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Auburn bounced from regional in loss to Southern Miss

The Auburn baseball team's season came to an end on Saturday as the Tigers lost to Southern Miss 7-2.

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Auburn drops opening regional game in extra-innings

The Auburn baseball team fell to Penn in its first game of the Auburn Regional on Friday, 6-3 in 11 innings.

Bryson Ware (8) during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers at Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, AL on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Alabama News
Auburn hosting NCAA Baseball regional back-to-back times for first time in program history

On Sunday, it was announced that Auburn baseball had earned its second straight and sixth overall NCAA Tournament regional host bid.

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Auburn falls to Vanderbilt 6-4 in second round of SEC Baseball Tournament

The fifth-seeded Auburn Tigers snapped a nine-game winning streak in a game that began Wednesday night and ended in the early hours of Thursday morning at the Hoover Met.

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Auburn cruises to 10-4 victory over Missouri in first round of SEC Baseball Tournament

Arguably the hottest team in college baseball continued its winning ways, securing its ninth win in a row and fourth straight against No. 12 seed Missouri.

Alabama baseball player Jim Jarvis (10) steals home against Auburn at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Sunday, Apr 16, 2023. Alabama News
Auburn a 5 seed, Alabama a 9 seed in Hoover SEC Baseball Tournament

College baseball's regular season has come to an end, and the SEC Baseball Tournament's host state boasts two of the hotter teams entering postseason play at the Hoover Met.

Cooper McMurray (26) during the game between the Louisiana State Tigers and the Auburn Tigers at Plainsman Park in Auburn, AL on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Alabama News
Auburn baseball pulls off another upset, takes down No. 1 LSU in weekend series

In back-to-back weekends, Auburn baseball pulled off a significant upset in SEC play.

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Auburn baseball takes down No. 2 South Carolina

In a season filled with highs and lows, Auburn(25-18-1, 9-12 SEC) baseball has taken its second straight SEC weekend series, pulling off the upset over No. 2 South Carolina(35-8, 14-6 SEC) in Columbia. The Tigers won the first two games, 8-3 and 9-5, before blowing a 5-2 lead in the series finale and falling 7-8.

Apr 25, 2023; Auburn, AL, USA; Parker Carlson (23) during the game between Auburn and Troy at Plainsman Park. Mandatory Credit: Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics Alabama News
Pitching woes continue as Auburn baseball blows a 6-1 lead vs. Troy

“We just couldn’t do enough,” head coach Butch Thompson said. “That’s a good ball club. That’s a team with a RPI higher than ours and doing good in their league. We couldn’t muster enough on the mound to be competitive at home.”

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Weekend Recap: Auburn Baseball escapes with series win over Mississippi State

Another weekend series filled with drama for Auburn, the Tigers finally got another SEC weekend series win, taking down Mississippi State with wins on Friday (2-1) and on Sunday (12-11). Auburn dropped Saturday's game when a ferocious comeback fell one run short, 11-10.

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Auburn back on track; Tigers run-rule Samford

Despite some early scoring from Samford to make the contest look competitive, it was complete domination from the Tigers in their Tuesday night clash with the Bulldogs. Auburn is back on track with a win, and in convincing fashion, run-ruling Samford 13-3 in eight innings.

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Alabama baseball takes series from Auburn; Fourth-straight SEC series loss for Tigers

The struggles in conference play have continued for Auburn. After taking game one in Tuscaloosa 8-4, the Tigers(20-15-1, 5-10 SEC) were outscored 10-3 in the final two contests, dropping both to the Crimson Tide (26-11, 6-9 SEC) and the series overall.

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Frank Thomas honored with statue unveiling outside of Plainsman Park

After a prolific career with Auburn, and a historic career in the MLB that ended with an induction at Cooperstown, Frank Thomas has a statue outside of Plainsman Park.

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Bryson Ware on Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watchlist; Auburn prepares for Texas A&M

Bryson Ware has been one of Auburn's top weapons at the plate this season, and now he is receiving some recognition for it. USA Baseball announced on Wednesday that Ware has been named to theGolden Spikes Award Midseason Watchlist. The watchlist includes 45 of the nation's best college and high school baseball players, and Ware is the sixth Tiger to be named to the list since 2016.

Mar 28, 2023; Auburn, AL, USA; The team during the game between Auburn and North Alabama at Plainsman Park. Mandatory Credit: Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn baseball comeback falls short in loss to UAB

In another game in which Auburn (18-10-1, 3-5 SEC) trailed early in the contest, the comeback fell short as the Tigers could not overcome an early 4-0 deficit to UAB (10-18, 3-5 C-USA) falling 6-5 to the Blazers in Birmingham.

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Auburn baseball loses second SEC series of the season

Everything went right for the Tigers during game one in Gainesville. Auburn's pitching staff held the Gators to just three hits on the way to a 10-1 victory over No. 2 Florida. Then Auburn was outscored 29-13. over games two and three.

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Weekend Recap: Auburn baseball needs two comeback victories to secure series win over Georgia

In the first home SEC series of the season, it was a rollercoaster for the Tigers with two come-from-behind victories, taking the series win over Georgia. 

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Auburn baseball swept in first SEC series

It was a rough start to the SEC slate for Auburn baseball, as the No. 18 Tigers suffered their first sweep of the season against No. 3 Arkansas in Fayetteville. Auburn was outscored  21-5, including one shutout. 

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Weekend Recap: Auburn baseball drops series vs. Southeastern Louisiana

The weekend started on the right track, with a 7-1 win over Southeastern Lousiana (11-5) on Friday, but the Lions battled back and took home both games of Saturday's doubleheader, securing a series win.

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Bryson Ware's hot streak continues in Auburn win over UAB

With SEC play just under two weeks away, Auburn has seven games in seven days and the non-conference test began with a Tuesday night matchup against UAB. The in-state rivals, and coached by former Auburn great Casey Dunn, have struggled as of late and put up a fight, but the Tigers were able to shut down the UAB offense and get some hits of their own, winning 4-1. 

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No. 13 Auburn rides late-game heroics to sweep Lipscomb

It was not always an easy weekend, but the Tigers secured the sweep of Lipscomb with an eighth inning three-run homer from Bryson Ware sealing the final Sunday victory. Auburn moves to 9-1-1 as the non-conference slate rolls along this week.

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Auburn's Ike Irish named SEC Freshman of the Week for second consecutive week

After notching a league-best 11 hits in the four-game stretch last week, Ike Irish is now 2-for-2 on SEC Freshman of the Week awards. The freshman and designated hitter has been dominant behind the plate, providing multiple hits in each of the four games against North Alabama and USC, leading the Tigers to a 3-0-1 record during the week. 

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Auburn's Ike Irish named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week following opening weekend performance

After the first weekend series of his Auburn career, Ike Irish has already earned the first accolade of what could be a promising career.

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Arkansas' 11-1 win knocks Auburn out of College World Series

Auburn (43-22) finished with 18 more wins than a year ago and made it to Omaha after being picked last in the Southeastern Conference West.