April 8, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. -
Mike Bianucci drove in three runs while Brian Fletcher added two to bring his RBI total up to 14 in the last 11 games as Auburn won 9-6 on Tuesday night over Georgia State. The win improved Auburn's record to 21-12 while Georgia State dropped to 18-12.
"We came out offensively and did a nice job," Auburn Head Coach Tom Slater said. "Position player-wise we played a fairly clean game. Our hitters did an alright job and we got the win."
Georgia State answered with four runs over the next two innings only to have Auburn tie it up at 4-4 in the third as Joseph Sanders (1-for-5, RBI) doubled in a run and then Kevin Patterson (0-for-3) delivered Auburn's third sacrifice fly of the night.
Auburn took a three-run lead at 7-4 in the fourth as Matt Hall (1-for-4, BB, 2 R) walked and then scored from third when Sanders reached on an error before Fletcher (1-for-3) drove in a pair with a single that extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
Auburn added to its lead when Bianucci's collected his second triple of the year, a liner that scored two in the fifth.
The Auburn defense turned a season-high three double plays on the night.
Hall's first-inning single extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
Luke Greinke (3-2) picked up the win, throwing 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one run on four hits while striking out two.
Joel Reeves (1-1) took the loss for Georgia State, allowing two unearned runs in 1.0 inning of work.
Auburn returns to the diamond on Wednesday night against Mississippi Valley State.