Hello Auburn family. And welcome back to the regularly scheduled programming of Auburn baseball taking teams to the woodshed. The last month has seen Auburn turn into the monster it has been the last six years.
2-1 series wins over Mississippi State, South Carolina, and LSU, along with a sweep of Ole Miss, has this team in excellent form heading into Hoover. There’s hope for this team to make a postseason that two months ago looked like it would not include the Tigers.
Let’s talk about the last two weeks.
Auburn baseball vs #1 LSU
In what was the biggest series for Butch Thompson’s crew, they didn’t disappoint. A close game one loss was nothing to panic about given the play of the previous two weeks. And the good guys didn’t let it affect them.
Game 2? 8-6 Auburn. Game 3? 12-2 Auburn in 8 innings due to run rule. The bats have kept this team afloat all season while the pitching got things figured out. The most runs given up to the most potent team in college baseball was 6, which Auburn then doubled the next night with their own bats.
Auburn baseball vs Ole Miss
While the defending national champions aren’t anywhere near as good as they were last year, Swayze Field is still a park to not take lightly. And yet, that didn’t matter.
Game 1? 16-4. Game 2? 8-2. Game 3? 13-5. By Sunday afternoon, the typically rowdy outfield seats in Oxford were as quiet as they’ve ever been. Bomb after bomb was deposited into the seats by Tigers batters.
With Auburn cancelling both midweek games over the last two weeks for RPI purposes (even winning the games would hurt Auburn’s RPI), the final three games of the season come down to Missouri. If the last four weeks have been any indication, Auburn should at least take two of three heading into Hoover.
As always, War Eagle.