Baseball roundup: Auburn sweeps Lipscomb in thrilling three-game set
Auburn baseball’s hot streak continues after a three-game sweep over Lipscomb at Plainsman Park, which extends their streak to eight straight games without a loss.
Even though the Tigers earned the sweep, Lipscomb provided a challenge that measured just how solid Auburn’s lineup is. Auburn completed the task by earning two come-from-behind wins on Saturday and Sunday behind the bats of Ike Irish and Bryson Ware.
In Auburn’s series-opening win over Lipscomb on Friday, the Tigers used two key offensive innings to propel themselves to victory. Bryson Ware broke the 1-1 tie with a solo home run in the 4th inning, and Kason Howell capped the inning with a two-run double down the left field line. In the 7th inning, freshman Chris Stanfield scored two on a double to left field.
Both teams combined to score 23 runs in Saturday’s middle game of the series. Bryson Ware hit a two-run blast to left field to tie the game at 11-11 in the 8th inning, which set up Ike Irish for a chance to walk it off in the 9th inning. With the bases loaded, the freshman singled up the middle to score Josh Hall from 3rd to seal the comeback.
Sunday’s game featured much less offense than Saturday’s thriller, but it was a game that Lipscomb was in control of until the 8th inning. In repeating fashion, Ware hit a crucial home run in the 8th in Sunday’s game. Only this time, it was a three-run, go-ahead blast to put his team ahead, 4-3, which would be the final score.
Here’s a look at this weekend’s key players.
Friday- Auburn 7 Lipscomb 3
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Kason Howell (3-for-5, 2 RBI, 3 2B)
Chris Stanfield (2-for-4, 2 RBI)
Cole Foster (2-for-5 RBI)
Tanner Bauman (3.2 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 5 K)
Saturday- Auburn 12 Lipscomb 11
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Ike Irish (3-for-4, 3 RBI)
Bryson Ware (3-for-5, 3 RBI, HR)
Cole Foster (3-for-5, RBI)
Chase Isbell (3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 7 K)
Sunday- Auburn 4 Lipscomb 3
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Justin Kirby (2-for-4)
Bryson Ware (1-for-4, 3 RBI)
Nate Larue (0-for-3, RBI
Zach Crotchfelt (4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 K)
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vs. UAB (6 p.m. CT)
at Jax State (6 p.m. CT)
vs. Southeastern Louisiana (Friday, 6 p.m. CT)
vs. Southeastern Louisiana (Saturday, 2 p.m. CT)
vs. Southeastern Louisiana (Sunday, 1 p.m. CT)