Auburn travels to Omaha for the College World Series
AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - Auburn (42-20) left Plainsman Park on Wednesday afternoon to head to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series.
The Tigers will face intradivisional opponent Ole Miss (37-22) on Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m. CDT on ESPN2.
With four SEC teams advancing to the College World Series, Arkansas (43-19) and Texas A&M (42-18) are also vying for the chance to become national champions.
Also in Bracket 2, Stanford (47-16) and Arkansas will play earlier Saturday. The winners of Saturday’s matchups will play Monday night, and the losers will play in an elimination game that afternoon.
The Tigers last trip to the College World Series, in 2019, was brief--losing to both Mississippi State and Louisville.
Head Coach Butch Thompson describes the team’s energy as they prepare for play in Omaha.
“I think you can hear it in the players voices,” Thompson said.
“I think there’s an intention of not getting there--there’s an intention of having success and going for it there. It already makes me feel pretty good before we take off that they’re interested in having success and trying to play championship level baseball.”
For senior shortstop Brody Moore, it is his second trip to the College World Series. He was on the 2019 team, but Saturday will mark his first time playing in Omaha.
“You know it feels good,” Moore said.
“There’s not many people that are still playing right now. I think we’ve earned it. I think we’ve showed up to the park everyday. I think we’ve worked hard every single day.”
Moore wears No. 4 representing his father, who was a member of the Tigers’ 1994 College World Series team.
Moore left Plainsman Park in style, sporting his great-grandfather’s cap as the team loaded the bus.
For more information on the 2022 NCAA Baseball Bracket, schedule and scores click here.
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