Fans welcome Auburn baseball home after Super Regionals
Auburn baseball did not get the win it wanted, but the Tigers received a warm welcome when they arrived home after Monday's loss to Florida in the Super Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.
Fans, students and coaches showed their appreciation for the team's fight. The Tigers were picked to finish sixth in the SEC West in the preseason but ended up one win away from advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The final spot in the CWS came down to Auburn and Florida, with the Gators scoring a 3-2 win in extra innings on Monday night in Gainesville.
Anyone who saw the game knows and appreciates that the guys left everything on the field. Florida just made one more play.
"We knew it was gonna take a lot of guts and grit to go down there and play against them," Auburn senior 2nd baseman Luke Jarvis said. "That's what we displayed. I wouldn't want to go out a different way."
"It was kind of emotional. It's the last time I'll get to play at Auburn and few other guys will get to play at Auburn. That's the last time that team will be together," Auburn senior 1st baseman Josh Anthony said. "We came up a little short. But all props to the guys on the team. They fought to the end and I wouldn't want to do it with any other guys."