By Jeff Shearer
AUBURN, Ala. - On the 3-mile drive to Plainsman Park Sunday, Auburn baseball coach Butch Thompson realized the magnitude of the game that would follow.
"I woke up and I got in the car and said, `This is a big one,'" Thompson said. "'This is a big one for our program. This is a big one for this team moving forward this year.'"
Trailing 4-0 in the sixth, Auburn erupted for seven runs, giving the Tigers a 7-5 series-clinching win over Mississippi State.
"Sometimes in this league, it doesn't have to be pretty.