Auburn's baseball team has been so close this season. They've lost more one-run games than I care to even think about. Butch Thompson will fix this team. Doug Sisson has done amazing things with the offense. Butch can recruit. Butch can coach pitchers. He'll have them ready to go. It may take a few years, unfortunately, but I really think he's the man to do it. For this weekend, though, the Tigers dropped another one-run game in heartbreaking fashion Saturday night, but they did do a pretty stellar job on Sunday to salvage one win in the series.
I'm sure you've seen it, by now, but there was some new roster news last Friday. It seems like Auburn Basketball news always breaks around 2pm Central on Friday. Normally I'm in the grocery store when it happens, too. It's sad to see two Tigers no longer able to continue with the team for whatever reasons. Auburn is at least right at the number on scholarships, now, though.
The weekend didn't go as hoped, but like baseball, the Tigers managed to take Game 3 and avoid a sweep. Friday night's game ended with a pretty neat thing as senior Marcy Harper got engaged in front of her teammates. Emily Carosone became Auburn's all-time hits leader. With Sunday's win and Alabama's Sunday loss, Auburn locked up the #4 spot in the SEC Softball Tournament, where Auburn is attempting to repeat as champion. See what one of ESPN's SEC Analysts has to say about this year's softball tournament.
Sadly, even with the happiness of Sunday's win there was heartbreak. In her first start back following an ACL tear last fall, short stop Kelsey Bogaards went down with another knee injury in Sunday's game.
Did you miss that Auburn got a commitment last Friday from a linebacker? Well, if you did, here's the story! Also, if you want to know more about him, AL.com did a "five questions with..." feature.
See what Kristi Malzahn has to say about being the mother of two daughters and "105 sons."