Auburn used a 14 run fourth inning to cruise to a 33-0 win against Alabama A&M Wednesday night. The Tigers' 33 runs are the new program record for runs in a game, besting the previous record of 32 runs set in 1994.
After being held scoreless in the first two frames, Josh Hall's bunt brought Garrett Farquhar home to set off an offensive explosion over the next few innings.
In the bottom of the fourth, facing a new pitcher, the Tigers opened up with two walks and two hit-by-pitches to score their first run. Over the next 16 batters, Auburn scored 13 more times.
Steven Williams was in the DH spot for Wednesday’s game and had two RBI doubles in the fourth. He finished 2-for-2 with a walk.
The Tigers had four players finish with at least four RBI. Brody Moore, who was at shortstop, had seven. Despite the aggressive hitting, the players were able to show their patience by drawing nine walks in the game and only striking out twice.
With the game out of reach early, head coach Butch Thompson could use his bench extensively with 15 players getting a plate appearance.
“I think we have a lot of depth,” Moore said. “When we get all of those guys in the game, the whole dugout is behind us.”
Sign up for our newsletter
Get The Plainsman straight to your inbox.
Along with the run record, the Tigers also set a record for doubles with 11 and tied the program record for hits with 27. The 1994 team, who previously held the record, ended up in the College World Series that year.
Moore didn't know until after the game that this effort was a new school record.
"I'm sure some guys on the bench did, but I did not," Moore said. "It's just a tribute to all the work we've been putting in."
Jack Sokol, a freshman from Ohio, got the start on the mound. Despite some control issues, he finished the day with zero earned runs and six strikeouts over four innings. A combination of five relievers for Auburn shut out the Bulldogs the rest of the way.
The Tigers will head to Texas next to compete in the Round Rock Classic. Auburn faces Oklahoma on Friday, with the first pitch scheduled for 12 p.m. CST.
Do you like this story? The Plainsman doesn't accept money from tuition or student fees, and we don't charge a subscription fee. But you can donate to support The Plainsman.Support The Plainsman