#20 Auburn was too much for Presbyterian as the TIgers blasted the Blue Hose 14-3. Cody Greenhill, Auburn’s closer of the last two years, got his first career start and went 5 IP 3 H 3 R 2 ER BB 6 K W.
Auburn got things started in the second inning, after a Tyler Miller flied out to right field, with Steven Williams well earned walk. Williams advanced to second on an errant pick-off attempt by the pitcher, Eric Miles. Kason Howell followed with a pop up to the second baseman and then the offense opened up. The speedy Josh Hall banged an RBI triple to right-center. Brody Moore drove in Hall with a double and then Judd Ward capped off the second inning with a two-run missile.
Auburn would go on to get 2 runs in the fourth 4 in the sixth as well as the seventh innings. The scoring for the Tigers was capped off by a Moon Shot from senior, third baseman, Rankin Woley.
The Blue Hose scoring started in the fourth inning with a single by Landon Shaw. After the strike out of Sean Klein, Shaw advanced to second on a failed pick-off attempt from Greenhill. Shaw then advanced to third on a sac fly by Eric Toth and then scored on a wild pitch from Greenhill.
Presbyterian got two more in the fifth inning after a Jake Wyandt home run off of the scoreboard.
The Blue Hose were led on offense by Eric Toth and Ryan Ouzts with 2 hits each. Wyandt had the only 2 RBI in the game for Presbyterian coming from his fifth inning blast.
Eric Miles was credited with the loss after going 5 IP 7 H 6 R 6 ER 3 BB and 3 K. The Blue Hose pen consisted of Brandon Williams, Clark Dearman and, Darien Rorabeck went 3 IP 7 H 8 R 7 ER 3 BB and 3 K.
Auburn had several players with multiple hits and RBIs. The hits leader was Judd Ward with 4. Ward went 4-5 2 RBI and 4 runs scored from the leadoff spot in the order.
Bryson Ware and Rankin Woley lead the team with 4 RBIs each going a combined 4-8 2 BB HBP SB 8 RBI 7 Runs from the heart of the order.
Auburn was able to generate offense by any means necessary this evening using small ball, plate discipline, and off course the long ball.
The Tigers pitching staff led by Greenhill had 12 strikeouts to 1 walk giving up 7 hits and 3 runs 2 of which were earned. Greenhill earned the win in his first start.
The Tiger Pen had 4 scoreless innings with zero walks and six strikeouts as Brooks Fuller, Seb Thomas, Carson Swill, and Trace Bright threw one inning each.
Auburn returns to Plainsman Park tomorrow afternoon to face Presbyterian in game two of the three game series at 2pm CT. The Tigers will start Jr Preseason All-American Richard Fitts in his 2021 debut while the Blue Hose will send Freshman LHP Charlie McDaniel in his first collegiate start.