Posted: 2:42 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013
Auburn took an early lead and rallied for six runs in the seventh inning to defeat Brown, 9-4, Friday night at Plainsman Park.
With the Tigers trailing 4-3, Jordan Ebert lead the bottom of the seventh off with a home run to take his hitting streak to eleven games, before Dan Glevenyak scored on one of five errors when he hit a fly ball to deep center was misplayed. Three straight walks loaded the bases for Patrick Savage, who cleared the bases with a double and then scored himself on a Blake Austin single.
The Ivy League squad had the lead after fighting back from an early 3-0 hole, when they chased Auburn starter Daniel Koger, who left his fourth start with his fourth no-decision. Koger went five full innings before getting pulled in the sixth when Brown cut into the lead, and then tied the game off reliever Trey Cochran-Gill.
Chase Williamson got coach John Pawlowski's nod to finish the sixth, and Brown took the lead in the top of the seventh just before Auburn's nine-batter half inning sealed a victory for the Tigers. Terrance Dedrick threw the final two frames, allowing just one hit. Williamson's one run allowed in 1 2/3 innings was good enough for the win, improving the sophomore righty to 2-0.
Auburn lead early on thanks in part to Jackson Burgreen's 2-for-5 day with a triple and a stolen base. Austin, Savage and Ebert all were 2-for-4.
The 10-3 Tigers look to take the series Saturday from 1-4 Brown at 3 p.m., with Michael O'Neal (3-0) facing Dave St. Lawrence.