Alabama Baseball Suffers 10-1 Loss to Auburn in MAX Capital City Classic
Alabama baseball suffered a 10-1 loss to Auburn on Tuesday evening at Riverwalk Stadium in the annual MAX Capital City Classic. The Crimson Tide moves to 15-9 overall on the season with the loss.
“Part of tonight’s loss can be attributed to when your opponent does a really good job,” said Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard. “They slapped us around early, and we could never get our footing. When we went to the bullpen, it seemed like they greeted every guy with a hard-hit ball. Offensively, when we did get a few guys out there in the first three innings we couldn’t produce a big hit. We had our spots there early to do it, but we couldn’t deliver.”
The Crimson Tide had run-scoring opportunities in each of the first three innings, but could not hold off the Auburn offense from building a 7-1 lead over that time. The Tigers took an early 4-0 lead after the first inning, highlighted by a three-run home run. The first run crossed when a one out triple was followed by a single to put Auburn in front, 1-0. In the next at-bat, AU doubled to put two in scoring position before a Blake Logan home run increased Auburn’s lead to four.
Alabama came back with one run in the top of the second to narrow the gap to 4-1. With the bases loaded, Hunter Webb was hit by a pitch to cross the Tide’s lone run of the night. Auburn countered with a single run in the bottom of inning and then added two more in the third to take the 7-1 lead through three full.
The Tigers notched one more run in the fourth on a solo homer to lead off the inning that widened the lead to 8-1. Auburn scored single tallies in the fifth and sixth innings to push the game out of reach and extend the advantage to 10-1.
Next up is a trio of games with Georgia from Thursday through Saturday. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are scheduled for a 6 p.m. CT start on Thursday and Friday evening with Saturday’s finale set for an 11 a.m. CT start. The trio of games will air on the SEC Network with Dave Neal and Chris Burke on the call.