Tigers Wrap Road Trip Tuesday at Kennesaw State
Conor Davis (24) is batting .429 with a home run and four doubles over the last ten games
(Photo: Auburn Athletics/Emily Shoffit)
The road stops in Cobb County, Georgia tonight for the 10th-ranked Auburn Tigers (27-11, 10-5 SEC) as they end an eight-game road trip against Kennesaw State (17-19, 6-3 Atlantic Sun). This will be the second time that Auburn and Kennesaw State have met this season on the diamond, Auburn took game one on March 8, 6-4. Kennesaw State stormed back after being down 4-0 to tie the game in the top of the eighth inning. Auburn quickly answered in the bottom half thanks to a Bowen McGuffin single that scored Luke Jarvis. A bases-loaded walk to Daniel Robert scored the final run of the game. Luke Jarvis and Conor Davis led the way by recording two hits each, while Jarvis and Blake Logan each picked up two RBI. Auburn Baseball continues to rank in the top-15 in every major poll after a series win at Tennessee, their fourth conference win in five tries this season. Pitching continues to lead the way as Casey Mize and Davis Daniel each recorded a quality start over the weekend. Mize struck out seven over six innings on Friday, while Daniel tossed a career-high eight innings. Neither allowed a run in their start, both picked up a win each. The wins have not come from solid pitching, alone. Jonah Todd and Conor Davis have led the way for the Auburn bats over the last ten games. Todd is hitting a cool .514 over the last ten with three doubles, a triple, and four RBI. Davis is also finding success at the plate, batting .429 in eight games with a home run and four doubles. He is also tied with Daniel Robert for the team lead in RBI over the last ten games, with 10. Dylan Ingram had a big week at the plate, as he hit the Tigers first grand slam since 2012, and also hit a three-run shot over the weekend. Giving him seven RBI over the last week, and eight in 10 games. The Kennesaw State Owls enter the weekend taking two of three from the Stetson Hatters on the road in Deland, Florida. Down 2-1 in Thursday’s opener, the Owls scored three unanswered runs over the eighth and ninth innings to defeat Stetson, 4-2. Four straight two-out hits in the eighth inning got the rally started for Kennesaw State in the win. An offensive outburst in the sixth inning of Friday’s game helped the Owls clinch the series over Stetson. Much like the night before, Kennesaw State found themselves down 2-1 before the offense gained momentum. The Owls plated four runs in the sixth inning on two doubles by Grant Williams and Garrett Hodges, and a RBI single by Jeremy Howell. Two insurances runs were added in the eighth inning on a two-run jack by Taylor Allum. Kennesaw State is an offensive-driven team, as seven batters are currently batting .300 or greater. The two-run home run by Taylor Allum in Friday’s win over Stetson was his team-best 11th of the season, with Forrest Bramlett and Austin Upshaw next in line with five. Allum also leads the team in RBI with 32. Upshaw is another threat at the plate with ten doubles and 26 RBI. Nine Owls have at least 10 RBI, with three having 20 or more. The pitching matchup will feature Auburn’s Christian Camacho battling Nathan Dupree of Kennesaw State. The start will be the sixth of the season for the Freshman Camacho. His last outing was short-lived, as he pitched 1.1 innings, allowing six earned runs on five hits last Tuesday at Samford. For Kennesaw State, redshirt freshman Nathan Dupree gets the nod. He is 0-3 with an 11.66 ERA in ten appearances, two of those being starts. In his last outing, April 11 at Georgia Southern, Dupree walked four batters and allowed four runs on one hit in one inning of work. Auburn travels to Kennesaw State to wrap-up an eight-game road trip tonight at 5 P.M. at Stillwell Stadium in Kennesaw.