The fifth-seeded Auburn Tigers snapped a nine-game winning streak in a game that began Wednesday night and ended in the early hours of Thursday morning at the Hoover Met.
After being tied 2-2 through five innings, the No. 4 seed Vanderbilt Commodores were able to put up a run in both the sixth and seventh innings and then two runs in the eighth to jump out to a late 6-2 lead.
The Tigers made it interesting in the ninth with a two-run blast by Bryson Ware but couldn't muster anything else, falling to powerhouse Vanderbilt 6-4 in the second round of the SEC Tournament.
In addition to Ware's homer, the Tigers were powered by solo shots from Cole Foster and Chris Stanfield.
With the loss, Auburn will face in-state rival Alabama, who dropped an extra innings thriller to Florida in their second-round game, on Thursday. The loser of the Auburn-Alabama game will go home, while the winner will keep its SEC title hopes alive.
Auburn and Alabama play the second game on Thursday. The matchup will air on SEC Network and will start 30 minutes after the Texas A&M-South Carolina game, which begins at 9:30 a.m.
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