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Auburn Completes the Sweep of Illinois-Chicago with a 14-0 Victory

Auburn, AL (EETV)- The Auburn Tigers closed the weekend with a 14-0 win over the Illinois-Chicago Flames in Plainsman Park. This marked the third game this weekend in double-digits. 

 This game became the first shutout of the season for Auburn baseball. Bailey Horn, Brooks Fuller, and Hayden Mullins combined struck out 11 batters. Horn allowed one hit with two walks but had seven strikeouts. 

 “We’re really deep,” Horn said. “We’ve got a lot of arms this year. A really talented club. Everyone is doing their job. I have a lot of faith in my teammates, and we’re going to keep rolling through.”

 The Tigers scored 11 runs in the fourth inning which marked the second time in the last 7 games that Auburn has scored 11 or more runs in an inning. Senior ConorDavis led the team in the first inning with his fourth RBI of the weekend. Juniors John Samuel Shenker and Garrett Farquhar both had two hits. Freshman Mason Greer had his first career hit with a double in the seventh. 

 “That second and third time through the lineup was where we made some adjustments,” head coach Butch Thompson said. “We just kept passing it down. Our guys are a pretty close group right now. The balls were hit hard to center field, right field, hard line drives where we had really good swings. A couple balls fell, a couple balls got through, and the guys just kept being interested.”

 The game was called due to a travel curfew in the seventh inning. The Tigers totaled 44 runs on 50 hits in the four games against the Flames. 

 Auburn baseball’s next challenge will be Tuesday, February 18th against Oakland in Plainsman Park. It will start at 5 p.m. CT and will be shown on SEC Network+.


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