While most every other Auburn fan was focused on “The Iron Bowl of Basketball” the Diamond Tigers opened up a two game set against Davidson. Auburn wins 7-2 in a game that was a lot closer than the final score.
Davidson was going toe to toe with Auburn until, well, the wheels just fell off. The main story here is the bottom of the 8th. The Wildcats just imploded.
Tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the 8th; Hunter Morris leads off and breaks his hitless streak with a single. Brad Ray comes in to pinch run, but is caught stealing. Tony Caldwell then doubles, Wes Gilmer is hit by a pit, and then reality set in for Davidson. Or Auburn finally realized they were actually playing tonight and just woke up.
Casey McElroy broke his hitless streak with and RBI double. Then Brian Fletcher was intentionally walked and it started to get a bit wonky for the Wildcats. Justin Hargett reached on an Fielder’s Choice then a throwing error scores both Gilmer and McElroy. Just to be safe, Trent Mummey hits a bases clearing triple. Final damage? 5 runs and an easy victory for Auburn.
-Morris and McElroy both broke hitless streaks tonight, but just barely.
-Solid go by Paul Burnside (6 IP, 5h, 2er, 6k) in a no-decision.
-Brad Hendrix was solid in relief. Closing the door and going 3 innings, with 4 hits and 3 ks. Picking up the win.
-No sign of Kevin Patterson tonight. Wes Gilmer played first while Hunter Morris DH’d.
-Joe Sanders cooled down a bit, going just 1 for 5 with an RBI
-Every Tiger who came to the plate tonight had a hit, except for RF Ben Jones who went 0 for 5.
Both Teams wrap up their miniseries Wednesday at 6pm.