The Alabama Crimson Tide (6–5, 0–0 SEC) snapped its five-game losing streak to the Auburn Tigers (6–6, 0–0 SEC) in the MAX Capital City Classic on Wednesday night, 4–3.
Although the sixth-annual MAX Capital City Classic was moved back a day due to rain, it still proved to be a thrilling game up until the final inning.
The Crimson Tide was able to walk away with a victory for the first time since the series’ inaugural game in 2009.
Alabama sophomore center fielder Georgie Salem scored in the top of the ninth inning to break a 3–3 tie to seal the come-from-behind victory for the Crimson Tide.
Once again, Alabama was led at the plate by its young talent. Salem finished 2-for–5 with one run scored, sophomore shortstop Mikey White was 2-for–5 with an RBI and sophomore second baseman Jake Overstreet was 2-for–4 from the plate.
Freshman LHP Thomas Burrows (2–0) earned his second win in relief after pitching three no-hit innings and totaling three strikeouts.
Burrows and junior LHP Taylor Guilbeau combined for four innings of scoreless baseball out of the bullpen.
Freshman starter RHP Nick Eicholtz (1.20 ERA) pitched five innings and allowed two earned runs, 2 hits and had one strikeout.
Auburn starter RHP Justin Camp totaled 6.1 innings and allowed nine hits, three earned runs and struck out four.
Tigers’ junior RHP Trey Cochran-Gill (0–1) was saddled with the loss in relief after surrendering the go-ahead run in the ninth inning.
Auburn second baseman Dan Glevenyak led the Tigers at the plate finishing 1-for–2 with an RBI.
Auburn will return home to face the Mercer Bears (12–2, 0–0 A-Sun) in a weekend series.
Alabama will look to build on the win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in a three-game weekend set against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils.
Friday night’s game will begin at 6:05 p.m. CT and Saturday and Sunday’s games will start at 2:05 p.m. and 1:05 p.m. respectively.
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