Auburn ended a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday. Auburn moves to 13-16 on the season.
"Much-needed win for us," head coach Butch Thompson said. "I just told them, we have nine games in two weeks. We captured momentum. How can we keep momentum from this ballgame?"
Bryson Ware got the scoring started for Auburn with a 2-run homerun in the second inning. Ryan Bliss, a few batters later, knocked another run to put Auburn up three heading into the third.
Georgia Tech answered in the fourth inning when Drew Compton launched a 2-run homerun into the Atlanta skyline beyond the outfield wall.
In the sixth inning, Ware reached first on a fielder’s choice. Steven Williams came up next and gave Georgia Tech bad memories of 2019 as he hit another ball over the fence. The 2-run homerun from Williams extended the Auburn lead back to three.
In the eighth inning, Judd Ward and Ware both walked to put a man on first and second. Williams once again stepped to the plate and delivered a blow. Williams drove in both on a 2-RBI double that extended the Auburn lead to five.
In the bottom half of the eighth, Georgia Tech was threatening as they loaded the bases following two walks. Georgia Tech was only able to bring in one run from a sacrifice fly that shrank the Auburn lead to four. That would be the final run of the game.
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Trace Bright started the game on the mound for Auburn. The sophomore went four innings giving up two runs on three hits and was awarded the win. With the result Bright moves to 3-3 on the season.
"Trace did a good job. He winds up getting four instead of maybe the two expected,” Thompson said.
Steven Williams did it at the plate for Auburn bring in four RBIs. Williams went 2-for-4 with a homerun and a double.
"I don't know, I guess I just see it pretty well here," Williams said. "It's definitely a lefty hitter-friendly park.
Auburn will look to build on the win as they head to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to take on the Crimson Tide on Thursday at 6 P.M. CST.
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