Auburn Baseball Earns Three-Seed in Tallahassee Regional
Auburn Baseball celebrates a win over Ole Miss in the 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Alabama
(Photo: Auburn Athletics/Wade Rackley)
For the second time in three seasons, the Auburn Baseball Tigers will stop in Tallahassee, Florida on their way to Omaha. Auburn enters the Tallahassee Regional, hosted by Florida State, as a three-seed and will battle the Knights of Central Florida on Friday at 11 A.M. Central. Auburn was the talk of the college baseball world by the time the calendar turned to May, but after a late-season skid that saw the Tigers lose seven games in a row, there was concern about whether or not Auburn would see the postseason. Monday’s announcement confirmed that Auburn would make the field of 64 as a member of the “last four in” club, which came as a relief to the program, including catcher Blake Logan. “I had heard “yes”, and I had heard “there’s no way,” said Logan of his team’s chances of reaching the postseason. “I knew that we had been cutting it close, but not as close as we actually did. We will take it.” Auburn is very familiar with Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, as this will mark the ninth time since 1976 that they have traveled to Florida State for the postseason. The last time was in 2015, with Auburn falling in the semi-final game of the regional to College of Charleston in what would be Sunny Golloway’s final season. While many players on Auburn’s roster are familiar with Florida State, this will be a new experience for Coach Butch Thompson. “The program has been down to Tallahassee several times, it’ll be a new experience for me as a head coach. I have been there as an assistant in a regional,” says Thompson. “They do a great job, Florida State knows how to hold a regional and knows how to take care of people and respect the fan bases that come in there. This will be a great opportunity for us this week.” The Tallahassee Regional will feature host Florida State, Central Florida, Auburn, and Tennessee Tech. Auburn will begin their run towards the College World Series on Friday morning at 11 A.M. in Tallahassee, Florida.