tacked on another run in the top of the third on a Rowdy Jordan RBI single to make the score 8-0 in favor of the Tigers. In the top of the fifth, Auburn scored three more runs thanks to a Rowdy Jordan RBI ground out, followed by RBI singles by Brooks Fuller and Teddy Benda. Smiths Station scored a run in the bottom of the fifth, but still fell because of the ten run through five innings mercy rule.

Brooks Fuller earned the win for pitching all five innings allowing no earned runs on just two hits and recorded four strikeouts. Rowdy Jordan finished the game two for four with four RBI’s and a run scored, while Brooks Fuller went three for four at the plate with three RBI’s.

The Tigers finished the season with an impressive 21-9 record and an area title. The Tigers will host in the first round of the playoffs against the area 1 runner-up (Mary Mongomery or Alma Bryant). The game and every playoff game will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7, and streamed online at espnau.com, the ESPN 106.7 app, and on the ESPN 106.7 Facebook page.

Auburn High Downs Area Foe Smiths Station

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ahs-logo-smallThe 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.