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Auburn Baseball upsets Ole Miss, 8-5

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  • Auburn's Casey Mize named third-team All-American by Baseball America

    Auburn's Casey Mize named third-team All-American by Baseball America

    Thursday, June 8 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-06-08 21:13:40 GMT
    SOURCE: WSFA 12 SPORTSSOURCE: WSFA 12 SPORTS

    Auburn sophomore right-hander Casey Mize was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America, the publication announced Thursday.

    Auburn sophomore right-hander Casey Mize was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America, the publication announced Thursday.

  • Karl Nonemaker named Auburn baseball assistant coach

    Karl Nonemaker named Auburn baseball assistant coach

    Monday, June 12 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-06-12 14:23:56 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Athletics)(Source: Auburn Athletics)
    Karl Nonemaker, a former Auburn assistant and All-SEC outfielder at Vanderbilt, has been named an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tigers’ baseball program, head coach Butch Thompson announced Monday. Nonemaker spent the previous six seasons as an assistant and recruiting coordinator at Old Dominion University. Nonemaker was on Auburn’s staff from 2005-07, helping the program to a NCAA Regional final in 2005. “We got everything we were looking for ...
    Karl Nonemaker, a former Auburn assistant and All-SEC outfielder at Vanderbilt, has been named an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tigers’ baseball program, head coach Butch Thompson announced Monday. Nonemaker spent the previous six seasons as an assistant and recruiting coordinator at Old Dominion University. Nonemaker was on Auburn’s staff from 2005-07, helping the program to a NCAA Regional final in 2005. “We got everything we were looking for ...
  • Auburn downs Central Florida in Tallahassee regional opener, 7-4

    Auburn downs Central Florida in Tallahassee regional opener, 7-4

    Friday, June 2 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-06-02 22:21:35 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Athletics)(Source: Auburn Athletics)

    Auburn junior right-hander Keegan Thompson struck out a season-high nine batters, and a 3-run home run by freshman Will Holland provided the difference in a 7-4 win over UCF Friday in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

    Auburn junior right-hander Keegan Thompson struck out a season-high nine batters, and a 3-run home run by freshman Will Holland provided the difference in a 7-4 win over UCF Friday in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

Damek Tomscha tied the game with a sixth-inning two-run home run and Cullen Wacker hit a tie-breaking sacrifice fly three batters later as the Auburn baseball team evened its series against No. 18 Ole Miss with an 8-5 win on Saturday night. The win improved Auburn's record to 26-19, 8-15 SEC while Ole Miss fell to 33-15, 12-11 SEC.

"I thought our offense did a great job tonight," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "We had to shuffle the lineup around to see what works and what doesn't work. We put guys in different spots and everyone in the lineup found a way to contribute."

The bottom four in Auburn's lineup combined to go 8-for-16 with six runs scored and six RBI. Jordan Ebert had a single, scored a run and drove in two from the six-hole, Ryan Tella was had two hits, including a double, scored two runs and had a RBI from the seven spot, Tomscha drove in two with his homer and Blake Austin had a RBI and scored twice.

Trailing 5-3 after Ole Miss put three on the board in the fifth, Tella led off the sixth with a single to knock Ole Miss starter Mike Mayers out of the game. Aaron Greenwood (3-3) came in from the bullpen to face Tomscha, who sent a 1-1 offering over the wall in left for his fourth home run of the season to tie it at 5-5.

Austin, who finished the night 4-for-4, followed with the second of his three doubles and went to third on a wild pitch before scoring on Wacker's sac fly to left for the 6-5 lead.

Auburn added two insurance runs in the seventh when doubles from Tella and Austin both drove in runs.

The comeback made a winner out of Justin Camp (5-1), who had entered with Auburn up, 3-2, with two on and none out in the fifth for starter Michael O'Neal but allowed three runs in the inning, giving O'Neal his first no-decision of the season.

Terrance Dedrick earned his sixth save of the season by retiring the final eight Ole Miss hitters. He entered with one down and a man on second in the seventh and did not allow a base runner, finishing his 2 2/3 inning outing with three strike outs.

The win was Auburn's 17th come-from-behind win of the season and its fourth win against a ranked team.

Auburn will attempt to win its third SEC series of the season at 1pm on Sunday. Auburn will start left-hander Daniel Koger (0-2) against Ole Miss right-hander Sam Smith (2-0).

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