Auburn started their three game weekend set against Holy Cross strong on Friday, taking game one by a 7-0 final. Junior pitcher Keegan Thompson was completely dominant on the mound for the tigers, as he pitched 8 innings of one hit ball, including six strikeouts. Thompson picked up the win, making him 2-0 through two starts, without allowing a hit in either start.
The tigers’ wasted no time on offence, as they put up four runs in the top of the first to take an early 4-0 lead. Daniel Robert got the scoring started with an RBI single, then Josh Anthony followed with a sacrifice fly. Dylan Ingram scored Robert on an RBI double, then Bo Decker continued his great offensive play with an RBI single. Auburn then added another run in the sixth on a wild pitch to make it a 5-0 game. The tigers then added two more runs in the bottom of the eighth on a Jonah Todd triple. Todd then scored one batter on a Bo Decker sacrifice fly.
Bo Decker put up good offencive numbers for the second game in a row, as he had three hits and a couple of RBIs. Jonah Todd also had a nice day at the plate, as he recoreded one hit and one RBI and plated two.
The win pushes Auburn to an impressive 5-1 record on the young season. The next game for the tigers will be game two of the three game set with Holy Cross on Saturday (February 25) at noon CT. The final game of the set will be Sunday (February 26) at noon CT.
Junior pitcher Keegan Thompson pitched eight shutout innings on Friday, only allowing one hit and one walk