The Auburn Tigers baseball team took on the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend in Lexington. After a late tough loss to the Wildcats on Friday, the Tigers bounced back with a 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon. Auburn began Sunday’s action on a 3-game losing skid after falling to Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, and Kentucky in the last week. The Tigers did not lead until the final inning, thanks to four runs scoring in an inning where Auburn found a way to make contact with the ball several times.
The game was only seven innings as a result of Saturday’s game being cancelled and played Sunday instead. For the majority of the game, Kentucky led by a single run that was scored in the bottom of the first inning. Auburn managed to take the lead in the top of the seventh inning. The Tigers held on, allowing only two more runs from the Wildcats in the final inning.
Auburn starting pitcher Davis Daniel put together five innings of work, while only allowing one earned run. Closer Calvin Coker earned the save by holding Kentucky to two earned runs. Auburn was able to take advantage of Wildcat pitcher Chris Machamer in the seventh to steal the win.
The Tigers will travel to Montgomery, AL for Tuesday’s matchup with the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Capital City Classic. The Tide are coming off of a five-game losing streak and were swept by the Tennessee Volunteers this past weekend. The Auburn Tigers will hope to add to the Crimson Tide’s woes on the diamond this week. Catch the Tigers versus the Tide at 6:30 pm CT on Tuesday.