AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn surrendered a tough-luck run within the eighth inning that proved to be the distinction in a 6-5 recreation in opposition to No. 4 Mississippi State Friday night time at Plainsman Park.
After the Tigers (12-14, 1-9 SEC) scored three runs to tie the sport, 5-5, within the seventh, however Mississippi State (22-7, 6-4 SEC) scratched the go-ahead run throughout within the prime of the eighth.
The Bulldogs put a runner aboard after an infield fly ball was misplaced within the night time sky and resulted in a double. A groundout moved the runner to 3rd base, and the successful run scored on a wild pitch.
“I requested the blokes to only maintain battling and attempt to combat to get again momentum,” head coach Butch Thompson mentioned. “It is a three-game sequence, so we’ll come again out and hopefully that momentum can be captured on the finish of the ballgame tomorrow and we’ll go from there.”
Auburn took the lead and tied the sport at two completely different factors Friday night time, however the Bulldogs responded of their subsequent at-bat on each events.
The sport marked Auburn’s the seventh one-run contest within the first 10 league video games.
Mississippi State began the scoring with an unearned run on two walks, an error and a hit-by-pitch within the prime of the second, however Auburn responded and took the lead on a pair of solo residence runs from Rankin Woley and Bryson Ware within the backside of the fourth. The house runs have been the third of the season for each Woley and Ware.
Nevertheless, just like the Tigers’ response, Mississippi State adopted an error with back-to-back homers to reclaim the lead, 4-2, within the fifth.
The Bulldogs added a run with back-to-back doubles to begin the seventh, however Auburn acquired all three again and tied the sport within the residence half.
The Tigers began the seventh with back-to-back walks and a one-out single to load the bases, and Tyler Miller got here via with a two-out, two-RBI single to attract inside one. With the tying run 90 ft away, Brody Moore hit a chopper up the center and was protected at first because the throw took the Mississippi State first baseman up the road.
Carson Skipper (0-1, 2.53) suffered the tough-luck loss, whereas Mississippi State’s Brandon Smith (4-1, 2.66) picked up the win and Landon Sims earned the save.
Cody Greenhill made his seventh begin of the season and pitched 6.0 innings, permitting 4 runs (two earned) on 5 hits with two walks and 5 strikeouts. Richard Fitts relieved Greenhill to begin the seventh and pitched an inning.
Ryan Bliss led the way in which on the plate, accumulating his fifteenth multi-hit recreation of the season, whereas Miller drove in a number of runs for the tenth time.
The 2 groups return to Plainsman Park for recreation two Saturday at 2 p.m. CT.