Auburn heads to Atlanta for NCAA baseball regional


AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for Auburn baseball over the past week.

Thursday the Tigers bowed out of the SEC Tournament in painstaking fashion. Two days later they had to say goodbye to Rod Bramblett, the man who called their games for the past 25 years after he and his wife Paula were killed in a car crash Saturday.

Now, the Tigers are trying to move on.

Auburn will make its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time since 2001-03 as the Tigers were announced as the No. 2 seed in the Atlanta Regional Monday.

The regional appearance is the Tigers 22nd all-time, and the program holds an overall record of 45-33 in regional play. Auburn previously appeared in the Atlanta Regional in 2000.

The Tigers will take on No. 3 seed Coastal Carolina Friday at 11 a.m. CT on ESPNU. Also included in the field are No. 1 seed and host Georgia Tech and No. 4 seed Florida A&M.

Below is a list of Auburn’s opponents in the Atlanta Regional.

Georgia Tech

Record: 41-17, 22-12 ACC (ACC Coastal Division Champions)

RPI: No. 8

All-time series: Auburn leads, 119-111-6

Coastal Carolina
Record: 35-24-1, 15-13 Sun Belt (Back-to-Back Sun Belt Tournament Champions)

RPI: No. 57

All-time series: Never met

Florida A&M
Record: 27-32, 14-10 MEAC (MEAC Tournament Champions)

RPI: No. 235

All-time series: Auburn leads, 4-0

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