AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) –Auburn came out with a bang for the first game as they played Presbyterian at their home opener in Plainsman Park. 

The offense won it for the Tigers as Ward led with five runs and four hits including a home run. “Yeah, I just couldn’t wait to get back out there,” Ward said. “It’s been a long year putting in work every day. It’s exciting to be back out here.”

Cody Greenhill made his first collegiate career debut as a senior and earned the win. He allowed three runs on three hits and had a career-high with six strikeouts. 

“Cody just got us off to a great start,” Head Coach Butch Thompson said. “I was just trying to come in and throw strikes and get us off to a good start, like Coach Thompson said,” Greenhill added. 

In the second inning, the Auburn offense came alive with a two-run homer. Hall started scoring for the Auburn Tigers after his triple. 

Soon after, Presbyterian made it on the scoreboard after a wild pitch, but Auburn made up for it with Ware hitting another single to left field. 

The Tigers held their ground with the help of the bullpen which consisted of Brooks Fuller, Seb Thomas, Carson Swilling, and Trace Bright. Each threw an inning which stopped Presbyterian from scoring for the rest of the game. 

Saturday at 2 p.m. CT the two teams play again for the middle game in the three-game series at Plainsman Park.