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Auburn Baseball vs Alabama Series Recap: Tigers Swept

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Ouch. This hurts.

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Game 1: 3-4 Alabama

Alabama had the lead for most of this one as Auburn stranded way too many runners on base and fell just short of a big rally at the end of it to drop Game 1 of the series in Game 1 of the Saturday doubleheader. Chandler Taylor was the story of the game for the Tide, as he added to his home run totals with two of them off Keegan Thompson. That proved the difference as Auburn's 7th inning rally only got the Tigers within 1 run. Alabama picked up Game 1 of the doubleheader 4-3.

Game 2: 6-7 Alabama

Well, all good things must have a little bit of struggle, and Alabama has been the thorn in the side of Auburn baseball for quite some time. Even Auburn's great 2010 team dropped the series against the Tide.

This game was back-and-forth at first, with Alabama jumping out to the 2-0 lead, Auburn tying it in the 4th, Alabama getting the lead back in the 6th, the Tigers tying it in the bottom half, and then Alabama taking the lead for good in the 7th. The jumped out to a 7-3 lead and Auburn mounted a rally in the 8th and 9th, but they just couldn't get it done in the end. The Tigers dropped their second SEC series of the season. This one to the hated Tahd.

Game 3: Alabama

i'all be honest, I don't really know what all happened, just that it went almost twice as long as normal and we lost and got swept.  I went to sleep before it ended because I had a 6:00am flight that I'm literally walking down the aisle on boarding while typing this on my phone. In short: this sucked.

Way Forward

Auburn is still going to make the postseason unless we drop the last two series of the year in a bad fashion. Still, this hurts. The Tigers should have won this series. However, I warned us all two days ago that Alabama would treat this series as their postseason and would love nothing more than to knock Auburn off the top and hurt the Tigers' postseason prospects. They did that as our RPI dropped to 37 and hosting a regional will likely take winning both remaining series and maybe even sweeping one of them. That begins this week in Baton Rouge against LSU.