Auburn Baseball’s Mother’s Day Meltdown

I had already typed out the tweet about how Auburn swept Georgia only because I was in attendance at all three games. I had already planned others about how Auburn and their stirrups were 3-0 together and were therefore obligated to stay together until the next loss. It was all for naught.

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about yesterday’s monumental collapse by Auburn’s baseball team as they attempted to sweep Georgia and move into a tie for 1st in the West with Alabama. A win would have setup a humongously fun series this weekend against the Tide. In short, the winner would lead the West going into the final weekend and hold the tiebreaker. Instead, we are looking at a humongously scary and must-win series to hold onto one of the last spots in the SEC tournament. For more on all the scenarios, go to Plainsman Parking Lot.

The collapse began with Auburn leading 11-5 in the 9th (they lead 8-0 after the 1st), and only needing three outs to complete the sweep (which I regrettably tweeted). Just look at how AuburnTigers.com described the top half of the inning as Georgia batted. It’s quite depressing, and was even worse to watch in person.

  • Martin pinch hit for Welton. Martin walked (3-2 BFBSBB).
  • Farmer walked (3-2 KBFBBB); Martin advanced to second. Farmer advanced to second on a wild pitch; Martin advanced to third on a wild pitch.
  • Cone grounded out to 2b (2-1 BBS).
  • Davidson homered to center field, 3 RBI (1-0 B); Farmer scored; Martin scored.
    11-8 Auburn.
  • Wallen, E. to p for Ortman, D.
  • Hester walked (3-1 BKBBB).
  • Powell pinch hit for May. Powell hit by pitch (3-2 BKFBFF); Hester advanced to second.
  • Schilling singled to left field (0-0); Powell advanced to second; Hester advanced to third.
  • Ruiz walked, RBI (3-1 BBBKB); Schilling advanced to second; Powell advanced to third; Hester scored.
    11-9 Auburn.
  • Ray, S. to p for Wallen, E.
  • Hyams walked, RBI (3-2 KBKBBB); Ruiz advanced to second; Schilling advanced to third; Powell scored.
    11-10 Auburn.
  • Martin struck out looking (2-2 BBKSK).
  • Farmer homered to left field, 4 RBI (1-0 B); Hyams scored; Ruiz scored; Schilling scored.
    14-11 Georgia.
  • Cone fouled out to 3b (3-2 SBBFB).
  • 9 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

I’m normally not a glutton for punishment or reliving absolutely terrible moments in Auburn history, but this was too bad not to share.

For the record, I don’t want it to seem like I’m bashing the team or anything like that at all. They are all better than me in every aspect of baseball, unless you count my high school record of most times hitting the ball off the outfield wall without ever hitting one over.

Hopefully, this was just one of those very fluky, weird, hope-it-never-happens-again moments, and Auburn will shake it off, beat Samford (if you live around Birmingham you better be there) and Alabama State this week, and take out Alabama this weekend.