March 24, 2014
First-year Auburn coach Sunny Golloway huddles with his players (Zach Bland photo)
By Phillip Marshall
AUBURN, Ala. - After winning its second consecutive Southeastern Conference series, Auburn has entered Baseball America's weekly poll at No. 21.
The Tigers (17-8 overall and 4-2 in the SEC) have won 10 of their last 12 games under first-year head coach Sunny Golloway. They won two of three from No. 24 Texas A&M in the first week of the SEC season and two of three at No. 14 Tennessee last weekend.
Seven SEC teams, led by No. 2 South Carolina, are in the top 25.
The Tigers won on Friday and Saturday of both SEC weekends, only to fall on Sunday. They fought back from a 5-0 deficit at Tennessee, but lost 8-6 when a ninth-inning rally came up short.
Auburn has won five consecutive SEC series dating back to last season, the longest streak in the league. The Tigers are hitting .310 as a team. Their .987 fielding percentage in conference games is also the league's best.
Auburn is ranked No. 24 in the Perfect Game poll.
The Tigers play Kennesaw State on Tuesday at Plainsman Park. They open a three-game SEC series against Missouri on Thursday night at Plainsman Park. The game will begin at 6:30 and be televised by ESPNU.
Phillip Marshall is a Senior Writer for AuburnTigers.com. Follow Marshall on Twitter: