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AU Regional Sorta Live III

Here we go with what is sure to be a looooooooong day of baseball for all of us.

No need to waste any additional time here.

May our bats be swift and our balls be plentiful ...


AU Top 1:
That's right, the Tigers are the visitors in their own park. Must be weird. Didn't seem to bother Mr. Fletcher. Went deep. Your score: AU 1, USM 0

USM Btm 1:
Uh-oh. B.A. "Baracus" Vollmuth hit what has to be his 75th home run this weekend to put the Golden Eagle on top. Then Travis Graves solved a bases loaded jam for the Tigers by doubling to center. New score: USM 5, AU 1

AU Top 2:
Casey McElroy put a dent in the Under Armour sign in left-center. Scored three. We're well on our way to a 30-run day. New score: USM 5, AU 4

USM Btm 2:
Relatively quiet. B.A., whose initials are fitting, singled -- but when doesn't he? That was all, though.

AU Top 3: Tie game on a nice double from Kevin Patterson. Should've given the Tigers the lead but Jenkins got his feet tangled on the third base line and tripped. Brand new game anyway. AU 5, USM 5

USM Btm 3:
A double and a two-out, RBI single put the Fightin' Favres back on top. And we had our first of what's sure to be NUMEROUS pitching changes. New score: USM 6, AU 5

AU Top 4:
A GRAND DONG from Mr. Morris has turned things around for the visiting, yet homestanding, Tigers. We also got pitching change No. 2. New score: AU 9, USM 6

USM Btm 4:
That'll help the pace a bit. A quick one. No harm.

AU Top 5: Hey, hey, hey -- halfway home. Your Tigers put up SIX more in the fifth. The big blow was ... let's see ... somebody hit a homerun. It happened like a half-hour ago. I forgot. You can now go do something else and wait on the late game to start. New score: AU 15, USM 6

USM Btm 5:
Couple of runners. Neither of them touched the plate ... when it counted.

AU Top 6: Didn't score. Call it mercy.

USM Btm 6: Didn't score. Call it surrender.

AU Top 7: Thanks to an it's-hot call by the first base ump on a double play, no runs again.

USM Btm 7: We're rolling now, baby. Still 15-6 ... and hot.

AU Top 8: Two more runs for the Tigers. Might wanna think about saving some of this for later. New Score: AU 17, USM 6

USM Btm 8:
One more meaningless run for the Golden Eagles. Score: AU 17, USM 7

AU Top 9:
Nothing. But ... we can see the end. Sweet mercy.

USM Btm 9: A run on a homer. Needed a pitching change to get it done, though.

Final Score: AU 17, USM 8


Blogger Dear Leader said...

Visiting Substance

1:06 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Another poor start.

1:13 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Well, guess Auburn baseball team can start enjoying their summer off. I really expected us to do well in this game.

1:19 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Poor is an understatement now. Good lord.

1:20 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

It seems every time we host a regional we somehow lose the home field advantage that we took advantage of all year.

1:20 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

I truly have no idea what the problem is with our entire team this post-season.

The offense doesn't seem to remember much for making contact and keeping the ball down. The pitching doesn't seem to remember to be confident early.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

I don't think there's any way Auburn loses this game. It'll be a 16-13, four-and-a-half-hour win. Probably a rain delay mixed in somewhere, too. And then they'll win an extra inning game with Clemson that ends sometime tomorrow morning, and play again tomorrow night.

Trust me.

1:24 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

We are about to unload bunches of HRs on these bums and win going away.

Yours truly,
The Sunshine Pumper

1:24 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

One thing we don't do is when we go up against a hot pitcher is make him work. Almost always it's a first pitch swing instead of working him deep into the count and getting him out of the game early.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Agree WERK. At least make the pitcher work.

1:26 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

This baseball stuff is getting very frustrating. Why does every team we play seem to jump on us early?

1:27 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

We are getting some base runners, which seems to be a new strategy.

1:29 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Ahhhhh yeah!!!

1:30 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Ding dong time!!!

1:31 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

5-4 on a huge ding dong.

1:31 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Maybe my good feeling will be true. This looks a little better.

1:33 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Moon, I like your optimism.

And all baseball fans love the long ball when its their team hitting it. 5-4 to the bottom of 2 we go!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Swing for the fence

1:34 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

I don't think Roy Halladay could get B.A. "Baracus" Vollmuth out right now.

1:37 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Ironic that his name is "B.A."

1:39 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Does anyone have a better quality video feed than

1:43 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

You gotta love that kind of hustle out of your big bat.

1:45 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Auburn decided to play some baseball!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Baserunning gaffe

1:48 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

He tripped? My gosh.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

He did not go around, let's see a replay

1:52 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

Gonna be a long day with or without a second game, apparently.

1:56 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

That replay didn't look like a swing. It was close, but there's usually a point that looks like you're absolutely swinging. I didn't see that.

1:57 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...


That's not Moon being optimistic, that's him knowing he's stuck all day at the ball park.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I predict a 3 run AU inning

2:07 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Upon further reading, I see what I missed WERK. Guess I gave him the benefit of the doubt.

Would've been nice for Nelson to last a little longer than 2 2/3 innings and 58 pitches. But as the great Herm Edwards once said, "You play to win the game. HELLO!?!? YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!"

2:10 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

let's go hunter

2:23 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...


2:24 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

9-6 Auburn with ding dongs a plenty.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

It can still be optimism, WERK.

2:29 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

What a defensive play!!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

ring rong....

2:30 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

I realize we're ahead at the moment, but the truth is the loser's bracket is the baseball equivalent of hospice.

2:40 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

It looks like Southern Miss was satisfied to win the first inning and call it a day.

2:43 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

11-6 and growing. This is starting to look like a serious beat down after the slow start.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

and keeps on growing and growing

2:46 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

There's still nobody out, if you're wondering.

2:47 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

We're renaming Auburn DONG CITY.

2:48 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Another Ding Dong!!!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Someone call Mrs. Moon. Tell her husband will be home next Thursday when Jay G comes in to cover the first game with Clemson.

2:48 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Should we all chip in and get that USM pitcher some therapy. That guy is spending a lot of time watching balls fly through the air.

2:49 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

We have scored 5 runs this inning, have a guy on first, and there are still no outs. I think that pitcher wants his mommy.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Yes, did someone order a double play?

Why, yes, I did. Thank you.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Lt. scottie b Aldo Rain said...

nice. glad the bat picked up a bit. bout time.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Lt. scottie b Aldo Rain said...

15-6. not bad.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I guess it took looking like Ned and the first reader for 2 straight weekend before AU finally decided they wanted to play some ball this post-season...
Hopefully they will want to play tonight as well...

3:33 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Auburn has a completely different approach at the plate today than the past few games... It's more in line with what they did during season.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that we're as good against bad pitching as we are bad against good pitching.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Throw strikes

4:03 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Stand up and clap for Bradley Hendrix.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Fearless Freep said...

Methinks y'all are a little too critical of AU's performance over the past week or so. Remember today marks only the sixth collegiate post-season game any of them have ever played in - even the SRs.

To put that in perspective, there are SOPHOMORES on the USM squad that have already played in 20+ tourney games.

Experience matters.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

It. Won't. End.

4:06 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

It could be worse Josh, you could be getting the rain we are having here in the Noog.

4:09 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Tigers Win!

4:11 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

How long before the next game starts?

4:11 PM  
Blogger WDCWE said...

So Auburn has to beat Clemson twice today? If Auburn wins the first, they play another right after it?

4:16 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

No, they play one tonight and if AU wins they play one tomorrow night.

4:16 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

If Clemson wins tonight it is all over, so our TIgers need to get through tonight.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Slade Smith getting the start tonight.

4:19 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

So far your first prediction comes true. Let's hope your second one does also, but without having to go to extra innings to do it.

4:20 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

When did he pitch last?

4:21 PM  
Blogger WDCWE said...


Thanks Cincy!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

start time 5:15

4:29 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I think Slade pitched an couple of innings Friday night...
Could be wrong though...

4:33 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Wow McCann just crushed one.

If he, Escobar and McLouth start hitting like they can....look out.

4:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Nice day for college athletics. I got back a couple of hours ago from attending the Final match of the Golf NCAA Championships in good old Ooltewah, TN.

Up 2-1 with two groups left on the course and needing one more point to win, Augusta State beat Oklahoma State by having one of their guys win on the 19th hole of match play, rendering the other match pointless. Good drama, good golf. Fun to walk The Honors again.

4:39 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Slad threw 2.2 innings Friday, gave up one earned, two total runs. Looked pretty good. I think he'll pitch until he shows a first sign of weakness, then either John Luke Jacobs or Dexter Price comes in. Don't be surprised if Austin comes in as early as the 7th if we need him.

4:46 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

Well then.... I guess I'll give a shout out to the big city up the road. Congrats Jag-u-r's!!!! Augusta is proud of you.

4:50 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I guess Augusta truly is the home of golf in the USA.

4:55 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...


I've given up on McClouth. He's trying to pull everything and not trying to just hit the ball and put it into play.

He also is making bad decisions in the field. The other night he called off Heyward on a play where someone was tagging up, and didn't even attempt to make a throw to the plate.

4:55 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

We need to muster mucho Clemson hate, thusly sending bad juju their way ensuring an Auburn victory.

4:57 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

It's like I'm watching a different player this season. I keep waiting for the real McLouth to show up.

4:58 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I'm convinced Escobar is the infield version of Andrew Jones....a ton of talent but just doesn't seem to care.

5:00 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

I HATE the FAKE tigers.

hate. hate. hate hate hate.

5:00 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Looks like I missed all the fun!
Wedding and baby showers in the way. Also a wedding in Infidel City yesterday. Don't these people know we are playing baseball?

5:18 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Woohooo....we score first for a change!

5:19 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Wait...where's the new thread for Regional IV Sorta Live?

5:20 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Hey new thread up everyone!

5:22 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

still further, Michael.

9:35 PM  

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