Oh what a time to be alive for those Auburn faithfuls…
Over the past month Auburn Baseball, Softball, and Equestrian have
a combined for a total of over 30 wins while having respectable win streaks setting themselves apart.
Despite this past weekend where Auburn Baseball and Softball lost their first games in over a month, each have set the tone entering SEC play.
What accounts for all this success?
On the diamonds, it has been a tale of two impressive pitching squads recording an average ERA of 2.56, backed up with hot bats at the dish.
Auburn Baseball (20-5, 4-3) having won 15 consecutive games before entering Saturday’s game against 4th ranked Mississippi State had displayed signs of pure dominance. This years’ squad showing signs of last season’s Super Regional team now lead by ace Tanner Burns and slugger Eduard Julien who has already tacked on 5 HR’s with a .541 SLG%. This Friday the Tigers head to South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks in their pursuit of a College World Series birth.
Auburn Softball (28-5, 5-1) having won 12 consecutive games before falling to Mississippi State in Game 1 of their series this past Friday. It is the Tigers best start to conference play winning 5 of the last 6 since their memorable 2015 season. Things are looking bright for this Tiger team as they look to continue their success at the plate and in the circle. Tonight the Tigers welcome Kennesaw State to the plains with first pitch at 6pm CT before resuming Conference play against Georgia this Friday for a 3 game set.
To conclude this trio of Auburn teams in the winner’s circle is Woman’s Equestrian (13-0, 6-0) who still remain perfect on the season and nationally ranked No. 1 overall. Ending the regular season with a win over Georgia 17-3, the Tigers are amidst preparation for the SEC and NCEA Championships beginning this Friday at Texas A&M where Taylor St. Jacques and the rest of the Tigers look to take home their 2nd SEC title in 4 years.
It has been fun to watch the Tigers perform this year and there’s only more to come in the following months.