Auburn baseball head coach Butch Thompson said on the radio pregame show before Monday’s College World Series game against Stanford that his team has several ill players.
Thompson said that the team is dealing with “seven or eight guys on the toilet too much and not feeling well from a tough week.”
This comes after Auburn second baseman Cole Foster left Saturday’s game vs. Ole Miss due to illness in the fourth inning. Foster was back in the Auburn starting lineup on Monday vs. Stanford.
Here is the full comment Thompson made to radio broadcaster Andy Burcham on Monday.
“There’s a list of excuses that weakens us that we don’t have to talk about – traveling across the country and seven or eight guys on the toilet too much and not feeling well from a tough week,” Thompson said on the pregame radio. “Every one of those are excuses. We got to post and play at one of the most special opportunities these boys – most of them will ever get in their life is in front of them today. So none of that matters. All of these excuses , you flush ’em, you put’ em away, and you got opportunity to go out and win a ballgame today in the College World Series. ”
After the interview, Auburn radio broadcaster Brad Law referred to the illness that Auburn players are dealing with as a “stomach bug.”
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The winner of Monday’s game between Auburn and Stanford advances to play at 6 pm CT on Tuesday vs. the winner of Arkansas vs. Ole Miss. The loser is eliminated from the 2022 College World Series.
Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.