Auburn Ends Eight-Game Road Trip with Dominant win over Kennesaw State
Christian Camacho tossed a career-high six innings in Tuesday's win over Kennesaw State
(Photo: Auburn Athletics/Kris Sims)
#10 Auburn Baseball (28-11) closed out an eight-game road trip on Tuesday by downing the Kennesaw State Owls (17-20) 15-7 inside Stillwell Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia. The Tigers scored all 15 runs over three innings, with the big blow coming on the top of the 4th. Tied at one, Auburn scored a season-high 12 runs in the inning, all with one out. The scoring began on a bases-loaded single by Josh Anthony that scored Daniel Robert from third base. One at-bat later, Bo Decker joined the parade with a single of his own, scoring two runs. He would later score on a double by Jeremy Johnson. Jay Estes and Daniel Robert would score the next three runs, two on a double by Estes, and a single from Robert extended the lead to 9-1. After a walk was issued to Conor Davis, and Blake Logan reached via catcher’s interference, Luke Jarvis belted the first pitch he saw to left-center for a grand slam, which gave Auburn the 13-1 lead, and capped scoring in the inning. The grand slam home run by Jarvis was the second in a seven-day span for Auburn. Dylan Ingram hit a grand slam in April 11’s 16-15 win over Samford, which was the first for Auburn since 2012. Jarvis picked up his fifth RBI of the game in the eighth inning on a single to center field, scoring Dylan Ingram, who earned also earned a RBI in the inning. The Owls picked up six runs over the eighth and ninth innings to cut into Auburn’s lead, 15-7. Half of those runs coming off one swing of the bat from Terrance Norman, who crushed a three-run bomb over the left field fence. His three RBI led Kennesaw State on the evening. Luke Jarvis had a career-night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with 5 RBI. Jarvis was not the only Tiger to have a night to write home about, as freshman Christian Camacho had the best outing of his young career on the mound. In his fifth start of the season, Camacho tossed a career-best six innings, matching career-lows in earned runs (1), and walks (0), while striking out five batters, tying his career-high. Auburn used five pitchers in the mid-week meeting with Kennesaw State. Gabe Klobosits and Ryan Watson each recorded a full inning of work, while Daniel Sprinkle, Calvin Coker, and Corey Herndon recorded an out in their appearances. Auburn improves to 28-11 and wraps up an eight-game road trip with a 5-3 record. A top-20 battle awaits Auburn in its’ return to Plainsman Park, as the #16 Arkansas Razorbacks visit the Plains for a three-game set beginning Friday at 6 P.M.