Georgia evens series, ends Auburn’s win streak

Bryan Matthews, Senior Editor
Auburn Sports

No. 16 Auburn’s nine-game winning streak came to an end at Foley Field Saturday.

The Tigers left 11 runners on base and were just 2-of-12 with runners in scoring position in a 4-1 loss at Georgia.

Auburn falls to 19-5 overall and 4-1 in the SEC while Georgia improves to 10-14 and 1-4.

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Casey Mize (3-1) was the hard-luck loser allowing three runs on five hits in 7.0 innings. He struck out five and issued just one walk.

“We didn’t get that hit today and I give Georgia pitchers credit for that,” Auburn coach Butch Thompson said. “On our side, Casey Mize did well. We just didn’t punch anything in. We’ll come back out tomorrow with a chance to win the series.”

Auburn’s lone run came in the fourth inning. Josh Anthony led off with a single, stole second base, moved to third on a Jonah Todd’s fly out to right and scored on an RBI single by Damon Haecker.

The Tigers left two runners on base in the second, third, fourth, fifth and seventh innings, and hit into two double plays.

Todd and Haecker had two hits apiece for Auburn.

Auburn beat Georgia 2-1 Friday. The rubber game of the series will be Sunday at noon on SECN+ and WatchESPN.

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