With the win Auburn improved to 20-13 while Alabama State fell to 19-17.
Reid Carter threw the final two innings, allowing a walk and striking out three, to earn his first career save.
Three players in the Auburn baseball team's starting lineup recently faced the difficult decision to begin or continue their baseball careers at Auburn, or turn pro.
Chase Williamson (1-0) earned his first career win for Auburn
Justin Camp earned the win out of the Auburn bullpen
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2016 -- SENIOR YEAR
2015 -- JUNIOR YEAR
Played in 54 games with 30 starts ... batted .271 for the season with one home run and 10 RBI ... held a .364 on-base percentage ... perfect 5-for-5 on stolen bases ... four doubles and one triple ... two outfield assists ... four multi-hit games ... Saw time in left field, right field and as the designated hitter ... hit .250 in SEC action ... started 14 times in league play ... Doubled on opening day against Binghamton (2/13) ... 2-for-2 as the DH vs. Binghamton (2/14) ... RBI single vs. Georgia Tech (2/24) ... 4-for-4 in Xavier series ... 2-for-4 with a homer at Texas A&M (3/15) ... 2-for-2 vs. Georgia State (4/8) ... pinch-hit RBI double vs. Alabama A&M (4/15) ... game winning 3-run triple vs. Georgia (4/24) ... RBI single at South Carolina (5/2) ... 1-for-3 in regional win over Mercer (5/30)
2014 - SOPHOMORE YEAR
Appeared in 24 games with 15 starts ... Hit .214 with five doubles and four RBI on the season ... Made first appearance of season vs. Coppin State (3/18), started in right field... Went 1-for-1 at the plate ... Started all three games at Tennessee ... Started in right field vs. Kennesaw State (3/25), went 3-for-3 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI ... Started 2 of 3 games at Ole Miss ... Returned to starting lineup in Sunday game vs. Mississippi State (5/4) ... Had two doubles and an RBI in 6-5 win over UAB (5/13) ... Was perfect in 30 outfield chances
2013 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Appeared in 30 games, earning 14 starts as a freshman ... Opening day starter in right field ... Batted .159 with 3 RBI and 8 runs scored ... Started in right field for 13 games and started once at designated hitter ... Appeared as a pinch-runner in nine games ... Had a 1.000 fielding percentage with no errors on 26 chances; also had an assist when he doubled off a runner at first against Maine (2/17) ... Robbed a Maine player of a three-run homer by going over the right-field wall to end the top of the fifth in the season-opener (2/15) ... Hit safely in each of his first four games and six of his first seven ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Played for Rick Davis at Hoover ... 33rd Rd. draft pick (1,019th overall) of the Atlanta Braves in 2012 ... Ranked 105th high school prospect by Perfect Game ... Ranked 169th draft prospect by Baseball America ... Also played for Rookie Gage and the Hoover Baseball Club ... Hit .453 with 16 doubles, six home runs and 36 RBI as a senior ... Also stole 25 bases ... 2012 Baseball America Second Team All-America ... 2012 ASWA All-State 6A First Team outfielder ... 2012 Hoover Area Player of the Year ... Hit .372 with six home runs and 36 RBI, stealing 21 bases in 2011 ... 2011 UnderArmour All-American Game ... 2011 AHSAA North All-Star ... 2011 First Team Birmingham All-Metro and All Over The Mountain ... 2011 ESPN Fab 50 Player of the Week (football) ... East Coast Pro Showcase Invitee.
Samuel Christopher Gillikin ... Son of Chad and Kim Gillikin ... Has a brother, Jake ... Both of his parents and his brother are Auburn graduates ... Father played football at Auburn ... Completed undergraduate degree in May, 2016 ... Graduate work in School of Business.