Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Auburn beat Oregon State 7-5 in Game 1 of the Super Regional

CORVALLIS, Ore. ( Associated Press) – Sonny DiChiara hit a two-run home run, Brody Moore’s sacrifice in the top of the third gave Auburn the lead for good and the Tigers bullpen allowed just one run in 8 1/3 innings of relief at Best- in their 7-5 win over Oregon State on Saturday night in Game 1 of the off-three Corvallis Super Regionals.

14 seed Auburn (41-19) could secure a berth in the College World Series with a win in Game 2 on Sunday.

Cole Foster went in before Dichiara’s opposite field homer gave Auburn a 2–0 lead at the top of the first. Starter Trace Bright hit a pitch to take Justin Boyd down, Wade Meckler went in and Garrett Forrester followed with a three-run homer, before Kyle Durnad hit base-on to score Gavin Logan. Drawn a loaded walk and gave Oregon State a 4-2 lead. ,

Nate LaRue hit an RBI single and Kason Howell scored on the groundout by Mike Bello in the top of second and Foster made it 5-4 on a fly ball from Moore to the right in the third.

Bobby Peirce hit a lead-off homer in the top of fifth and Bello scored when Foster fielded Auburn in double play to give Auburn a 7–4 lead in the eighth.

Cooper Hejerpe, a finalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Hower Trophy, was originally scheduled to start for number 3 seed Oregon State (47–17), but was replaced by Jake Feniggs due to an undisclosed illness.

Tommy Sheehan (2-0) conceded two hits in 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win. Blake Burkhalter came in ninth and gave an RBI double to Jacob Melton before earning his 14th save of the season.


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Cole Foster of Auburn slides Gavin Logan of Oregon State to score during the third inning of the NCAA College Baseball Tournament Super Regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Corvallis, Ore.

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