Auburn Starts Off Atlanta Regional Strong with 16-7 Win over Coastal Carolina
AUBURN BASEBALL COACHES AND PLAYERS TALK ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WIN
The Auburn Tigers entered into the NCAA Regionals today with something to play for, and not only did they honor Rod and Paula Bramblett with a 16-7 win, but also commemorated Rod on their helmets.
“Yeah we have his initials on our hat, so we’ve definitely been thinking about him. You know Rod and his family will be apart of the Auburn baseball program for history and we’re glad we can come out here, we can play for him, and get a good win today,” says Auburn sophomore outfielder Steven Williams.
Out of the 16 runs, Steven Williams drove in 5, and freshman from Troup County Ryan Bliss, drove in 3.
“Oh it was amazing, you know I didn’t really know what to expect, but I just treated it like any other game, as it was the first game of the season, to the first SEC game, and first game in Hoover and I just treated every game like it was any other game. I didn’t try to do too much and came out successful,” says Auburn freshman infielder Ryan Bliss.
Auburn will have a quick turnaround with no days off this weekend, but head coach Butch Thompson said that shouldn’t be a problem since they mimicked that schedule in practice this week.
“We’ve had a good week of preparation. We did not give them a day off. We forced our team to be together. I think some of the things that happened today, really led up to an entire week of work manifested itself today, so good first step but the guys have done well,” says Auburn head baseball coach Butch Thompson.
Auburn is now two wins a way from a regional championship. Game one set for tomorrow at 7pm eastern time at Russ Chandler Stadium.