Auburn Downs UAB, Earning Seventh Shutout of Season
Gabe Klobosits tossed six scoreless innings in relief during Auburn's 4-0 win over UAB Tuesday
(Photo: Auburn Athletics/Wade Rackley)
Auburn Baseball opened mid-week action by using clutch pitching. Three Tiger pitchers combined to keep UAB off the scoreboard, en route to a 4-0 win at Plainsman Park on Tuesday.
Andrew Mitchell got the nod on the mound to start the game for Auburn, and quickly shutdown UAB's bats in his lone inning of work, earning the win. Gabe Klobosits would carry the load for the following six innings, allowing six hits and striking out three. Auburn native Ryan Watson closed the game by striking out two in two innings of work, securing the NCAA's best seventh shutout of the season. Auburn pitching has also not allowed an earned run since game two Saturday against Presbyterian.
Auburn struck first in Tuesday's in-state battle. After a Josh Anthony single, and Dylan Ingram reaching on an error, Blake Logan belted a double to left field to clear the bases, putting Auburn up 2-0 in the first inning. The Tigers would not score again until the sixth inning. Luke Jarvis plated Jay Estes on a double, and would score one at-bat later when Conor Davis singled in a pinch hitting role.
Auburn moves to 13-5 on the season. Next up for Auburn is a Wednesday battle with another in-state school, Jacksonville State. First pitch is scheduled for 3 P.M. at Plainsman Park.
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