Dylan Fox | Sports Writer
Auburn used a 14 run fourth inning to cruise to a 33-0 win against Alabama A&M Wednesday night. The Tigers' 33 runs are the new program record for runs in a game, besting the previous record of 32 runs set in 1994.
It took ten innings, but pinch-hitter Bobby Pierce's walk-off single helped Auburn sweep Presbyterian with a 2-1 win on Sunday.
As the 2021 season begins, a battle of the backstops is happening at Plainsman Park. Ryan Dyal, Nate LaRue and Steven Williams are all vying for the spot. Auburn’s season starts off against Presbyterian on Friday, at 5 p.m. CST at Plainsman Park.
After COVID-19 shut their 2020 season down, Butch Thompson’s squad is eager to get back on the field. With the season starting on Friday, here’s a look at what to expect from the Tigers in 2021.
Makenna Dowell and Maddie Penta led the way for Auburn as they completed the sweep of Southeast Missouri State Sunday. The Tigers pulled out a 3-1 victory and are 3-0 to start the season.
Despite a career-day from Honesty Scott-Grayson on Sunday, Auburn could not contain Missouri's offense in the 85-75 loss. “Our defense wasn’t there,” Williams-Flournoy said. “Missouri is a very good offensive team, but to give up 85 points was just way too many.”
“The energy was there,” said Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. “It was there yesterday in practice, it was there this morning in shootaround. They’re right there. They’re really working hard to get a win.”
Back on the road to face in-state rival Alabama, the Tigers failed to overcome another slow first quarter, losing 67-55. Auburn has now lost seven straight games and is 0-6 in SEC play and 5-9 on the season.
Having only eight scholarship players available and a poor shooting performance in the first half made things difficult for Auburn in Sunday's matchup with Florida. The Tigers lost 68-54 and remain winless in SEC play.
Even without a permanent head coach, Auburn still signed 12 players on Wednesday's early signing day. Here's some info on all 12 and what Steele had to say about each player.