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Auburn baseball victorious over UAB

On Wednesday, the Auburn baseball team defeated UAB 10 to 4. The game had been scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed until Wednesday due to severe weather.

UAB led in the eighth inning, but then Auburn's bats got hot – in a big way.

Butch Thompson is the head baseball coach at Auburn.

"We really stung some balls," said head coach Butch Thompson. "They just hung in there and it finally happened with some big swings for us."

Cooper Reese scored 2 runs for the Tigers and had 3 hits in 6 at bats. He had 2 RBIs.

Bobby Pierce had 2 hits in 4 at bats. He had 1 run and 3 RBIs for Auburn.

Cade Belyue also had 2 hits and 1 run in 2 at bats for Auburn.

UAB's Darryl Buggs had 3 hits in 4 at bats and scored 2 runs. Logan Braunschweig and Brayton Brown also both scored runs for the Blazers.

Auburn's pitchers combined for a 4.00 ERA. Zach Crotchfelt was credited with the win for Auburn. Thomas Ballard was charged with the loss for UAB.

Auburn improved to 17 and 11. The Tigers are 2 and 0 against UAB for the season.

The out of conference loss drops UAB to 12 and 16.

Auburn faces Number 4 Tennessee (24-5, 5-4 SEC) in Auburn on Friday through Sunday at Plainsman Park.

Saturday is A-Day for the Auburn football team as they conclude their spring practice season with an Auburn v. Auburn game. This means that the Auburn campus should be full of Auburn fans over this three-day baseball home stretch.

"We're excited about A-Day weekend," said Coach Thompson. "It's going to be awesome to be home this weekend and next week."


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