The Lineup (5/04)
1. First Prediction is in for AU/UGA
Georgia should win 2 of 3.
Why Georgia should win the series: If you had asked me last week who I thought would win this series I would have told you Auburn. But Georgia played well last weekend, winning 2 of 3 against Arkansas, while Auburn lost 4 of 5 during the same week, including 3 of 3 against South Carolina. It is a home series for Auburn, so the games should be close but Georgia's pitching will give them the series win.
2. Dan Gamache: Trend Setter
Intro songs are also a topic on the road, because we like to see what players on other teams have chosen. No one ever copies another player’s song, but if it’s good, it will probably find its way onto the locker room playlist for the next few weeks. For instance, after we played at Auburn, Dan Gamache’s hitting song—B. Lloyd’s “Heavy”—a song from the show Blue Mountain State, started being played in the locker room. We all like different types of songs, but we’ll always give a good intro song a shot over the speakers after practice.
(via College Baseball Daily)
This is the song in question:
3. Speaking of Gamache, here’s one scout/fan’s take on him
Gamache is a Junior on the Auburn Tigers. He might be the first diamond in the rough as I was unaware of him and have not found a recent scouting report. He has shown an increase in power and plate discipline, but there is a question as to where exactly he will play as a pro. I cannot say much more than that. I look forward to Nick's thoughts in the comment section. As Oriole fans know with Trent Mummey, future power is difficult to measure in Auburn because it can be rather easy to hit home runs there.
(via Camden Depot)
4. Auburn: Ending Tennessee’s Dreams since 1989
The last thing Raleigh needed was a lost weekend of historic proportion, especially one administered by, of all people, Vanderbilt.
The Vols went down by counts of 10-1, 10-1 and 19-3 in Nashville last weekend. The combined carnage of 39-5 marks the worst three-game series deficit in program history.
The previous nadir was a 35-6 sweep by Auburn in April 1989. Five games later coach Mark Connor was relieved of duties.
Vol fans can understand why Florida is a national power. But if Vanderbilt can be a top-five program, what’s missing at UT?
(via Go Vols Xtra)
5. Auburn signees get awards/wins
McCord (8-1) was staked to a 6-0 lead in the nightcap, but struggled with his command as St. Paul's scored four runs in the fourth. He allowed three singles, walked three and threw three wild pitches, the second of which negated a potential double play situation that would have ended the inning as runners advanced to second and third and the next batter grounded to short.
But the Auburn signee bounced back by retiring nine of the next 11 batters he faced, the only hit coming on an infield single in the bottom of the seventh.
"Rocky had one bad inning; he hasn't had an inning like that all year," Walker said. "He lost his mechanics, but came back. The last three innings, I told him I wanted (every pitch) down the middle; just let them hit it."
McCord had a pair of RBIs and Rose went 2-for-3 with two runs driven in.
In addition to the overall winners, Trey Cochran-Gill and Rebecca Amerson won the boy's and girl's Athletic Awards, Logan Middlebrooks and Kalen Busby won the Church, Community and Character Awards, Jacob Levins and Miranda McCurdy won the Academic Awards and Davis Knapp and Sierra Hauk won the Leadership Awards.
(via Montgomery Advertiser)
6. Carolina Cam
(via Twitter/ @ToppsCards )
7. Regional Projections
CB Daily has Auburn going to Chapel Hill to take on Elon (Plus UNC/Charlotte)
SE Baseball has Auburn going to Atlanta to take on Jacksonville (Plus GT/Purdue)
8. Kohlscheen picks up the W
The Beloit Snappers were pounded for 11 hits Monday in a 13-6 defeat to the host Clinton LumberKings in Midwest League baseball.
The LumberKings led, 7-0, after five innings. Snappers’ starting pitcher B.J. Hermsen (2-3) allowed seven runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings to take the loss.
The Snappers had eight hits but left 11 men on base. Clinton starter Stephen Kohlscheen (1-2) blanked Beloit on three hits through the first five innings to earn the victory.
(via Gazette Extra)
9. Do you know what day is is? Exactly. May the Fourth be with You
And to geek out for a bit? Here’s my favorite scene in the Star Wars Trilogy. Poor Leia, watching Han about to be dumped in Carbonite, crying out, “I Love You” and Han, like a stone cold pimp, just says, “I Know”. Boom. (/end Nerd)