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Baseball Review: The George Washington Series

Keegan Thompson returned to the mound to toss six shutout innings in Friday's 9-0 win over George Washington (Photo: Auburn Athletics/Wade Rackley)

Auburn Baseball opened the 2017 campaign by taking 3 of 4 from George Washington last weekend at Plainsman Park. Auburn defeated George Washington on Friday, 9-0 to pick up their second opening day win under Coach Butch Thompson, and the third opening day shutout since 2014. Auburn shutout their opponent again in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, 2-0 behind great pitching efforts from Casey Mize and Cole Lipscomb. The Tigers fell in game two, 9-5 before winning the series on Sunday, 4-3. Friday- Auburn 9 George Washington 0 Keegan Thompson returned to the mound for the first time since May 30, 2015, on Friday to get the opening nod against George Washington. The Cullman native allowed 4 hits and a walk in six innings of work to get the win. Daniel Robert was a home run away from the cycle after recording two singles, a double, and a triple as well as a RBI. Dylan Ingram went 1-2 with 2 RBI in the win. Saturday- Auburn 2 George Washington 0 For the first time since 1928, Auburn Baseball shutout their opponent in their first two games by defeating George Washington 2-0 in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday. Casey Mize and Cole Lipscomb were dominant on the mound by combining to strike out 11. Blake Logan and Blake Jarvis picked up a RBI each in the 5th inning. George Washington 9 Auburn 5 Trailing 5-4 heading to the 9th inning, George Washington scored five unanswered runs in the top half of the inning to pull out the 9-5 win. The Tigers used four pitchers in the game with Gabe Klobosits getting the start. Ingram continued his clutch streak by sending three across the plate and picking up two doubles. Sunday- Auburn 4 George Washington 3 Auburn closed out its’ opening series with George Washington on Sunday by winning 4-3. The defining moment of the game came in the sixth inning with the bases loaded for Luke Jarvis. Down 2-1, Jarvis cleared the bases with a double to move Auburn in front, where the lead would hold. Auburn closed the weekend with a 3-1 record, moving into a week that will see the Tigers play five games over six days. Leaders: RBI- Dylan Ingram (5) H- Daniel Robert (8) R- Jonah Todd (5) AVG- Daniel Robert (.500) ERA- Keegan Thompson, Casey Mize, Cole Lipscomb, Andrew Mitchell (0.00) K- Casey Mize (7)

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