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Auburn Advances in Winners Bracket, Takes Opening Game of NCAA Regional

By on June 2nd, 2017 in Baseball, News 5 Comments »
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Will Holland hit a 3 run homer in the Tigers' win over UCF in the Talahassee Regional. (photo: USA TODAY Sports)

Auburn bats came alive in the first game of the Tallahassee Regional today as the Tigers belted 13 hits to defeat  University of Central Florida 7–4. Freshman Will Holland hit a one-out, three-run homer in the eighth to put the Tigers ahead 7–1, giving reliever Cole Lipscomb a comfortable cushion to work with in the ninth. 

Overall, it was a complete performance for the Tigers, who committed no errors and saw Keegan Thompson put on a dominating performance. The Auburn ace struck out nine batters and gave up only four hits and two runs in eight innings.

Auburn plays again on Saturday against the winner of Friday’s game between No. 1 seed Florida State and No. 4 seed Tennessee Tech. Casey Mize will take the mound for the Tigers.

Updated Schedule for Tallahassee Regional:
FRIDAY
Game 1:  No. 3 Auburn defeats No. 2 UCF 74
Game 2: No. 4 Tennessee Tech defeated No. 1 seed Florida State 3-1.
SATURDAY
Game 3: Game 1 loser UCF lost to Game 2 loser Fla. State 6-1.
Game 4: Game 1 winner (Auburn) vs. Game 2 winner (Tenn. Tech) 6 p.m. ESPN3
SUNDAY
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, noon.
Game 6: Game 4 winner  vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m.
MONDAY
Game 7: If necessary, 6 p.m.

5 Comments

  1. Zach Taylor Zach Taylor says:

    Thanks to our nine hole hitter for that moonshot.

  2. Tigerpharm says:

    Win tomorrow and they are in the driver’s seat.

  3. GreenvilleAUfan GreenvilleAUfan says:

    What a game! We were thrilled when Holland hit the shot in the eight. Still here in Fla.’s capital hoping to pull the Tigers’ through tonight.

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