Arguably the hottest team in college baseball continued its winning ways, securing its ninth win in a row and fourth straight against No. 12 seed Missouri.
In the late game of the first day of the SEC Baseball Tournament, the Butch Thompson-led Tigers responded to an early 1-0 deficit with a three-run third inning, which was immediately erased by a three-run inning by Missouri in an error-plagued fourth inning.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Tigers of the Plains put up four runs, three by way of a Cole Foster three-run home run, and never looked back. They added three more for good measure in the eighth inning, two via a Bryson Ware blast - his 22nd on the year - to cruise to victory over the Missouri Tigers.
Starting pitcher Tommy Vail went 3.2 innings and gave up four runs, two earned. Chase Isbell provided three scoreless innings in relief to secure the win in the game. Zach Crotchfelt went 2.1 innings of scoreless innings to pick up the save.
Auburn now plays No. 4 seed Vanderbilt in the double-elimination round of the tournament. The teams are slated to begin around 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
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