- #18 Auburn @ #3 Arkansas
- FRI: 7-2 L
- SAT: 9-3 L
- SUN: 5-0 L
You knew going in to this weekend that Auburn would have to play its best baseball, possibly of the entire season, to get the series win. That, however, didn’t happen. There were bright spots to be sure. Bryson Ware continued his hot hitting and finished the weekend with a .431 BA, which is good enough for fifth best in the conference. Kason Howell also added a home run and a double which ties him for second in the conference with 10.
You hang it, Bryson bangs it.— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) March 18, 2023
That ball is WAY outta here to left! 💣
T4 | Arkansas 5, Auburn 2 pic.twitter.com/wIi9t37Cp1
On the mound, I thought Tommy Vail was the guy we can quickly come to expect, throwing three clean frames before getting into trouble with a hot Arkansas offense in the 4th inning of game one. On Sunday, Will Cannon went above and beyond what you could ask, going 4 and 2/3rd innings scoreless, giving up just two hits while striking out 4.
3⃣⬆️, 3⃣⬇️— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) March 17, 2023
Tommy keeps on twirling it.
M2 | Auburn 0, Arkansas 0 pic.twitter.com/oJpocKQX2H
It was a flush it weekend, and the Tigers must flush it quickly. The good news about the SEC is that you have an immediate chance to prove yourself again. The bad news is that you have to pick yourself up off the mat quickly and do it against SEC level competition. One thing that you can definitely take solace in as a fan of the Auburn Baseball program is that you know that Auburn will do exactly that and do whatever it takes to right the ship.
Auburn makes a stop at Riverwalk stadium Tuesday to take on South Alabama in Montgomery. First pitch is set for 6pm and it looks like that will be an Auburn Sports Network radio broadcast only. From there, the Tigers return to the friendly confines for a Thursday-Saturday series with the Georgia Bulldogs. The Dogs find themselves in the same boat as the Tigers do, getting swept by South Carolina at home last weekend in a handful of games that weren’t very competitive. What that means, we don’t know yet for Georgia but we know both teams will be desperate for a win and a series victory. Thursday is set for a 6pm first pitch on the SEC Network, while Friday and Saturday will be on the SEC Network+ with start times of 6pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday.
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