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Tigers Fall in Game One to Presbyterian

Daniel Robert picked up 3 RBI in Auburn's 11-8 loss to Presbyterian on Friday (Photo: Auburn Athletics/Dakota Sumpter)

Auburn Baseball opened their final weekend series on Friday, with game one against Presbyterian. The Blue Hose rallied from four runs down to defeat the Tigers late, 11-8.

Keegan Thompson got the start on the mound today for Auburn, and brought a rather impressive streak with him. Through three starts on the young season, Thompson had allowed zero runs in 21 innings of work. The streak would continue into the third inning of Friday’s match, extending the scoreless chain to 23 ⅔ innings. That is the longest an Auburn pitcher has gone without allowing a run in over 40 years. Thompson’s night ended after 7 ⅓ innings. He allowed 10 hits, 4 runs, all were earned, walked one and struck out four.

In the first inning, Daniel Robert quickly got his team on the board by scoring the leadoff man, Jonah Todd on a single. Robert would come through again in the 2nd inning, as he scored two on a triple.

Auburn scored six runs in the second inning, holding a commanding 7-0 lead by the end. In the inning, Auburn collected eight hits, with five being for extra bases. Robert, as well as Blake Logan, Dylan Ingram, Josh Anthony, and Conor Davis each had at least one RBI in the inning.

Presbyterian scored two runs on five hits in the top of the third to cut the lead to within five, and chipped away slowly until the top of the ninth inning.

Down 8-4, the Blue Hose got the best of Auburn pitching by batting around and scoring seven to extend their lead to 11-8, giving Auburn three final tries at a win. Presbyterian closed the game by striking out two Tigers, picking up the win.

Auburn falls to 10-5. Game two of the series against Presbyterian is set for 12 P.M. inside Plainsman Park.

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