Auburn won his second game in a colossal three-game set with Arkansas 5-3 after three solo home runs and a bit of a clutch from starter Trace Bright and all the relievers who followed him. This was a huge team win for the Tigers where a long and small ball led to the win. There weren’t many goals in the second game between the two balls, so Auburn did everything he needed to pull off a very important win.
Carson Swilling goes forward for Bullpen
In the first game of three sets of play with Arkansas, Auburn allowed nine runs in five shifts. This is not going to end the job down for the Tigers. But in the second game of the series, Swilling stepped up and amassed a win for Auburn.
He threw a lot of punches and changed the effect. They say a good change is the best court in baseball, and Swilling proved that theory tonight. Although Blake Burkhalter was available for the Tigers tonight, it was good for Swilling to get the job done so Burkhalter could have another day to heal his broken knee tendon. Swilling could hopefully be a reliable hand for the Tigers column from now on.
Brooks Carlson hits another long ball
Coming into this series against the Razorbacks, Carlson has hit just three long balls all season. He has left the court twice in the series so far, scoring solo in each of the first two games. Carlson came to Auburn not so much as a powerful striker, but we knew he had the power to leave the yard. Hopefully, achieving home runs in consecutive games is an indication of what Carlson will get in the home side this season.
Auburn played great situational baseball
Mason Land came in and hit the Tigers at the bottom of the eighth inning with the men in second and third place. The Tigers performed a safety game to perfection, scoring runner-up Garrett Farquhar.
Land’s jerk was a little closer to the pitcher than he and Auburn coaching staff would have liked, but Arkansas first star pitcher Brady Tygart threw the ball away and the run scored. The difference between outstanding teams and okay teams in university baseball is who can do small things well. The Tigers did very well with the little things in the second game, which helped them secure the win.
Auburn left too many people at the base
By the time the scoreboard said the final, Auburn was a horrible 0 for 8 with runners in the scoring position. Cole Foster’s sacrificial fly was the only bright spot that added Auburn’s lead at bottom eight.
Getting 0 for 8 with runners in a point position is not a statistic you expect from a winning team. Solo home runs today have really helped as there is no need to perform a run when you hit the ball over the fence.
Auburn did pretty well in the second game which helped them go with the win, but the clutch hit here, or there, would help a lot. The Tigers will strive to do a better job with the runners in the scoring position in the third game of the series.
Joseph Gonzales will be on the embankment for the Tigers in Saundy as they try to take over the series from the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Tigers will try to keep hitting the ball outside the park, and hopefully the stellar relief of Burkhalter will be ready to enter the third game.
The match will be played at 1 pm CET. You can find the game on ESPN +.
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