Auburn baseball snapped their 14-game midweek game win streak Tuesday night against the UAB Blazers by the score of 6-5 on a Blazer walk-off.
“I just wanted them to fight,” head coach Butch Thompson said. “It was a good game back and forth. We got the bases loaded in the eighth, and then they loaded them in the bottom of the ninth and got the run to beat us. I just wanted our guys to fight. All of the other stuff will kind of work its way out throughout a ballgame. I liked the fight regardless of the outcome tonight.”
Henry Hunter came off the bench to be the hero for UAB. Hunter sent a single to left with the bases loaded to bring home Tyler Waugh to secure the home victory.
Auburn gave up four runs in the first to put themselves in the hole early. Konner Copeland started on the mound for the Tigers and was pulled before the inning concluded, finishing with four earned runs in two thirds of an inning with three walks.
Parker Carlson came from the bullpen to end the first inning. Carlson came back out for the 2nd inning and shut the Blazers offense down. Tommy Sheehan came into the game as well, and struck out three batters in his inning and a third of work.
The Tigers came roaring back in the fourth inning, putting up three to tie the game up at four a piece. Cole Foster knocked in the tying runs on a base hit up the middle to plate Nate Larue and Justin Kirby.
Both teams scored one in the seventh to bring the game to five all. Ike Irish gave Auburn their run off a sacrifice-fly, bringing in Caden Green. Logan Braunschweig bunted in Waugh to give the Blazer’s their fifth run of the contest.
Bryson Ware reached a milestone Tuesday evening, notching his 100th career hit on a single up the middle in the fourth inning. Ware has 43 hits so far this season.
The Tigers will host Texas A&M at Plainsman Park this weekend in their fourth SouthEastern Conference series of the year, hopeful to snap their three-game skid.