Baseball weekend wrap-up
Hey everyone. So Auburn had a fairly successful weekend on the ol' baseball diamond this weekend.
The Tigers earned a series sweep over Mississippi State, a team that entered the weekend in 11th place. Coach John Pawlowski's team handled business with amplomb -- particularly at the plate. That's where seven batters compiled weekend averages over .400.
Here is the honor roll:
- OF Brian Fletcher -- 7-for-14, 7 RBIs
- 1B Hunter Morris -- 6-for-12, 4 RBIs
- SS Casey McElroy -- 5-for-10, 6 RBIs
- C Ryan Jenkins -- 7-for-12, 6 RBIs
- DH Kevin Patterson -- 4-for-7, 3 RBIs
- 3B Dan Gamache -- 3-for-7, 3 RBIs
Auburn finished the weekend with 43 hits. Ten of them were doubles, one was a triple and the team hit 12 balls over the wall.
Stuff like that doesn't happen anywhere very often ... let alone Auburn.
So where is the team positioned in the standings? Glad you asked.
Auburn is 15-9 in league play, which places it in a tie for second in the Western Divison. The team is one game back of division-leading Arkansas. The team is tied for fourth overall ... and would have to completely implode to fall out of the postseason picture.
Next up: A home series against Tennessee, which currently is in 8th place.
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University
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