AU Regional Sorta Live III
No need to waste any additional time here.
May our bats be swift and our balls be plentiful ...
AUBURN v. SOUTHERN MISS
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