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Alabama 4, Auburn 3: Tigers can't hold on in Capital City Classic

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Anemic offense one again doomed Sunny Golloway's club.

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Alabama took its first lead of the night with two outs in the top of the ninth, and it was enough for the Crimson Tide to defeat Auburn, 4-3, Wednesday night in Montgomery. It was the Tigers' first loss in the Capital City Classic, dropping to 5-1 in the annual event.

With the game tied 3-3 in the final inning, Alabama (6-5) was batting with two outs a runner at first. Shortstop Mikey White singled through the right side to advance center fielder Georgie Salem to third, and Auburn reliever Trey Cochran-Gill gave way to closer Terrance Dedrick. Right fielder Ben Moore worked a 3-2 count before hitting what should have been an inning-ending ground out to third, but a Connor Short throwing error allowed the go-ahead run to score.

In the bottom of the ninth, first baseman Keegan Thompson led off with a looking strikeout, and left fielder Jordan Ebert reached on a walk. With JJ Shaffer pinch running, shortstop Damon Haecker advanced him on a ground out to first. The game ended when Shaffer was tagged out trying to move up on an Anfernee Grier ground ball to third.

Grier, the freshman right fielder, went 0-for-4. It was his first hitless game in an Auburn uniform.

The Tigers (6-6) managed just three hits and left eight men on base -- five in scoring position. Second baseman Dan Glevenyak (1-for-2, two RBI) opened the scoring with a two-run homer, and after Alabama tied it, catcher Blake Austin (1-for-4, one RBI) scored Glevenyak with a one-out single in the bottom of the sixth. Haecker (1-for-4) led off the game with a single.

Alabama pitchers walked five batters and the Crimson Tide committed three errors, but Auburn couldn't take advantage.

Cochran-Gill (0-1) took the loss, giving up one unearned run on two hits and a walk in 2 1/3 relief innings. Justin Camp got the start for the Tigers, and he allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out four in 6 1/3 innings.

Thomas Burrows (2-0) pitched three innings of relief and picked up the win for the Tide. Burrows gave up just one walk and struck out three.

Auburn returns to the Plains for a three-game series against Mercer this weekend. Senior righty Dillon Ortman is scheduled to pitch Friday night, with first pitch set for 6 p.m. CT.

Alabama 4 (6-5)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Georgie Salem cf 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 3
Mikey White ss 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0
Ben Moore rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
Wade Wass dh 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Kyle Overstreet 2b 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 2
Austen Smith 1b 4 1 0 0 0 1 10 0 0
Casey Hughston lf 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0
Will Haynie c 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 1 0
Chance Vincent 3b 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 0
Nick Eicholtz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Taylor Guilbeau p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas Burrows p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 4 11 3 2 6 27 10 9

Auburn 3 (6-6)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Damon Haecker ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 1
Anfernee Grier rf 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Ryan Tella cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1
Damek Tomscha dh 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Dan Glevenyak 2b 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 2 0
Blake Austin c 4 0 1 1 0 1 7 2 3
Connor Short 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
Keegan Thompson 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 1
Jordan Ebert lf 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0
J.J. Shaffer pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Camp p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Trey Cochran-Gill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Terrance Dedrick p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 3 3 3 5 4 27 17 8

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Alabama............. 000 200 101 -  4 11  3
Auburn.............. 002 001 000 -  3  3  2
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E - Smith(3); Haynie(2); Guilbeau(2); Grier, A.(2); Short, C.(4). DP - UA 1. LOB - UA 9; Auburn 8. HR - Glevenyak, D. HBP - Tomscha, D.; Glevenyak, D. SH - Haecker, D.(4). SB - Moore(6); Glevenyak, D(7). CS - Smith(2). Reached on CI - Glevenyak, D.

Alabama ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Nick Eicholtz 5.0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 17 21 7 6 81
Taylor Guilbeau 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 1 2 24
Thomas Burrows W,2-0 3.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 8 11 2 4 39
Auburn ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Justin Camp 6.1 9 3 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 28 29 7 8 103
Trey Cochran-Gill L,0-1 2.1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 9 0 5 39
Terrance Dedrick 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 11

Win - Burrows (2-0). Loss - Cochran-Gill (0-1). Save - None. HBP - by Eicholtz (Tomscha, D.); by Burrows (Glevenyak, D). CI - Haynie. Pitches/strikes: Eicholtz 81/45; Guilbeau 24/13; Burrows 39/22; Camp, J. 103/63; Cochran-Gill 39/24; Dedrick, T. 11/8.

Umpires - HP: Scott Erby 1B: Jack Cox 2B: Chuck Pack 3B: Darrell Arnold
Start: 7:06 pm Time: 3:04 Attendance: 6141
Weather: 56, overcast
Guilbeau faced 1 batter in the 7th.