Auburn Drops Second Game Of Doubleheader To Georgia


April 13, 2013

Final Stats

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn baseball team could never muster enough offense to make a comeback after falling behind by four runs in the second inning as it fell to Georgia, 7-1, in the second game of a doubleheader. With the doubleheader split, Auburn hits the halfway point of the SEC season 22-14, 5-10 SEC while Georgia is 13-24, 3-12 SEC.

"It's disappointing with the way things turned out in the second game," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "We won the series in game one and did some really good things and then in the second game we didn't get off to a good start. When you don't get off to a good start it makes it tough. Then we didn't help ourselves offensively. When you put those two things together there were not a lot of opportunities to win in game two."

Will Kendall (0-4) surrendered a two-out, three-run home run to Brett DeLoach in the first as Auburn fell behind in the top half of the first.

Auburn answered with a run in the first when Ryan Tella reached on an error and scored on a Garrett Cooper RBI groundout to make it 3-1.

Georgia answered right back off Kendall with two in the second and ultimately knocked him out after he allowed six runs (five earned) off of four hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Jared Walsh (2-3) earned the win by holding Auburn to two hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, striking out nine while the rest of the Georgia bullpen combined to hold Auburn to just one hit and a walk over the final 3 1/3.

Jordan Ebert finished the game 0-for-3, snapping his hitting streak at 12 games.

Georgia's Hunter Cole finished the day 3-for-5 to lead all hitters while eight- and nine-hole hitters Heath Holder and Justin Bryan each scored two runs.



Auburn won the first game of the doubleheader, 8-4, behind Michael O'Neal's strong performance on the mound. The junior college transfer scattered five hits and three walks over seven-plus innings, allowing four runs (two earned) to move to 7-2 on the season.

Auburn will play its next seven games on the road, beginning Tuesday at Samford at 6pm.

Georgia 7, Auburn 1 (Apr 13, 2013 at Auburn, AL) (Game 2)
Georgia............. 320 200 000 - 7 11 1 (13-24, 3-12 SEC)
Auburn.............. 100 000 000 - 1 3 1 (22-14, 5-10 SEC)
Win-Jared Walsh(2-3) Loss-Will Kendall(0-4) T-2:22 A-3307

Auburn-Georgia Box Score

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