Posted: 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013
After consecutive SEC series wins, Auburn (23-14, 5-10 SEC) began a two week road trip this week with a Tuesday night visit to Samford (19-19, 8-10 SoCon).
Auburn went with usual weekend reliever Trey Cochran-Gill, while the Bulldogs countered with Eric Wright (3-2). It was a steady diet of two plus innings and up to 40 or 50 pitches for TCG and relievers Chase Williamson, Dillon Ortman (2-1) and Justin Camp (2 saves). Camp's three innings, eleven batters faced and 58 pitches led the way for the Tiger arms and all pitched rather well. Camp earned the save while throwing three near perfect frames, allowing just two eighth inning walks.
Williamson and Ortman each allowed a solo homer to Samford, the second giving the home team a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth. Damek Tomscha went deep to tie it 2-2 in the top half of the seventh, then Hunter Kelley scored on a single by Ryan Tella that gave Auburn the lead for good. Cullen Wacker had a two-run double in the ninth, before Blake Austin plated him with his fourth hit of the night.
Auburn now visits #10 Mississippi State for a three game set beginning Thursday night at 6pm.