Auburn Pitchers Strike Out 15 Georgia State Batters in 7-4 Win

Frazier follow throughThe Tigers (14-15, 2-7) picked up a very good 7-4 win Tuesday over Georgia State as Auburn pitchers struck out 15 batters on the night.

With the win Auburn pulled to within a game of .500 at 14-15, which matches Georgia State’s record.

The Panthers struck first with 2 runs in the top of the third inning, and that lead held until Auburn broke through with a run in the fourth and 3 runs in the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. Georgia State cut it to 4-3 in the seventh, but the Tigers came right back with 2 runs in the bottom half of the frame to put the game out of reach.

Jordan Ebert and Jonathan Foster each drove in a pair of runs and were the only Auburn batters with multiple hits in the game.

Daniel Sprinkle got the start on the mound for Auburn and struck out eight batters over 6 innings, while giving up just 2 earned runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. Gabe Klobosits came on for the seventh, and despite giving up a run on 3 hits, he struck out the side. Casey Mize picked up the save after giving up 1 run on 2 hits and a walk with 4 strikeouts over the las two innings.

The 15 strikeouts by Auburn pitchers were the most this season, and the most since February of last year.

The Tigers will now hit the road to face Missouri (18-13, 2-7) who is coming off a 9-6 midweek win over SIU Edwardsville.