After two impressive wins to open the weekend, Auburn baseball aims for a sweep of No. 5 Florida on Sunday to open SEC play.
First pitch is set for 1 p.m., with Auburn right-hander Davis Daniel (1-0, 4.50 ERA) and Florida righty Jackson Kowar (3-0, 2.19 ERA) toeing the rubber at Plainsman Park. The Tigers have not swept the Gators since 1987.
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FINAL: Auburn 6, Florida 5
Bottom of the 9th:
— Florida 5, Auburn 6: Auburn wins it on a walk-off sacrifice with an error. Jonah Todd bunts, Florida throws the ball away trying to get Shaffer for the force at third. Shaffer scores.
— Will Holland tries to sac bunt, but it’s perfectly placed and goes for a hit. Auburn has runners on first and second with no outs. JJ Shaffer in to pinch run at second for Logan.
— Blake Logan with a leadoff single up the middle.
Top of the 9th: Florida 5, Auburn 5
— Mitchell with a perfect ninth inning, striking out two and then inducing a groundout.
— Left-handed reliever Andrew Mitchell coming in to start the inning, ending Calvin Coker’s day: career-high four innings pitched, one hit, zero runs, one strikeout on 49 pitches.
Bottom of the 8th: Florida 5, Auburn 4
— Josh Anthony grounds out to second base to end the inning.
— Jarvis lines out to right field. Two on and two down for Josh Anthony.
— Dylan Ingram singles off Rubio to put the go-ahead run in scoring position for Luke Jarvis.
— O’Sullivan pulls Horvath for Frank Rubio. Horvath moving to center field, and Andrew Baker moving to left field as Ryan Larson goes to the dugout. Horvath was not pleased to leave the mound, chucking hit glove against the dugout before heading to the outfield.
— Daniel Robert with his first hit of the weekend, looping a single to center field with one out.
— Jay Estes flies out to left field for the first out, and Kevin O’Sullivan is going to the bullpen for left-handed reliever Nick Horvath.
Top of the 8th: Florida 5, Auburn 5
— Coker with a clean inning for his fourth scoreless inning of relief. He has a career high in inning pitches and pitches thrown (49). He has also retired eight in a row.
— Coker gets a flyout and then the Tigers’ first strikeout of the game for the second out of the inning.
Bottom of the 7th: Florida 5, Auburn 5
— Florida makes another pitching change: Michael Byrne comes in for Baker, who moves back to center field; Blake Reese comes out after making one play. Bryne then gets pinch-hitter Conor Davis to ground into an inning-ending double play.
— Florida 5, Auburn 5: Jonah Todd with a sac fly to left-center field to score Logan from third.
— Andrew Baker coming in from center field to pitch for Florida, ending Jackson Kowar’s day on the mound. Blake Reese moving to center field for the Gators.
— Will Holland reaches on an error by Jonathan India at third base. Auburn has runners on the corners with no outs and the top of the order due up.
— Blake Logan with a leadoff triple down the right-field line.
Top of the 7th: Florida 5, Auburn 4
— Coker with a 1-2-3 seventh inning for Auburn on the mound for his third scoreless inning of relief.
Bottom of the 6th: Florida 5, Auburn 4
— Josh Anthony singles with two outs, but then he’s caught stealing to end the inning. Not great base-running there.
— Dylan Ingram with a deep fly ball to center field, but Andrew Baker makes a catch near the wall after stumbling and falling to the grass while tracking it.
Top of the 6th: Florida 5, Auburn 4
— Coker gets out of the inning without any damage thanks to an infield pop-up to end the inning.
— Josh Anthony has been stellar at third today, makes another nice play on a sharp grounder for the first out. Deacon Liput follows with a one-out double that just seemed to keep carrying on a windy day here at Plainsman Park.
Bottom of the 5th: Florida 5, Auburn 4
— Robert strikes out to end the inning.
— Left-handed reliever Andrew Mitchell leaves the Auburn dugout and heads for the bullpen to warm up.
— Jay Estes reaches on a hit-by-pitch with two outs, bringing Daniel Robert to the plate.
Top of the 5th: Florida 5, Auburn 4
— Josh Anthony saves a run and makes another stellar play at third, this time a diving stop on a grounder to get Ryan Larson at first for the third out.
— Florida 5, Auburn 4: After Maldonado gets a sac bunt to advance the runners, Christian Hicks puts Florida back on top with a sac fly to right-center field.
— Herndon walks JJ Schwarz, and Butch Thompson is going to the bullpen again. Right-hander reliever Calvin Coker coming in with two on and no outs in the inning.
— Jonathan India leads off the inning with a double down the third-base line off Corey Herndon.
Bottom of the 4th: Florida 4, Auburn 4
— Blake Logan gets a one-out single (Auburn’s third in four innings), but Will Holland grounds out into an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play.
Top of the 4th: Florida 4, Auburn 4
— Herndon gets out of the jam with runners on the corners. After Anthony’s diving grab, Guthrie grounds out to second base to end the inning.
— Josh Anthony with a diving grab on a liner for the second out.
— Ryan Larson leads off the inning with a single against Herndon. After Mike Rivera flies out to center, Larson steals second. He advances to third on a single by Deacon Liput to put runners on the corners with one out.
Bottom of the 3rd: Florida 4, Auburn 4
— Luke Jarvis grounds out to end the inning. Auburn got three runs on one hit, two walks and an error in the inning.
— Florida 4, Auburn 4: Wild pitch from Kowar results in Robert scoring from third, and Auburn ties the game.
— Florida 4, Auburn 3: Ingram with a sky-high pop-up in shallow left-center field, and Florida shortstop Christian Hicks loses it in the wind/sun. It drops for an error, and two runs score. Auburn with men on second and third.
— Robert draws a walk on four straight pitches to load the bases. Dylan Ingram to the plate with a chance to cut into Florida’s lead. He’s 1-for-7 with a double on the weekend.
— Estes grounds into a 5-4 fielder’s choice. Auburn with runners on the corners for Daniel Robert.
— One-out single for Jonah Todd, and the Bowen McGuffin draws a walk to put two on for hot-hitting Jay Estes.
Top of the 3rd: Florida 4, Auburn 1
— Herndon gets Christian Hicks to fly out to end the inning.
— Florida 4, Auburn 1: After a double-steal by Schwarz and India, Nelson Maldonado gets a sac fly to left field. That also closes the book on Daniel, who went 2 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on three hits. Walked one and hit one, threw 45 pitches.
— Florida 3, Auburn 1: JJ Schwarz with a two-RBI single against Herndon.
— That’ll do it for Davis Daniel. Butch Thompson pulls him from the game after 45 pitches and 2 1/3 innings for right-hander Corey Herndon.
— Florida 1, Auburn 1: Jonathan India with an RBI single to left field. Florida still has the bases loaded and one out.
— Florida has the bases loaded after Daniel hits Dalton Guthrie on the hand. Reliever Corey Herndon heads to the bullpen to start warming up for Auburn.
— Andrew Baker with a double to center field gives Florida two runners in scoring position with one out.
— Mike Rivera battles back from an 0-2 count for a leadoff single against Daniel.
Bottom of the 2nd: Florida 0, Auburn 1
— Kowar sits Auburn down in order in the second.
Top of the 2nd: Florida 0, Auburn 1
— A 1-2-3 second inning for Daniel, who threw 14 pitches in the frame.
Bottom of the 1st: Florida 0, Auburn 1
— After Daniel Robert draws a walk, Dylan Ingram grounds into an inning-ending double play. Auburn strands a runner in scoring position.
— Florida 0, Auburn 1: Jay Estes with an RBI double to score McGuffin from first. Estes’ fourth double of the weekend.
— Bowen McGuffin gets Auburn’s first hit with a one-out single to the right side.
Top of the 1st: Florida 0, Auburn 0
— Daniel works around the leadoff walk and gets out of the first without any damage. Retires the next three Florida batters to end the inning.
— David Daniel leads off the game by walking Andrew Baker. Not an ideal start.
— Florida lineup:
CF Andrew Baker (.091 average)
DH Dalton Guthrie (.310)
3B Jonathan India (.254)
1B JJ Schwarz (.200)
RF Nelson Maldonado (.286)
SS Christian Hicks (.267)
LF Ryan Larson (.389)
C Mike Rivera (.186)
2B Deacon Liput (.185)
— Auburn lineup:
CF Jonah Todd (.338)
LF Bowen McGuffin (.323)
RF Jay Estes (.338)
1B Daniel Robert (.312)
DH Dylan Ingram (.295)
SS Luke Jarvis (.288)
3B Josh Anthony (.312)
C Blake Logan (.273)
2B Will Holland (.281)
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