Auburn will face Clemson in a winner-take-all game Monday night at Plainsman Park. First pitch is…
Little Known Simpson Hits the Big Shot
Auburn, Ala.--Clemson coach Jack Leggett admitted he didn't have much of a scouting report on Auburn's Creede Simpson when the replacement center fielder hit the game-winning three-run homer for the AU Tigers on Sunday night. Simpson's bomb over the left field wall off of Clemson closer Tomas Cruz provided the winning margin in Auburn's 11-10 victory that set up a 6 p.m. Monday game vs. Clemson with the winner advancing to NCAA Tournament Super Regional play. "I didn't know much about him," Leggett said of the first-year Tiger, a juco transfer who was a star player at Auburn High School. "He came in the game late. As things would have it, he came up with a big hit. "You have to give him credit for that," Leggett added. "They threw him in the game in the seventh inning and he came up with the big hit. It's unfortunate for us, it's fortunate for them." Commenting on the big homer, Simpson said, "Once I saw it in the air I knew it had a good chance to go over," he said. "It was an...
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