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March 2017

ESPN Radio’s 20th Major League Baseball Season Begins Opening Day, April 2

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ESPN Radio 20 Major League Season

ESPN Radio’s 20th Major League Baseball season of 71 games will include multiple appearances from several top teams including the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Commentator Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton return this year as ESPN Radio’s lead commentator team.

The season begins on Opening Day as Kris Bryant and the Cubs visit Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, April 2, at 7 p.m. ET*. ESPN Radio will also broadcast the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. against the Dodgers – a rematch of last year’s National League Championship Series.
Among the other highlights this season include: Seven games showcasing the defending Champion Cubs; seven New York Yankee games; six St. Louis Cardinal matchups; and the New York Yankees visiting the Boston Red Sox on July 16. In addition, ESPN Radio will be the exclusive radio home for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby and the 88th MLB All Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami, on Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11, respectively. Every MLB postseason game will be broadcasted for the 20th consecutive year. Postseason coverage will include any potential tie-breaker games, Wild Card games, National and American League Division Series, National League Championship Series, the American League Championship Series and the World Series.
All MLB games on ESPN Radio will be preceded by the Baseball Tonight pregame show offering news, previews and analysis of upcoming games. As the season progresses, additional matchups on ESPN Radio will be announced.
Confirmed schedule (additional games will be announced at a later date):
Date
Time (ET)
Game / Commentators
Sun, Apr 2
7 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
Adam Amin & Chris Singleton
Mon, Apr 3
6:30 p.m.
Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers
Adam Amin & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 8
3:30 p.m.
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
TBD & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 9
7 p.m.
Miami Marlins at New York Mets
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Mon, Apr 10
7 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 15
12:30 p.m.
St. Louis Cardinals at New York Yankees
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 16
7 p.m.
St. Louis Cardinals at New York Yankees
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 22
3:30 p.m.
Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 23
7 p.m.
Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sat, Apr 29
3:30 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Apr 30
7 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, May 7
7 p.m.
New York Yankees at Chicago Cubs
Sat, May 13
12:30 p.m.
Houston Astros at New York Yankees
Sun, May 14
6:30 p.m.
Houston Astros at New York Yankees
Sat, May 20
6:30 p.m.
Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers
Sun, May 21
7 p.m.
Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers
Sat, May 27
6:30 p.m.
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
Sun, May 28
7 p.m.
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
Mon, May 29
3:30 p.m.
Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
Roxy Bernstein & TBD
 
6:30 p.m.
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
Sun, Jun 4
6:30 p.m.
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Sun, Jul 9
7 p.m.
Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Adam Amin & TBD
Mon, Jul 10
8 p.m.
T-Mobile Home Run Derby
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Tue, Jul 11
7 p.m.
MLB All-Star Game
Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton
Sun, Jul 16
7 p.m.
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Sun, Jul 23
7 p.m.
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Sun, Aug 20
6 p.m.
St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates

* Windows include the pregame show

Auburn Baseball Takes Down Alabama in the Capital City Classic

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Auburn didn’t hit the ball particularly hard at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium last night Josh Anthony hit two groundball singles, one of which didn’t leave the infield. Will Holland reached on a bunt. Daniel Robert looped a ball into left-center field. In fact, the Tiger offense actually finished last night’s game with more walks drawn (five) than hits (four). But in a 4-3 win over rival Alabama in the ninth-annual Capital City Classic — its eighth in the series — No. 17 Auburn played small ball to near perfection in front of a Riverwalk Stadium-record crowd of more than 7,600.

 

The Tigers’ got their first hit after Crimson Tide starter Garret Rukes had opened the game with two perfect innings. Blake Logan followed with a walk, and Alabama third baseman Connor Short, formerly of Auburn, committed a throwing error on Holland’s bunt single that allowed Anthony to score the game’s 1st run from second base. Three batters later, Robert drove both Logan and Holland home with his bloop single to put the Tigers ahead 3-0. But Alabama clawed its way back, scoring one run in the third, fourth & fifth innings to tie the game at three. Tigers starter Christian Camacho, allowed two runs on four hits & a walk while striking out three over 3.1 innings. In the very next inning, Robert walked, stole second when Alabama failed to cover the second-base, moved to third on a Connor Davis flyout and scored on Anthony’s go-ahead infield single to shortstop.

 

The win pushes Auburn’s record to 21-6 overall.

 

Originally posted on newstalkwani.com by Bob Wooddy

Did the Florida Coach push Auburn’s Haley Fagan?

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Rightfully so, this video has created a buzz among the Auburn fan base.

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*UPDATE*

Coach Walton’s statement:

“I apologize to Haley, I just wanted to congratulate Auburn on the win – it was a good series. My intent was to give a high-five to each opposing player as we do after every game. Apparently, her hand wasn’t up as I said ‘good game’ and I touched her shoulder. I should have paid closer attention and did not intend to upset her. I regret that this has taken attention away from the effort and sportsmanship both teams displayed all weekend.”

ESPN 106.7 Wins Multiple ABBY Awards from the Alabama Broadcasters Association 

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Broadcast professionals from across Alabama attended the presentation of the Alabama Broadcasters Association’s “Best in Broadcasting Awards” on Saturday, March 25th at the Hyatt Regency in Hoover and ESPN 1067 received multiple ABBY Awards at the ceremony.

Z with ABBYThe Lunch Break, hosted by Zac Blackerby and Dana Solanon weekdays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. was named “Best Sports Show”.

The ESPN 106.7 App, developed by Riley Hubbard, received the ABBY for “Best Radio App”.

ESPN 106-7’s sister station, Classic Hits 94-3, also received some impressive honors. Rich Perkins and Jeremy Henderson of Rich & Jeremy in the Morningwere named “Best Personality or Team” while the show received the ABBY Award for “Best Morning Show”.

Rich & Jeremy in the Morning airs weekday mornings from 6:00 – 9:00 on Classic Hits Wings 94.3.

Riley with ABBY CroppedPhotos (L-R): Zac Blackerby, ESPN 106.7 Station Manager and Host of The Lunch Break; and Riley Hubbard, Auburn Network Broadcast Assistant and ESPN 106.7 App Developer

 

Auburn High Baseball Comes From Behind to Defeat Benjamin Russell 7-6

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High baseball team was able to come from behind Tuesday night to knock off Benjamin Russell 7-6 after trailing 6-1 after just two innings. The Tigers scored two runs in the third, fourth, and sixth innings to win.

 

Benjamin Russell got off to an early 2-0 lead thanks to an RBI single and a passed ball in the first then added on four more in the second from a grand slam from Connor Brooks. Trey Woodham responded for Auburn in the third with an RBI double that scored two to cut the lead to 6-3. Later in the fourth, Rowdy Jordan plated another on an RBI single, followed by an RBI groundout by Garrett Morris to make the score 6-5. In the sixth, Brooks Fuller tied the game on an RBI single that scored Garrett Morris, then the Tigers took the lead on an error that scored Fuller making the score 7-6.

 

Trey Woodham ended the game one for four with two RBIs, while Garrett Morris went two for four with an RBI and two runs scored. Clayton Phillips got credit for the win for his two innings allowing no hits and two strikeouts. Drew Williams got credit for the save, as he shut the door on Benjamin Russell in the seventh to preserve the Auburn victory. The win pushes Auburn’s record to an impressive 10-5.

 

Auburn High is set to start an extended road trip for the next two weeks, including stops in Hoover, Oxford, and Phenix City. The next home game for the Tigers will be a double header against Central on Thursday, April 6th. That game will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7, espnau.com, and on the ESPN 106.7 app.

 

 

 

 

Auburn defensive end Marlon Davidson thinks he can run down a leopard…

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After Auburn’s practice Tuesday, defensive end Marlon Davidson made an interesting comment.

“I’ve got the mind that I can run down anybody,” Davidson said. “Even, like, a leopard. I probably can’t, but that’s my mindset.”

That is not a bad mindset for a defender to possess and Davidson will be asked to set the defensive edge and run down many talented, fast running backs and quarterbacks this season.

As for chasing down a leopard, probably not.

Leopards are able to reach speeds of 36 miles per hour. Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt has been clocked close to 28 miles per hour. The near 300-pound Davidson’s best chance of running down a leopard is making sure the cat never gets started.

Davidson had an outstanding freshman season and is expected to be a leader along the defensive front in 2017. But asked about being a starter last season, he said it never felt routine.

“It never did,” Davidson said. “I never felt like I made it.”

Regardless of what Davidson felt, his performance says otherwise. He had 37 tackles as a freshman and registered 2.5 sacks lining up on the opposite side of Carl Lawson.

Davidson also shared a positive perspective about Byron Cowart’s move to defensive tackle. Cowart who according to ESPN was the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit in 2015, has never clicked at the defensive end position. So despite his relatively diminutive size for the position, 250 pounds, Auburn is giving him a look at defensive tackle.

**This was originally posted at Gridiron Now.** 

Auburn High Swept in Double Header by Sparkman

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ahs-logo-smallSpring break did not serve the Auburn High school baseball team well, as they were swept by Sparkman in their first action since they beat Opelika last Wednesday. Sparkman, who is ranked number two in the state of Alabama, won the first game 15-4 and the second game 7-5.

 

In game one, Sparkman wasted no time against AHS starter Drew Williams, as they scored two runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. After Sparkman added another in the top of the second, Auburn junior Brooks Fuller hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second to cut the deficit to 3-1. In the top of the third, Sparkman took advantage of a couple of Auburn errors and scored two more runs to push the lead to 6-1. Auburn senior Rowdy Jordan scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third, but Sparkman exploded in the top of the fifth with six runs giving them a 12-2 lead. Auburn drew closer with an RBI single by Ted Benda in the bottom of the fifth followed by a Trey Woodham solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, making the game 12-4, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Sparkman scored three more runs in the top of the seventh and went on to win 15-4.

 

Ted Benda finished the game one for two in game one with two RBIs, and Trey Woodham recorded his team leading third home run this season. Auburn’s starter Drew Williams was hit with the loss after giving up six runs, although only two were earned.

 

In game two, Auburn High jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Ted Benda and an RBI ground out by Brooks Fuller. Sparkman responded with back-to-back home runs in the top of the second, making the score 2-2. Rowdy Jordan hit a homer of his own in the bottom of the second to give the tigers a 3-2 lead. Auburn scored again in thee bottom of the third thanks to an error, pushing Auburn’s lead to two. Sparkman scored a run in the forth, followed by two in the fifth and one in the sixth to give them a 7-4 lead. Junior Carson Plan hit a solo home run in the final inning for Auburn, but it wasn’t enough as Sparkman went on to win 7-5.

 

Rowdy Jordan finished the game two for four with an RBI from a second inning homer. Carson Plan also recorded an RBI from his homer in the seventh. Junior Drew Jennings started the game for the Tigers, and did not get a decision for his 4.0 innings allowing two earned runs and striking out three.

 

The next game for the Tigers will be at Troop County on Monday (March 20). The next home game will be against Benjamin Russell on Tuesday (March 21). That game will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 6:30 CT, and will be streamed online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app.