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Auburn Baseball tops Florida 4-1, Wins Series

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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 hit a solo home run to start the fifth and Ryan Tella hit a three-run home run with two down in the sixth as Auburn claimed a 4-1 win at Florida on Sunday afternoon. With the win Auburn won its fourth SEC series of the season and moved to 31-20, 11-16 SEC. Florida dropped to 28-25, 13-14 SEC.

"Today was as big a day as we have had all year," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "To respond the way we did. It was a tough one last night and we had to put that behind us. To come out here, the will to win and the passion to come out on the winning end was a testament to this team. I am really proud of this team today."

Chase Williamson (3-0) earned the win out of the Auburn bullpen, entering in the fifth for starter Justin Camp with two on and one out. Williamson needed five pitches to get a ground ball double play off the bat of Casey Turgeon and keep Auburn ahead, 1-0.

Williamson finished the day tossing 2 2/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits while striking out one.

Terrance Dedrick earned his eighth save of the season with two innings of scoreless relief. Auburn's closer, he came in in the eighth with a man on second and none out and a run already in in the inning. He would walk the bases loaded with one out but he got a strike out of Vickash Ramjit and a fielder's choice from Josh Tobias, who hit the game-tying home run on Saturday, to keep Auburn up by three. His eight saves are the most by an Auburn pitcher since Austin Hubbard finished the SEC West Championship season with 10 saves.

Tomscha's seventh home run of the season gave Auburn a 1-0 lead to start the fifth. The home run was the fifth of the weekend for Auburn and its fourth solo blast against the Florida pitching staff.

Tella's second three-run home run of the weekend gave Auburn a 4-0 lead in the sixth, driving a Danny Young pitch off the scoreboard in right with two down and Patrick Savage on first and Jordan Ebert on second.

Turgeon's eighth-inning double off of Williamson scored Richie Martin and ruined Auburn's bid for a shutout.

Camp went 4 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and walking one in his first career start, striking out three. His start was the second-longest for an Auburn pitcher in a SEC series finale this season behind only Will Kendall's five-inning outing at Texas A&M on April 7.

Garrett Cooper's finished with two hits, extending his hitting streak to 15 games, Auburn's longest since Casey McElroy hit in 15 straight from May 1-26, 2011.

Blake Austin finished with three hits for Auburn while Cullen Wacker added two.

Auburn finished the series scoring 15 runs, hitting six home runs. Of the 15 runs, 12 of them came with two outs in an inning.

Auburn returns home for its final four games of the regular season. It will play host to Jacksonville State at 6pm on Tuesday in the final non-conference game of the regular season and then play host to No. 11 Arkansas from Thursday-Saturday in the final SEC weekend series of the year.

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