Takeaways: Auburn baseball falls 13-8 in game three against No. 8 Kentucky

Auburn loses 13-8 Kentucky in the final game of the series. What are the biggest things to take away from the series finale.
AUBURN, AL - MARCH 10 - Cam Tilly (40) during the game between the #13 Auburn Tigers and the Austin Peay Governors at Plainsman Park in Auburn, AL on Sunday, March 10, 2024.
AUBURN, AL - MARCH 10 - Cam Tilly (40) during the game between the #13 Auburn Tigers and the Austin Peay Governors at Plainsman Park in Auburn, AL on Sunday, March 10, 2024. / Photo by Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers

The Auburn Tigers fell 13-7 at the hands of the the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats in the series finale at Plainsman Park.

Auburn held a 7-0 lead, but it fell apart and the Tigers ended up getting swept.

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

Tanner Bauman had a solid start

Bauman, who has been one of the Tigers' best bullpen arms this season, made his first start of the year today and made the most of it.

In four innings of work, Bauman allowed one run off of three hits and struck one batter out.

Auburn may have found something that works by placing Bauman in the rotation.

Auburn's pitching fell apart in the middle innings

After a solid start both on the mound and at the plate, Auburn held a commanding 7-0 lead. In two innings, however, that lead had been completely erased.

John Armstrong and Cam Tilly, who have been two of Auburn's more dependable relief pitchers this season, allowed the Wildcats to take control.

The bullpen, which has been a consistent strength for Auburn this season, was unable to get the job done this afternoon.

Eirc Guevara had a good day at the plate

The freshman infielder who missed the beginning of the season due to injury made a difference in today's game.

Guevara went 3-5, scored two, had two RBI and two extra-base hits.

Guevara has been consistently improving since returning from injury and will a big contributor if Auburn is able to turn things around this season.

Auburn is now 18-17 on the season and 2-13 in SEC play.

What's Next?

The Tigers return to action on Tuesday for a matchup with the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets at Plainsman Park at 6 p.m. CT. The television broadcast can be found on SEC Network and the Auburn Sports Network broadcast 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.