No. 19 Auburn baseball fell in the decisive Game 3 against No. 13 Texas A&M, 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at Blue Bell Park.
The Tigers (24-12, 8-7 SEC) drew first blood with an RBI single from Will Holland in the top of the third. However, a four-run inning was all the Aggies needed to put the game to bed.
Three straight singles gave the Aggies their first score and tied the game. This was followed by a three-run homer from Logan Foster, which propelled Texas A&M (27-10-1, 9-5-1 SEC) into the lead.
“To give up eight runs in a three-game series, I think our pitchers responded well,” said Auburn head coach Butch Thompson.
Right-hander Richard Fitts (2-2, 5.33) suffered the loss on the mound. The freshman pitched three scoreless innings before allowing A&M’s first three batters of the fourth to get a hit. Fitts exited the game with the score tied 1-1.
Elliot Anderson took over and Foster stepped up to the mound with runners on second and third. The Aggies right-fielder swung on Elliot’s first pitch and sent it sailing over the wall in right field.
Anderson pitched a career-high four innings and made the one mistake to Foster. He struck out five Aggies and faced four over the minimum.
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Holland connected on two hits during the game to give some life to the Auburn offense. The Tigers ended the game with six hits, but the last eight batters of the game were set down in order.
“I see us moving in a direction of progress,” said Thompson. “It’s positive coming out of here. We need to keep trying to figure out how to link it up and play well.”
Auburn, which has lost five of its last six games, heads to Atlanta for a midweek contest against No. 22 Georgia Tech on Tuesday at 5 p.m. CST.
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