Auburn’s 2010 baseball season came to an end on Monday night at Plainsman Park when the Tigers fell to the Clemson Tigers in the regional championship game. Losing 13-7 in the final game, the Tigers were supported all weekend by a continually sold out stadium.
Auburn finished its season 43-21 with a SEC West Division Championship and the privilege to host the NCAA regional game at its home park for the first time since 2003, advance to the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2003 and test NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.
“When we started this, and how far we’ve come, to be able to host a Regional, this many people coming out to support the Auburn Tigers is really remarkable,” Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said.
The weekend’s baseball games were full of season ending fireworks. From the pullout victory against Jacksonville State Friday night to the comeback victory on the final pitch of the ninth inning against Clemson when Auburn native, Creede Simpson, crushed a three-run homer to win the game for Auburn 11-10, Plainsman Park was creating noise that could easily compete with a Saturday afternoon in October. See Creede’s home run here.
The Auburn baseball team did not dwell on their loss for long. Today was the MLB draft and the team saw nine of its players get drafted in rounds two through 30. Of the nine players drafted, five of them were drafted for the first time in their careers.
Trent Mummey (No. 118 – Baltimore)
Hunter Morris (No. 129 – Milwaukee)
Cole Nelson (10th Rd. – No. 313 – Detroit)
Grant Dayton (11th Rd. – No. 347 – Florida)
Austin Hubbard (14th Rd. – No. 431 – Tampa)
Ryan Jenkins (17th – No. 509 – Kansas City
Brian Fletcher (18th Rd. – No. 549 – Kansas City)
Kevin Patterson (23rd Rd. – No. 701 – Tampa)
Bradley Hendrix (30th Rd. – No. 907 – Cincinnati).