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'A good definition of our ballclub': teammates empathize after Super Regional

By Jeff Shearer GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Judd Ward arrived first, racing across the outfield to console his teammate and friend.

Within seconds, the gathering grew. From the bullpen, bench and infield, Auburn Tigers descended on Steven Williams, their presence saying more than any words of comfort ever could.

A minute earlier, Auburn’s freshman right fielder had sprinted to the warning track, giving chase to a sharply hit ball. Williams leaped and outstretched his left arm, attempting to match his outfield mates’ game-saving grabs from prior innings.