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Alabama Baseball's Series Finale Against No. 20 Auburn Canceled

After dropping the first two games of the series, the Crimson Tide leaves the weekend without picking up a win.

Alabama baseball’s series finale against No. 20 Auburn was canceled Sunday and will not be made up.

The game had been in multiple lightning delays for more than an hour before officials decided to call it off. Alabama and Auburn were tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Tigers had the bases loaded with one out for Bobby Pierce.

Alabama (27-24, 10-16) lost the first two games of the series, suffering a 3-2 defeat Friday night before losing 6-4 Saturday. Auburn improved to 35-16 (15-11) following the two wins. 

While the Crimson Tide wasn't able to pick up a victory over the weekend, Sunday's rainout helped its postseason chances a bit. By not playing, Alabama picked up a half game on Mississippi State in the SEC standings as the Bulldogs were swept by Texas A&M over three games this weekend. 

Alabama's 10-16 record in SEC play is good enough for 11th place in the conference standings, a half game ahead of Kentucky (10-17) and a game and a half ahead of Mississippi State (9-18). Only 12 teams are invited to the SEC Tournament which will take place from May 24-29 in Hoover, Ala.

Alabama will close out its regular season next season as it hosts No. 4 Arkansas for a three-game series. Kentucky hosts a weekend series against No. 20 Auburn while Mississippi State finishes up with a home series against No. 1 Tennessee. 

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Sunday's game has been canceled 

Bottom 5

  • Welp, we are delayed again. 
  • The game is set to begin at 6:15 p.m. CT
  • Still no update on a resume time. 
  • With a 2-2 count to Bobby Pierce and bases, this game enters a lightning delay.
  • A four-pitch walk loads the bases for the Tigers. 
  • Alabama intentionally walks DiChiaria to put runners on first and second with one out. 
  • Moore lays down a squeeze bunt and is tagged out by Williamson, but a runner comes in to score and tie up the game at 1-1. 
  • Tigers open the bottom of the inning with back to back singles to put runners on the corners with no outs. 

Top 5

MID 5: Alabama 1, Auburn 0

  • A groundout and flyout end the inning, stranding the runner at third. 
  • Jarvis lays down a sac bunt to move Tamez over to third with one out. 
  • Back to back doubles from Williamson and Tamez to open the frame bring in the first run of the game, and Alabama takes a 1-0 lead. 

Bottom 4

END 4: Alabama 0, Auburn 0

  • A groundball to third strands the runners.
  • Hitt quickly retires the first two batters of the inning, but now faces some trouble with a two-out walk and single to put two Tiger runners on. 

Top 4

MID 4: Alabama 0, Auburn 0

  • Three up, three down for the Crimson Tide in the fourth. 

Bottom 3

END 3: Alabama 0, Auburn 0

  • After having the ball bounce off his glove at third, Denton recovers and races back to the bag, and Jarvis throws out the lead runner to end the inning. Scoreless in Auburn through three. 
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  • Moore reaches on an infield single with two outs for Auburn's first hit of the day. 

Top 3

MID 3: Alabama 0, Auburn 0

  • And a potentially promising inning comes to an end with a double play off the bat of Eblin. 
  • Denton singles through the right side, but Seidl gets caught in no man's land between second and third after slipping on the base path. So instead of having runners on the corners with no outs, Denton stnds on first with one out.
  • Leadoff single from Seidl. 

Bottom 2

END 2: Alabama 0, Auburn 0

  • A flyout and strikeout looking end the frame. 
  • Carlson draws a one-out walk for Auburn's first baserunner of the game. 

Top 2

MID 2: Alabama 0, Auburn 0

  • A double play off the bat of Jarvis erases the base hit. Crimson Tide held scoreless in the second. 
  • Tamez battles through a 10-pitch at-bat for a one-out single as Alabama's first baserunner. 

Bottom 1- Auburn batting

END 1: Alabama 0, Auburn 0

  • Hitt gets three straight ground balls to retire the Tigers in order. 

Top 1- Alabama batting

MID 1: Alabama 0, Auburn 0

  • Alabama goes three up, three down in the first. 
  • After a slight lightning delay, this game is underway. 
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Andrew Pinckney
Drew Williamson
Dominic Tamez, Alabama baseball catcher
Auburn first baseman Tyler Miller takes a pick off throw too late to catch Alabama base runner Jim Jarvis (10) off base in Sewell-Thomas Stadium Thursday, April 15, 2021
Alabama right fielder Tommy Seidl
Zane Denton walkoff
Alabama infielder Bryce Eblin (13) loses control of the ball as he attempts to turn a double play in the game with Georgia Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Alabama's Grayson Hitt (26) pitches against Tennessee during an NCAA baseball game in Knoxville, Tenn. on Sunday, April 17, 2022

Auburn Starting Lineup (35-16, 15-11 SEC)

1. Brody Moore- SS

2. Sonny DiChiaria- 1B

3. Blake Rambusch- 3B

4. Bobby Peirce- RF

5. Brooks Carlson- DH

6. Kason Howell- CF

7. Mason Land- LF

8. Nate LaRue- C

9. Garrett Farquhar- 2B

Starting Pitcher- Joseph Gonzalez