Auburn football: Another practice in the books; Baseball tops Bama
Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Today, we discuss how spring practices are flying by and baseball’s win over the Crimson Tide.
It may seem like it’s been a while, but think back to the days following the Sugar Bowl.
Remember how you were panicked about Auburn’s football season being over? Sure, there was still the national championship to watch (and you temporary Clemson fans enjoyed watching that unfold), but the overwhelming feeling of helplessness was hard to prevent.
That seems laughable now.
Auburn football has finished up 9 practices (complete with one scrimmage) on the Plains. New additions to the team are starting to look at home and certain Tigers are gaining headway in position battles. There’s talk of quarterbacks, championships and every day you’re one step closer to being back in Jordan-Hare for the A-Day Game.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) March 28, 2017
Gus Malzahn’s team will practice Thursday (though there’s no media viewing window) and will take to the Stadium on Saturday morning for another scrimmage.
In addition to all of the football buzz you’ve had the pleasure of watching Auburn softball and baseball enjoy some impressive success so far this spring.
Not a bad time to be a Tiger, Auburn fans.
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— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) March 28, 2017
- SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson says Rodney Garner believes defensive lineman Byron Cowart arrived at Auburn facing some unrealistic expectations.
- AL.com says starting left guard is the “biggest piece of the puzzle” for Auburn’s offensive line, according to Herb Hand.
- ESPN staff writer Greg Ostendorf asks if Jarrett Stidham is gaining momentum in the Auburn quarterback competition.
- Saturday Down South says Auburn’s Tim Horton believes injuries prevented the Tigers from fielding two 1,000-yard rushers in 2016.
- Auburn writer Jeff Shearer says Gus Malzahn’s assistant coaches are enjoying every single day of spring practice.
- SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk says this top in-state defensive line prospect was impressed with defensive line coach Rodney Garner during a recent Auburn practice.
Happening on the Plains
A baseball classic
No. 17 Auburn defeated the Crimson Tide 4-3, taking the Capital City Classic title for the third straight Classic win in Montgomery. It was also the 21st overall win this season (21-6) for head coach Butch Thompson’s team.
Three pitchers (Christian Camacho, Corey Herndon and Ryan Watson) teamed up to shut down Alabama and Herndon earned his first career win.
Jay Estes was named the MVP of the game for his two game-saving plays in the field.
Auburn defeats Alabama in another Capital City Classic.
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) March 29, 2017
The game was played in front of a record Riverwalk Stadium crowd as well.
Thank you! Tonight's attendance of 7,605 at the MAX Capital City Classic marks the largest attendance in Riverwalk Stadium Baseball history! pic.twitter.com/O3vBZB9nha
— Montgomery Biscuits (@BiscuitBaseball) March 29, 2017
Beat the Gators, get on ‘Sportscenter’
Auburn avoided a series sweep in Gainesville on Monday night. Coach Clint Myers earned his 1,500th win.
But the Tigers managed to accomplish another impressive feat on the day: softball got on “Sportscenter.”
Second baseman Casey MacCrackin (specifically) helped Auburn get some recognition for this impressive grab off a Kaylee Carlson pitch.
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) March 29, 2017
Auburn is back in action at Georgia this weekend.
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