Auburn junior Casey McElroy is the Southeastern Conference Baseball Player of the Week…
Auburn Downs UK 12-9 To Get Friday Night Win
Lexington, Ken.--Auburn junior Casey McElroy had four hits and five RBI as the Tigers (16-14, 3-7) scored six runs in the eighth inning on the way to a 12-9 win over Kentucky. Trailing 7-6 after two Wildcat homers in the seventh put them ahead, Auburn broke the game open in its next at-bat for the victory. It was Auburn's first Friday night win in a month and breaks a six-game losing streak in the SEC for coach John Pawlowski's club. With the loss Kentucky falls to 16-15 overall and 2-8 in league play. Getting timely hitting and clutch pitching from reliever Zach Blatt, Pawlowski said it was a big win for his team. "I thought our team battled back," Pawlowski said. "They grinded out this win tonight. We kept battling. Zach Blatt, what a tremendous job. I know he got a couple of balls up late, but he picked us up. I'm just happy for the team. We needed a win. Just happy to see these guys finally get a W tonight." In addition to McElroy, senior Kevin Patterson also had four hits with...
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