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No. 7 Auburn softball misses out on sweep with shutout loss to South Carolina

In the first two games of the weekend, Auburn softball took down South Carolina with great pitching and just enough offense. On Sunday, though, the Gamecocks got the upper hand as Auburn’s struggles continued at the plate. The No. 7 Tigers only mustered 2 hits — both from freshman left fielder Carmyn Greenwood — in a 3-0 Game 3 loss to South Carolina. The Gamecocks did all...
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6 days ago

Auburn softball vs. South Carolina: Live updates for Game 3 of SEC series

For the second time this month, Auburn softball is gunning for an SEC sweep away from home. The No. 7 Tigers wrap up a 3-game road series at South Carolina on Sunday following back-to-back 2-0 wins over the Gamecocks. Although Auburn doesn’t have three players on its roster this weekend due to suspension, its winning form hasn’t slowed down away from home. On Sunday, Kaylee...
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6 days ago

Approval rating for Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn: You decide

Spring practice could not have gone any better for Auburn and Gus Malzahn. That should allow the Auburn coach to breathe a sigh of relief. Former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham looked magnificent in the Tigers’ spring scrimmage. Auburn has always ran the ball well under Malzahn, but if Stidham can throw like he did in the spring game, Auburn could be very dangerous in the SEC...
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6 days ago

Recap: Auburn falls short in 7-3 loss to Arkansas that evens best-of-3 series

AUBURN, Ala. — The day after the Auburn baseball team whipped Arkansas by 13 runs, its bullpen allowed 4 runs in a 7-3 loss to even the best-of-3 series. With Davis Daniel on the mound as the Tigers’ Game 2 starter with ace Casey Mize sidelines for the weekend series, Butch Thompson’s team was weary heading into Game 2. Daniel gave Thompson 5 solid innings and left with the...
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7 days ago

Arkansas bullpen absolutely dynamite as Hogs rally for ‘W’ over Auburn

Things started miserably for the second straight day at Auburn for the Arkansas baseball team. They didn’t end that way. The Razorbacks held Auburn hitless for six innings in the middle of the game as Arkansas batters made a comeback to win, 7-3. The victory brings Arkansas (32-9, 12-5) back ahead of Auburn (29-12, 11-6) in the SEC standings and the Razorbacks are now a half-game...
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7 days ago

Ashlee Swindle shines in 1st career start as No. 7 Auburn softball blanks South Carolina again

Ashlee Swindle was thrown into the fire on short notice for Auburn softball. But the true freshman fanned the flames like a seasoned veteran in her first career start Saturday. Swindle pitched 5 shutout innings in place of the suspended Makayla Martin as No. 7 Auburn won its second straight 2-0 contest over South Carolina. The Alabama native allowed just 4 baserunners on two...
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7 days ago

Auburn softball vs. South Carolina: Live updates for Game 2 of SEC series

Auburn softball has a new face in the circle Saturday as it looks for back-to-back SEC wins over South Carolina in Columbia. Freshman Ashlee Swindle will make her first career start Saturday afternoon as No. 7 Auburn takes on South Carolina. She takes the place of sophomore Makayla Martin, who was one of three Tigers indefinitely suspended after their arrests Thursday. Auburn picked...
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7 days ago

Old Friends, Old Friends

(Author’s note:  My best friend from Auburn lost his mother last week.  I am reposting this old column from four years ago.) One spring afternoon in the mid-Eighties, having previously seen the invitation painted on the cafeteria windows, I began walking from my class at Haley Center over to Foy Union to sign up for the College Bowl academic competition.  As I started toward...
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7 days ago

Auburn baseball slams Arkansas to open weekend series for the top spot in the SEC

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn knew it was going to have to battle the visiting Razorbacks this weekend in an important conference series. What the Tigers (29-11, 11-5 SEC) may not have expected, however, was the scorching start they had on Friday night at Plainsman Park. Butch Thompson’s team didn’t have usual Friday night starter Casey Mize (resting with general fatigue) on the mound...
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7 days ago

Rough Knight on the Plains: Auburn rocks Diamond Hogs

Arkansas is no longer alone atop the SEC. Not after Friday’s slaughter. The Razorbacks went to Auburn for the first of a three-game set and left Plainsman Park limping. Auburn flattened Arkansas, 15-2, in the worst loss of the Razorbacks’ season. Auburn and Arkansas (31-9, 11-5) are now tied, record-wise, in the SEC West. The Tigers own the tiebreaker now, though two games remain...
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7 days ago

No. 7 Auburn softball edges South Carolina with makeshift lineup from suspensions

Auburn softball coach Clint Myers had to get creative with his starting lineup Friday. His Tigers were without three players — including senior starting shortstop Haley Fagan — after indefinitely suspending them ahead of a road series at South Carolina. The changes to the order worked for No. 7 Auburn as it beat South Carolina, 2-0, to open a weekend trip to Columbia. New leadoff...
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7 days ago

Auburn softball vs. South Carolina: Live updates for Game 1 of SEC series

Auburn softball lost a familiar face in the starting lineup due to a suspension, but it welcomes another senior back Friday night at South Carolina. The No. 7 Tigers open a 3-game series at South Carolina tonight at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT on SEC Network+. The game comes one day after the indefinite suspensions of shortstop Haley Fagan, starting pitcher Makayla Martin and reserve outfielder...
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8 days ago

Jarrett Stidham’s plans for a ‘crucial’ first summer with Auburn football

AUBURN, Ala. — Shortly after he finished his spring game MVP performance for Auburn football, Jarrett Stidham started looking toward the summer. Stidham completed 16 of his 20 passes in the first half of Auburn’s A-Day Game earlier this month for 267 yards. But the former Baylor quarterback, who took the majority of Auburn’s first-team reps this spring, focused on what he...
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8 days ago

How Will the Arrest of Three Auburn Softball Players Affect Auburn’s Post-Season Play?

Fresh off of an out of conference win against Kennesaw State, three Auburn softball players were arrested Thursday. The police responded to a call at an address on East Samford Street before arresting Haley Fagan, Makayla Martin, and Bittany  Maresette at 12:47 a.m. All three are suspended indefinitely and did not travel with the team for the series against South Carolina. It is...
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8 days ago

Auburn has been most clear about Andres Fox’s defensive fit, which gives Tigers edge

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. Today, we give the latest updates from the visit to Mobile Christian (Ala.) to see 3-star DE Andres Fox and his coach, Ronnie Cottrell. Auburn sitting pretty for Mobile-area DE MOBILE, Ala. — Aside from terrorizing offensive linemen, Andres Fox is a pretty...
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8 days ago

Auburn football: Jordan-Hare turns into concert hall, big weekend for baseball, softball

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Today, we discuss a weekend stadium transformation and the weekend’s events.  Superfest in the stadium The inside of Jordan-Hare Stadium will look a little different this weekend. The second Music and Miracles Superfest is happening...
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8 days ago

Quarterback Jeremy Johnson says time at Auburn used to ‘get miserable’

Jeremy Johnson said struggling at Auburn often gave him the blues. The former quarterback of the Tigers had ups and downs in his time on the Plains, and talked about it on Thursday at his alma mater at Carver High School in Montgomery. Johnson talked to Maria Martin of WSFA, a television station in Montgomery, about his time at Auburn. “There were days I was just in my room just...
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8 days ago

Former Auburn basketball guard TJ Lang announces transfer destination

Former Auburn basketball guard TJ Lang will reunite with an old Tigers assistant at his next school. Lang announced Thursday evening he will transfer to South Florida. The Bulls hired assistant coach Chad Dollar away from Auburn last month. — TJ Lang (@HWGNF) April 20, 2017 Lang, a native of Mobile, Ala, will sit out a year before he’s eligible for South Florida. The 6-foot-7...
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9 days ago

3 Auburn softball players arrested on marijuana charges

AUBURN, Ala. — Three Auburn softball players were arrested early Thursday morning for marijuana possession, a day ahead of the No. 7 Tigers’ SEC road series at South Carolina. Shortstop Haley Fagan, starting pitcher Makayla Martin and reserve outfielder Brittany Maresette were arrested on second-degree charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The news was...
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9 days ago

A Juggernaut in the Making!

Two receivers, only one defender in the same zip code. Stidham found Hastings on that play, for 50+ yards!(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! Today, we’ll take a look at what we might expect to see out of the Auburn offense in 2017. In the past decade, when Auburn could run the ball, offensive records tended to fall. When the running game sputtered, the passing...
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9 days ago

How Auburn football’s (defensive) quarterback of the future improved through injury this spring

AUBURN, Ala. — Sean White wasn’t the only quarterback limited by injury this spring for Auburn football. In the eyes of linebackers coach Travis Williams, a future signal-caller on defense spent a lot of his camp watching on the sidelines. True freshman linebacker K.J. Britt had a much different situation than White. He missed all of spring ball while recovering from a right...
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9 days ago

No. 7 Auburn softball defeats Kennesaw State in regular season nonconference finale

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn softball was looking for a fast start to its final nonconference home game against Kennesaw State on Wednesday night. But that’s not exactly how the evening began. In the minutes leading up to the first pitch, third baseman Kasey Cooper was struck in the face by a ground ball during warmups. Cooper, who had previously started 135 straight games for the...
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9 days ago

Auburn softball vs. Kennesaw State: Live updates from Wednesday night’s non-conference game

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn softball is weeks away from finishing up conference play and heading into the postseason. Yet before the Tigers can shift their attention to a weekend SEC series in South Carolina, they’ll  focus on visiting Kennesaw State. No. 7 Auburn (36-7, 10-5 SEC) host the Owls on Wednesday night at Jane B. Moore field in the last non-conference matchup of the regular...
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10 days ago

True freshman Alyssa Rivera showing tools to become Auburn softball’s next big star

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn softball right fielder Alyssa Rivera’s approach to the game is as simple as it gets. “I try not to think too much, so I just go in there and do what I have to do to make the team win,” Rivera said. “That’s it.” Rivera’s effective style of think little and do a lot has been on full display during the month of April for the No. 7 Auburn softball...
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10 days ago

Auburn Completes Its Road Trip

Auburn completed its eight game road trip on Tuesday with a 15-7 victory against Kennesaw State. The Tigers picked up five victories during the road stretch, as they now have their eyes set on their series against Arkansas at home this weekend. At one point in last night’s game, the No. 10 Tigers held a 13-1 lead following a 12-run fourth inning which included a grand slam...
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10 days ago
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