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Mid-Week Round-up: Tigers Offense Comes Out Swinging In Nashville

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Auburn got everything they needed from the offense early and held on to win over the Bison of Lipscomb in Nashville Tuesday and got back to Auburn with a 9-7 win. The Tigers bashed four home runs between three players in the process, which scored 6 of the Tigers 9 runs, keeping ahead of the pace of the 2010 Auburn baseball team which all-time home run leader for an Auburn team. Tyler Miller was the offensive leader for the Tigers, with a solo homer in the 2nd and then returned in the 3rd for a 3 run homer. Kason Howell and Ryan Bliss also contributed solo homers to the effort and while Brody Moore was 1 for 4 on the day, he also had two at bats where he drove in runs to help the effort.

On the mound, Petyon Glavine got the start and was spectacular for the 1st but struggled in the 2nd, giving way to Carson Swilling who was fantastic for 3.2 innings, striking out 2 and only giving up a run on 3 hits during that time. Blake Burkhalter and Joseph Gonzalez made up 2 innings and Richard Fitts made a Tuesday appearance where he went 2 innings to finish off the game but is still favoring that toe injury that has plagued him since the Boston College series. All in all, it was a solid road win where the Tigers battled back from a deficit (4-1 in the 3rd), and the pitching staff was able to hold a lead late for the win. It also marks Auburn first true road game on an opposing team’s campus prior to heading to Oxford this weekend to take on Ole Miss, which is a very big confidence boost.

ON DECK

  • Auburn @ #4 Ole Miss
  • #13 Tennessee @ Georgia
  • Missouri @ Kentucky
  • Texas A&M @ #5 Florida
  • #3 Mississippi State @ #19 LSU
  • Alabama @ #1 Arkansas
  • #16 South Carolina @ #2 Vanderbilt

SEC PLAY HAS STARTED!

Last night, Florid dominated a somewhat reeling Texas A&M squad 13-4, so we are under way in the SEC for the first time since May 2019! Sure, Auburn and State played in Omaha, but let’s forget about that one. Auburn heads to Oxford to take on Ole Miss in one of the more under rated historical series in SEC Baseball. This series is always close and normally comes down to Sunday as to who will win the series. Ole Miss so far this year is 13-4 and has really had only 2 rough spots in their schedule. One was back in February against UCF (not a shock to us) and then the past two games, a series finalie against ULM and then a quick trip to Ruston to take on La Tech where the Bulldogs punished the Rebs 13-1. Auburn hasn’t released their starters on the mound as of this writing, but I would expect Greenhill, Barnett and Bright to go for the weekend while the Rebs will counter with Gunnar Hoglund, Drew McDaniel and (probably) Derek Diamond. Hoglund will be a major league pitcher one day and brings a 2-0 record with a 3.04 ERA. McDaniel is just as good and also has a 2-0 record with just a 1.8 ERA. Diamond has started every weekend but has been a touch more erattic, with a 1-2 record and a 5.21 ERA. On offense, Tim Elko and Kevin Graham are the names to remember a pray they pop out foul when they are up. Graham leads the team with a.355 BA and four dingers on the year. Elko is the team’s emotional leader and also leads in dinger with seven bombs into the beer shower. He can also get on the bases with a .333 BA. Since it’s a road series, I will say Ole Miss takes this one 2-1 but it would not shock me to see Auburn take this one as well. It’s baseball in the SEC, anything can happen, and thank God it’s finally back!