Auburn baseball shares a common trait with this year’s men's basketball team: a regular season filled with ups and downs followed by a dazzling postseason that came to an abrupt end. The Tigers reached the College World Series for the first time in 22 years, creating a Cinderella story-like narrative for the team. And while they didn’t have the fairytale ending that fans would have liked to see, there’s lots to be proud of this Butch Thompson led 2019 Auburn baseball season.
Auburn pitcher Tanner Burns is our SportsCall Player Of The Week. Burns was brilliant on Friday night versus Cincinnati in his third start of the season and the first complete game of his college career. The right-handed sophomore surrendered just two hits in the shutout. He matched the Auburn single-game record with 15 strikeouts and joined the likes of Casey Mize (2018), Chris Bootcheck (1999), Tim Hudson (1997), John Powell (1994), and Mark Chapman (1986) in the 15-strikeo