JEREMY JOHNSON (PHOTO BY JASON CALDWELL)

Damaging Weekend For Auburn Baseball

Auburn's series sweep at the hands of last place Alabama was damaging to the Tigers' postseason possibilities.

Auburn, Ala.--Coming off an impressive series win over Mississippi State the previous weekend with a depleted roster, the Auburn Tigers entered a weekend SEC series against Alabama as a heavy favorite for the first time this season but did not play like it, dropping all three games to seriously damage their chances of making a run at the SEC regular season title and also of being an NCAA Regional Tournament host.

Falling from first to seventh in the SEC standings, Auburn is now 14-10 in SEC play with an RPI that dropped from 19th to 37th in the country. With series left at LSU and at home vs. Ole Miss, the Tigers have a chance to climb in RPI, but the biggest issue now is getting wins. Auburn likely needs at least two wins in the last two series to have a chance for a regional bid with three making it a more comfortable SEC Tournament for the Tigers.

 

Player of the Week:

Forced into the lineup because of injuries, redshirt freshman Jeremy Johnson continues to play well for the Tigers in the outfield. Going 5-13 in three games against Alabama, Johnson had five RBI and three runs scored in the series. For the year he’s batting .360 in SEC play in nine games with six starts.

 

SEC Standings Week 8

Florida  16-8,  35-13

Miss. State  16-8,  32-17

Kentucky  15-9,  32-16

LSU  15-9,  32-16

Arkansas  14-9  35-13

Texas A&M  14-10,  34-15

Auburn  14-10,  32-17

Vanderbilt  12-11,  25-18

South Carolina  11-13,  27-19

Ole Miss  11-13,  29-20

Missouri  9-15,  29-20

Tennessee  7-15,  24-19

Georgia  7-17,  19-29

Alabama  5-19,  18-29

 

Thursday’s Scores:

Tennessee 5, Arkansas 4

Texas A&M 9, Miss. State 2

 

Friday’s Scores:

Georgia 5, Kentucky 2

Florida 11, Ole Miss 2

Vanderbilt 5, Missouri 2

Miss. State 5, Texas A&M 1

South Carolina 3, LSU 2

 

Saturday’s Scores:

Alabama 4, Auburn 3

Alabama 7, Auburn 6

Arkansas 2, Tennessee 0

Miss. State 4, Texas A&M 3

Missouri 2, Vanderbilt 1 (12 inn,)

Florida 7, Ole Miss 4

Kentucky 7, Georgia 4

LSU 5, South Carolina 2

 

Sunday’s Scores:

Alabama 11, Auburn 9 (15 innings)

Georgia 6, Kentucky 3

Florida 6, Ole Miss 4

Vanderbilt 14, Missouri 5

LSU 7, South Carolina 6 (10 inn.)

 

SEC Schedule Week 9:

Auburn at LSU (Thursday-Saturday)

Tennessee at Kentucky

Miss. State at Georgia

Florida at Alabama

Vanderbilt at Arkansas

South Carolina at Missouri

Texas A&M at Ole Miss

 


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