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Auburn Baseball Notebook - Feb. 24

Feb. 24, 2014

Keegan Thompson retired 16 straight batters at one point in Sunday's game against ETSU. (Zach Bland photo)

Overall: 3-4
Last Week: 1-3
SEC: 0-0
Non-Conference: 3-4
Streak: L2

Last Week’s Results:
Feb. 19 - Alabama State (L, 3-9)
Feb. 21 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff (W, 2-1)
Feb. 22 - California (L, 0-5)
Feb. 23 - East Tennessee State (L, 2-3, 10 inn.)

This Week’s Schedule:
Feb. 25 - Alabama A&M, 3 p.m.
Feb. 28 - Presbyterian, 6 p.m.
Mar. 1 - Presbyterian, 3 p.m.
Mar. 2 - Presbyterian, 1 p.m.

Keegan Thompson - Fr. - RHP/1B - Cullman, Ala.
--Pitched 8.1 innings vs. ETSU, struck out 5 and walked none

Dillon Ortman - Sr. - RHP - Huntsville, Ala.
--Got second-straight win, pitching 8.0 innings vs. UAPB with 11 strikeouts and no walks

Anfernee Grier - Fr. - OF - Phenix City, Ala.
--Extended hitting streak to 7 games; had four hits and 2 doubles during the week

The Auburn Tigers (3-4) went 1-3 over the second week of the season, dropping the home opener to Alabama State (9-3) before going 1-2 in their home tournament, the Tiger Classic ... During the tournament, Auburn defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-1) before falling to California (5-0) and East Tennessee State (3-2, 10 inn.) ... Auburn got two stellar pitching performances during the week from senior Dillon Ortman and freshman Keegan Thompson ... Ortman got the win over Alabama State, pitching 8.0 innings and giving up just one earned run while striking out 11 ... Thompson pitched into the ninth with a lead against ETSU, striking out five and walking none while giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits but taking a no-decision ... Auburn’s team ERA for the week was 3.41; however, the opponents’ combined team ERA was 1.25 ... In four games at home, Auburn was outscored 18-7 ... After not recording an extra-base hit during the first weekend of the season, Auburn had six this week ... Freshman Anfernee Grier had a pair of doubles ... Grier also has hit safely in all seven games thus far, the only player on Auburn’s roster to do so ... Grier and senior Dan Glevenyak are the only two Auburn players to reach base safely in all seven games ... Auburn continues an eight-game home stand this week, facing Alabama A&M at 3 p.m. Tuesday, then opening a three-game series with Presbyterian on Friday.



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