Tigers Down Jackets, Win Eighth Straight
Jonah Todd had two doubles and a RBI in Auburn's 7-4 win over Georgia Tech Tuesday
(Photo: Auburn Athletics/Dakota Sumpter)
Auburn Baseball hit the road for the first time this season to face their long-time rival, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. With solid hitting and another great outing from the mid-week staff, the Tigers extended their winning streak to eight games, by defeating Georgia Tech 7-4 at Russ Chandler Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Tigers (18-5, 3-0 SEC) found ways to get on base throughout the game, as six different batters recorded a double in the win. Jonah Todd and Jay Estes led the Auburn bats; Todd recorded two doubles and a RBI, while Estes sent two runs home on a double in the fifth inning. Reigning SEC Freshman of the Week Will Holland continued his hot streak, picking up two hits and a RBI in his third consecutive start at second base. Six doubles in a game ties a season high for Auburn, a team that has recorded 15 in their last four games. The Tigers used five pitchers in the game, led by another stellar performance by freshman Christian Camacho, who went 4.1 innings, allowing three hits and an earned run while striking out three. Calvin Coker earned the win, by completing the fifth inning and allowing a walk. He is now 1-1 on the season. Corey Herndon and Ryan Watson each recorded an inning, with Cole Lipscomb tossing a perfect ninth inning, picking up his fourth save of the season. Each Georgia Tech score came off of a home run. Austin Wilhite put the Jackets on the board with a long ball in the fifth inning, he would later come across to score again in the seventh inning on a Carter Hall two-run home run. Coleman Poje joined the party in the sixth inning with a solo shot of his own. Auburn moves to 18-5 on the season and will look to continue their success in the Peach State by visiting Athens and the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend beginning Friday at 6 P.M. central.