The Auburn High Baseball team is headed to the 2017 7A semifinals. The Tigers moved on after winning the series at McGill-Toolen, the former number one team in class 7A on Saturday.
On Friday afternoon, Auburn got off to a rocky start to the three game series as they were mercy ruled through five innings by a 10-0 score. The Tigers were shutout by McGill-Toolen ace Chandler Best as he held the Tigers to just three hits and no runs. However the Tigers fought back and won game two by 9-6 final score. The win was possible thanks to a five run fifth inning. Auburn Junior Brooks Fuller got credit for the win, as he turned in 5.2 innings allowing just one earned run and striking out five. Fuller also helped himself at the plate, as he went two for four in the game and drove in two RBI. Right Fielder Teddy Benda also had a nice game at the plate, as he drove in four RBI.
With the series tied 1-1, a tiebreaker game was played on Saturday to determine which team punched their ticket into the semifinals. The Tigers bats came alive in the tiebreaker game, as they exploded for 15 runs in a 15-4 victory. Junior Garrett Morris led the Tiger offense by going two for four with five RBI and three runs scored while Benda, Fuller, and Trey Woodham all recorded two RBI in the blowout victory. Auburn starter Ryan Lambert got credit for the win for going 5.2 innings, allowing four earned runs and recording four strikeouts.
The first game of the semifinal match up will be Friday against Theodore at Sam Welborn Field. Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard will have the call on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 5:00 followed directly after by game two. Should a tiebreaker game be necessary, it will be played on Saturday at 1:00 CT. Every game will also be streamed online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
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After knocking off number one seed Robert E. Lee in the first round, the Auburn High boys basketball team was set to take on area rival Central-Phenix City in round two of the 7A regional championship. Auburn High won the game on a last second tip in by senior Garrison Brooks, leading to a 50-49 Auburn victory. Brooks ended the day with 15 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks and was named the regional tournament MVP. Christian Brandt and Preston Cook also had solid games for the Tigers, as they both recorded 12 points in the victory. Auburn has not made it to the state semifinals since 2005, when they took home the state championship.
The AHS girls team also played in round two of the regional tournament against Central-Phenix City, but fell short by a 39-34 final. Senior Nautika Philpot still had a nice game, as she put up 13 points, while Alexis Tate recorded 5 points, 6 steals, and 11 rebounds.
The Auburn boys team will now go on to face Vestavia Hills next Thursday (March 4). Scott Bagwell will bring you the broadcast at 10:30 AM on ESPN 106.7, which can be streamed online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app. Don’t forget that Scott Bagwell will also have the call for the Auburn High baseball home opener against Oxford tomorrow. That game can be heard on our sister station, 96.3 WLEE. The game can also be streamed online at 963wlee.com.
The Auburn High Baseball team spent their President’s Day in Prattville, as they opened up the season with a double header against the Lions. In game one, the Tigers shut out Prattville 13-0. Senior catcher Rollins Cleveland racked up 3 RBI’s on 2 hits. Junior Brooks Fuller and senior Trey Woodham both recorded 2 RBI’s as well. Junior Drew Jennings got credit for the win on 3.0 innings of 1 hit ball and 4 strikeouts.
In the second game of the double header, Auburn’s offence kept rolling as they won 9-2. In the victory, Trey Woodham put on a show with 2 home runs and 3 RBI’s. Clay Golson recorded a couple of RBI’s on a double and a sacrifice fly. Brooks Fuller got credit for the win as he just gave up 1 hit and struck out 6 in 3.0 innings of work. In game 2, the Tigers had struck out a total of 9 Prattville Lions.
The home opener is next up for AHS, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but instead be played on Wednesday at 4:00 CT. Due to a programming conflict with The Drive with Bill Cameron, Scott Bagwell will have the call on our sister station, 96.3 WLEE. The game can also be streamed on 963wlee.com.
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