Bodda Getta Daily Brew 5/3: Circle, Smiles + Senior Salute

Fans to celebrate Tiger twirler Maddie Penta on Saturday after her final regular season game

Good Morning, Auburn Family. On 897 occasions over the past four seasons, Auburn pitcher Maddie Penta smiled while competing for Auburn.  

“Strikeouts make me very happy,” said Penta, who has averaged 1.33 strikeouts per inning from 2021-24.

Auburn’s all-time wins leader with 74 victories, Penta plays her final regular season series as the Tigers host Alabama at Jane B. Moore Field. Saturday is Maddie Penta Day at JBM, a chance for fans to express appreciation for Auburn’s ace pitcher.

What else can you find mixed into today’s Brew?

🎓 81 Auburn student-athletes to partake in Auburn Spring Commencement
🎥 WarEagle+ features Caitlin (Atkinson) Tomlin’s Tiger Trail induction
🐅 And much, much more!


Tiger Trail Induction: Caitlin (Atkinson) Tomlin
2016 SEC Gymnast of the Year Caitlin (Atkinson) Tomlin is honored with a spot on the Tiger Trail in downtown Auburn.


🔼 Everything’s Coming Up Graduation. A total of 81 current and former Auburn student-athletes will take part in the Auburn University 2024 Spring Commencement ceremonies this weekend in Neville Arena.
Eighteen teams will be represented over the course of the university's six ceremonies, which are scheduled to begin Friday, May 3.

🎓 Go here for the full list of those participating. 🌹
🔜 Go here for a parking advisory on this busy weekend. 🚙

🔼  Penta in Perpetuity. Alabama (32-15, 9-13 SEC) rallied to score three runs in the seventh inning, but Auburn softball (26-17-1, 8-14 SEC) held on with a pair of strikeouts from ace Maddie Penta to clinch the series opener 4-3 Friday night at Jane B. Moore Field.
Auburn looks to secure its second consecutive series win over Alabama and its first home series win over the Tide since 2018 on Friday. First pitch on the SEC Network is set for 5 p.m. CT.

🔼 “A home opener is always exciting, no matter if it's home or on the road.” - Yogi Berra
Returning home for the first time in three weekends, Auburn (21-22, 3-18 SEC) hosts Ole Miss (23-21, 7-14 SEC) for three games at Plainsman Park. First pitches are set for Friday at 6 p.m. CT, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Auburn trails the all-time series against Ole Miss, 92-97-1, but is 52-38 against the Rebels at home. The Tigers have won five of the last six series against Ole Miss at Plainsman Park. Auburn outscored the Rebels 37-11 in a three-game sweep in Oxford last season.

Go here for the full scouting report and some key information on parking, with spring commencement also happening.


Striking Up a Conversation

Auburn Softball’s Maddie Penta was voted the SEC Pitcher of the Year last season when she went 27-7 with a 1.71 ERA. How many strikeouts did she have?

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You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls. There’ll be more giveaways at this weekend’s baseball games against Ole Miss, including a Sandlot-inspired poster and junior trading cards + an autograph session!

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Friday 5/3
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Pepperdine @ NCAA Opening Rounds @ 12 p.m. CT | Live Video | Preview
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. BYU @ NCAA Opening Rounds @ 1 p.m. CT | Live Video | Preview
🥎 Softball vs. Alabama @ 5 p.m. CT SEC Network | Live Audio | Live Stats | Tickets
⚾️ Baseball vs. Ole Miss @ 6 p.m. CT SEC Network | Live Audio | Live Stats | Tickets

Saturday 5/4
🥎 Softball vs. Alabama @ 11 a.m. CT SEC Network | Live Audio | Live Stats | Tickets
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. California/Sacramento State @ NCAA Opening Rounds @ 2 p.m. CT | Live Video
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Arizona/Boise State @ NCAA Opening Rounds @ 3 p.m. CT | Live Video | Live Stats
⚾️ Baseball vs. Ole Miss @ 7 p.m. CT SEC Network | Live Audio | Live Stats| Tickets

Sunday 5/5
⚾️ Baseball vs. Ole Miss @ 3 p.m. CT SEC Network | Live Audio | Live Stats | Tickets

🐅 Click here to view the entire Auburn Athletics Calendar


Answer: Penta was voted the SEC Pitcher of the Year last season when she went 27-7 with 303 strikeouts and a 1.71 ERA.

🐅 Have a great Friday, y’all