Takeaways: Auburn baseball beats Georgia Tech 12-8

The Tigers beat the Yellowjackets at Plainsman Park tonight in the first meeting of the teams this season.
AUBURN, AL - APRIL 09 - Auburn Infielder Eric Guevara (8) during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama State Hornets at Plainsman Park in Auburn, AL on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.
AUBURN, AL - APRIL 09 - Auburn Infielder Eric Guevara (8) during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama State Hornets at Plainsman Park in Auburn, AL on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. / Photo by Grayson Belanger/Auburn Tigers

The Auburn Tigers beat the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets 12-8 at Plainsman Park tonight in the first of two meetings between the teams this season.

Auburn got out to a big lead early but Georgia Tech fought its way back. The Tigers still came out on top and kept their record above .500.

What are the main things to take away from the game?

Cooper Weiss had a night at the plate

Auburn's senior shortstop has been stellar at the plate this season and showed off what he is capabale of once again in this game.

Weiss went 2-4 with two home runs and four RBI. Additionally, Weiss added (insert) stolen base.

Weiss has been impactful this season, he has been a crucial part in Auburn's production at the plate.

Auburn once again blew a sizable lead

The Tigers put eight runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning, but Georgia Tech gradually got back into it.

This was the second game in a row in which Auburn held a lead and managed to squander it away. This highlights the Tigers' struggles on the mound.

The Tigers were able to hold on and secure the win, however.

Cam Jones had a night for Georgia Tech

The Yellowjackets' first baseman had a dominant perofrmance at the plate.

Jones went 3-4 with two RBI and a double. Additionally, Jones recorded five put-outs and one assist.

Georgia Tech did not come out on top, but Jones had a performance to hang his hat on.

Auburn is now 19-17 on the season and 2-13 in SEC play.

What's Next?

The Tigers return to action this weekend when they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in a three-game series at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville. Game one is set for 6 p.m. CT on Friday, game two is set for 5 p.m. CT on Saturday and the series finale is set for 1 p.m. CT on Sunday.

Games one and three will be broadcast on SEC Network+ and game two will be broadcast on SEC Network. The Auburn Sports Network broadcast for each game can be heard locally on Wings 94.3 FM or streamed anywhere on the Auburn Athletics app.


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Daniel Locke

DANIEL LOCKE

Daniel is a staff writer for four Sports Illustrated/FanNation sites: Auburn Daily, Braves Today, Inside the Marlins and Wildcats Today. Additionally, he serves as the Auburn Athletics beat reporter for 1819 News. He is a junior at Auburn University majoring in journalism.