Sumner Martin | Sports Writer
Timely hits continue to elude the Auburn offense.
All-American right hander Casey Mize was not at his best, but neither was the Auburn offense, which proved to be the bigger story.
Auburn, which beat Kentucky 4-3 in extra innings Tuesday, is 2-0 in the SEC tournament for the first time since 1999.
After going 0-4 with three strikeouts to start the game, freshman Edouard Julien came to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning with the score tied and a chance to drive home the winning run. The SEC's leader in RBIs did not disappoint.
It was too little too late for No. 16 Auburn Thursday night at Swayze Field.
After Friday night’s 11-5 win in Gainesville, the Tiger bats went quiet Saturday afternoon. Despite a three-run homerun by Edouard Julien in the first inning, the top-ranked Florida Gators scored 12 unanswered runs to defeat No. 19 Auburn 12-3, and take the series.
The Tigers’ placekicker scored 480 points in his career at Auburn, which is No. 1 all-time in SEC football.
There's no surprise here.
“Our guys gave us everything they absolutely had."
With much of the spotlight focused on the first team defense, a walk-on running back emerged from the A-Day scrimmage to steal the show with MVP honors.