GSW wins at Auburn Montgomery, 11-8

GSW wins at Auburn Montgomery, 11-8

The Georgia Southwestern baseball team won their sixth-straight non-conference game on Wednesday afternoon with an 11-8 victory over Auburn University at Montgomery at the AUM Baseball Complex.  

Every GSW batter reached base safely at least once in the game. In addition, the Hurricanes had three players finish with three hits apiece as the team tallied 16 in the contest.  

Trent Dooley put GSW on the board in the first when he singled in Bud Long, who opened the game with a walk - Long has been walked five times in the last two games, including two free passes against AUM.

After Auburn Montgomery tied the score in the bottom of the frame, GSW erupted for a four-run second inning, highlighted by an RBI single from Beau Parker, an RBI double by Chris Lingham and a two-run single by Zack Stanton.

AUM responded with a run in second, two in the third, one in the fourth and two more in the fifth to open a 7-5 advantage.

Paschel Poston led off the sixth with a solo home run to start the GSW comeback. With two outs, Parker singled, advanced on an error and was brought around to score on a Long single to center field.

The Hurricanes took the lead for good in the seventh when they posted another four-run frame. Byron Haynes and Shane Doyle collected RBI singles in the inning.

Auburn Montgomery (13-16) added a run in the ninth to round out the scoring.

GSW hurler Corey Hawes (2-0) tossed two scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win. Hawes held AUM to one hit while walking one and striking out one.

The Senators brought seven pitchers to the hill and Jared Fonesca (2-3), who faced three batters, took the loss. He gave up three hits and three runs.

The Hurricanes (16-7) host Flagler College in a Peach Belt Conference weekend series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.