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Camacho earns first win as Auburn downs Jacksonville State

Christian Camacho threw six innings and earned his first career win on Wednesday over Jacksonville State

(Photo: Auburn Athletics/Dakota Sumpter)

In the second mid-week game against an in-state foe in as many days, Auburn pitching complimented a solid offensive performance as the Tigers down Jacksonville State, 10-1 Wednesday at Plainsman Park.

Auburn (14-5) had another successful day on the mound, led by freshman Christian Camacho. In his second start, the freshman tossed a career-best five innings, allowing four hits and an earned run on 77 pitches, picking up the win. The earned run scored in the second inning, when Jacksonville State's Trent Simpson scored on a ground out by Chase Robinson.

Calvin Coker, Elliot Anderson, and Daniel Sprinkle each earned innings in relief. Coker struck out one in a scoreless sixth inning, while Anderson went three innings, allowing three hits. Sprinkle closed the game by throwing a scoreless ninth inning, allowing a walk.

After going down 1-0 in the second, the Auburn bats began chipping away by scoring a run in both the third and fourth innings before pulling away in the fifth. The Tigers led off the inning with the first five batters reaching base: three singles by Damon Haecker, Will Holland, and Jay Estes, followed by walks to Josh Anthony and Jonah Todd that scored two runs a piece. The streak was broken when Daniel Robert hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Estes. In the next at-bat, Conor Davis cleared the bases by scoring two on a single. The final two runs were scored off the bat of Haecker, who scored two on a single in his second at-bat of the inning. Haecker recorded two hits in the inning, from both sides of the plate.

The Tigers scored once more in the eighth, on an Estes RBI single.

Damon Haecker led the day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. Daniel Robert and Conor Davis each secured two RBI a piece.

Auburn improves to 14-5 on the season, 2-2 against opponents from the state of Alabama. Next up for Auburn is the conference opening series with #5 Florida at Plainsman Park. Friday's game is slated for 6 P.M.

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