Live Baseball -- sorta
So, away we go on what is sure to be a fantastic voyage ...
JACKSONVILLE STATE v. AUBURN
JSU Top 1: SP Cory Luckie struggled a bit, allowing a run on two hits. He also balked runners to second and third and walked 'em loaded. Fortunately for AU, that's where he left 'em. He did throw 36 pitches in the half-inning. JSU 1, AU 0
AU Btm 1: Considerably less drama. Three to bat, three to sit. JSU starter Austin Lucas threw five pitches.
JSU Top 2: Another inning, another runner in scoring position. No harm this time, however. AU still down a run.
AU Btm 2: Think back to the first. It went like that.
JSU Top 3: Couple of balls to the track, but no harm done. Still one-zip, JSU.
AU Btm 3: Couple of balls to the track. Still no harm done by the Tigers.
JSU Top 4: A walk and double play. As an aside, you know what's stupid? Grown men at a baseball game yelling at "Blue."
AU Btm 4: Hey, offense. Your Tigers have plated three runs, despite one of the most awesomest catches by JSU CF Daniel Adamson that saved a grand slam. New score: AU 3, JSU 1
JSU Top 5: And back come those pesky Gamecocks. Two-run ... ahem, DONG, and an RBI single put them back on top. Your new score: JSU 4, AU 3
AU Btm 5: And back come the Tigers. They love pepper and hate cinnamon but also don't mind a lead either. Fradejas hit his second -- ahem -- DONG of the season -- this one a two-runner -- and AU is back on top. AU 5, JSU 4
JSU Top 6: And back come the Gamecocks. Tied this baby at 5-5.
AU Btm 6: Mr. Gamache went ahead and Ga-Mashed one. AU 6, JSU 5
JSU Top 7: Eh.
AU Btm 7: Give the Tigers two more. And Gamache had hit one ball six inches higher and another a foot to the right, he'd have six more RBIs. On the other hand, had JSU's first sub-style pitcher been 12 feet to the left on a couple of pitches, he would've just missed outside. New score: AU 8, JSU 5
JSU Top 8: And back come the Gamecocks ... just not all the way. Couple of runs scored, a runner left at third. Give these guys credit, they're not going anywhere. New score: AU 8, JSU 7
Brief summary: Auburn wins, 9-7.
Sorry, had to finish a few notes and get quotes. But hey, it was on TV.