Auburn baseball: No. 22 Tigers lose series to No. 18 Boston College

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After a scheduling switch-up, the Auburn baseball team hosted Boston College instead of Xavier at Plainsman Park this weekend, adding another ranked opponent to Auburn’s schedule. Though the Tigers showed out in game #2 of the series versus Boston College, their performance in the other two was not enough to earn a series victory.

Game 1 – Auburn baseball struggles to match BC’s firepower in loss

In the opening game of the series, Boston College got ahead early and the Tigers were never able to catch up. Auburn struggled to move runners around the bases in the second through fifth innings and stayed scoreless until the eighth inning.

Bryson Ware’s fly ball and Kason Howell’s RBI finally put Auburn on the board, but in the end, the Tigers lost 8-2.

Game 2 – Auburn baseball picks up their biggest ranked win in 14 years

The Tigers evened out the series on Saturday, dominating the Boston College Golden Eagles from the first inning and throughout the rest of the game. Auburn won out 16-1, the largest win margin by Auburn against a ranked opponent since 2007, according to

Freshman Cam Hill hit a grand slam right out of the gate in the first inning, and Tyler Miller knocked in a career-high six RBIs. Auburn was up 15-0 by the fifth inning, and the Golden Eagles never even had a chance.

Game 3 – Auburn baseball drops a heartbreaker in extra innings

The momentum from Saturday’s victory did not carry over into Sunday’s game with an Auburn loss of 9-11 in extra innings. It seemed the Tigers had the game under control heading into the seventh up 8-1, but Boston College came out swinging–literally–in the top of the ninth and scored eight runs to tie it up.

The Golden Eagles scored a victory with two runs in the tenth inning that Auburn couldn’t match. The game marked Cam Hill’s fourth with three or more RBIs, but otherwise, Sunday’s loss was a downer in every respect.

It was a disappointing loss to a ranked opponent, especially when victory seemed so within reach and the Tigers seemed so in control for most of the game. Auburn baseball will hit the road for their next game and face the UAB Blazers on Tuesday.

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