The Auburn baseball team fell to Penn in its first game of the Auburn Regional on Friday, 6-3 in 11 innings.
The Tigers were held to only four hits in 11 innings but were able to muster up some offense behind eight walks.
Penn Quakers ace Ryan Dromboski was spectacular, as he went 5.1 innings of three-hit ball. He gave up two runs and walked four but struck out eight.
Auburn chased Dromboski from the game in the sixth inning and held a 2-1 lead until Penn catcher Jackson Appel hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to go up 3-2. The Tigers quickly tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the inning when the Quakers walked Brody Moss with the bases loaded.
In the 11th, Penn broke the game open by playing small ball. After a walk and a run-scoring double, the Quakers executed three bunts in a row to score two more runs to make the game 6-3.
The Tigers went down without a fight in the 11th as Penn reliever Carson Ozmer went 3.1 innings with three strikeouts to pick up the win.
Auburn now plays Southern Miss in the loser's bracket of the Auburn Regional. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Plainsman Park.
The winner of the game will continue on in the regional, while the loser's season will come to an end.
In the winner's bracket, Samford will play Penn following the Auburn-Southern Miss matchup.
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