Auburn Tigers End Six-Game Skid with 12-8 Win Over Georgia Tech

Auburn Tigers snap 6-game skid with 12-8 win over Georgia Tech. Weiss' 3-run HR sparks 8-run 1st inning, but Tigers' bullpen struggles. Team looks to build on this win as they face Mississippi State this weekend.

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Auburn Tigers End Six-Game Skid with 12-8 Win Over Georgia Tech

Auburn Tigers End Six-Game Skid with 12-8 Win Over Georgia Tech

The Auburn Tigers snapped their six-game losing streak with a dominant 12-8 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a midweek matchup at Plainsman Park on Tuesday night. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead, scoring eight runs in the first inning to match their highest-scoring inning of the season. This strong start propelled them to the win and ended their recent skid.

Auburn got off to a fast start, putting up eight runs with two outs in the opening frame. The big inning was highlighted by a three-run home run from senior shortstop Cooper Weiss. However, Georgia Tech fought back, closing the gap to 8-7 in the fourth inning. The Tigers were able to pull away, scoring three more runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to secure the victory.

Weiss had a standout performance at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs. Freshman Eric Guevara also contributed with three RBIs for the Tigers. On the mound, Auburn used a combination of pitchers, with Joseph Gonzalez getting the start and Hayden Murphy recording the win in relief. The bullpen played a key role, with Drew Nelson and Cameron Keshock delivering solid performances.

Despite the win, Auburn's struggles on the mound were highlighted as they once again blew a sizable lead. Georgia Tech's first baseman Cam Jones had a strong game, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a double. The Yellow Jackets made a comeback attempt, cutting the deficit to one run with a grand slam in the fourth inning.

The victory improves Auburn's record to 19-17 overall and 8-1 in midweek games. The Tigers now have a 2-13 record in SEC play. They will look to carry this momentum into their upcoming three-game series against the Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend at Plainsman Park.

Auburn head coach Butch Thompson expressed relief after the game, stating, "We needed this win badly. It's been a tough stretch, but our guys showed resilience tonight. Cooper [Weiss] had a big game, and our bullpen stepped up when we needed them. We have to build on this as we head into the weekend series."

Key Takeaways

  • Auburn snapped 6-game losing streak with 12-8 win over Georgia Tech.
  • Auburn scored 8 runs in the 1st inning, highlighted by a 3-run HR from Weiss.
  • Weiss had 2 HRs and 4 RBIs, Guevara added 3 RBIs for Auburn.
  • Auburn's bullpen was key, but they still blew a big lead against Georgia Tech.
  • Auburn improves to 19-17 overall, 8-1 in midweek games, but still 2-13 in SEC play.