May 10, 2008
END OF THE SEVENTH:
Auburn leads 11-0 but the story of the game thus far has been Taylor Thompson's dominance as he held Ole Miss hitless for the first 6.1 innings before giving up a single to Matt Smith. The outing is the longest in Thompson's career. This will be the final update of the afternoon, check back later for the complete recap.
END OF THE FOURTH:
Auburn exlpoded for a five-run fourth inning to take a 9-0 lead on Ole Miss. Joseph Sanders' home run to center was the highlite of the inning.
END OF THE THIRD:
Auburn has taken a 4-0 lead thanks to Brian Fletcher's eighth home run of the season, a two-run shot into the Auburn bullpen in right. All of the runs in the inning were unearned as Hunter Morris reached on a throwing error by OM catcher Brett Basham. Mummey stole his second base of the game in the inning, giving him 18 on the year.
END OF THE SECOND:
It is 1-0 Auburn courtesy of a Hunter Morris RBI single in the first that scored Trent Mummey. Auburn had a chance for a big inning but wound up stranding two runners to end the inning.
There are dark skies overhead, with severe storms predicted for 6pm tonight. Hopefully we can get this in before the rains come.
In the scoreboard watch, Kentucky downed Tennessee, 5-2, in the only completed game of the day.
PREGAME - 3:30PM
Just a friendly programming reminder - today's game can be heard on Sirius Channel 107 (AU broadcast) and on XM Chamnel 199 (OM broadcast).
PREGAME - 2:40PM CT
Back at Swayze Field for game two of the series with Ole Miss. It is going to be a different lineup today for the Tigers as Matt Hall will not start due to the back spasms that forced him to be pulled from yesterday's game.It marks the first time this season that Hall will not be Auburn's starting shortstop and the first time since his freshman year that Mike Bianucci will start at third, where he made 21 starts.
Hopefully the team doesn't have the punched-in-the-gut feeling that I still have after last night's loss. Not sure I have ever felt worse for a team than I did last night.
As I type this Kentucky holds a 4-0 lead over Tennessee in the bottom of the 8th, which could put UK at 13-13 in the league and at present in the 8th spot in the league.
A look around the league from last night shows that Auburn was not the only one to fall in the bottom of the ninth as Arkansas hit a pinch-hit, two-out grand slam to defeat South Carolina and Alabama had a walk-off double to down Florida. As a side note, our radio guys' favorite teams also lost in the ninth as the Braves gave up one in the ninth (Rod Bramblett's favorite MLB team) and the Cardinals also lost in the ninth (Andy Burcham's squad).
Here is today's starting lineup:
by Dan Froehlich, Auburn Media Relations