AU, Bama enjoying dramatic power surge

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn and Alabama baseball teams are enjoying a major power surge.

The Tigers already have a school-record 97 home runs, which leads the nation.

That tops Auburn's total the past two seasons combined.

Joseph Sanders leads the way with 18 long balls. Alabama isn't far behind, having slugged 91 homers.

That ranked fifth nationally through games of last weekend.

Kent Matthes leads the nation with 23 homers.

That's three more than he totaled during his first three seasons.

Both teams have 10 regular-season games remaining.

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