Fall Baseball Scrimmages This Week

Sept. 30, 2013



Justin Camp pitched four shutout innings in last Thursday's intrasquad scrimmage.

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn baseball team will continue fall practice this week with intrasquad scrimmages set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Plainsman Park. All scrimmages are open to the public.

Workouts will begin at 2:30 p.m. each day with scrimmages getting underway around 3 p.m.

The Tigers scrimmaged three times last week. Below are recaps of the three intrasquad games:

Tuesday, Sept. 24 - Home 6, Visitor 5
A four-run seventh inning proved to be the winning margin for the home team as it held off a ninth-inning rally from the visitors in a 6-5 win. Rock Rucker had the only multi-hit effort of the day for either team, going 2-for-4 and scoring a run.

With the score tied 2-2 headed to the seventh inning, the home team broke the game open with four runs. After an RBI double from Dan Glevenyak scored Brett Binning and a walk to Keegan Thompson loaded the bases, Blake Austin reached on an error to score Anfernee Grier to make it 4-2. Damon Haecker then followed with a 2-RBI single to score Glevenyak and Thompson to make it 6-2.

But in the ninth, a double from Jordan Ebert moved J.J. Shaffer to third, and Shaffer would score on a wild pitch to make it 6-3. After Damek Tomscha was hit by a pitch and stole second, freshman Daniel Robert drove Tomscha and Ebert home with a 2-RBI single to cut the deficit to 6-5. However, that was all the visitors could manage in the final frame.

Shaffer reached base on four of five plate appearances for the visitors and scored two runs, and Ebert was 1-for-3 with two runs scored as well. The two teams combined to steal eight bases on 13 attempts.

Dillon Ortman and Jacob Milliman combined to hold the visitors to just two runs in the first eight innings. Ortman struck out five and walked just one in five innings of work.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 - Home 8, Visitors 4
Freshman catcher Blake Logan went 4-for-5 and scored three times to help lead the home team to an 8-4 win in eight innings. Robert was 2-for-4 on the day with a home run. The teams continued to run the bases, stealing seven bases in nine attempts.

For the visitors, Shaffer was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Thompson was 2-for-5, scoring a run and driving in one.

The home team broke the game open with a three-run third. An RBI double from Logan brought home Glevenyak to make it a 2-1 game, and Terrence Dedrick followed with a two-RBI double to score Logan and Robert to make it 4-1.

Thursday, Sept. 26 - Home 5, Visitors 3
Justin Camp pitched four shutout innings as the home team held off a late rally for a 5-3 win. Camp struck out three while walking none and gave up just two hits in four innings of work for the home team.

Senior Blake Austin was 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Damek Tomscha, Anfernee Grier and Connor Short had two hits apiece.

The Tigers were 9-for-11 in the stolen base department in Thursday's scrimmage, bringing their total for the week to 24 steals on 33 attempts.