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Auburn Baseball Takes UGA Series With Friday and Sunday Wins

The Tigers are in a good place following the first two SEC series of the year.

Davis Daniel
Davis Daniel
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Auburn's bats weren't ringing quite as much as they have so far this season, but the Tigers were still able to keep things rolling as they took their second SEC series in a row and have yet to drop a series all year.

It definitely wasn't easy. UGA led for most of Friday's game and then won Saturday's game to break Auburn's 9 game winning streak. The Tigers mostly took care of business on Sunday, though, to seal the deal.

Friday, 2-1 Auburn

Perhaps the biggest thing to happen in Friday's game was starter Keegan Thompson leaving just before the start of the 5th inning as a precautionary measure according to Butch Thompson. Apparently, his arm was feeling a little more tired than usual. Of course, UGA would then score their one and only run of the game in the Bottom 5th.

Auburn's bats were mostly quiet for the game. It wasn't until the Top of the 8th before the Tigers got on the board. A Will Holland ground ball and UGA error scored Luke Jarvis to tie the game. A few batters later, that was followed by Daniel Robert slapping a single that allowed Holland to score the winning run.

Robert was also credited with the win in this game, as he can in and pitched an inning and a third in the 7th and 8th. Cole Lipscomb closed the game out with a save. Five pitchers combined in the effort for the win.

Saturday, 1-4 UGA

Auburn took the lead first in Saturday's game, but UGA tied it in the very next half. They also took the lead on a controversial call. The runner was originally ruled out at home, but it was overturned on replay to give UGA the 2-1 lead. They added runs in the 6th and the 8th as insurance, and the Tigers just couldn't get anything going.

Casey Mize threw seven innings in this one, but the offensive effort for the Tigers doomed them. They were getting runners on base - tallying 9 hits on the day - but they just couldn't get them across the plate.

Sunday, 4-1 Auburn

Auburn entered Sunday's game looking to keep their streak of series victories alive and also avoid a bad series loss to a  not-so-great SEC team. They did just that.

Luke Jarvis hit a home run in the 4th to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. That's where things stayed until the 9th inning when Auburn added two more. The first came thanks to another Jarvis hit. He hit a single and then reached 2nd after a throwing error that scored Jonah Todd. Jarvis would score himself on a wild pitch for the 4th and final run.

On the mound, Davis Daniel had his best outing as a Tiger so far. He threw six scoreless innings and struck out six batters in the winning effort. Corey Herndon and Andrew Mitchell pitched the 7th and 8th, with Mitchell sitting two of his three down on strikes. Cole Lipscomb came in for the second save of the weekend and even though UGA scored one one on a sac fly, the Tigers still closed it out thanks to a diving Jonah Todd catch in deep center field for out number three.

Way Forward

Auburn now goes into the Capital City Classic this Tuesday night at 7:00 pm Central in Montgomery. They'll then welcome the South Carolina Gamecocks to Auburn for the weekend series. Auburn is 5-1 in the SEC, has won every series, and is really looking like a team that could make a deep run if they continue to find ways to win as they have so far this year.