Recap: Auburn takes down Air Force 8-4

“Hump day” may have started a bit bumpy for Auburn against Air Force, but the Tigers ultimately got the job done at home to secure their 10th win of the season.

The getaway day game may have started early, but the Falcons wasted no time getting the scoring started against Auburn starter Conner McBride when first basemen Jay Thomason hit a solo shot in the top half of the first. Unfortunately for Air Force that lead lasted only one inning.

Auburn infielders Gavin Miller and Cooper Wiess struck back in the bottom of the second off of Falcons starter, and Auburn native, Patrick Davidson. The former tied the game with an RBI single, while the latter blasted a 2-run bomb to give the Tigers their first lead of the afternoon.

Auburn held on from there, largely thanks to McBride cruising through 5 innings of 2 run ball. McBride (2-0) left the game as the pitcher of record on the long side after a home run from Deric Fabian and sac fly from Christian Hall gave the Tigers a 6-2 lead.

From there, five Tiger arms combined for 4 innings of 2 run ball, while another homer from Fabian and sac fly from star Ike Irish held the Falcons back from scratching their way to a comeback.

The 4-run win improves head coach Butch Thompson’s squad to 10-2 on the season as they prepare for the upcoming weekend series against Austin Peay at Plainsman Park.

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