On today’s edition of The SEC Report, Will Schuttee hosts the show live from SEC Media days and is joined in studio by Dan Peck. Will and Dan discuss the hype around SEC Media Days, Jimbo Fisher’s remarks during his first trip to Media Days as Texas A&M’s head coach, as well as what to expect in preseason SEC projections.
Today on The Lunch Break, Painter Sharpless is joined by Justin Ferguson to discuss Auburn Baseball in NCAA Regionals and Thursday night’s JR Smith controversy:
Painter Sharpless is joined by Justin Ferguson to discuss Gus Malzahn and Nick Saban’s comments on the new headset limit rule, the NBA Finals, Auburn baseball, and much more:
The Auburn University golf team secured their spot in the field of eight match play round of the 2018 NCAA Golf Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Monday. Auburn finished the stroke play round with a four day total of 15-over par. Freshman Brandon Mancheno finished the tournament seven under, Jovan Rebula finished two over, Ben Schlottman finished at twelve over, Trace Crowe finished fourteen over, and Wells Padgett finished at twenty over (not scored) for a team total of fifteen over (5th). Oklahoma State (E), Duke (+8), Texas Tech (+9), Oklahoma (+11), Auburn (+15), Alabama (+16), Texas (+16), and Texas A&M (+17) are the eight teams that will compete in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday. The SEC Champion Auburn Tigers will face Oklahoma at 7:50 am CT.
Brandon Mancheno’s four day total of seven under par was good enough to get into a playoff for the individual national championship title, but ultimately fell short of Augusta University’s Broc Everett after one playoff hole.
Pairings have been announced for Auburn’s quarterfinal match against Oklahoma tomorrow, beginning at 7:50 am CT.
— Auburn Men’s Golf (@AuburnMGolf) May 29, 2018
The third time proved to be the charm for Auburn High Baseball as they win the 2018 7A State Championship in two games over Hewitt-Trussville after making the state championship series for three years in a row. In Friday night’s game at Paterson Field, Hewitt-Trussville struck first on an RBI single by Tyler Mauldin in the fourth to draw first blood and take a 1-0 lead. Then the Tigers offense came to life against Huskies starter Carson Skipper in the sixth inning with a double by senior Teddy Benda, followed by a sacrifice bunt and a couple of Hewitt-Trussville errors to score two. Later in the inning, Senior Clayton Phillips brought in two more on an RBI single to push the lead up to 4-1. Four runs was plenty for Auburn starter Brooks Fuller, who went the complete game giving up just four hits, one earned run, and striking out eight.
On Saturday the series moved to Riverwalk Stadium where Auburn started usual game one starter Drew Jennings to face Hewitt-Trussville’s Michael Fowler. However, Fowler’s outing was short as he was removed from the ball game after the Tigers threatened to score by loading the bases in the first. Both teams’ offenses were kept in check during the pitching duel until the third. Auburn Senior Garrett Morris led off the third with a walk, then stole second base and advanced to third on a Griffin Speaks infield single. Auburn Junior Jackson Arnold brought in Morris on a sacrifice fly that ultimately became the difference in the game. Drew Jennings stranded runners in scoring position in both the sixth and seventh innings to lead to a complete game shutout to give the Tigers their first State Baseball title since 2010. Jennings was also named 7A Series MVP after the game for his complete game in which he only gave up three hits, two walks, and struck out six.
Here is Scott Bagwell’s call of the final out of the 2018 7A State Baseball Championship on ESPN 106.7:
After a less than stellar performance in game one that led to a 8-2 defeat, Auburn High shuffled their lineup and won game two by a 11-2 final behind a strong pitching performance. Senior Brooks Fuller went five innings giving up just two earned runs and six strikeouts to help force a game three. Senior Clayton Phillips paced the Tigers offensively, as he went two for two with a run scored and two RBI.
On Saturday, Auburn finds themselves in a winner-take-all game three for the second time in this year’s 7A Playoffs. Last week, Head Coach Matt Cimo entrusted Senior Teddy Benda with the baseball in game three and earned the win-or-go-home victory for the Tigers. Benda is expected to make the game three start once again on Saturday.
Scott Bagwell will have game three coverage live from Theodore, Alabama beginning at 1:50 on ESPN 106.7, espnau.com, and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
After splitting Friday night’s double header, Auburn High School came won the winner-take-all game three by a 10-5 final score. Auburn High Senior Teddy Benda got the start and the win for the Tigers going 6.2 innings, giving up just three hits, five runs, and striking out eight. Senior catcher Carson Plan finished the game three for four with a couple of RBI and Senior second baseman Tanner Jones went two for three with a two RBI and two runs scored.
Next, the Tigers will travel to Theodore High School for round two of the 7A playoffs. Scott Bagwell will have the complete series coverage live from Mobile on ESPN 106.7, espnau.com, and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
Auburn High Head Coach Matt Cimo after the series win:
Auburn High Head Coach Matt Cimo gives his thoughts after his team split the double header in the first round of the 7A playoffs against McGill-Toolen. The split forces a winner-take all game on Saturday to see who will move on to face the winner of the Enterprise-Theodore series.
Airtime will be 12:45 on ESPN 106.7 and first pitch will be at 1:00 with Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard from the campus of Auburn High School. The game will also be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.