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Auburn baseball secures elite 2017 recruiting class

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn baseball and head coach Butch Thompson announced on Wednesday a stellar group of 14 newcomers for the 2018 season featuring some of the top talent from Alabama, Georgia and around the country. “Overall, this is a great class that really fills all of our needs,” Thompson said. “The neat thing about this class has been the…

Auburn baseball opens Fall practice

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com)– Second-year Auburn baseball head coach Butch Thompson saw some things liked, but he wasn’t content with the first practice of the fall on Thursday at Plainsman Park. “I liked how much talent and skill we have,” Thompson said. “The first time you go from all the drill work of the last few weeks and working so hard…

Auburn schedules Legends of the Plains Fantasy Camp for November

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Former Auburn baseball standouts Tim Hudson, Gabe Gross, Scott Sullivan, Jay Waggoner and legendary head coach Hal Baird will all take part in the inaugural Legends of the Plains Fantasy Camp scheduled for November 11-13 at Plainsman Park. The camp is a great opportunity for baseball enthusiasts to spend a weekend with former Auburn legends as well…

Auburn baseball recruiting class ranked 5th nationally

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn baseball’s 2016 recruiting class was ranked fifth nationally by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Monday. “The strength of this group is in the numbers,” Auburn head coach Butch Thompson said. “Our inaugural class as a staff is going to lay the foundation for moving Auburn baseball back to where we all want to be. Half of the…

Auburn baseball to host free Coaching Clinic Oct. 25

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn head coach Butch Thompson and his staff will host a free coaching clinic for high school baseball coaches October 25 at Plainsman Park and Auburn Arena. The clinic is open to all high school baseball coaches in the area and will include sessions at both Plainsman Park and Auburn Arena. Registration is required and limited…

Auburn baseball reveals upcoming season’s schedule

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn baseball will play 36 home games in 2017 as part of a rigorous schedule head coach Butch Thompson announced Wednesday. “Excited to offer Auburn fans another 36 home games at Plainsman Park,” Thompson said. “They have been so supportive of our program and consistently rank in the top 25 in home attendance and we appreciate…

AU’s Joshua Palacios drafted in 4th round by Toronto

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Junior outfielder Joshua Palacios was drafted in the fourth round (No. 132 overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays during the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.   A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Palacios batted .385 in 34 games in his lone season on the Plains after transferring from San Jacinto College. He drove in 23 runs with…

Auburn’s Anfernee Grier named First Team All-American by Baseball America

DURHAM, N.C. (auburntigers.com) –Auburn outfielder Anfernee Grier has honored as a first team All-American by Baseball America. An All-SEC selection and Golden Spikes Award semifinalist, Grier batted .366 on the season with 12 home runs and 41 RBI. He finished the regular season ranked among the SEC leaders in average (4th), hits (87, 2nd), runs (56, 1st), homers (2nd), stolen bases…

Tigers’ Anfernee Grier named to All-SEC, Defensive teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn junior outfielder Anfernee Grier was named to the All-SEC second team and the All-Defensive team the league office announced Monday. “I’ve been impressed with Anfernee since day one,” Auburn head coach Butch Thompson said. “How hard he worked in every rep that he took. For him to have such a great junior year is really…

Buentello homers for 11th time, Auburn baseball falls twice to Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (auburntigers.com)  – Niko Buentello hit his 11th home run of the season, but Auburn baseball fell 9-3 to No. 12 Vanderbilt in game two of a doubleheader Thursday at Hawkins Field. “They have good arms. We knew we needed to neutralize their two and three-hole hitters,” Auburn baseball head coach Butch Thompson said. “When we did, we had…