In a game that combined for 17 runs and 27 hits, Auburn lost 11-6 on Tuesday night at Georgia Tech.
“We've got to create a different rhythm in our ballclub,” said head coach Butch Thompson. “(The players) are fighting hard, but we've got to get a different rhythm going with our ballclub.”
The game was filled with offensive success from both teams. In the first eight innings of the game, at least one of the two teams scored a run or more.
Auburn (24-13) got the first three runs on the board in the first and the second innings. Both Conor Davis and Judd Ward drove in runs on RBI singles. Kason Howell got the Tigers’ third run of the game across the plate with an RBI fielder’s choice in the top of the second.
The Yellow Jackets fought back, though. They scored a run in the third and took the 4-3 lead when they scored three runs in the fourth inning.
Georgia Tech (25-12) did not hold on to the lead for long. Auburn tied the game back up in the top of the fifth with a RBI groundout from Matt Scheffler. The Yellow Jackets regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth by scoring three runs. They scored another run in the sixth to give them the 8-4 lead.
The Tigers tried to chip into the four-run lead in the top of the seventh when they scored their fifth run of the game on a RBI single by Steven Williams. The Yellow Jackets struck back and scored another two runs to give them a five run lead at 10-5.
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To get to the final score of 11-6, the Tigers scored a run on a double from Edouard Julien, his team-best eleventh double of the season. Georgia Tech answered in the bottom of the eighth with a run of its own.
Rankin Woley had three hits on the night and Howell contributed two to the teams 13-hit night. This was Howell and Woley’s 12th multi-hit game of the year, tied for team best. Ward also had two hits on the night.
The Tigers return to Plainsman Park for a three-game series against SEC opponent No. 17 Ole Miss. The series is slated for Thursday, Friday and Saturday games. Thursday’s game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. CST.
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