Auburn vs Texas A&M | Baseball Highlights - February 28, 2021

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Auburn vs Texas A&M | Baseball Highlights - February 28, 2021

Sophomore right-hander Trace Bright pitched 6.0 shutout innings as No. 17 Auburn capped off the Round Rock Classic with a 6-1 win against Texas A&M Sunday at Dell Diamond.

"I thought, for the circumstances, we responded well," head coach Butch Thompson said. "We have much work to do. This was a figure it out weekend. We'll have to go make some of those adjustments and apply them moving forward, but I think it's going to help us grow as a ball club by coming out to Round Rock this weekend."

Bright (2-0, 0.82) earned his second win of the week and turned in the best outing of his Auburn career in his first weekend start. The Montgomery native allowed three hits with two walks and one strikeout.

"Coming out of the bullpen and warmups, you have to be ready," Bright said. "You have eight warmup pitches to adjust on the game mound, and you've got to be ready to go from the start. That was a big adjustment I had to make from Tuesday. I kind of struggled in that first inning, and I knew I had to set the tone for the team in that first inning today."

Bright faced one over the minimum through four innings before working around a pair of baserunners in the fifth and another in the sixth to end his outing.

"The game ball definitely goes to Trace Bright," Thompson added. "Command is the word. He had authority over the mound. He had authority over the baseball. Everybody playing behind him responded to it."

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