In their fourth game of the 2017 season, the Auburn University baseball team appeared to be headed towards an ugly blowout against Florida A&M on Wednesday. The rattlers scored 6 runs off senior Gabe Klobosits and freshman Elliot Anderson through just 2 innings to open the game. After A&M scored another run in the top of the fifth, Auburn’s offence came to life in the bottom half as they plated 6 runs thanks to two sac flies, two RBI singles by Josh Anthony and Bo Decker, a hit by pitch, and an error. After the six run fifth, Auburn had cut the deficit to 7-6 .
The rattles scored another in the top of the sixth, then senior Danial Robert responded in the bottom half with a two-run homer to tie the game 8-8. Auburn then took the lead in the bottom of the eighth on a Jonah Todd RBI single. The tigers added some insurance runs thanks to a balk that drove in Josh Anthony, then Bo Decker added a couple more RBIs on a single making the score 12-8, and the tigers went on to win by that score. Montgomery native Cole Lipscomb got credit for the win for his 1.1 hitless innings, including a strikeout.
The final line showed Auburn scoring 12 runs on 15 hits and an error. Florida A&M finished with 8 runs on 13 hits and 2 errors committed. Auburn is now 4-1 on the young season, and their next game will be the the first of a two game set with Holy Cross this Friday (February 24) at 2:00 PM at Plainsman Park.