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Auburn Baseball vs Texas A&M: Tigers Drop First Series of the Season

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All good things must end, and the Tigers' streak of series victories ended this weekend in College Station.

Casey Mize was his usual brilliant self Friday night.
Casey Mize was his usual brilliant self Friday night.
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The Tigers couldn't get the series win out of College Station this weekend in spite of some pretty good pitching, overall. This weekend marked the first series loss of the season against any team whether from the SEC or not.

Game 1: Auburn 2-1

Casey Mize pitched a brilliant Friday night game against the Aggies, striking out 12 while allowing only 2 hits and 1 walk. His pitching has been beyond stellar this season and when things get going with him and Keegan, they're as deadly a set of starters as you'll find. The Tigers got their only 2 runs thanks to a Jay Estes double in the 3rd inning that scored Will Holland and Daemon Haecker.

Those were the only two runs the Tigers would pick up Friday night, and they were all that they needed. Cole Lipscomb came on in the 8th and shut the Aggies down. He allowed a lead-off homer in the bottom of the 9th and was pulled for Andrew Mitchell, who shut the Aggies down and gave the Tigers their only win of the weekend.

Game 2: Texas A&M 3-6

Auburn scored 3 runs in the first inning and things were looking pretty good, but unfortunately, they just weren't to be in this one. Blake Logan picked up all 3 RBIs on the play with a 3-run home run.

Saturday marked Keegan Thompson's return to the mound after missing last weekend against South Carolina. He pitched 4 innings and also picked up the loss as the Aggies scored 2 runs in both the 2nd and 3rd inning. The Aggies would pick up a run in both the 5th and the 6th while Auburn couldn't get the bats moving against the Aggie bullpen and came away with the loss.

Game 3: Texas A&M 1-3

Davis Daniel started Sunday afternoon and really pitched pretty well overall for a freshman on the road against a very good team. The Aggies were able to put three on the board, though, and Auburn's bats again struggled. It wasn't until the 8th inning that Auburn finally got a run on the board thanks to a Bowen McGuffin single that drove home Connor Davis.

Daniel held the Aggies in check for the most part early in this one allowing only 1 run in the 1st inning. It wasn't until the bottom of the 6th that they picked up 2 more and he was replaced by Andrew Mitchell. They couldn't work another Sunday magical comeback and dropped their first series of the season.

Way Forward

The Tigers will face Samford in Birmingham this Tuesday night in a rematch of a game that saw the Bulldogs really put it to the Tigers earlier in the season. They'll then go on the road to face Tennessee who just took a series from Florida. It's going to be interesting to see how this team rebounds. If Keegan gets back to his early season form after the week off and his performance against A&M, then the Tigers should be just fine.