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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hunter Morris' two home runs, nine RBIs lead Auburn to three-game sweep of Georgia

If the opening series of the SEC is any indication, Auburn might be a factor in league play for the first time in a while.

The Tigers (14-5, 3-0 SEC) won at Georgia 19-3 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep. It was Auburn's first three-game conference sweep since doing so against Kentucky in 2003.

Auburn outscored Georgia (8-12, 0-3 SEC) 43-9 in the series.

First baseman Hunter Morris again led the way, going 5-for-6 with two home runs and nine RBIs. It was his second multi-home run game of the series. He hit his first career grand slam in the sixth inning and added a three-run shot in the seventh. He has eight home runs this season and 31 for his career.

For the weekend, Morris was 11-for-16 with four home runs and 14 RBIs.

Tony Caldwell went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for the Tigers. Justin Hargett and Brian Fletcher both added two hits.

Grant Dayton (2-1) earned the win, giving up three runs (one earned) in seven innings. He gave up eight hits and struck out three.

Auburn plays at Samford on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. The Tigers play Alabama in the Capital City Classic in Montgomery at 8 p.m. Wednesday, a make-up date from a game earlier this month. They host a three-game SEC series against South Carolina this weekend.

4 comments:

Kevin said...

Really proud of our guys. Thanks Andy for being about the first post up about the game that I've seen. Good to see our guys off to a great start in SEC play.

Peter Frankenschmidt said...

War Damn Baseball.

ATCVX said...

Andy,

what's your preference as far as sports to cover? i'd imagine football is probably #1 but was just wondering if the big three were the only ones or are there other sports you cover and your rankings as far as favorites go.

Andy Bitter said...

Actually, baseball has always been my favorite sport, ever since I was little. So I do enjoy a day at the ballpark.

But around here, fans are so passionate about football that it makes it more exciting to cover it all the time.

In a vacuum I'd probably go baseball, football, basketball for the big three.

I've also covered the PGA and hockey before. Those aren't bad. I'd put soccer way down the list, though. Just not my thing.