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Auburn baseball takes series against Tennessee, misses sweep

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  • South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-02-17 23:56:30 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Ahletics/ Zach Bland)(Source: Auburn Ahletics/ Zach Bland)

    Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak.

    Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak.

  • Brown, Harper lead No. 10 Auburn past Kentucky, 76-66

    Brown, Harper lead No. 10 Auburn past Kentucky, 76-66

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:48 PM EST2018-02-15 04:48:39 GMT
    No. 10 downs Kentucky 76-66 Wednesday night. (Source: Dakota Sumpter/Auburn Athletics)No. 10 downs Kentucky 76-66 Wednesday night. (Source: Dakota Sumpter/Auburn Athletics)

    Bryce Brown returned from a shoulder injury to score 18 points and make four 3-pointers in leading No. 10 Auburn to a 76-66 victory over Kentucky on Wednesday night.

    Bryce Brown returned from a shoulder injury to score 18 points and make four 3-pointers in leading No. 10 Auburn to a 76-66 victory over Kentucky on Wednesday night.

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    Auburn tailback Roc Thomas transferring to JSU

    Auburn tailback Roc Thomas transferring to JSU

    Friday, May 27 2016 10:13 PM EDT2016-05-28 02:13:02 GMT

    Our sources have confirmed that Auburn tailback Roc Thomas will transfer to Jacksonville State.

    Our sources have confirmed that Auburn tailback Roc Thomas will transfer to Jacksonville State.

The Auburn University baseball team won on Saturday to takethe weekend series against SEC rival Tennessee, but lost on Sunday preventingthe Tigers from picking up the sweep.

The Tigers won on Saturday by a score of 4-2 behind a solidpitching performance from freshman Keegan Thompson. The win puts Thompson at5-0 on the season as he only gave up one run on five hits in 7 and 1/3 inningspitched. Thompson retired the first 12 Tennessee batters he faced.

"The special thing about Keegan, he didn'treally have his best stuff," said Sunny Golloway, Auburn's head coach. "Hedidn't have his fastball command. The ball was running in on him, and hedefinitely didn't have his off-speed stuff. He kept coming in the dugoutfrustrated. But what I love about him, he's such a competitor; he's going tofind a way to get out of it every time. And that's what he did."

Tennessee made it 4-2 in the eighth inning,but senior Terrance Dedrick had a perfect ninth inning and picked up his thirdsave of the year.

Eight of Auburn's nine starters tallied a hit,and all nine reached base at least once as the Tigers collected 13 hits. JordanEbert led the way for the Tigers, going 3-for-5. Auburn matched a season highwith four extra base hits in the game.

In the final game of the series, theVolunteers scored seven of its eight runs with two outs and avoided the sweepwith an 8-6 win.

Auburn fell behind early giving up five runsin the first three innings, and trailed 8-4 heading into the final inning. TheTigers had the go-ahead run at the plate with two outs in the ninth, butbase-running mistakes cost the Tigers a potential victory.

In the ninth inning, the Tigers loaded thebases with no outs, and were able to plate two runs making the score 8-6. J.J.Shaffer was thrown out attempting to steal second base, which ended the game.

Auburn's first four runs came off a pair ofhome runs by Blake Austin and Ryan Tella, making the score 5-4. Austin led theTigers in game three going 2-for-4, driving in three with his home run andscoring twice. Sam Gillikin was 2-for-3 on the day for the Tigers.

Sophomore Justin Camp received the loss as hegave up three earned runs on five hits in his two innings of work. Camp fallsto 1-3 on the year.

Auburn is back in action against KennesawState at Plainsman Park on Tuesday at 6 p.m.    

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  • Bulldogs remain perfect, win SEC regular season title

    Bulldogs remain perfect, win SEC regular season title

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-19 04:00:43 GMT
    MSU led 36-25 at intermission and went on to win it 76-55 to remain perfect and win the SEC regular season title for the first time in program history.  "It just doesn't get any better than that, y'all," Vic Schaefer said following Sunday night's win over Texas A&M. "It's very, very special. To win a Southeastern Conference Championship, it takes something very special from each of them, and I'm really proud of them." Copyright 2018 M...
    MSU led 36-25 at intermission and went on to win it 76-55 to remain perfect and win the SEC regular season title for the first time in program history.  "It just doesn't get any better than that, y'all," Vic Schaefer said following Sunday night's win over Texas A&M. "It's very, very special. To win a Southeastern Conference Championship, it takes something very special from each of them, and I'm really proud of them." Copyright 2018 M...
  • Andy Kennedy steps down as Ole Miss basketball coach, effective immediately

    Andy Kennedy steps down as Ole Miss basketball coach, effective immediately

    Sunday, February 18 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-02-18 22:30:16 GMT
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    Andy Kennedy, the winningest basketball coach in Ole Miss history, has stepped down as head coach of the program effective immediately.

    Andy Kennedy, the winningest basketball coach in Ole Miss history, has stepped down as head coach of the program effective immediately.

  • South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-02-18 03:12:25 GMT
    (Source: WIS)(Source: WIS)

    Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak.

    Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak.

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