Auburn juggles the starting rotation as junior Conner Kendrick gets the call in the series opener vs…
Tigers Take Fifth Consecutive CCC From Tide
Montgomery, Ala.—Auburn rode the arm of reliever Conner Kendrick to victory Tuesday night in the Capital City Classic at Riverwalk Stadium as the Tigers defeated Alabama 6-3 to win for the fifth-straight year in the game. Garrett Cooper had two hits for Auburn (9-3), including a big two-run single in the ninth inning, as the Tigers held on for the baseball win over the Crimson Tide in front of 6,911 fans. The story of the night was Kendrick, however, as the junior college transfer dominated Alabama in relief, not allowing a hit in six innings of work while striking out eight to earn MVP honors. For the season he has thrown 16 1/3 innings and given up just four hits. On a night when both teams struggled to find the plate and play defense, Kendrick says for him it was a matter of just getting into a groove. "I just felt like I had command of more than one pitch tonight," Kendrick says. "I could throw them in different situations. I could go fastball, I could go change-up, and I had a...
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