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AUBURN, AL - APRIL 07 - Auburn Catcher Ike Irish (18) during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers at Plainsman Park in Auburn, AL on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Photo by Grayson Belanger/Auburn Tigers

Auburn baseball loses 7-run lead and the game to Kentucky

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - The Auburn Tigers faced the Kentucky Wildcats this Saturday in Plainsman Park. Auburn unfortunately fell 13-8. 

Auburn started off 7-0 crushing the Wildcats, however they ended up losing their big lead.  

The game really kicked off in the second inning when Auburn's Belyeu launched a powerful homerun to center field. This put his team on the scoreboard early with an RBI. Thereafter, Weiss  added to the lead with a flying hit to right field, this then allowed Guevara to advance to third while Deric Fabian crossed home plate, which increased Auburn’s lead to 2-0.

Adding four more runs to the scoreboard, Auburn continued to dominate in the third inning, Stanfield lifted a sacrifice fly to left field, bringing Peirce home. Weiss added another sacrifice fly, which allowed Guevara to score yet again, pushing Auburn's lead to a dominating 7-0.

Proving that Kentucky would not go down without a fight, the fifth inning consisted of McCoy delivering a monumental three-run homer to center field, igniting hope for Kentucky. Nicholson kept the momentum going in the sixth inning with a solo homer, closing the gap to 7-4.

Things heated up during the sixth inning, as Kentucky staged a remarkable comeback. Devin Burkes stepped up with a clutch double to center field, bringing in three runs to tie the game at 7-7. Then, Lopez sealed the deal with a two-run homer to left center, propelling UK into the lead with a score of 9-7.

Kentucky didn't stop there, as Lopez continued his stellar performance with a three-run homer to right field in the eighth inning, extending Kentucky’s lead to 12-7. Waldschmidt added one more run with a double down the left field line in the ninth inning, securing UK's victory with a final score of 13-7.

In the ninth inning, Guevara for Auburn gave fans a hopeful home-run, however; the Auburn Tigers unfortunately could not overcome UK’s dominating performance. 


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