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Auburn High's miraculous playoff run ends

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AUBURN, Ala. -

The Auburn High School Tigers had a thrilling run through the 6A Alabama High School Baseball playoffs.

The Tiger's run ended on Saturday with a loss to Pelham by a score of 11-3.

"We didn't get any two out hits today and that was a big thing. It just seemed like the magic wasn't there for some reason. I just didn't see it in the air there. The karma or whatever you call it, today they were just a better team than us," said Auburn Coach Matt Cimo.

The Panthers sealed the victory with a six run 6th inning.

Many Auburn players were visibly upset after the game. Coach Cimo says that is for multiple reasons. Of course, they wanted to win the game and go to the state championship. But, this is also the end of the careers of the five seniors on the team.

"We have such super kids. That was such a tribute to the parents. There are some great parents that have some great kids in our program. They have proven they are winners. I'm just lucky to be a part of it," said Coach Cimo.

The Tigers playoff run included upsets of Smiths Station and Fairhope in dramatic game 3 comeback victories.

Coach Cimo said the team finally ran out of gas.

If that is the case, the Tigers went a long way with the gas light on and they took their fans on a thrilling ride.

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

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