Auburn sports: This week is all about achieving those goals
Auburn football is the No. 1 topic in the War Eagle Wakeup every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across the Tigers sports world. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Auburn football, recruiting, basketball and more.
Ben Obomanu is #Goals
Ben Obomanu tweeted out a pretty cool message on Tuesday in the midst of lots of Auburn graduation celebrations.
After being selected by the Seattle Seahawks during the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Obomanu finally accomplished what he truly set out to do: earn his law degree.
Safe to say those two feats, as well as surviving an Iron Bowl crossover, are all notable achievements that provide reason to celebrate.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) May 8, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- Auburn football players with biggest weight gains, losses from 2017-18.
- UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton puts Greg McElroy on blast after pro-Auburn comments.
- Auburn football defense has “bloodied nose” of offense so far in 2018.
- Offensive line coach J.B. Grimes outlines recruiting plans at position in latest class.
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2 Tigers pick up All-SEC softball honors
Auburn softball players Kaylee Carlson and Taylon Snow were both named to the 2018 All-SEC team, according to an announcement from the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
For Carlson, who was chosen to the All-SEC second team and as a member of the all-defensive team, the honors were somewhat expected. The California native has dominated for Auburn in the circle this season (20-6) and posted the third-lowest ERA in program history (1.20).
Snow was given a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team after ranking second on her team in batting average (.338). Also a California native, Snow started 43 games at shortstop and has also drilled a team-best 3 triples.
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) May 8, 2018
Mickey Dean’s team takes on Alabama on Wednesday in the opening round of the SEC Tournament in Columbia, Mo. The game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT and can be seen on SEC Network.
Baseball sweeps South Alabama
Auburn baseball was hoping to hand South Alabama a second loss at Plainsman Park on Tuesday night, and the Tigers did just that.
Butch Thompson’s team had no trouble defeating the Jaguars on the Plains, ending the night with a 10-4 win. In all, the Tigers hit 4 home runs to finish their home nonconference slate.
Pitchers Jack Owen and Welby Malczewski allowed 4 runs on just 4 hits as the Auburn offense recorded double-digit runs for the third straight game.
Shortstop Will Holland started things with a leadoff home run over the left-field wall and Brendan Venter added 2 more homers. Finally, freshman Edouard Julien smashed another home run. Auburn ended the night with 17 hits and momentum heading into its road series at Ole Miss this weekend in Oxford.
Here’s a few highlights from the winning evening:
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) May 9, 2018
Tweet of the day
Again, Next Gen season is in full swing.
Here's my latest interview with incoming Auburn offensive guard Kam Stutts (@_BigHomieKam). He's a really impressive dude. I can see him easily outplaying his recruiting ranking while he's on the Plains. https://t.co/xw46QUJAuM
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) May 8, 2018
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