The bats were hot yet again for Auburn in another mid-week game as there were double-digit runs scored by someone for the third straight mid-week game of the season.
The final score of this one was 15-7 Auburn. At one point, the score was 15-1. At first glance, that looks like yet another case of Auburn's bullpen giving up a ton of runs. That's partially true, but the Tigers also swapped a ton of players out once the score got out of hand, too. That doesn't excuse allowing all of those runs, but it does account for the Tigers' run production tapering off a bit as the game went on.
The majority of Auburn's runs were scored during a ridiculously big 4th inning. After going five years without a grand slam, Auburn hit the second one of the season tonight against the Owls. This one came courtesy of Luke Jarvis, who was an amazing 4-4 on the night with 5 RBIs. Overall, 12 runs were scored in the inning. I could go through it all, but I'll just let this tweet from Kevin do the work:
Here's that 12 run inning for Auburn T4 pic.twitter.com/eoVtB1v9Wj— PlainsmanParkingLot (@AUPPL) April 18, 2017
A number of different pitchers saw action for the Tigers. Six to be precise. Perhaps the most encouraging part was the performance by Christian Camacho who started the game and pitched six innings and only allowed one run. He allowed 5 hits and struck out 4.
Auburn's next series may be the biggest one to take place in Auburn in quite a few years. The Tigers will welcome Arkansas for a Top-10 match-up that could see a record-setting crowd in Plainsman Park. Auburn has been on the road for a few weeks, so hopefully the return home will be a big boost for the Tigers.