Auburn vs Georgia Highlights | Baseball - May 1, 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Auburn vs Georgia Highlights | Baseball - May 1, 2021

Auburn scored seven runs in the first three innings and never looked back as the Tigers ultimately defeated No. 20 Georgia, 9-7, to clinch the series Saturday afternoon at Foley Field.

“We’ve had similar games, and it’s just nice to finally break through and feel good leaving the park on a game three,” head coach Butch Thompson said.

A three-run first, three-run second and one-run third gave Auburn (19-21, 5-16 SEC) a 7-0 lead right out of the gate. Georgia (27-16, 10-11 SEC) cut the deficit to three in the middle innings, but the Tigers held on for the win behind a strong relief outing from Carson Swilling, who recorded the final 10 outs and earned his second save of SEC play.

“We had two keys to the ballgame, the first was Carson Swilling,” Thompson added. “We got very stubborn there at the end and were not going to make another move. I thought he was making enough quality pitches and throwing enough strikes. Then our offense, you talk about multiple guys at the top of the lineup with multiple hits. You just have to give it to the entire offense.”

“I wanted the ball,” Swilling said. “The team was behind me and the energy was up. It’s always the same game. It’s never going to change. Growing up, I always wanted to be out there, and I’m always going to give it 100 percent.”

Eight of Auburn’s nine starters recorded a hit six drove in a run. Five players in Ryan Bliss, Tyler Miller, Rankin Woley, Steven Williams and Bryson Ware turned in multi-hit games.

“I’ve said it all year long, we are a really good team,” Woley said. “This conference is not forgiving, and you just have to come out and play every single day. I’m happy we came out here and took care of business this weekend.”

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